View Full Version : Original Maniac Mansion too filthy for Nintendo?

08-14-2003, 10:03 AM
This (http://www.video-fenky.com/features/rg/maniac.shtml) was on Slashdot a few days ago, as part of their mandatory adventure game pimp. It's actually quite interesting to see how daddy Nintendo stopped to "think of the children", so go read (http://www.video-fenky.com/features/rg/maniac.shtml).

08-14-2003, 02:55 PM
If you think that's good, you ought to try reading the full text of Douglas Crockford's essay The Expurgation of Maniac Mansion (http://www.crockford.com/wrrrld/maniac.html). There are a couple of things there not mentioned in the first article.

Also, this fansite (http://members.fortunecity.com/harang/np16.html) shows scans from the Nintendo Power magazine #16, which featured tips on Maniac Mansion. Ironically, if you look closely, the pictures in their own magazine are from the original uncensored version.

08-14-2003, 05:48 PM
I was pissed when I couldn't find those posters in Cousin Ted's room.

It's not as bad as when I actually cried over my initial disappointment that I couldn't figure out anything I could do. I never thought of actually trying to open the security door.

08-15-2003, 07:31 PM
Ahh I seem to remember reading this story on the old DOTT com on mojo. Its both funny and interesting, I love trivia like this :)

08-16-2003, 12:29 PM
This story is nothing new, and there is another interview with Crockford where he explains more fun stuff about the NES version.

What's cool about the tsr site is that he seems to actually have his hands on an actual copy of the prototype. A rare find, indeed.