You may know of the Sam & Max characters from the more recent Telltale reincarnation, however for those who were enjoying point and click adventure games back in the early 90’s will remember the original video game featuring a six-foot upright dog wearing a very official looking suit and a bizarre looking behaviorally challenged rabbit.
There is certainly a wild and wonderfully strange selection of stories available when you dare plunge yourself into some of the classic point and click adventures, however Day of the Tentacle may stretch your gaming mind to its absolute limit as you try desperately to prevent an incredibly evil purple tentacle from taking over the world!
Released in 1993 by Lucas Arts, Day of the Tentacle is the sequel to the holy grail of the point and click adventure genre, Maniac Mansion. Maniac Mansion introduced the ‘Scumm’ engine (Script Creation Utility for Maniac Mansion), which was used for numerous titles for many years to come.
Full Throttle turned out to be quite an expensive acquisition as I had to upgrade my computer’s memory from 4MB to 8MB to enjoy the experience. By the time I had this necessity installed and purchased the actual game, I had spent around £100, so by this point I was just a little bit nervous of whether I was doing the right thing. Thankfully I discovered one of the best point and click adventures to be released by Lucas Arts.
Released on the PC CD-ROM in 1995, Full Throttle had a huge impact on me with its glorious video segments, riveting storyline and superb voice acting including Mark Hamill (Luke Skywalker from Star Wars) and Maurice LaMarche, who also voiced Futurama’s Kif Kroker and The Brain in Pinky and The Brain.