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"maniac mansion" Discussed on How Did This Get Played?

How Did This Get Played?

06:37 min | 3 months ago

"maniac mansion" Discussed on How Did This Get Played?

"Matt Op. I forgot that I wrote that it used by real name. I mean I just feel like that person just hasn't played enough bad games 'cause like if they think that this is unbearable like. I begged there is a world of games in which they should try. Yeah. Yeah. They're definitely games from this era that of age much worse than than than maniac match their hard even like understand what's going on. Or just punishingly difficult a heather demi. Moore. I mean I have one one other one. which is A single for a single line forum post. From Neo Gaffe in two, thousand six it is about an entire entirely different game. So the the post starts with I. Love This Game Ever since my dad bought the entire Lucas Arts collection back in the day I prefer to Salmon Max or even Monkey Island Maniac? Mansion sucks though. Just, an unrelated. Unrelated title Lucasfilm. Anthology and they're like, they had to take take maniac mansion down a notch. Wow. Yeah. There you go. Hey, it's time for the question. Block. All right. This one's from at Brett. Berliner on twitter Maniac Mansion is one of the first Games I ever encountered that had multiple ways to beat the game. What is your favorite alternate way to complete a game? I always thought it was genius in far cry four when the villain asks you to wait if you do you get an alternate ending. Yeah that's one. That's a I think that's one. That's that happens I m played this but I've heard about this happens very early in the game where you have like like you can just wait out him returning than if he does win immediately it just like kind of like new lover little. Easter egg ending but it's not really like a proper ending of the game. That's a good question. Anything come to mind multiple endings ones inter in in terms of how you get them. We talked about how to be big boss before in metal gear solid three. This is not the an alternate ending, but I was just reading today that there. There's a point early in the game where you can snipe him before even that encounter. So you could kill him very early in the game. If you're if you're quick enough do you mean the end was who? Oh Yeah, the end you you can kill him earlier even than that. As I love I, Love Shit like that I. Love when they're like you know what? kind of solutions that are discovered later I, it's not necessarily the one that I always think of in terms of different endings, krono trigger just because it's so it's so infamous and it's just it's got so many endings and they're all kind of A. Satisfying and their different ways although if you ask me to recall like how you trigger the different endings, I'd have to look it up because that's that's all kind of faded from my memory but is like I do think it's really cool when that stuff is in there. Anything come to mind Heather Kelly any any multiple endings? Well. Silence to has an infamous alternate ending where. I. Think it's just a dog at a computer. Through this like horrible horrible journey to just see a dog at a computer is kind of Kinda Great. It's not quite an alternate ending, but one of my favorite things in say demon souls is. Choosing a boss with bows and arrows that you're not supposed to have any business. Choosing your way through like it there's a there's a dragon on a bridge and you are definitely not supposed to go to the encounter like first thing like Blasio you with fire and typically you die. But you can stand just outside the range of his flames and like if you've just wailed on a bunch of like lower level enemies and have tons of money, you can arrow. Aero, the Dragon would like basic arrows and then he like clears out a path that you're not supposed to be able to clear until. Significantly later, I think that that kind of like branch breaking should count as alternate endings because it's like an alternate way to get to the ending. But also I'm just I'm fucking talking. and. I'm sorry. Why leave the question I just went by lights that tip we liked it. We all liked it. We all were happy. Okay. Okay. Great. Cool. Do. What I do is to the audience in your head yeah. Nonstop. You're doing. Great. Very recent example just in terms of structure but I think breath of the wild just like the flexibility of you can go you can fight Gannon at any time basically once you finish that initial plateau is I. I liked designs like that I think that's really cool. You can decide how much of the game you want to see before you get to end. And Develop Your Own Challenges Outweigh Kelly anything come to mind I mean any any by our game there's like A. Allies to endings right like for like dragon agent musician, you can like side with the majors or side with the templars which like. The templars you're a fucking. I don't know why you would ever do. and. Because like the majors are like we want to be free and do magic and the templars we WANNA stop that don't like. Or like I was playing and this is not a recent game but I played it recently and it was the Stanley parable oh. Yeah. Back game has like a million endings. It's really fun. I played it like for the first time like beginning of the year maybe twenty nineteen actually a time has no meaning. But. That came has a million endings and some of them are like so like weird and I love games that don't care about being super weird I love. Like. Yeah, this will be the strangest thing you play. We covered Stanley parable for the podcast earlier and and that was my first time playing. Yes. Similarly like I love just all the different, some things are just like completely batch it. There's one ending where you like are just basically taken into a museum about the games development. Ashley Meta and creative and also just like interesting to see. So. Yeah. I I fucking I've an eight that shit up..

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"maniac mansion" Discussed on How Did This Get Played?

How Did This Get Played?

02:05 min | 3 months ago

"maniac mansion" Discussed on How Did This Get Played?

"Don't even discuss this game much in public. Like is this. Out Ryan BG this game is maybe not for you. Then it's A bad review of like a podcast and they're just like I don't like people talking. Like. Well, this is not for you then I, don't think. I've got a review here from the steam store which. Is More reasonable a negative review than We typically read on this show. It's from Dylan you played for point seven hours. Dylan writes I get that. Maniac. Mansion was very important for video games as a storytelling medium at the time of its release I also understand that there are plenty of people who like to play Classic Video Games to better understand how the mediums developed or just out of sheer curiosity. If you're one of these people than you'll get out of maniac mansion, exactly what you expect to get out of it for everyone else especially those unfamiliar with just how primitive and unpleasant a lot of old video games can be. This game will be irritating exercise in ridiculous unknowable puzzle design and Finicky controls that you really just be better off avoiding altogether. Obviously, this isn't to say. Lucas Arts was a bad developer or that they could have done a better job of developing this game considering what tools were available in the late eighties. But I really don't think saying that this game is good for its time is helpful to anyone living in a modern day. Maybe this is fantastic for nineteen eighty-seven since that was more than thirty years ago. That means less than nothing to anyone looking to pick it up today I don't hate it or even think that its importance overstated but I do very much think that people who are playing it just now for the first time are going to regret doing. So again, that was written by Matt op Daca. Matt Op. I forgot that I wrote that it used by real name. I.

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"maniac mansion" Discussed on How Did This Get Played?

How Did This Get Played?

06:16 min | 3 months ago

"maniac mansion" Discussed on How Did This Get Played?

"So we'll say something positive about game and give it a numerical decimal rating. One were aware wolf thing. For. Halloween. Oh. Pretty good like that. That's so. Yeah. Okay. Great. Great. Great that moving forward and okay. We only have two episodes left where month what are we call a slade month? We. We, don't have. Never GonNa suck and do that. Again I'm never remember it's. Done. GO AHEAD JUST NEXT TIME DRACULA something. Lou who there we? I'll go first. My positive thing is not something specific about this game but something related to this game and how you played on modern hardware, which is scum vm. I mentioned earlier scum in passing the engine for this game script creation utility for Maniac. Mansion is the acronym that Eric Wilner and Ron Gilbert created and it is a it's it's was used for a lot of Lucasfilm Games later rebranded Lucas Arts Games. A lot of graphic adventures of the era were were based off of scum and scum vm is a fan made project that keeps a lot of these graphic adventures playable like a lot of people just wouldn't have been able to play a lot of these including the. Steam version of that is available maniac mansion is running off of scum vm. So it's it's and it's not just lucasfilm games or Lucas Arts Games that are on that bunch of a bunch of classic Sierra Games are on that a bunch of other ones by other developers So it's just it's just an awesome thing that exists. It's one of those things like gives you some hope for humanity that people could come together and be like Oh. We like these games. Let's find a way. So other people can play them for and we're just going to do it on our own for Free I've just like fuck that's so fucking I. Wish I was that Noble? But anyway I I. It's GonNa Be Amazon Awesome I'm glad it exists glad people COMPLA-. Maniac. Mansion I hope. If you, if you have the time, you look for something to play and you're interested in it, you give it a go because it really does hold up for a game. That was made nineteen, eighty, seven in two, thousand, twenty it really does hold up well, there is a fee or free fan remake maniac mansion deluxe you can download if you don't want to. Pay For it and it's but I think this game's awesome and it's and it's really fun. And it you know I think if you view it as this is like kind of the the. Very. GS A platformer like if it what Super Mario Brothers was for you know Super Mario Brothers three and Super Mario World this game kind of is for like you know your secret of monkey islands and your. Your day the tentacles, your graphic adventures that came later that were a little more refined but everything is as heather. So So jointly pointed out is so is is pioneered in in this game I'm GonNa give this a nine point five. Heather go for it. Holy cow nine point five at ten. million. A Lot I've said this already, but a lot of the time that we've been playing these games from. Twenty. fucking years ago except it's more than that it's forty years does this game it's like thirty thirty years old, right? Yeah. That's a long time like if you were watching in the nineties if you were watching ship from the sixties, it's a long time ago trained in the same way in two thousand twenty to be playing maniac mansion and to still marvel at the design is Is, impressive and I was impressed and charmed and. Soothed by the puzzles like it was not off putting. I. Would not think I'm the kind of person who would finish this game and then started over again with other characters. But the temptation of knowing that there are multiple endings like there weren't multiple endings to kings quest it just ended you know. This game just demonstrate so much love and so much passion for what it is and like seeing the drawings that those dudes made in order to make this game and knowing that you could buy those maps like you could mail in an index card or. Posted you. You know like Shit that you would tear out of a magazine back in print media days and like get the I. I just feel so much warmth for this game and I am going to give it. A nine. Why nine very good score met up Daca. So I. Think. I didn't dislike playing this but I don't think that these are my favorite kind of games I don't like. Like text adventures, I don't like clicking around and pointing, I like doing stuff and like you're doing stuff by pointing and clicking that's the mechanism with which you do. But I don't like I don't know there's there's something about the general that's not for me but I will say I did enjoy this more than other ones we've done. and. My positive thing is that every time I read meteor police I laughed I think the. That, there is a branch. Of Law enforcement for meteors is great. Really Fun I. Love and Yeah I it. I was also shocked. On how many different things I was able to get it going on I I was running on my laptop I was running it. On this heather gave me and I. It's Great. It runs really well, Einstein. On that thing that nick was talking about that I forgot the words come via scum vm but I you know. I enjoyed myself to the extent that could without feeling like I knew what I was doing at any point so I'll I'll give this. I'll give this a seven point five. Wow. That's respectable respectable for genre. Dismiss. This type of game. Kelly. Your turn something positive your score. So I..

