Maniac Mansion is an adventure game from LucasArts whose SCUMM (Scripting Utility for Maniac Mansion) engine formed the basis for many of the games to follow from the company.

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Should I play Maniac Mansion before Day of the Tentacle?

Are there any reasons for playing Maniac Mansion before Day of the Tentacle? Does anything occur in the second game that requires playing the first game to understand the plot?
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How has the mansion evolved?

Maniac Mansion and Day of the Tentacle both occur in the same mansion. Day of the Tentacle also shows the mansion in three different points in time. How has the mansion evolved over time? Are there ...
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What are the dead-ends?

The game was known for having numerous dead-ends (i.e. getting into a state where the game could no longer be completed). When you get into such a state the game doesn't tell you - you can aimlessly ...
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Is it possible to get a Game Over in Maniac Mansion by taking too long to rescue Sandy?

In the recent playthrough of Maniac Mansion done by The Game Grumps, Danny suggested that the base game, outside of meltdown timers and such, is on a timer that will result in a Game Over if it ...
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Why are the Edisons blue in some versions?

In the C64 Version of Maniac Mansion (and the DOS version included in Day of the Tentacle), the Edisons have a normal skin color: However, in some ports (e.g., Original 3.5" DOS and Amiga) they are ...
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What I'm supposed to do with this Chainsaw?

In the old Maniac Mansion Game for the commodore 64, you could find a Chainsaw in the kitchen. I never found any use for it! I always wondered what I'm supposed to do with it? Is there anyone who ...
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What are the different ways to kill your characters in Maniac Mansion?

Maniac Mansion was one of my favorite adventure games growing up. I found out that if I fill up the pool while someone was still in it, the character would die with a little gravestone outside the ...
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Maniac Mansion character combinations

Are there any combinations of characters in the original Maniac Mansion which make the game impossible to finish?