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Warning – Trespassers Will Be Horribly Mutilated

I recently decided to replay the LucasArts adventure game that started it all: Maniac Mansion. Inspired by cheesy horror and sci-fi b-movies, the game invented many of the conventions that would define the genre for the next decade. I had previously played the (heavily censored) NES version, but used the ’89 PC remake for this…

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So, tell me about LOOM

Among some other games I recently rediscovered the 3.5” disc version of the LucasArts (née Lucasfilm Games) classic Loom. Released in 1990, this game is based on the same version of the SCUMM game engine used by The Secret of Monkey Island (see my earlier review). I had bought the game sometime in the mid-…

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The Secret of Monkey Island

Deep in the Caribbean, the island of Mêlée Island™ – this is how the 1990 classic adventure game The Secret of Monkey Island opens up to the quest of one Guybrush Threepwood to become a mighty pirate. Released under the Lucasfilm Games label, the game was developed by a team headed by industry legend and…

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