Only one more week until the classic LucasArts adventure Day of the Tentacle comes to a PC, PS4 or PS Vita near you – in a completely remastered form!
Originally released in 1993 as a sequel to Maniac Mansion, Day of the Tentacle is widely regarded as one of the best point-and-click games of all time. This remaster is a pretty big deal because until now, the only way to play it was to acquire an original floppy disk or CD-ROM copy – and we all know that old games are tricky at best to get working on modern machines.
Hooray for digital re-releases!
Tim Schafer and the crew at Double Fine have given the classic title a big bump in screen resolution, while retaining the same 2D cartoon-style art that has been charming fans for over two decades. A more streamlined interaction menu has also been added, but purists can opt to use the original interface (you can switch to the old graphical style too, if you wish). The game’s soundtrack has been redone and adapted to work with the iMUSE system and all voices have been remastered. There’s also an option to listen to commentary from the original creators including Tim Schafer, Dave Grossman, Peter Chan, Peter McConnell, Larry Ahern, and Clint Bajakian.
The story in Day of the Tentacle begins five years after the events of Maniac Mansion. The over-caffeinated mad scientist Dr. Fred Edison has created a mutant monster dubbed Purple Tentacle. All is well in the world until Purple Tentacle decides to take a swig of some toxic sludge from a river behind Dr. Edison’s laboratory. Not surprisingly, the sludge causes him to grow a pair of flipper-like arms, develop vastly increased intelligence and worst of all, a thirst for global domination. Yikes!
Day of the Tentacle promises a myriad of witty, humorous dialog along with challenging puzzles and lots of surprises. In fact, hidden somewhere in the game is the full version of Maniac Mansion!