Man, I love classic point and click adventures like no other gaming genre. It was the Monkey Island saga, Maniac Mansion and Sam’n’Max I grew up with.
Back then I teamed up with my best friend Alex and we bought the games together. We spend days if not weeks solving the trickier puzzles together. That was before the times of www.walkthrough-for-even-the-simplest-game.com. Whilst sometimes it felt a tinzy bit frustrating, this was an essential part of the game. The ultimate reward was longtime fun. Simply put: you had to suffer from time to time to enjoy a LucasArts adventure to its full extend.
Okay… strictly speaking this Kickstarter campaign isn’t by LucasArts, but Ron Gilbert and Gary Winnick who are the masterminds behind Maniac Mansion and Monkey Island. But what gives? This is as good as it gets and I haven’t been this excited about a game since over decades.
As I wait for the final floppy disk to get shipped by Ron and Gary. I hold on to me beloved little LucasArts packaging collection (… Alex owns the other half… damn… I should go and check eBay).
If you don’t have your boxes anymore, here are some links to pass the time: