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The 100 Greatest Games | 77 | Day Of The Tentacle

YEAR: 1993     FORMAT: PC

The 100 Greatest Games | 77 | Day Of The Tentacle


Still, in Empire's opinion, the greatest LucasArts point-and-click adventure to date, Day Of The Tentacle is a demented mutation of a game, fusing tropes of science-fiction (gruff tentacle-men want to take over the earth! Only a time machine can save the day!) with a wry send-up of US history. The story is brilliant, but the characters are even better: bow-tied poindexter Bernard, wannabe roadie Hoagie and brainscrambled Lavern, all assisted and abetted by Dr. Fred Edison, the mad scientist to end all mad scientists, a cackling lunatic in a lab coat who makes Doc Brown look like a responsible physician. All this, plus you get to play Tentacle's progenitor, Maniac Mansion, in a game-within-the-game.

Memorable for...
The IRS agents who turn up to look into Dr. Fred's affairs: shades-wearing, sharp-suited automatons who chatter nonsense like, "Is that a W-390/B Frivolous Spending Report?" ; "No, it's another 561-AB Negative Attention Statement."

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