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Offline Florida

I found this On-Line. Was it only true: "Rumours and legends were spun around the chainsaw in the kitchen that has no gas.
One of the most complete ones goes like this:
1.) a leaf of the rubber tree can be used to pump gas from the car to the chainsaw,
2.) the chainsaw can be used to remove some of the wodden planks blocking the window in the secret room,
3.) the planks can be used to repair the staircase in the library,
4.) Above is a secret room by Ted

All this is pure hoax, there is no gas for the chainsaw in Maniac Mansion. Actually, you can find the gas on Mars in Zak McKracken, but when trying to pick it up, the player is responded "This is for a different game"
 

Offline weirdami

I gave up on maniac mansion after a while because pixel hunting makes for a sucky experience on any game. :-(
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Offline Bamiga2002

weirdami, don't be such a tuna head :smack:
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Offline commodorejohn

I liked the NES version, myself. Sweet soundtrack, and a bit nicer graphics. Though it does suck to not have a mouse.
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Offline Bamiga2002

The first version I ever played was C-64 with a joystick. The game had great atmosphere and a good sense of spooky adventure. But with a mouse it was way better (and good-looking) on Amiga.
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Maniac Mansion.. one of my all time favorites! Used to play it on the Commodore 64.. then switched to the Amiga and as already been mentioned it was much easier/comfortable to play with a Mouse...  it just has a great atmosphere.. I luv it!

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Quote from: Florida;717601
I found this On-Line. Was it only true: "Rumours and legends were spun around the chainsaw in the kitchen that has no gas.
One of the most complete ones goes like this:
1.) a leaf of the rubber tree can be used to pump gas from the car to the chainsaw,
2.) the chainsaw can be used to remove some of the wodden planks blocking the window in the secret room,
3.) the planks can be used to repair the staircase in the library,
4.) Above is a secret room by Ted

All this is pure hoax, there is no gas for the chainsaw in Maniac Mansion. Actually, you can find the gas on Mars in Zak McKracken, but when trying to pick it up, the player is responded "This is for a different game"


Wow, I really never knew there was a way to get up the stairs in the library. I loved all of those games. Great stuff.
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Offline XDelusion

The NES version originally allowed you to put the hamster in the Microwave.

Once Nintendo became wise to this, they forced lucas Arts (or who ever) to remove that option. :)


I am currently playing through maniac Mansion Deluxe via ScummVM on my DSiXL.
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Offline lassie

Quote from: commodorejohn;717616
I liked the NES version, myself. Sweet soundtrack, and a bit nicer graphics. Though it does suck to not have a mouse.


I still play the NES version from time to time :)
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The NES version originally allowed you to put the hamster in the Microwave.

Once Nintendo became wise to this, they forced lucas Arts (or who ever) to remove that option. :)


I am currently playing through maniac Mansion Deluxe via ScummVM on my DSiXL.

Yes Nintendo had some strange rules back then, the same when i play Wolfenstein on the SNES, the dog are rats, and Hitler has no mustage, it looks quite weird :)
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Yes Nintendo had some strange rules back then, the same when i play Wolfenstein on the SNES, the dog are rats, and Hitler has no mustage, it looks quite weird :)


And they later removed Hitler's exploding head from the end of Bionic Commando too. :/
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And they later removed Hitler's exploding head from the end of Bionic Commando too. :/


Yes that is right :) But Nintendo realised that they made a mistake when they released Mortal Kombat without the blood, the Sega Genesis sold more than 3 times the copies than the SNES, so when they released Mortal Kombat 2 there was all the blood in it :)
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Nintendo's policies have been all over the place when you look back through their history. But thats just nintendo for you and I suppose, depending how you look at it, they did help shape some of the current policies in gaming.
 
As for Maniac Mansion.
 
I never finished it. The only Lucas game that I couldn't do.

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Nintendo's policies have been all over the place when you look back through their history. But thats just nintendo for you and I suppose, depending how you look at it, they did help shape some of the current policies in gaming.
 
As for Maniac Mansion.
 
I never finished it. The only Lucas game that I couldn't do.

What policies do you mean?
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Stuff to do with what can be shown in a game and what can't. I have a book somewhere with a history of Nintendo and about the early days but it was only the sort of early ish days of it all upto the mid 90's. it was also well known that Nintendo would lock developers into some pretty ridgid clauses in order to get an approved by nintendo sticker.