Abandonware DOS title
Saturday, 10th December 2022

Classic adventure: Maniac Mansion

Maniac Mansion is one of the most famous point and click adventure games developed by Lucasfilm Games and designed by Ron Gilbert and Gary Winnick. The story is a blend of old sci fi and horror b movies and the player can choose between many characters, each one with a peculiar ability useful to solve puzzles. Maniac Mansion was also the first game to use the popular SCUMM interface.

Game info
System: DOSLinuxMac
Year: 1987
Publisher: LucasArts
Developer: LucasArts
Keywords: Engine: SCUMM
Multiplayer modes: single-player
Input: keyboard, mouse, joystick
Distributed on: 3,5 floppy disk, 5,25 floppy disk
Also published for: Amiga, Apple II, Atari ST, C64, NES

Review excerpt from Zero Magazine (1989)
"Maniac Mansion is a Lucasfilm game, in the vein of Zak McKracken, and owes a lot to the Sierra On-Line style. But it's a lot better executed than Sierra games, with speedy sprites and good use of your micro's memory to store screens, rather than loading them from disk every time." Overall score: 75
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