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26 of 27 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Two of the finest point and clickers ever made.
Day of the Tentacle is one of the greatest adventure games ever released. It ranks alongisde such classics as 'Grim Fandango' and 'The Secret of Monkey Island'.
Witty, Hilarious, Interesting, Satisfying. The puzzles are all perfect, the dialogue is delicious, and the tentacles terrible. Schafer at his finest.
Sam and Max is also a brilliant game, although not...
Published on 20 Dec 2002 by J. P. Ellison

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23 of 34 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Don't bother
This game never worked properly with Win 95, didn't work with Win98 or 98SE at all. You would have thought that when Lucasarts released a couple of excellent but ten-year-old games on a double CD that they might have made even the slightest effort to ensure it was playable on a up-to-date system.
This was bought in the hope that they might have reworked it so it...
Published on 2 Dec 2001


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26 of 27 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Two of the finest point and clickers ever made., 20 Dec 2002
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J. P. Ellison "jpellison" (UK) - See all my reviews
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This review is from: Sam & Max Hit the Road (PC) (Video Game)
Day of the Tentacle is one of the greatest adventure games ever released. It ranks alongisde such classics as 'Grim Fandango' and 'The Secret of Monkey Island'.
Witty, Hilarious, Interesting, Satisfying. The puzzles are all perfect, the dialogue is delicious, and the tentacles terrible. Schafer at his finest.
Sam and Max is also a brilliant game, although not nearly as good. It's a lot funnier, and the voice acting is superb, but it lacks in the puzzle area, often being annoying.
And as for the other review, telling you that there will be no sequels, he lies! Sam & Max 2 (Mark 2) is in production as I type, and Day of the Tentacle 2 (Or Maniac Mansion 3) is still a possibility.
If you liked 'Monkey Island', any of the 'Quest' or 'Larry' series, or any of the classic point and click adventures, and you don't own this, then you really should go slap yourself in the face immediatly, and return to your computer with a credit card and an excited look on your face.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Superb old classics!, 25 Jun 2002
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This review is from: Sam & Max Hit the Road (PC) (Video Game)
Wow, this brings back memories...Fantastic games, definitely worth it! Real old classics with great humor! Getting it to work under windows XP was absolutely no problem, there are loads of tips and tools out there on the internet to help you with that. For instance, programs like VDMSound helps you emulate the older soundcards. So - at least if you've got Windows XP (I don't know how or if they work under the other operating systems) - there's nothing stopping you from enjoying these cool games again!
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55 of 61 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars These games WILL WORK on XP !!!!!!!, 4 Aug 2004
This review is from: Sam & Max Hit the Road (PC) (Video Game)
DOTT and Sam & Max are two of the best (and funniest) original adventure games for the PC, regardless of how old they now are. A recommended purchase, especially with the two games now on the one cd at this price! Ignore what has been said before, to run these games on Windows XP (or any other version of Windows that you are having problems running the CD with) all you need to do is to download a small free program called 'SCUMMVM', from Lucasarts, at: [...]
This program lets you play the games perfectly on XP with no problems whatsoever with full sound, along with many other Lucasarts games such as the original CD and Floppy versions of Beneath A Steel Sky, Indiana Jones, Loom, the Dig, Full Throttle, and so on. Beneath A Steel Sky is now available on freeware game websites now if you look hard enough as well. There really is no excuse for not buying Sam and Max/DOTT though since SCUMMVM runs it fine on XP, and if you like adventure games at all you definately wont be disappointed by this purchase
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28 of 31 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars The Ultimate Lucasarts Game!, 29 Oct 2001
This review is from: Sam & Max Hit the Road (PC) (Video Game)
Shortly after hooking up the new family P.C., I went to purchase my first game. For twenty pounds I got a three pack box featuring, Sam and Max, Day of the Tentacle and Indiana Jones: Fate of Atlantis (sadly not included in this package). That was over six years ago and they were available as budget titles back then! This DVD really demonstrates how some games just get better with age. Sure, they aren't multiplayer, 3D or long for that matter but they more than make up for this with their sheer playablity, and laughability. Even the amazing Monkey Island games aren't half as hilarious as these two releases.
