Maniac Mansion (1987)

Video Game  |  Animation, Adventure, Comedy  |  1987 (USA)
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20 years ago today, a meteor crashed into the Edison's front yard. Dr. Fred Edison is now controlled by this meteor and has a sudden ambition to take over the world...one teenager at a time... See full summary »

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20 years ago today, a meteor crashed into the Edison's front yard. Dr. Fred Edison is now controlled by this meteor and has a sudden ambition to take over the world...one teenager at a time! Dr. Fred kidnaps Sandy, a college teenager. Her boyfriend Dave Miller and his friends plan to break into the mansion and save her. Written by Jason Harang <harang@cajunnet.com>

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The name of Razor's band is "Razor and the Scumettes," only revealed when utilizing the game function to choose which type of music plays in the background. See more »

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Dave Miller: This could be real dangerous. If anyone wants to back out...
Bernard Bernoulli: Okay, I'm out of here.
Dave Miller: Bernard, don't be tuna-head! This is Sandy we're talking about.
Bernard Bernoulli: Okay.
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Written by Edgar Winter
Performed by The Edgar Winter Band
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Nice idea, but it did not entirely work.
10 August 2009 | by See all my reviews

I liked the premise of this game and it was rather well done and rather fun. The problem is not really the game itself just the time I played it. I was to young to really figure things out, and there was no internet to look up a walk through. So I had problems doing certain things, could not quite figure things out, and I had no way of finding out the information as no one I knew ever played this game. Which is understandable, this game is a bit unique in its style and game play and most of the people I knew were more into the mainstream type games such as "Double Dragon" or "Mike Tyson's Punchout". This one though intrigued me, a person that likes those out there type of things and this certainly is in the category of out there. Basically, a bunch of teens with different specialties go through a mansion in search of a friend or a couple of friends. What they find is a very demented mansion with radioactive swimming pools and various other things of that nature. It also has a very strange family living there though one of them may prove to be your ally. It was fun, but I was never able to really do a whole lot when I played it then. Probably why I would like to play it again as I think I could figure it out a bit better now. This game also seems to have been one of those games that started as a computer game and was ported over to the Nintendo gaming system. The controls and such just make it seem to be more for a computer. I liked how you could look at everything and interact with a lot of things as well. Just a game that could have been better, but not really that, just a game I should play again now that I can look up how to do stuff and figure a way to win.


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