Day of the Tentacle (LucasArts, 1993)

A sequel to the Lucasfilm Games classic Maniac Mansion, Day of the Tentacle is a very funny and well-done game witih many similarities to the original, with many new added touches thrown in. The game has many puzzles, some of which require a good deal of thought and creative reasoning, though some are so obvious that they become difficult. The graphics are adequate to the style and humor of the game, though they do look blockier and messier than they should. There is a very interesting story to the game which develops throughout in typical LucasArts ways, but it isn't that predictable, nor is it boring--this game is very fun to play, since you will constantly be surprised by what's coming next. The music, animation, and voices (in the CD-ROM version) add to the atmosphere, and make a pretty good gaming experience better still. If you enjoy graphic adventure games and don't mind a little mental legwork (more than is typically found in more recent adventure games), this is a good game for you.

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