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"maniac mansion" Discussed on How Did This Get Played?

How Did This Get Played?

06:41 min | 3 months ago

"maniac mansion" Discussed on How Did This Get Played?

"It's a did you guys? I mean we we talked about razor. have any any I mean I. definitely a glommed onto Bernard part because his presence in the sequel but I, mean, do you have any of the other characters who responded to? I mean both. Both the Times that we started over again because I played I played with Mary and very very infrequently. Do we play a game on this podcast? Mary looks over my shoulder and goes what are you playing and then wants to play it. Never before has she then downloaded the. Store and bought the game herself so that she could play it without me That's how much this game like really fucking rocks. But yeah, they'll only only characters we really felt anything for were razor like that's it. We we all the rest of them come him Mary my so cool reeser was released I like included. Anne. Right. She's the book one. Oh? Yes. Just as the bookworm. Yeah. Yeah. Because like okay. Every time I usually squad up for like any type of thing I'll always do like. All the all the all the ladies 'cause I. Y- Y you know so. You know so it was them to and then. What is his name? The main Dave? Those them to in Dave. but I primarily did the things that I cared about with razor 'cause I I wanted to protect her and I wanted to like Do Her ending and Anne. Seems Nice but boring and then Dave was like instantly in the dungeon all the time. I'm it's a gift because you can switch between. You can hot swap between these. If we haven't clarified that hot swap between these kids at any time, which makes for some nifty little puzzle moments like you know you, you push gargoyles to open a secret door, but that has the state push. So you have to switch to a second second kid to go in to go through that door to get to the basement. There's all sorts of talked about the the events that are that are timed like for instance, you drain a pool with one character. However only have a limited amount of real time before the house explodes because the water is being used to cool the nuclear generator nuclear power generator they have in their lab. So it's like a yeah, I mean, that's that's a that's a fun element of the puzzle design as well. I, also wanted to there are a couple of other things that are just notable in this game that kind of endured. I don't know if you did these or not. But one of them is one of them you've no doubt stumbled upon, which is just the phrase tuna head. Which is which is an insult that's used in the game in both the intro and the out show that I don't think I've ever seen anywhere else but it's like a thing that I remember from this game is just calling people tune ahead I've heard tune ahead in like. Okay this is gonNA sound weird and I don't know if it's real. But like in stuff made in the eighties that's set in an older time I'm just picturing like a guy being like a tuna head like that kind of thing. Oh. Okay. Though like that to me seemed familiar because of that but also that could just be a fake thing that I invented in my brain. There's also the the other the infamous thing from this game that actually could so there was originally released for you know for computers and then got a ported to the ass and very well regarded on the s even though it's kind of a, you know I it it's not a full it's it's got some limitations on that hardware but there's an element that is retained in any s version despite the sensors which. Is You can take weird Ed's hamster from his room. Would you have to pick up his hamster anyway to retrieve a keycard underneath that but then you can put that hamster in the microwave, run the microwave and explode the hamster, and then give the hamsters remains back to Weird Ed and he will murder you enrage this box you can present the corpse of this mess to him like is SONA for this game is like. kind of like a little bit scary like little little. It's a little bit. You know rated teen for like not Gore and violence or something like in my brain. I was like, Oh, I just didn't know what to expect because I didn't read anything about it. So I was like Maniac Mansion we're going to go in this house and then there was blood everywhere and I was like, oh No I. I think it's definitely it's definitely an Ode Delight. Campy you know b movie horror slash like a you know you could see an a hard are horror comedy being made in this era had the same sort of thing in fact, they actually I think they made a TV series lawf- of Maniac Mansion that I'm not familiar with at all. No I'm I'm not either also this is based on a movie that the designers saw where a bunch of kids went into a mansion and are murdered one by one, and apparently the designers were like, why don't they just leave? The Mansion. I read that there was a family channel. Adaptation of Maniac Mansion Produce in the ninety s actually. Here. Let me let me pull it up with. Kapadia. Based in part on the video game series focuses on the Edison family's life and stars Joe. Flattery. Is Dr Fred the writing staff was led by Eugene Levy. From a Shits Creek Upon its debut, the station received positive reviews from variety entertainment weekly and the L. A. Times time named it as one of the year's best new series. And Kentucky's of entertainment weekly questioned the decision to air the series in the family channel given the subversive humor the series lasted three seasons. Sixty six episodes were filmed the holy shit. Wow. Yeah. I. Don't know how I remember hearing about the show. I. Don't know how. Like how much of it is just like a spiritual like six years A massage or how much of it is an actual like straight adaptation of I? Think it's pretty loose but levies also in it, right? I think he's in it. I have no idea. I think it was a Canadian thing. Wow Wow. What we should get to our final thoughts on maniac mansion the game it's time for our review crew. 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"maniac mansion" Discussed on How Did This Get Played?

How Did This Get Played?

04:11 min | 3 months ago

"maniac mansion" Discussed on How Did This Get Played?