Day of the Tentacle is the sequel to Maniac Mansion (also available within the game) and despite having the silliest plot EVER to feature in a game is brillantly entertaining. The script and voice acting alone makes it worthy.
Even though Day of the Tentacle alone justifies the cheap price, Sam and Max will simply blow you away. The humour is crude and semi-offensive, just the way i like it! The game is fun to play, the graphics remain top-notch and the puzzles mind-numbingly challenging. Remember to look for 'Frog Rock' using the Lens with the Binoculars (a puzzle that stumped me for months!).

Bottom line is simply this:
Please.....buy this game, now. The only downside they have is that there will probably never be sequels for either.
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22 of 25 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Two classic games and the best in their field, 14 Mar 2004
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Do these two games really need any introduction? They may look a bit pixellated now but the gameplay is just as fresh as it ever was and in the field of point-and-click adventures they simply have no peers.
'Day Of The Tentacle' was the first of the two to be released and was a sequel to Maniac Mansion, a hideously ugly CGA monstrosity from 1988. The ingenuity behind the game is astonishing. The plot is this: Purple Tentacle, a character from Maniac Mansion, drinks water fouled with industrial pollution. This mutates him into an evil genius who sets out to take over the world. To stop this three teenagers are sent back one day in the past to turn off the industrial effluent pump so that Purple Tentacle will not be mutated. Needless to say it all goes wrong. One character, the nerdish Bernard, is left in the present; another, the oafish Hoagie, is sent back two hundred years to when the American founding fathers are writing the US constitution; the last, the slightly dizzy Laverne, is sent two hundred years into the future to a world ruled by tentacles. Many of the puzzles involve all three characters in three timezones and wile some of them require astonishing leaps of logic, they all make twisted sense when you see the solution. Here's one of the simpler examples: Hoagie needs vinegar as a component for a batter to power his time machine. To do this he gets Thomas Jefferson to place a bottle of wine in a time capsule. Four hundred years later, Laverne retrieves the bottle, now turned to vinegar, and sends it back though time.
'Sam & Max' was released a few months after 'Day Of The Tentacle' and it seemed at the time that Lucasarts could do no wrong. How times have changed! Anyway, despite only a few months difference in the release schedules 'Sam & Max' is a rather more polished game with much smoother animation and less obviously pixellated graphics. It's a close call but I'd say it's the better game as well. While 'Day Of The Tentacle' was basically set in the same house across three centuries, 'Sam & Max' is set in countless beautifully realized surreal environments, the World's Largest Ball Of String being one of the more notable examples. I found that the puzzles were not quite so perversely convoluted as those in 'DOTT', although they still taxed the brain plenty. And, given that humour is a fundamental component of these games, 'Sam & Max' is by far the funnier of the two. 'DOTT' is by no means devoid of laughs, but 'Sam & Max' is laugh-out-loud funny throughout.
It should be noted that neither game has been updated for modern systems. 'DOTT' does not run at all on Windows XP, it simply crashes the DOS VM. Overall a quaily purchase.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A classic,must-buy game, 8 Aug 2007
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J. Tudhope "Tuddy" (UK) - See all my reviews
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= Fun:5.0 out of 5 stars 
This review is from: Sam & Max Hit the Road (PC) (Video Game)
Although the latest version of this Lucasarts classic doesn't come with DOTT, it does work on most windows XP (and supposedly Vista) computers without any noticeable problems. Don't let the fact that it's just one game, starring anthromorphic cartoon animals, put you off though, the fact that it's a 12+ rated game SHOULD tell you something about the content. A "shamus Canine" called Sam, according to wikipedia, and his sidekick, a really violent "Hyperkinetic Rabbity Thingy" called Max, are two of the most memorable characters from the early 90s because they have some of the funniest lines ever uttered by games characters. The gameplay and graphics, if a little dated when compared with the new Season 1 (which I also recommend highly), are still classic point-and-click fare, which means that this game is worth a look if you like games such as Monkey Island, DOTT, Simon the Sorcerer or Beneath a Steel Sky.

