Originally released by LucasArts in 1993 as a sequel to Ron Gilbert’s ground breaking Maniac Mansion, Day of the Tentacle is back in a remastered edition that features all new hand-drawn, high resolution artwork, with remastered audio, music and sound effects.
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Release Date: Mar 21, 2016

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June 1

1.04 patch notes

Day of the Tentacle Remastered has been updated today with a mixture of bug fixes and requested features!

We looked at the highest rated issues on our support site, and tried to address everything we agreed would be great to have fixed or added. We ‘re happy to report that along with numerous fixes, we were able to address requests such as adding more save slots to Maniac Mansion, and adding in the classic compressed sound effects as an alternate sound option.

Unless major issues are discovered, this will be the final update for DOTT Remastered, allowing the team to move on to work on Full Throttle Remastered! (other than the Linux version which is coming soon!)


  • Maniac Mansion - added multiple save slots and support for saving anywhere (except during cutscenes).
  • Audio - added a setting to toggle between remastered and classic sound effects

  • Accessibility - added a command line flag "--UIModeAccessibility" that turns on some extra UI controls to remove need for keyboard input in some situations.
  • Audio - fixed "FIRE!!!" voice over line not playing if subtitles are turned off.

  • Audio - fixed a classic game bug where Bernard would say one of Laverne's lines in the Lobby in a specific situation.

  • Controls - added the ability to skip dialog lines by tapping on the screen when using touch controls. This is only available for touch screen PCs.

  • Controls - added a way to trigger object highlight using touch. Hold two fingers on the screen to use. This is only available for touch screen PCs.
  • UI - added touch UI for opening the pause menu in DoTT verb bar mode and in Maniac Mansion. This only appears when using touch controls.
  • UI - fixed a bug in verb dial mode where a certain inventory object's morph animation didn't play correctly during a certain puzzle.
  • Settings - fixed a bug where the fullscreen setting wouldn't save properly for some players.

  • OSX - touch pad taps now register as clicks.

  • OSX - clarified the controls help text to indicate you may need to press Fn+F1 to toggle render modes.


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April 4

1.03 patch notes

Another patch is going up today with the following fixes:

  • Audio - improved accuracy of remastered pitch bend logo sound in the intro cutscene.
  • Art - fixed a minor bug where a stray white pixel appeared in Laverne's shoes in a particular costume.
  • Art - fixed a minor bug where Green Tentacle sorted behind a desk incorrectly in a certain room.
    Commentary - fixed a minor typo in English.
  • UI - removed the concept art unlocked notification at the top of the screen during gameplay. You can still see when new art has been unlocked by looking at the main/pause menu.
  • Fixed a bug where the wrong language would be selected by default on the first launch of the game depending on the OS user interface language.
  • Windows - worked around an issue where the window location could be saved in a bad location if you played on multiple monitors and then later unplugged the monitor the game window was displayed on.

We're still working through all the issues reported on our support site, if you are experiencing any problems or have a suggestion please let us know. At some point we will have to cease working on patching the game any further unless major issues are found, so please report (or vote on) anything you'd like us to consider! http://support.doublefine.com

thanks! :)

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About This Game

Dr. Fred’s mutated purple tentacle is about to take over the world, and only you can stop him!

Originally released by LucasArts in 1993 as a sequel to Ron Gilbert’s ground breaking Maniac Mansion, Day of the Tentacle is a mind-bending, time travel, cartoon puzzle adventure game in which three unlikely friends work together to prevent an evil mutated purple tentacle from taking over the world!

Now, over twenty years later, Day of the Tentacle is back in a remastered edition that features all new hand-drawn, high resolution artwork, with remastered audio, music and sound effects (which the original 90s marketing blurb described as ‘zany!’).

Players are able to switch back and forth between classic and remastered modes, and mix and match audio, graphics and user interface to their heart’s desire. We’ve also included a concept art browser, and recorded a commentary track with the game’s original creators Tim Schafer, Dave Grossman, Larry Ahern, Peter Chan, Peter McConnell and Clint Bajakian.