"I love it. It does call Israel cool looking. Isn't that guy? So and it also like shows. I'm sure you've played games in which your life these people do not care about what they were doing and last. Week this game people really cared and like you can gel in playing it and seeing that is really cool. I also I love. Look I get thx One, one, three, eight was like, okay. I he objects is the sound system in all the movies in the nineteen nineties and the thx sound was like, oh, it's thx. But like the code one, one, three, eight shows up in nearly everything that is like Lucas involved and it was really I was like, Hey, there's the code and enter it into a panel. Also, I feel like in Lucas Games or Lucas anything like if anybody asks you for a number like if you ever get sucked into the world and they're like, Hey, what's what's Your Dad's social security number? What's his last four digits always just say one, one, three, eight. The. So the the we mentioned that the the kids that you can play we mentioned the family, but the we should also talk about the tentacles. There's the notorious Purple Tentacle, and then Green Tentacle who is basically just an aspiring rock musician slash party dude who do you have defeated one point because he's a he's a Geez skating but then once you do that, then you can kind of interact with them and you just get this always. This kind of like lonely depressed guy who wants to make it big in the music business It's a I don't know I mean these characters really cool and then also they are present in the sequel day of the tentacle where the Purple Tentacle is the main antagonist of that game and and green tentacle. Again re is kind of party dude ally but I I love the tentacles and I think it also speaks to. Like the world building in the storytelling of just like Oh these are cool like these are cool. Unique characters that aren't just like generic aliens you know. Yeah. They were funny. Yeah Yeah. Yeah, everything had personality like even the even the kids even though they don't like say stuff the fact that if you choose one dude and you go up and try and play piano, you can't play the piano but if you choose punk girl. He can play the piano like that's. That feels magical in a game this old like it feels like. If I mean, if pacman talked to the ghosts in each of them had a personality, it'd be fucking amazing. Yeah. It reminds me of like. Even like recent games like where for example, like any of the Dragon Age. Games. If there's locks or something, you have to have a rogue in group. So that way they can unlock the lock and it's It's something that I feel like it's it's such a holdover from like DVD or something. That you they did originally, I talked about how they can Campbell the setting and story, and you know have their shared that that desire that ad map of everything on paper. But yeah, they were originally, they were conceiving this in its first form is like a pen and paper RPG, and so it does kind of have those elements of like all the characters having their unique roles in this story and their unique abilities as well because, yeah that also speaks to how you can ultimately win the game So I to me, I think the ending that's the the most fun is the one you get with Bernard who is kind of the poindexter stereotypical eighties nerd character who is able to? Fix a radio and then can use that to call the media or police the media police show up and arrest the media or in that takes you into the end game, which is just a whole really fun sequence and also just speaking to the level of care that went in and craft the went into this game is like you can call the media police they can. It takes a certain amount of real time. For them to show up. But also in that time, you can win in a different way and then the meteoroid police show up in that ending to also arrest the the the the your, which is just like, Oh, I love that they thought of it to that degree. There are also different endings based on whether Dave is the main characters alive or dead because kids can die in this game they can. Yeah. And.

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"maniac mansion" Discussed on How Did This Get Played?

How Did This Get Played?

04:25 min | 3 months ago

"maniac mansion" Discussed on How Did This Get Played?

"Look look I, dropped I, dropped it I dropped it about twelve or thirteen episodes in. It's a great show at first and then you're like oh boy. At Lot of there's a lot of things in this that are pretty unacceptable nowadays. Oh I. See. Okay okay. I? Well, let's let's get into. Let's get into this week's game maniac mansion heather take it away. Oh, well maniac mansion is a nineteen eighty-seven graphic adventure video game developed and published by Lucasfilm Games now other games that came out in one thousand, nine, hundred, seven include contra final fantasy Zelda to adventure of link Punchout Metal Year Double Dragon Mega Man. It's a great fucking year for video games if you can imagine being in nineteen eighty-seven and you're like twelve to. Eighteen. It would have been an amazing time to like video games and maniac. Mansion is one of those games that you would have absolutely liked based on text adventures like Zork or the adventure games like kings quest or the other Sierra Games. Maniac mansion was different because there was a graphical interface that allowed you to have your adventure without having to type in any commands. So the bottom of the screen is a look at well, that's not one of them. I don't like what is open close turn on turn off, etc etc. Use use in combination with. And this was to eliminate the frustration that players had when they would input commands into a game like Zork or like. Is it last week's twilight zone? Yes. Like last week's game twilight zone where it was like look at and the game would be like fuck you. So Maniac Mansion was a solution and it was way different and ahead of its time there were only like one or two other graphical interface adventure games. It changed the entire genre at the top of the game you can choose from one of many. Children. Thirteen's their teens. One of many teens each character in the game has their own special skill set, and so there are multiple paths to multiple endings. You are infiltrating a mansion where twenty years ago a meteor hit and took over the minds of the family, and now they are hell bent on taking over the world as proxies for the media. Is that right? Yeah and this so it's Yeah. That's pretty much right. Yeah, that's right. But your Froyo down. So it's been. Yeah. Okay Great. I don't know 'cause I don't myself. It's my fucking job. So your friends Allie has been kidnapped. You go to the mansion rescue, you choose three characters and you're off to the races. It was. I. Mean Guys. We play a Lotta Shitty Games. In this podcast, we play a lot of weird games on this pocket podcast and we play a lot of Retro Games on this podcast. This is the first time where I've been like, I, can. How How much of a sea-change, this game was for its time like you right hell by by virtue of the fact that the puzzles make sense. and. A Lot. A lot of what? No? No. Kings quest it's like. It's like you meet a troll and it's like say my name backwards and it's like unless you are the fucking guidebook, you're never going to know the backwards name of that fucking troll. But in this game, there are batteries in the freezer, their old batteries if you put them in the flashlight and you turn the flashlight on the flashlight will run out of batteries and it's not a mystery as to why that happened. It's because the batteries. Were old and it said. So in the description, if you find a cassette tape in one place, you put it in a cassette recorder in another place, and then you lay the cassette in a third location and the thing that happens is that it plays allowed at shatters a window shatters chandelier, and a key that is hanging on a chandelier drops to the ground so that you can collect it. Every pimple has sort of logical consistency it's. Look Man I. I did not expect to like this game because. Because called Maniac Mansion..

