Want your games looking like Scooby-Doo!? Day of the Tentacle was the first game with a real cartoon style and, although some might have seen the graphics as childish with their bold colours and blocky shapes, I have to admit I’m all about the toon.
Cartoon-style artwork endures in the memory
As well as striking graphics, like many other LucasArts games from the same era, Day of the Tentacle has brilliant voice acting. Purple Tentacle sounds despicable, and the housemates come across as comical and eccentric.
Single person shooter?
Indeed, the graphics and voice acting are what makes this game so memorable. This, combined with its profusion of demented puzzles, makes Day of the Tentacle one of LucasArts' gaming masterpieces and worth a replay for any adventure gamer.
Bernard: You know what they say, 'To save the world, you have to push a few old ladies down the stairs'. ®
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Year of release 1993
More Info Original copies of Day of the Tentacle can still be found for ready money on eBay for around £15, with collectible editions showing at silly prices. A virtual machine version of SCUMM can be found here.
LucasArts Day of the Tentacle
....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).