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Maniac Mansion: Day of the Tentacle

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Title Screen

Maniac Mansion: Day of the Tentacle

Developer: LucasArts
Publisher: LucasArts
Platforms: DOS, Mac OS Classic
Released in US: June 1993

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Maniac Mansion: Day of the Tentacle is a comedic point-and-click adventure. As the title suggests, it's a sequel to the original Maniac Mansion, which is fully playable here as an in-game bonus.

Unused Item Graphics

There are a couple of item graphics that remain unused:

Giving the player enough rope to hang themselves was really more of a Sierra thing   Shine on, you crazy... uh, yeah.

While you do have to tie a noose and procure a diamond towards the end of the game, neither appears in your inventory as a discrete item.


Day of the Tentacle (Mac OS Classic) - About, unused.png

This text-only credit screen exists in the Mac resource fork, but an illustrated one using the game's fonts and color scheme is used instead. Two changes were made to the above roster:

  • The credit for "Carol, Sunny & Rich" was expanded to "Sunny, Carol and Rich at The Lab".
  • John Drake was added to the testers, who are listed alphabetically by first name.

Platform Differences

In the Macintosh version, Maniac Mansion is accessed by using Weird Ed's computer five times in a row, instead of once.

Programmer Aaron Giles explains, "Since Maniac Mansion had never been ported to the Mac before, and since we were on a fairly tight schedule for Day of the Tentacle and wanted to concentrate our testing on the primary game, we compromised by still including it, but making it a bit more of an easter egg than it was in the DOS version."

(Source: FAQ)