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"maniac mansion" Discussed on Pop Culture Continuum

Pop Culture Continuum

05:56 min | 6 months ago

"maniac mansion" Discussed on Pop Culture Continuum

"It's interesting, so was this before leisure leisure suit Larry? Probably, not sure it was around the seal around that time. Yeah! And have been a little bit after. I, think leisure suit Larry is is a look it up now but I think that was from Sierra. I think or maybe not because they wouldn't make something I don't know who made that game, but it was around the same time. Let's see the first one was. Eighty seven so same here, yeah! Leisure suit Larry. If you don't know the game about trying to get your fuck on. This very very robust called. That's a word for. I mean. Like Maniac Mansion had jokes the were. You could like double on times. He's sort of like the kinds. That, offend no-one, but leaves Larry kind to defend everybody yeah! Although I've played that. Much older than. When I played, I was old enough to understand that jokes. I didn't understand I didn't play when I was like thirteen in high school. And I don't remember really that like the sexy jokes I, just remember. There is a joke in the game where you walk out of the bathroom with toilet paper on your show. That really stuck with me. No Pun intended. Yeah I. Mean That's a funny joke. y'All running shoe. WHO. Its groundbreaking. So there was a loser. Larry Game as of two thousand eighteen. That's how. How's it yard or something? Shit? I have no idea I didn't dealing. Now it's probably dislike like. I said there's there's still adventure games point, shoot point and click. yeah, go and so it's probably just like one of those games from steam or you know when you when you go to the library on your playstation store, xbox store. There's a ton of fifteen five dollar games this. That's Kinda game. They'll be there, so that's probably what it is yeah. I guess, people. Nostalgic for. This like to have like perverted games out there I don't know. Yeah it's weird they haven't like. You'd think Maniac Mansion would be. They would like do a reboot for like ps five. That's coming out now. ps four or something like. That would be awesome. Yeah. There was a sequel call data tentacle, which is fine wasn't as good as mcmansion, but it had. It's had its own fun things was. Similar kind of adventure games update graphic, still using the scum vm, but everything was updated including being voiced and stuff unless man. I don't know his real name. What he voices voiced the nerd character in. They, have tentacle anyway in day the Tentacle, which they re re re re made for the PS four. You can play the end play inside of did typical. There's an Easter Egg. You completed the original Maniac Mansion. Oh, yeah is are the so they have the technical for ps four. Is it the same kind of graphics like eight bit stuff, or is it a now? They technically was made like ten years later, so the graphics were much better even. Even, more so because I think they update it for the additional on the PS four, but if you go in and play the mcmansion, it's it's the same game you saw that Youtube video. It's the. Simple graphics on Your Wide Screen TV. Which is funny. Yeah. Maniac Mansion. WanNa remember being thirteen or seventeen. I'm just assuming you're all born the same year either pet or I. Check I mean. I think everyone should check this game. All agents because it's fun. And then go get the new leisure. She Larry apparently that's. Hit. Can't recommend desailly, did you? Did you play leisure? Larry, because it isn't the same genre as many I think. I played it once. In a friend's house or something? Like these were back in the days to where like you couldn't go to youtube to figure out how to win something you had I mean I think you could buy like unauthorized manuals for these games like printed out. Or authorized by did they have authorized? I wasn't sure, but some of them. Yeah, you'd find them in the game sober. Yeah, there is a lot of there's also BBS's at the time where you could get some hints like there'd be discussion boards on BBS's, but you pretty nervous. Know about that, BBS. That little ball from starts. Yep Yep, he was around in the eighties, just just running lots of computers nerds. Go into and talk about hacking. Seemed legit. Was I going to say but a lot a lot of it was just talking to your friends like I remember specifically there. There's a portion of the game in in Maniac Mansion. In order to get to a different level, you have to feed a plant plant food, and then some soda. Oh instant nuclear nuclear waste to get to grow, and I didn't figure out how to it, but somehow I. I didn't notice. Notice why did and I made the plant grow? The plant grew I. had my fan on top of my strife, so I was convinced that made it happen so I kept trying to do it. Because usually, that's not what we're. My Fan was so I. Put that back on on the disk drive and I was like. Why aren't you working? But that's not what actually had a great understanding of computers back then. Yup and software. I would talk to friends who are playing the same game, and they would just go over what we did and. It was just it was just what did back then. You're you're on CBS at back in eighty seven? yeah, because we had. The Commodore Sixty four had a modem. Yeah, yeah, I would've been eighty seventy. FUCKING NERD MAN! I! Don't think he..

