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Cook the hamster in Maniac Mansion (Don't try this at home, kids!)

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Okay this one is a little bit tricky....

First of all you have to use the PC in Ed's Room (They guy with the stamp book) to play Maniac Mansion, which you can find with Bernard going upstairs. When the Game starts, pick Dave, Razor and Syd. (it's important to use those characters, I'll explain at the end why)

When the game starts go to left with Dave to the front door of the house. Pull the mat to find a key underneath, pick it up and use it to open the door. As you enter you see a door right next to the clock, open it. You are in the kitchen now, as you go a little further to the right you will meet Edna and get captured by her at the fridge (this is necessary).

Once you are in the Dungeon switch to Razor (with the New Kid command), go to the front door again and enter the kitchen (Edna is gone now) go further to the right, open the door and you will enter a dining room ignore the meat on the table and go to the right again to find another door. You are now in the storage room the only thing you need to pick up here are the fruit drinks (they are in the bottom left of the shelf). Leave the room the way you came from. Back to the entrance where the clock was. Now go up the stairs and to the room to the left. You will find an artist room. Pick up the bowl of wax fruit. Leave that room again and go through the security door in the middle. You will be in a hallway with a statue to the left. Go right to the stairs and further up. You'll now meet green tentacle which wants to be fed, give him the bowl of wax fruit and afterwards the fruit drinks and he will let you pass. Go to the left and up the stairs again, enter the first door you see and wait in there.

ALSO IMPORTANT NOTE: If you are not familiar with Maniac Mansion and all the rooms you will probably take a while, if you ever get a cutscene where Ed says he is getting hungry, stay away from the stairs and the kitchen for a while.

Okay now for the tricky part!

Switch to Syd outside and let him go to the front door outside. In the middle of the left door is a doorbell, ring it! Change back to Razor again and wait for about 10 seconds before you leave the room (otherwise Ed will catch you) enter the third door from the left, and you will find Ed's hamster, take it quickly and go back to the room where you were hiding: (You will see a cutscene in between where Ed will answer the door and tell Syd to go). Also it's important that you wait at least a minute in your hiding room when you saw that cutscene! otherwise there is a big chance Ed will catch you on his way upstairs. Now the last few steps after you were waiting in that room, go back down with Razor all the way to the kitchen. Open the microwave, use the hamster, close the microwave and turn it on. "DING" achievement unlocked!

Side Note: Those characters were chosen because of their traits, for example Bernard can't get past Green tentacle because he is scared of him and can't give him any food. Razor is also one of the characters that can kill the hamster, other characters refuse to do this action. You are also able to get by Green Tentacle to feed him the Cheese, Lettuce, Rotten turkey, rotten ham, ketchup, canned food and tentacle chow (which all can be found in the fridge, dining room and storage) and then give him the fruit drinks however this takes much longer and Ed will probably get hungry. I'm writing this to give you another chance if razor get's captured by any chance. Because Syd is also able to microwave the hamster.
Electrofreak0Make sure to feed green tentacle the fruit first and then the drinks. If you give him the drinks first, he won't let you pass.
Posted by Electrofreak0 on 31 Oct 20 at 01:19
SveinpusYou can save the game, just save after completing each step. I used all the files.

Maniac Mansion has freaked me out since the 90’s :D
Posted by Sveinpus on 31 Oct 20 at 21:14
ghostlymostly... if you mess up the drink and food order. Just have the glass jar with you and use it with the kitchen sink.
Posted by ghostlymostly on 02 Nov 20 at 16:18
MasterTaskerFor whatever reason after doing this the hamster won't go into my inventory (so I can't put it in ice machine after). Even after picking up the dead hamster from the microwave. Is there something I'm missing or is this a known glitch?
Posted by MasterTasker on 03 Nov 20 at 00:38
AntaraelDulacre@MasterTasker Are you confusing the Hamster from Maniac Mansion with the one in Day of the Tentacle? You can't take any items from Maniac Mansion to Day of Tentacle, however there is a perfectly fine Hamster in the room that PC is in, which you can just grab and put it in the freezer..
Posted by AntaraelDulacre on 03 Nov 20 at 03:50
GiantBRGreat guide, took me about 5 minutes to acomplish that following it.
Posted by GiantBR on 03 Nov 20 at 18:13
SpecialUnittGreat guide! Worked for me!
Posted by SpecialUnitt on 10 Nov 20 at 10:13
Godric KimmyThank you for the help!
Posted by Godric Kimmy on 16 Nov 20 at 15:39
New ParalyzerMaybe I'm just sick but everytime I do this achievement (beat this game on PS4 a while ago) I like to take the dead Hamster and show it to Ed.

I think the scene is just hilarious and worth the extra steps
Posted by New Paralyzer on 07 Dec 20 at 11:19
NOBLEPX672superb guide!
Posted by NOBLEPX672 on 28 Dec 20 at 19:38