The original version of Day of the Tentacle released in 1993 included an easter egg: The complete predecessor Maniac Mansion was playable by interacting with a computer in the game.

Does the remastered version which was released in 2016 still include this?

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Yes. The remastered release actually includes the higher-resolution "Enhanced" version of Maniac Mansion released in 1989 as opposed to the 1988 original version of Maniac Mansion included in the original Day of the Tentacle.

In the 2016 remaster, the sound for Maniac Mansion is emulated and sent through your operating system's default sound device, rather than using a PC Speaker like the 1993 original. This is likely due to many (/all?) modern PCs not having a PC Speaker.

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    That's amazing, I wish I could give a second upvote for explaining why the orignial Maniac Mansion failed to play sound when playing on newer systems (that usually don't include PC Speakers anymore) as well.
    – NBN-Alex
    Mar 22, 2016 at 19:18
  • @NBN-Alex I should probably fix the phrasing as they're not called sound cards any more.
    – Powerlord
    Mar 22, 2016 at 19:32
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    Side note: Maniac Mansion was updated in the last DotT Remastered update to add more save slots.
    – Powerlord
    Jun 8, 2016 at 19:20
  • @Powerlord They're not? First I've heard of it. Jan 6, 2017 at 6:17
  • They are called sound devices because they are often integrated into other devices. Sometimes they are called sound chips, although that's a misnomer because the vast majority of them contain two or more integrated circuits. Feb 19, 2017 at 4:43

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