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"maniac mansion" Discussed on Watch What Crappens

Watch What Crappens

13:03 min | 9 months ago

"maniac mansion" Discussed on Watch What Crappens

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"maniac mansion" Discussed on Watch What Crappens

Watch What Crappens

15:25 min | 9 months ago

"maniac mansion" Discussed on Watch What Crappens

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"maniac mansion" Discussed on This Week in Computer Hardware

This Week in Computer Hardware

04:24 min | 1 year ago

"maniac mansion" Discussed on This Week in Computer Hardware

"What it stands for right now but it was the the programming language that Lucasfilm developed for their early adventure games and it was the Amazons for Maniac Mansion. It's like the scripting language for Maniac Mansion and a lot of adventure games from Lucas Arts. were run or were reprogrammed using that language and the scum. VM Was a platform that allowed you to run those old games on modern hardware and it's platform agnostic runs on everything it's it's on android. It's on links Mac. Os Windows and that team. Apparently big fans of bladerunner they put in all the work. Work to create compatibility just for this one specific windows game when scum. VM typically as its hosting DOS Games that use a specific doc type of programming language. And then all of a sudden version I think it was two point two one or two point oh it was called electric sheep and it supported blade blade runner as the only windows game that it supports crazy to me and I actually went through all the steps of copying over my four CD ROMs and just the files. How's it said I had to have in this one folder and then point scum? VM To this folder. And get it running and it worked but now Joji Dot Com which is formerly known as good good old games the website that sells these DRM free old basically ready to install pre patched Old Games that they have the rights rights to they obtained the right so it. I guess it's not surprising that you can actually buy this now and play it on modern computers because of the work. That's the scum. VM team put did. But it's just it's kind of crazy to me like this was in legal limbo for almost two decades. This was a game that a lot of people thought. We just never work work again. Unless you had some retro hardware up and running and had access to the original CD ROMS so for about ten bucks you can buy this now and visually. It's a lot more impressive than I would have expected given its age. You play a lot of these older. Like dos Era Games and they look really really Chunky pixelated on a big monitor. I was playing this on a bigger monitor. And Yeah I mean it's lower resolution. Anything Aga on a modern. The high resolution panels look low resolution but It scales up pretty well and the lighting effects and the music and the dialogue excellent voice acting there are moments. Where if you weren't paying attention you'd think you were kind of in the film? That's the whole purpose of of the development of this game was to kind of it's it's not replaying the movie it's not the same thing it's it's in the same universe and it takes place at the same time but this is a side story and what's cool about a is actually randomized. That's one of the things that Westwood Studios did was it's almost infinite replay value because who is and is not a replicant as you go around as a blade runner working for that same department. That Harrison Ford's decker character. Did you. You don't know who is and isn't and it literally changes every time you restart and Oh so you actually have to to follow the clues and figure things out again every time so I I haven't played through the whole game yet but it's very impressive in these early stages and I'm just happy that it's available again so it shockingly and delightfully. It sounds like you or delighted. Aided and not disappointed by the experience. No yeah the fact that everything just instantly worked was kind of amazing and then I was check. I was being really picky. I was checking like sink like On the cut scenes I had initially might play around with some sync problems if I was using MAC. Os and that weren't there on windows but the the video sync seems to working properly. The LIP synching up to the to the video. The no graphical artifacts. Nothing like that so it seems to be pretty polished at this point for something. That's only been supported since October. Sounds pretty awesome and definitely.

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"maniac mansion" Discussed on Nintendo Voice Chat

