Maniac Mansion will still be playable in Day of the Tentacle Remastered

Day of the Tentacle Remastered is faithfully restoring just about every element of the 1993 LucasArts original game. And that means everything, as Double Fine has confirmed that the playable version of Maniac Mansion found in the original will also be present in the remaster.


In the original Day of the Tentacle, there was a place in the story where the player could stop and play the full original classic Maniac Mansion on an old Commodore-style computer. It was an interesting easter egg and one that was unlike anything seen at the time. But surely, with developer rights being where they are, there's no way that bonus could find its way into Day of the Tentacle Remastered, right? Actually, as it turns out, it can!

Speaking to Shacknews at IndieCade, Double Fine VP of Development Matt Hansen made sure to point out that the full Maniac Mansion game is indeed fully intact within Day of the Tentacle Remastered. For those that played the original Day of the Tentacle, it's in the exact same spot as it was before. Is Maniac Mansion itself fully remastered? Unfortunately, no, it's just as it was, but fans of the original game aren't about to quibble with that minor detail, given that it's widely regarded as one of the greatest adventure games of its era.

As for whether other LucasArts games are in line to receive the remaster treatment, Double Fine's Tim Schafer remains hopeful. In the meantime, there's even more to the ever-so-brief hands-on from Day of the Tentacle Remastered that Shacknews posted earlier today. For more on the game and more from Tim Schafer, be sure to return to Shacknews soon.

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    October 24, 2015 3:40 PM

    Ozzie Mejia posted a new article, Maniac Mansion will still be playable in Day of the Tentacle Remastered

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      October 24, 2015 3:56 PM

      Double Fine doin' it right.

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      October 24, 2015 5:09 PM

      Yeah, I want to see Full Throttle get the same treatment. Maybe even Sam & Max and The Dig?

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        October 24, 2015 5:17 PM


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          October 24, 2015 6:04 PM

          Schafer has history with Full Throttle, so it would make a ton of sense. Also I am crazy excited for the prospect.

          Full Throttle is great for so many reasons, but one is that it can be finished in a still enjoyable fashion in just a few hours.

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          October 25, 2015 7:53 AM

          I'm sure Full Throttle is next since it hasn't been rereleased like The Dig and Sam & Max have.

          I really wonder if they'll change the puzzle where you have to kick the wall. The logic behind it makes sense youre supposed to kick at knee height to find a hidden door that a child would enter but everyone basically just did trial and error to find the hidden door.

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      October 24, 2015 6:02 PM

      I was seriously wondering about that.

      I'm a tiny bit sad they're not remastering it, but that would considerably add to the workload, so I very much understand. It's still cool they're keeping it in there.

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      October 25, 2015 7:56 AM

      Never played MM or DOTT. I wonder if the remake will hold up for someone with no nostalgia for it.

      How hard are the puzzles? Since it's from the '90s I'll assume you get stuck on a frequent basis. The second act of Broken Age made me realize how little I'm interested in banging my head against inscrutable adventure game puzzles these days, but the new King's Quest seemed to strike the right balance on that.

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        October 25, 2015 8:18 AM

        I think DoTT holds up very well. The puzzles always felt fair and there's no dead ends like older Sierra games. MM doesn't hold up as well but it's still worth trying just to see what it was like.

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      October 26, 2015 6:30 AM

      Full Throttle Please and then Maniac Mansion and THEN Zak McKracken and the Alien Mindbenders.

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