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Maniac Mansion – Nintendo Power (Sept/Oct 1990) – PTP016

Don’t be a tuna head! Tune in to the latest episode of Power Time, where we’re covering one of the craziest games to land on the Nintendo Entertainment System, Maniac Mansion! This bizarre point-and-click adventure from Lucasfilm Games set a new standard for story-telling and text-driven adventure titles. Maniac Mansion also introduced a new game engine to fuel future titles in the genre. Listen below to learn more about this and other awesome games featured in Volume 16 of Nintendo Power.

Nintendo Power Issue 16 Maniac Mansion

Top 10 Games (as ranked in the NES 30)…

  1. Super Mario Bros. 3
  2. Final Fantasy
  3. TMNT
  4. Ninja Gaiden II
  5. Super Mario Bros. 2
  6. Mega Man II
  7. Tetris
  8. Zelda II – The Adventure of Link
  9. Batman
  10. Battle of Olympus

Songs featured in this episode…

Azureflux – Eat My Chips (Bandcamp)
Dave’s Theme – Descendants of Erdrick (Bandcamp)
Michael (Maniac Mansion) – The Oneups (Bandcamp)

Articles/Links referenced in this episode…

Maniac Mansion on Wikipedia (Link)
Hardcore Gaming 101 Review (Link)
“I actually was hunting Ewoks.” The Original Lucasfilm Games Team Talk About Life at Skywalker Ranch. – US Gamer (Link)
Use Questions on Developer: A Ron Gilbert Retrospective – US Gamer (Link)
The Untold Story of Maniac Mansion – Wired (Link)

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In our next adventure…

Final Fantasy!

Read this Nintendo Power issue…

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