Nintendo Voice Chat

04:00 min | 2 years ago

"maniac mansion" Discussed on Nintendo Voice Chat

"But at the same time it's it's grounded in a little more sort of like a kind of Japanese presentation more than the like the Zelda games get into very much more high fantasy almost. I'm, I won't say this game is grounded because it's about a talking wolf that can paint, but it's please check this game out. If you're if you're like me and you missed it, or if you played in a while. Ago when you want a very competent, very beautiful technically proficient port of this game. I think this is doing it's a game that I played through when it came out on PlayStation two and I've purchased it on we NPS for really? Yeah, both under the assumption that I would play through it again and because of my backlog, just haven't got around to it. But now that it's portable, you know, I have a ten hour flight to games com tomorrow, and this is a perfect opportunity for me to jump back into it. And really now I will say the only knock against it is I feel like that the tutorial section of this game is even longer than twilight Princess. It is very wordy. It does have a very slow start, but like Bracken skip it though. Power through. Yeah. Are you talking? Yeah, and it's it's got the. They adapted the motion controls from the we are. You can use you want to to do the brush strokes. That's honestly, it's fine to just do it with a stick and not as disruptive when you highly highly recommended Brian. What are you playing? Okay. So two games launched this week that are said that very rhythmically two games as we want to play them. Both somebody turned that into a Ripley to no two games on just weak on Nintendo switch that are both sort of cyberpunk futuristic inspired adventure games. Yeah, which is very, very bizarre because I've, I've been bouncing between the two of them, and one of them is twenty sixty four read only memories, which I really like. It's it's slow. Yep. Is it is wordy the title has the word read in it? This is a lot of reading. Yeah. And this game has some incredibly beautiful. Pixel art, the music is fantastic. It's got great voice actors and actresses. Austin creed and Tim circling and I believe there was a little, Dave annoying, the intros got him. So this game plays out, sort of like maniac mansion or any of the other kind of point and click adventure, like mud adventure? Yeah. Where are you enter a room and you have to sort of put together like a mysteries and pick things apart, and you can pick up items and look at them and store them and like hacking laptops and just sort of poke around and interact with characters. It's very funny, it's, you know, it's it's very charming. It's it's really unlike anything else on the shop right now. And so if you if you're looking for something a little more slow little more methodical, that isn't really like, you see this game and you're probably like, oh, great. Another like pixel our game on switch. This one's very different than your sort of dark souls, metro Advani action platformer. You know, this is this has its own charms and it's got its own tendencies that I'm that I'm really into. So at the end, this is originally came out for PS four early like sometime last year maybe earlier this. This year could set January. Yeah, and it was one of those things where like, oh, I'm kind of into this, but like it'd be cool this portable. So I'm excited that this is coming out. 'cause I'm also on that ten hour games conflict tomorrow. So that might be one of those games that I I pick up and play right on pick cross for that. Thank you. I also played a bit of a game called manual Samuel which you made that up. That's not real, not real. Someone made it up the the best way to describe this game is it's that game Kwok. Yeah, with a story mode and look, how do you you totally know co-op is is corpus that game where you have to control an Olympic runner using your everybody on us. Yeah. So this game is really funny. It starts a character that kind of looks like Scott Romley. Janitor who gets in a fight with his girlfriend, walks out into traffic gets hit by a car and dies. Okay. And when he wakes up, you have to control him and get his life back..

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"maniac mansion" Discussed on Overnight Drive

Overnight Drive

01:31 min | 2 years ago

"maniac mansion" Discussed on Overnight Drive

"Well. If you. Phones are hot phones, designing your ultimate punk house video game want. Would you put in. Cheese. That's his little too close to home at the moment. Honestly, I would. I would design that game to be just like maniac mansion where you pick from group of fucking like reprobates, but instead of trying to get the media or you just have to make rent. So you're like going through your house finding shit to sell or pawn or like each storyline has kind of like horsh. It get rich quick scheme where if somebody is going to like rent their Peavey amp to a band, that's going on tour and they'll get, it'll be a few days late, but they'll get money back for rent that sorta ship. That's exactly how I would do it. I think the countdown should be. You have a month to move out, figure out how. It's maybe to it, like sort of maniac mansion. You can do it like defender of the crown. But this is like defender of the apartment, like all the throws a house show. Dan show. Ceiling gets kicked out of the wall trapping from your security deposit that you're counting on the move out sim, punk house? Yeah. Yeah. Somewhat by high on fire plays in your basement. Blows the brave blows the fucking breaker. The fuses fly out of the box have to home Trish in negative five hundred dollars really, really.

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"maniac mansion" Discussed on TechStuff

TechStuff

02:06 min | 2 years ago

"maniac mansion" Discussed on TechStuff

"Played the pirated version sog word moment number two happened when schaefer admitted he had not played zak mccracken that was awkward because david fox had actually been the lead on zak mccracken of again schaefer walked out of the interview rather hung up the phone convinced that he had totally blown it he had not been prepared he had admitted to piracy any may as well have said star wars stinks but shaver decided to at least have a little fun with his experience he was invited to send in his resume and cover letter and instead he drew up a cartoon strip slash text adventure style document on paper so he illustrated it but was done in the style of an old text adventure game where he as a character was trying to land a job at lucas film games and through the process he makes all the right decisions any ends up getting the job and he sent that to lucasfilm whether fox was secretly amused by this interview or the comic strip gave him insight into schafer's character he decided to hire shaffer for the position of play tester and shavers first gig was beta testing indiana jones and the last crusade the action game but soon he was tapped by a designer named ron gilbert to learn the game engine that lucas film games had been using at that time the game engine had the name script creation utility for maniac mansion or scum so schaefer became a scum lit the team was working on a port of maniac mansion for the nintendo entertainment system or any s the game originally came out for home computers in nineteen eighty seven and featured a point and click interface to navigate through the world explore environments.

