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Day of the Tentacle

by Bobbin Threadbare

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Original Thread: On the Day of the Tentacle, we TAKE ON THE WORLD!

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Introduction



At some point in 1993 or thereabouts, some folks in LucasArts were itching to start a new project. Perhaps it was simply that Tim Schafer and Dave Grossman were working on a new art style, and wanted a low-value property to start out on. However it came together, Day of the Tentacle (a sequel to Maniac Mansion, notable mostly for getting the SCUMM interface named after it) presented players of adventure games with a level of cartoonish humor and whimsy almost never seen before.



While the entire cast of the house makes return appearances from the first game, the only survivor of the cast of college kid-main characters is Bernard Bernoulli, seen here with his two roommates (Laverne and Hoagie, nicknamed after his favorite sandwich) and the reason he decides to return. Hoagie here also shows Schafer's leanings towards the rocking lifestyle, later shown by Full Throttle and Brütal Legend. Knowledge of the first game is far from necessary to enjoy this one, but if you care enough, Maniac Mansion is also included in Day of the Tentacle, or at least the CD version.

But why am I still rambling? This is a game meant to be witnessed. So witness this:



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Part 1
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Part 2
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Part 3
Youtube: Side A Side B Side C Playlist
DailyMotion: Part 3

Part 4
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DailyMotion: Part 4

Part 5
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Part 6
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Maniac Mansion's Maniac Interruption
Part 1: Getting by the Green
Part 2: Dungeon Access
Random Roundup 1
Part 3: Outer Lab Access
Part 4: Home Improvement
Part 5: Inner Lab Access
Random Roundup 2
Part 6: Grand Finale

Part 7
Youtube: Side A Side B Playlist
DailyMotion: Part 7

Part 8
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DailyMotion: Part 8

Part 9
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DailyMotion: Part 9

Part 10
Youtube: Side A Side B Side C Playlist
DailyMotion: Part 10

Part 11
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DailyMotion: Part 11
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