I remember being a little kid and at some point, I got this three-pack of LucasArts DOS games for my IBM Aptiva. Indiana Jones And The Fate Of Atlantis, Sam & Max Hit The Road and Day Of The Tentacle.
I never played the Indiana Jones game much, but Sam & Max Hit The Road and Day Of The Tentacle dominated about an hour or two of my times after school for a little while. They were fun, made you think, and at the time, anyways, there were no walkthroughs easily found. So a young me had to figure things out and piece it all together. Sometimes when I was stuck I would leave the game for a week and go back to it with fresh eyes.
But anyways, it just ocurred to me today how much those games shaped me as a youngster. The dark and twisted art, the sick humor and the weird mysteries that demand for you to think. Also the Sam & Max game made me want to search for more stuff featuring them, which led me to find the WONDERFUL comics by Steve Purcell and my life was made when I later discovered that a cartoon on Fox Kids was going to be made. Damn…What a great couple of games.
Anyways, here’s the intro to Day Of The Tentacle. Just cuz.