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"maniac mansion" Discussed on The Giant Beastcast

The Giant Beastcast

01:51 min | 3 years ago

"maniac mansion" Discussed on The Giant Beastcast

"Oh yeah that's it has really cool i think maas is a really good job of also playing with like size in space obviously because it's like mouse style but i like seeing like oh there's a big mushroom or a tree or something and there is a tiny little mouse house or these kind of large objects repurpose for small things i think you'll love is all the games have done the gannon's castle thing really will we can see it from lots of different areas them so is this forboding thing was some way cloud of evil rounded up karina did a twilight princes did a pretty will breath wild and you can see the castleford were yep i always enjoy the yeah yeah it's a lot of stuff from having trouble peters castle on sixty four oh yeah an interesting on the mansion for maniac mansion the mansion resident evil let's that the iconic locations you give me manshat from the first resident evil arms you say i don't think it's a rubber being like this july architecture i guess architecturally russian yeah it's just memorable okay what does this bell israeli ag bows there was evidence ari well we'll have some uh we we've got the direct ruining in the background so we'll have some ejection so yeah barely paying it to email mouse raf obviously we move onto the next email are we can interrupt asked the distance from sean i'll read it because it's for me we got a few like this so i figure i'll i'll say the story straight hello be sees this question is mostly for abby as the residents syms expert i recently started playing the syms four and now i'm getting to the point where i'm thinking about buying some of the expansion content however i'm slightly confused by the fact that there seem to be three different types of deal for the game what's the difference between an expansion a game packing a stuff pack also assume that i don't wanna drop a ton of money to buy everything what are the best ones to pick up uh so i kind of went over what the three with the differences between the three r d were as far as the expansion packs i think those are the most impactful for the game.

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"maniac mansion" Discussed on My Black Friend

My Black Friend

01:38 min | 3 years ago

"maniac mansion" Discussed on My Black Friend

"You you watch them you start with episode 1 and go through but you're also took a completion is too so europe type person it wants to be able to complete everything i our north of that as the i get sucked in these phone games dibo because i go i go wall just play until i completely achieved everything the ira game xbox that i'm playing right now you can get it on your phone you know me playstation devotes cop timber we park a fucking love this game yeah did you ever and the old nintendo days did you ever play again called maniac mansion no i heard i it's like a become point and click adventure games word you have a liquor cursor on the screen and a little like toolbar down to the bottom that has different options that will say like open clothes pickup talked to let use that you know the source up and then you have a bunch like items that you pick up along the way and so it's kind of like a puzzle game like you run around you'll be like oh talked to and you'll talk to this person and they might give you a clue about something or whatever and you go over here you're like you and you're gonna room and you're like wow don't know you know what to do here's he just be like open this open that nobody like i can't open that an mba like oh it open it there's nothing inside you know i was under the open it and then there's something in their new k pick up this it's like one of those taibbi games but as a creature own adventure it books no video game not quite but i i get like yeah like it's in the old easing peter games these had these games and they were all tax they're called textbased advance.

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"maniac mansion" Discussed on Channel 33

Channel 33

02:09 min | 3 years ago

"maniac mansion" Discussed on Channel 33

"Without starwars to serve as the main attraction or any attraction that's in was forced to scrape the bottom of the lucasfilm barrel you know we were relegated to doing lucasfilm panca magazine on things like maniac mansion at pv showed that lucasfilm was working on an tucker you know the the movie bet the car maker with jeff bridges and i paid it got really lean in the eighty there for a while and uh i just kept hoping and praying that there would come a time when star wars would come back unsurprisingly mets and says it took ten or eleven years before the fan club substantial growth when he did sneak in stores coverage it was mostly backwardlooking interviews with the original trilogies cast and crew every now and then though he'd get the chance to talk to lucas and whenever he did he always asked the question i couldn't resist asking him what's going on star wars were no and oh i plan on getting back to eventually you know and uh but i would never there was never anything definitive like yeah you know probably next year i'm going to start working on that or something and it was just at at and a time after time it was this kind of like you know hopeless kind of promised that you know eventually he'd get back to it but not yet meanwhile star were seemed to be nearing its expiration date as georges exwife marsha said in an interview years later the lucasfilm empire was in inverted triangle sitting on a p which was the star wars trilogy but he wasn't going to make more stores and the p was going to dry up and crumple although it wasn't and isn't widely known the star wars recovery started right around the same time that lucasfilm was talking dan madsen into writing about tucker and maniac mentioned that same year 1980 six western games acquired the licence first star wars roleplaying game the work westend did then had an unparalleled impact on what stores would look like over the upcoming decades up to and including today bill slap a sack who wrote edited or developed most at the sewers material and worked on the scrubs roleplaying game as a grown up version of makebelieve think dungeons of dragons although the star wars rpg itself was well regarded it was the world building that west and did that cemented its legacy a savas.

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"maniac mansion" Discussed on The Besties

The Besties

01:38 min | 3 years ago

"maniac mansion" Discussed on The Besties

"Which is actually like a theory that i've been talking about for a while in that two thousand seven was a dopey array had bioshock and orange box and i think left for dead maybe there they're like a ton of great games at year and in there had many a year that good for videogame since 1997 so it's just years that indian severna are just good asked videogame years i'm really looking forward to 2020 seven and seeing what sort of new surprises nintendo too has for us next time check this added 1987 double dragon punchout contra maniac mansions zelda to final fantasy while the other two are type was as you warriors kathleen weird has lorraine you too nineteen had a shadow a shadow gate after burner uh 97 had goldeneye final fancy seven symphony of the night while yeah like if these seven years y'all crazy weird all right let's wrap it up juice all right thank you everyone felicity the best he's congratulations to getting over it next year for next time i get a bit will probably be next year yeah we're going to realign rolling recording this like next like in an hour right the wrap up episode i don't know did not it'll be saying least in all right so thank you for listening and be sure israel i skin next time for the best east because should in the world's best friends pick the world's best games mm brad mielke ease.

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