LucasArts Day of the Tentacle
So long, suckers!
Antique Code Show Dr. Fred: I think I've made myself totally clear. Step one, find plans. Step two, save world. Step three, get out of my house! Let's get cracking!
Day of the Tentacle: suck it and see
Day of the Tentacle generates a lot of good will and happy memories. The reason this was my first choice for a retro review is because it’s all about the funny. Developed and published by Lucasarts, the game is the sequel to the 1987 title Maniac Mansion.
Indeed, Day of the Tentacle is based on LucasArts' SCUMM interface (Script Creation Utility for Maniac Mansion). For those who never played this type of game, the way it works is that in order to make Bernard pick up a pile of fake vomit, you would click on the text that says "Pick Up" and then click on the vomit on the screen. Yes, SCUMM was basic, but a really strong foundation for the game.
The storyline, unfortunately, is not as simple, but doesn’t detract from the fun. Purple Tentacle has become obsessed with world domination upon drinking polluted water from the river next to the mansion.
Next page: Out on a limb
....how far you've fallen. From Day of the Tentacle and Tie Fighter to Force Unleashed II.
They have made some of the best games I've ever player!
- The Secret of Monkey Island (1&2)
- Indiana Jones and the Fate of Atlantis
- Day of the Tentacle
- Sam & Max Hit the Road
- Full Throttle
- Grim Fandango
- Secret Weapons of the Luftwaffe
- Tie Fighter
- Dark Force
- Jedi Knight
Even if they are a shadow of their former glory, I'll drink to their legacy
TIE Fighter turned me to the Dark Side
and don't forget the epic Grim Fandango!
But I've installed the bloody soundblaster 16 drivers, what's going on? where's my arsing sound? and wher's my arsing XGA resolution? sodding Windows 3.1.......
Aaah, happy gaming days.......
Your'e so right....
.... Where are the X-Wing/Tie fighter games for the 21st century?
Thats an IP begging to be updated, and bound to sell in the bucket load (IMHO).