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  • Summary: Dr. Fred’s mutated purple tentacle is about to take over the world, and only you can stop him. Originally released by LucasArts in 1993 as a sequel to Ron Gilbert’s Maniac Mansion, Day of the Tentacle is a mind-bending, time travel, cartoon puzzle adventure game in which three unlikelyDr. Fred’s mutated purple tentacle is about to take over the world, and only you can stop him. Originally released by LucasArts in 1993 as a sequel to Ron Gilbert’s Maniac Mansion, Day of the Tentacle is a mind-bending, time travel, cartoon puzzle adventure game in which three unlikely friends work together to prevent an evil mutated purple tentacle from taking over the world. Now, over 20 years later, Day of the Tentacle is back in a remastered edition that features all new hand-drawn, high resolution artwork, with remastered audio, music and sound effects (which the original 90s marketing blurb described as ‘zany!’). Players are able to switch back and forth between classic and remastered modes, and mix and match audio, graphics and user interface to their heart’s desire. We’ve also included a concept art browser, and recorded a commentary track with the game’s original creators Tim Schafer, Dave Grossman, Larry Ahern, Peter Chan, Peter McConnell and Clint Bajakian. Expand
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 35 out of 37
  2. Negative: 0 out of 37
  1. May 7, 2016
    100
    A masterly remastering of the LucasArts classic. If you haven’t yet contended with Earth’s vilest extremity, it’s time to finally embrace the Day of the Tentacle.
  2. Mar 24, 2016
    91
    Call me an adventure romantic, call me crazy, but I love Day of the Tentacle and still think it is one of the best adventures ever made. Modernized in exactly the right spots and with an added developer commentary and alternative controls this is a masterpiece with beautifully crafted puzzles.
  3. Apr 6, 2016
    90
    One of the best remasters we've seen so far, Day of The Tentacle Remastered retains everything that made the original release brilliant, avoiding the trend of changing the formula that works so well.
  4. Mar 25, 2016
    89
    With 15 euros you'll have on your PC, PlayStation 4 or PS Vita a piece of gaming history as best you could hope with new graphics, unreleased extras and a well made new interface.
  5. Game World Navigator Magazine
    May 18, 2016
    85
    It must’ve been very tempting to fix some quirks of the original, to make a legendary game a bit better. And maybe add something that had been planned back then, but wasn’t finished in time, or perhaps brush up the dialogues. Luckily, team behind Special Edition avoided all these temptations and delivered a game that’s 99.99% faithful to the original (the only joke that got removed is “Fony” logo on a TV) [Issue#209, p.66]
  6. Mar 30, 2016
    83
    Day of the Tentacle is largely removed from the adventure genre’s shortcomings, such as obtuse puzzle design, though it lacks a certain depth to its story. Nonetheless, its strange premise, witty one-liners, and brain-teasing puzzles help it remain something special.
  7. Mar 21, 2016
    50
    Day of the Tentacle Remastered is in every way a reminder of where the adventure genre was in the early 90’s. It has a pretty shallow story, badly written dialogue and underdeveloped characters. Surely the remastered will probably make fans of the original happy, but for anyone else this is more a proof of how much story telling and puzzle design has progressed since.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 19 out of 22
  2. Negative: 2 out of 22
  1. Mar 22, 2016
    10
    One of the greatest adventure games of all time. This the game I want to show to my children one day, they might not appreciate it like I did,One of the greatest adventure games of all time. This the game I want to show to my children one day, they might not appreciate it like I did, but at least they will learn something about where they come from. Expand
  2. Jul 2, 2017
    10
    This is a masterpiece, i will go as far as saying the BEST point and click adventure ever made, Tim Schafer you are a genius. Thank you andThis is a masterpiece, i will go as far as saying the BEST point and click adventure ever made, Tim Schafer you are a genius. Thank you and your team for remastering the Greatest Point and Click Adventure. Expand
  3. Mar 22, 2016
    10
    Without words. This game is awesome!!! Just buy and play!!! Be sure to wash your hands after playing. (c)
    Day of the Tentacle is one of those
    Without words. This game is awesome!!! Just buy and play!!! Be sure to wash your hands after playing. (c)
    Day of the Tentacle is one of those games that innovated the adventure genre. It’s funny that this game from 1993 has more ground-breaking measures than a lot of adventure games released in 2016. (c)

    Would recomend 10/10
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  4. Jan 3, 2017
    9
    Az egyik legjobb kalandjáték a világon az eredeti Day of the Tentacle. Mivel az eredetit nem lehet értékelni, nem tudom miért, ezért itt adomAz egyik legjobb kalandjáték a világon az eredeti Day of the Tentacle. Mivel az eredetit nem lehet értékelni, nem tudom miért, ezért itt adom le a szavazatomat. Expand
  5. Apr 8, 2016
    9
    A very good remastering of the 90's adventure game. To point out, the way of interacting is also very good (you can manage the game with theA very good remastering of the 90's adventure game. To point out, the way of interacting is also very good (you can manage the game with the gamepad quite easy)
    The 1st game (the original Maniac Mansion) is within the game.
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  6. Apr 7, 2016
    8
    I had a blast with this game, after decades since I finished it for the first time. The remaster is definitely not worth 15eur, it's reallyI had a blast with this game, after decades since I finished it for the first time. The remaster is definitely not worth 15eur, it's really just hd graphics that's it. However it's worth to have it in your library so buy at reduced price. Expand
  7. Jan 3, 2017
    0
    Some games do not deserve remasters and this is a great example. Just, it doesn't work on consoles. The controls are horrid and gameplay isSome games do not deserve remasters and this is a great example. Just, it doesn't work on consoles. The controls are horrid and gameplay is slow and boring. Expand

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