One of the greatest point-and-click adventure games of all time is back courtesy of Limited Run games. Grab Maniac Mansion this month.
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If you were playing video games back in the NES era, and you love classily-styled adventure games, then you likely remember Maniac Mansion fondly. The Lucasarts title was a gem, sending a group of teens into a mansion filled with lunatics and creeps, plus a rogue tentacle or two.
But while that might sound like a scarefest, Maniac Mansion was actually a comical adventure. The game’s quest was more along the lines of The Addams Family than a slasher flick. And now it’s back.
Just to be clear, this isn’t a remake that we’re talking about (though…), but a re-release. And it comes courtesy of Limited Run Games, a company that’s made a name for itself with presenting titles that are out of print, or never got physical copies to begin with.
LRG will be stocking both the NES and PC versions of the classic title, with all the bells and whistles that you’d want.
- NES fans looking to boost their collection can check out the Premium Edition. This version of Maniac Mansion includes the Standard Edition goods and more, like a retro cart keychain and an additional double-sided poster. This Edition arrives in an embossed outer box that matches Limited Run’s previous Lucasfilm Games retro releases to give your collection that polished look.
- The PC Collector’s Edition of Maniac Mansion is catered perfectly to point-and-click collectors. Like Limited Run’s recent releases of Loom, Sam & Max Hit the Road, and Day of the Tentacle Remastered, this edition is lovingly crafted to mimic the original PC release. Inside are even more premium retro goodies, like the Nuke’m Alarms Owner’s Disarmament Guide, a reproduction of the original MSDOS manual, and a themed USB stick that contains a copy of the game.
Limited Run Games press release
Basic and Premium Editions will be on sale for the NES, plus a Collector’s Edition for the PC, and all will officially hit on February 17th. Don’t worry though, this isn’t your typical Limited Run sale. You won’t have to be there day one and rush to buy any of these editions, as pre-orders will be open until April 2nd.