Video Game franchises that never deserved to die

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Video Game franchises that never deserved to die

Post by Sim Kid » Wed Dec 01, 2004 1:32 am

Maniac Mansion&Day of the Tentacle:

I am probably the only person here who has even heard of Maniac Mansion. Maniac Mansion was a point-and-click adventure for the PC that was developed by LucasArts in the 80's. Yes, believe it or not, there was one point in time in which LucasArts made games that weren't Star Wars. Maniac Mansion was the game that put LucasArts on the map, and it only got one sequel, Day of the Tentacle, which is ten years old. The game was also hillarious, in Maniac Mansion, you had the option of putting a hamster in a microwave (Which I'm sure everyone who has played it has done) and the zany madcap antics continued into Day of the Tentacle. They really should either remake those classics so that they'll work for today's computers or make a new one. How can they let the game that put them on the map die?

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Post by [sage] » Wed Dec 01, 2004 2:10 am

Name sounds familiar, although I never played it.

I dunno if they're still making Shining force or lufia games, but those series were cool.

And SSB better not die.
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Post by Rainbow Dash » Wed Dec 01, 2004 8:49 pm

Before Codie can say it...

LEMMINGS

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Post by Codiekitty » Wed Dec 01, 2004 9:22 pm

^ Curse you. CURSE YOU.

Although it wasn't exactly a series, Nightshade. There were many hints that it was getting a sequel such as Sutekh's threat in the ending and it being called "Part 1: The Claws of Sutekh", but obviously the game was so unpopular the sequel never arised.

Power Blade: Of course, after playing Power Blade 2, I can see why the series died off.

Oh yes. EARTHWORM JIM! Blam Menace 2 the Galaxy. And while I've never played it, I'll still blam Earthworm Jim 3D.

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Post by е и ժ е я » Wed Dec 01, 2004 10:00 pm

Only person to hear of Maniac Manson? Wasn't that on the cover of NP back in the day?

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Post by c_jks » Wed Dec 01, 2004 10:27 pm

Man, those LucasArts point-and-click games were awesome. Sam and Max, The Dig, Manic Mansion, Day of the Tenticle, Full Throttle...all the best. I'd trade my Xbox to get those games back.
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Post by [sage] » Thu Dec 02, 2004 12:40 am

Are they that good or is the xbox that bad?
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Post by Codiekitty » Thu Dec 02, 2004 1:45 am

AI just pointed something out... lots of people around here have heard of Maniac Mansion. I've heard of it. And if LVK reads that comment, he's gonna locate your house and bust your head in with a mallet.

While not as popular as Super Mario World, Maniac Mansion's still a lot less obscure than, say, Wild 9.

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Post by Perrin Aybara » Thu Dec 02, 2004 2:53 am

Blast. CK beat me to Earthworm Jim.-jay

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Post by Booyakasha » Thu Dec 02, 2004 1:15 pm

'Day of the Tentacle', 'Sam and Max Hit the Road', and especially the 'Monkey Island' series are the main reason I got into PC gaming in the first place.

Oh, and, Capcom, you've had more than enough time--put your next Megaman game on hold for a few days and kick out another 'Power Stone' game, damn it.

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Post by Rainbow Dash » Thu Dec 02, 2004 4:56 pm

Originally posted by Perrin Aybara:
Blast. CK beat me to Earthworm Jim.-jay
Only because I beat her to lemmings.

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Post by Codiekitty » Thu Dec 02, 2004 9:05 pm

*claps hands*

BIONIC COMMANDO!

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Post by Rubber Band Man » Thu Dec 02, 2004 9:17 pm

toejam and earl.

haha j/k, but I used to love playing it with that SEGA gun.
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Post by Rainbow Dash » Thu Dec 02, 2004 10:17 pm

Duck Hunt.

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Post by е и ժ е я » Fri Dec 03, 2004 1:07 am

Originally posted by CodieKitty:
*claps hands*

BIONIC COMMANDO!

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Ah, yes.. The kill hitler game. That was awesome.

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Post by Geno » Sat Dec 04, 2004 12:44 pm

NiGHTS into Dreams.

And Power Stone was awesome too.

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Post by Sim Kid » Sun Dec 05, 2004 6:39 pm

^DAMN YOU! I wanted to say that because Luigi007 wouldn't.
Originally posted by c_jks:
Man, those LucasArts point-and-click games were awesome. Sam and Max, The Dig, Manic Mansion, Day of the Tenticle, Full Throttle...all the best. I'd trade my Xbox to get those games back.
Don't forget Loom and Zak McKraken. (Now that's a game only Zak and I have heard of)


And if lots of people here have heard of Maniac Mansion, how come I've heard so little Maniac Mansion discussion? *Waits to get busted up by LvK*

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Post by Ghost Kitty » Mon Dec 06, 2004 7:08 pm

PunchOut!!! and Kid Icharis.
Both where some of the best games on the NES.

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Post by Sim Kid » Mon Dec 06, 2004 9:43 pm

And because I'm sick of waiting for Codie to say it:


Startropics.

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Post by Glyph Phoenix » Tue Dec 07, 2004 2:18 am

'Day of the Tentacle', 'Sam and Max Hit the Road', and especially the 'Monkey Island' series are the main reason I got into PC gaming in the first place.
Dang. When I first saw that the LucasArts point-and-click games were being mentioned, I thought, "Hey! No one's mentioned Monkey Island yet!" But apparantly I was wrong.

How appropriate. You fight like a cow!

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