Day of the Tentacle Remastered Reviews

  • Chad and JessieChad and Jessie1,133,372
    02 Nov 2020 05 Nov 2020
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    Day of the Tentacle Remastered Achievements was originally developed and published by LucasArts in 1993, and is the sequel to their game Maniac Mansion (1987) which was originally released for the Commodore 64 and the Apple II....those are super old gaming systems/computers for all you young bucks out there.

    Day of the Tentacle Remastered Achievements version was developed by Double Fine Production, whose founder, Tim Schafer, was also the co-lead game developer on the original game, along with Dave Grossman. Not only was this the first game that Schafer & Grossman co-led game development these gentlemen introduced something into this game that, at the time, had never been done but many, many games, including games like Call of Duty: Black Ops Achievements and Goat Simulator Achievements, to name a few, have since mirrored. They included the entire prequel game, Maniac Mansion, playable on a computer designed to looked like a Commodore 64, into this game.

    Gameplay
    Day of the Tentacle Remastered Achievements is a classic, point & click, adventure game. You play as Bernard, the socially inept, yet loveable, geeky nerd, and his housemates, Laverne, the medical student who clearly is insane, and Hoagie, the laid-back roadie...yup, best playable characters EVER!!!

    Your goal is to assist these three as they travel in time get stuck in different time periods, and they attempt to save the world from the evil, purple tentacle, who just recently acquired arms (bum...bum...bum). You are actually able to toggle between characters during gameplay using the cn_right and cn_left buttons.

    Visually, you have two options; original render mode and remastered...and you can toggle between these two options at any point using the cn_back button. Original render version gives you the nine-command arrays such as, 'Pick Up", 'Open', and "Use", on-screen, where remastered shows you all potential options available after pressing cn_X.

    Achievements
    There are a total of 58 achievements in the game; Fifty-One (51) secret achievements, one (1) completing all achievements, two (2) require you to play the prequel game, Maniac Mansion, five (5) cumulative, twenty-eight (28) main storyline, and twenty-seven (27) missable.

    I believe a good majority of the missable/secret achievements would be things you would either attempt while playing, or might accidentally stumble into. However, I will still recommend a good walkthrough for you achievement whores out there, so you're not "stressing/worrying" about any of these missable achievements while playing.

    Conclusion
    While I would place this game on my list of "50 Games that Helped Shape the Current Gaming Industry", I hope you can just sit back, relax, and enjoy this humorous game that, imho, has withstood the test of time with this remastered version.

    Without farther ado, I leave you with a quote from the game...
    What have you done this time, you meddling milquetoast? Now Purple Tentacle is free to use his evil mutant powers to take over the world, and ENSLAVE ALL HUMANITY!
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    PURESSENCEGreat review of a timeless classic, but the earlier game is 'Maniac Mansion' not 'Manic Mansion' - another fondly remembered gem also released on the IBM PC, Atari ST and Amiga as well as the systems mentioned. This game has to be up there with Monkey Island as one of the best PnC games ever made.
    Posted by PURESSENCE on 02 Nov 20 at 16:13
    Chad and JessieThanks so much for the typing error fixes! I too agree that the Monkey Island series, which were also developed by Grossman & Schafer, are also right up there as some of the best PnC games ever. Fun facts; not only did Schafer go on to found Double Fine, which has developed some fantastic games over the years, Grossman went on to work for Telltale Games which they were know for introducing the novel, episodic based adventure games to the the gaming industry.
    Posted by Chad and Jessie on 02 Nov 20 at 16:40
    Reverend M3TAGood review, and yeah I have to agree that this and the first Monkey Island are really great games. I'm not big on adventure games/PnC but I gladly bought Monkey Island again and replayed it, and am looking forward to Tentacle now.
    Posted by Reverend M3TA on 10 Nov 20 at 18:43