Day of the Tentacle was Tim Schafer’s first game as co-project lead, and a much beloved cult classic! This special edition has been lovingly restored and remade with the care and attention that can only come from involving the game's original creators.

System Requirements

Windows
Mac OS X
    Minimum:
    • OS: Windows 7
    • Processor: 1.7 GHz Dual Core
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • Graphics: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 260, ATI Radeon 4870 HD, Intel HD 3000, or equivalent card with at least 512 MB VRAM
    • DirectX: Version 9.0
    • Storage: 2500 MB available space
    • Sound Card: DirectX Compatible Sound Card
    • Additional Notes: Must have OpenGL 3 with GLSL version 1.3
    Recommended:
    • OS: Windows 7
    • Processor: Intel Core 2 Duo at 2.2 GHz, AMD Athlon 64 2.2Ghz
    • Memory: 3 GB RAM
    • Graphics: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 460, AMD Radeon HD 6850
    • DirectX: Version 11
    • Storage: 2500 MB available space
    • Sound Card: DirectX Compatible Sound Card
    • Additional Notes: Must have OpenGL 3 with GLSL version 1.3. Some users may need to disable the Steam overlay
    Minimum:
    • OS: Lion 10.7
    • Processor: Intel Core Duo
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • Graphics: ATI Radeon HD 4850, NVIDIA GeForce GT 120, Intel HD 3000, or equivalent card with at least 512 MB VRAMNVIDIA GeForce GTX 260, ATI Radeon 4870 HD, Intel HD 3000, or equivalent card with at least 512 MB VRAM
    • Storage: 2500 MB available space
    • Additional Notes: Must have OpenGL 3 with GLSL version 1.3
    Recommended:
    • OS: El Capitan 10.11
    • Processor: Intel Core i series processor
    • Memory: 4 GB RAM
    • Graphics: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 460, AMD Radeon HD 6850, or equivalent card with at least 1 GB VRAM
    • Storage: 2500 MB available space
    • Sound Card: Compatible Sound Card
    • Additional Notes: Must have OpenGL 3 with GLSL version 1.3. Some users may need to disable Steam overlay.
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JT
( 5.1 hrs on record )
Posted: June 30
A very entertaining game bringing back to the early days of LucasARTS. I can't wait to see what other LucasARTS games Double Fine plans to remake. (Crossing my fingers for Sam & Max: Hit the Road)
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ThatNickGuy
( 5.2 hrs on record )
Posted: June 29
Growing up, this was one of my favourite adventure games. I'm happy to say that that game is fully intact, with only a very impressive graphical and sound upgrade. The upgrades smooth everything out, but it's still the same game clearly inspired by old Warner Bros cartoons. Definitely worth getting.
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joseph
( 5.2 hrs on record )
Posted: June 29
This remastered version stays true to the original. It's a really funny point and click adventure game, a genre lost. If you played the original you could also enjoy some developer commentary to your gameplay.
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Pirateguybrush
( 7.9 hrs on record )
Posted: June 29
A faithful and technically sound remastering of a classic adventure game. Well worth picking up regardless of whether you played the original. Don't be afraid to have a walkthrough on hand if you get stuck, just try not to rely on it.
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Scarlet
( 4.0 hrs on record )
Posted: June 26
Fun game just like I remembered from the old days
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drenmon
( 7.1 hrs on record )
Posted: June 26
One of my all time favorite games, perfectly remastered.

If you like point and click, this is one of the must play classics, if you dont, this would be a perfect introduction to the gaunra. Highly recommend,
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Putinpie
( 6.0 hrs on record )
Posted: June 26
Overall its a pretty good looking and funny adventure but I have an issue, I played it about 4 hours and now I accidently added a stamp to a letter with a contract that was not signed. The stamp was gone after I signed the contract and now I cant play further because of the lost stamp
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ΩRαS
( 4.7 hrs on record )
Posted: June 25
I'm not even done with it yet, but I have to right a review for this game NOW!! It's on of the best point and click games ever, if not THE BEST ONE EVER!!! great story, great graphics, great character, great EVERYTHING!!! You are not wasting money with this! PLAY THIS GAME AS SOON AS POSSIBLE!!!
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Betty Butane
( 5.9 hrs on record )
Posted: June 25
I first played this game when I was a child and couldn't figure it out and had my brother help me. I remember installing it on the family PC with about six floppy discs!

