Don’t Pass On This One, Tuna Head – Maniac Mansion – Nintendo Entertainment System – 1987

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MANIAC MANSION
Nintendo Entertainment System
Lucasfilms
(c) 1987
Genre: Point and Click Adventure

Some games stand the test of time much better than others. Great gameplay, interesting characters and plot, and a unique experience all around contribute to a game’s staying power. Sentient meteors, tentacles, and a plot to turn all of the world into zombies doesn’t seem to hurt, either. If you mention the name ‘Maniac Mansion’ to a Nintendo player of old, there is a good chance they will respond with a nostalgic “Awww!” or “That game’s awesome!”. Even with a PC port of the game, a sequel, and a television series, it stands to wonder if this classic really stands up to the test of time. Continue reading