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    Maniac Mansion

    Maniac Mansion is a graphic adventure game originally released in 1987 by Lucasfilm Games. When the innocent Sandy is kidnapped by the maniacal Dr. Fred, it’s up to her boyfriend Dave and his friends to her from certain death!

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    The Edison mansion has always been a creepy old house on the edge of town. There have been rumors of strange experiments going on and of odd creatures living amongst the Edison family. There is even a story that a meteorite once crashed near the home nearly 20 years ago. Play Maniac Mansion online!

    Maniac Mansion game description

    More immediately, a girl named Sandy has gone missing from the local highschool and her boyfriend Dave swears that he saw Dr. Fred abducting her. Dave knows that he cannot do it alone and will need help from two other students if he has any hope of infiltrating the mansion and rescuing Sandy.

    Players start by choosing two students to accompany Dave to the Edison mansion, and can then switch between these three characters at will. Most actions are carried out by selecting verbs on the screen and applying them to an object (such as “OPEN Door”). Each character maintains a separate personality and may have a different way to solve a problem from his classmates. Thus many of the puzzles can be overcome in different ways depending on the character being used. If any one of the kids are captured by the Edisons, they are thrown into the dungeon and must be rescued themselves by any character who still has their freedom.

    Maniac Mansion characters

    There were several different characters in Maniac Mansion that changed the means of solving the puzzles and finishing the game.

    • Dave: Sandy´s boyfriend and the main character.
    • Syd: A new wave musician that is able to play instruments.
    • Michael: A amateur photographer that is able to develop film.
    • Wendy: A novelist that has writing skills.
    • Bernard: A nerd that can manipulate/repair various items in the game.
    • Razor: A female punk-rocker that is able to play instruments.
    • Jeff: A surfer without many helpful skills.

    The party consists of three characters with Dave being mandatory. Unlike other LucasArts games, the player could die in Maniac Mansion but finish the game with two characters theoretically.

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