Who doesnt remember Maniac Mansion? 1987 graphic adventure video game developed and published by Lucasfilm Games. It follows teenage protagonist Dave Miller as he attempts to rescue his girlfriend from a mad scientist, whose mind has been enslaved by a sentient meteor. The player uses a point-and-click interface to guide Dave and two of his six playable friends through the scientist’s mansion while solving puzzles and avoiding dangers. Gameplay is nonlinear, and the game must be completed in different ways based on the player’s choice of characters. Initially released for the Commodore 64 and Apple II, Maniac Mansion was Lucasfilm Games’ first self-published product, from memory it later flooded to all the other ‘in’ systems of its time (including The Nes)…
Well now they,more specifically, Daniele Spadoni who has the essence of the game captured quite well. Wendy is obviously disturbed in her surroundings. The lab is clearly used for nefarious reasons and the rest of the house, well, I won’t spoil it for you but it is true to the source material.
What is cool is that Ron Gilbert, one of the men behind the Maniac Mansion game has shown support via his Twitter for this fan film. How awesome is that?
While this fan film doesn’t explore all of the possible endings in the game (who knows how many there are and what they are?), it does do a great job in capturing the fun. Wendy is slightly eerie in this fan film than she was in the game but the actress playing her, Alice Tagliatti , did a fantastic job nonetheless.