Overall, I'd recommend this game if you like (slightly) adult comedy (think slightly more mature than the Simpsons, but not as mature as SouthPark or Family Guy, and you're half right) or classic point and click adventure games, then this is a must buy. Otherwise, or if you're a graphics obsessed gamer, steer clear.
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13 of 15 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars The gameplay is fantastic, the storyline perfect...., 6 Feb 2004
This review is from: Sam & Max Hit the Road (PC) (Video Game)
Ahaa, Lucas Arts early days in PC Games, mainly driven by the misconception that games had to be 2 dimensional and clue driven. Following up their fantastic and hilarious "Sam & Max Hit The Road" they come up with another fantastic and hilarious adventure game. The first thing that hits you is the graphics, it looks like it's been designed by Dr Seuss but with a lot more colour, well in fact it was drawn by Road Runner artists employed direct from Warner Brothers! Back in its day (1993) this game got you excited about your newly installed CDROM and it doesn't let you down. From its opening sequence this game is a barrel of laughs and to this day I havn't played a funnier game - the script must have been written by Woody Allen and the main character - Bernard - bears a striking resemblance and characteristic to the Jewish comedy genius. You also get to play Hoggie, an overweight, dumb metal head and Lavern, a messed up and twisted girl. From the moment you find yourself in the foyer of the hotel/mansion you are clicking everything in sight and it all works but may take you weeks to work out the significance of it all - can't use the telephone without the dime, can't get the dime off the ceiling, can't vibrate the ceiling with the stereo speaker without the stereo...kind of stuff. The gameplay is fantastic, the storyline perfect and even today you will laugh yourself through this true masterpiece.
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7 of 8 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A must have for any serious adventure gaming fan, 28 Sep 2001
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Mr. K. N. Patel (London, Middlesex United Kingdom) - See all my reviews
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This review is from: Sam & Max Hit the Road (PC) (Video Game)
What can I say about these two gems - these are arguably the best two adventure games produced by Lucasarts, the makers of the Monkey Island series and now with the genre in decline, these are simply reminants of how brilliant the genre really can get. Recently Funcom produced 'The Longest Journey' which ranks as one of the best adventure games on the PC but these two made years ago still rival it. Both are comedy adventures with tons of humour and while the graphics are not 3D, I have always felt that the 2D games were best for this genre (and they are nice graphics too!). With full voice acting through out and ingenious puzzles that are always logical <but very funny!>, one you've played these two, you know you have experienced a great bit of gaming. This DVD package of the two games is a rare find too so snap it up asap!
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars No DOTT in latest re-release, 5 April 2007
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Mr. S. R. Allari "shynra" (England) - See all my reviews
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= Fun:5.0 out of 5 stars 
This review is from: Sam & Max Hit the Road (PC) (Video Game)
Just got this and as the title says - the latest re-release only comes with Sam and Max - No day of the tentacle as the picture shows. Still a great game but a shame its the same price as the old re-release but without Day of the tentacle - 5th April 07
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5 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars The Great ones, 31 July 2002
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These games are wonderfull and absolute classics and don't be mislaid by the people who say it doesn't work under Windows. I've sucessfully managed to make both of those games work in Win95, Win98, WinME, Win2000, WinXp with minimal effort. If you have Win2000 or WinXP I recommend a program called VDMSound to help you along (just do a search on google). You just have to look around for 5 minutes on the internet to get troubleshooting help for these games, and they are probably some of the easiest old dos games to get to work.
This package has to be the best budget release I have ever seen with one possible exception being the Monkey Island 1/Monkey Island 2 bundle pack.
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