I remember playing this game on my C=64 way back when. Never got all that far in the game. I remember the fear of what might happen if you went into the basement. It was quite the breakthrough for video games at the time, though. Graphical Zork on crack.
Now, somebody has gone and remade the whole thing.
A swimming pool cools a nuclear reactor in the basement. Dismembered tentacles mope in the attic listening to punk music. And a murderous purple meteor sucks out the brains of a bikini-clad babe for no real reason. To some longtime computer gamers, this will all seem familiar. It’s part of the fan-created computer game Maniac Mansion Deluxe, a remake of the 1987 LucasArts Maniac Mansion.