I waited for a long time for this remastered version to become available and I wasn't disappointed. I love this game. Even if it's not a nostalgic trip for you, it's so much fun and so odd that you can play it loads of times and still love it.
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diesel23
( 5.5 hrs on record )
Posted: June 25
Great old school point and click game with a bit of humor and entertaining..
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Most Helpful Reviews  In the past 30 days
16 of 17 people (94%) found this review helpful
Recommended
6.6 hrs on record
Posted: June 3
A perfect remaster for a nearly perfect adventure game

This game was formative for me. Not only was it the first adventure game I played, it also introduced me to a lot of American cultural staples. And its humour helped shape mine.

DOTT is a sort-of-sequel to Maniac Mansion, an older game (which is playable inside DOTT, by the way!). Friends Bernard, Laverne and Hoagie must travel back in time - courtesy of a shoddy time machine by Dr Fred - to prevent Purple Tentacle from gaining super intelligence (and arms!) and conquering the world. Instead, our three protagonists are accidentally scattered across time - far past, present and far future - and have to both rescue themselves and accomplish their original goal.
That's a summary of the silly premise, and the game is just as silly.

How that translates in terms of gameplay is that you have three playable characters occupying the same space - a motel where the events of the game take place - but at different periods in history. You control all three, solving puzzles, sometimes affecting the future, and sending items back and forth among them via the time machine.
This all makes your typical point-and-click puzzle solving a bit more interesting, as you need to think about what all three characters need and remember what items and NPCs and puzzles each version of the motel contains.

As for this modern remaster, I'm very happy to say they did an excellent job. It is basically how we imagine the original version in our minds. The music is also remastered, but I prefer the original. Lucky for everyone, the original art and music (and interface) are included and can be mixed and matched at will. I played modern art & interface with original music.

What I enjoyed
  • Triple the playable characters, triple the puzzles, triple the inventory, etc.
  • Cartoony, funny, and not obnoxious (you hear that, Deponia?)
  • The remastered art is excellent, making the whole game widescreen and crisp looking.
  • The new radial action menu is a huge improvement on the old action bar, allowing for faster play while keeping the variety of options that give you all sorts of fun dialogue.
What I didn't like
  • This being an early 90s adventure game, the puzzles can be nonsensical sometimes - you have to apply "comedy logic" to some of them, which can get frustrating.
  • All the things you have to do across all the characters can get a bit overwhelming sometimes and you might forget what to do next. I'd suggest playing this game in as few sessions as possible, because you will forget stuff otherwise. Maybe take notes.

I just relived a piece of my childhood, and it was just as good.
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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
2.4 hrs on record
Posted: June 15
You can play Maniac Mansion in Weird Ed's room. Nuff' said. (Thats the game that got me hooked on video games. Way back in 1987. Commodore 64. No mouse.)
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4 of 5 people (80%) found this review helpful
Recommended
1.8 hrs on record
Posted: June 1
I cannot believe my good fortune that this game popped up on my screen the moment I logged into Steam today. This (and LucasArts' Indiana Jones: The Fate of Atlantis) was my favorite DOS game of all time back in the 90's so I bought this immediately. I'm pretty sure I still have the original CD lying around somewhere. If I find it, i'll upload it in the Artwork section for the game.

Needless to say, nostalgia can be a cruel mistress, especially nostalgia from 3 decades ago. Not so in the case of LucasArts DOS games. His company's products were always ahead of their time. I personally feel that the cartoonish graphics of this game still hold up today (and they did a great job with the remastering!), and from what I remember, the puzzles in this game were not only challenging (not impossibly so) but there was a lot to do and figure out. And they were interesting puzzles. I still remember how it took me forever to figure out how to get the fake rubber barf off the ceiling. Awesome! I now had fake barf in my possession! Now what do I do with that!? xD

The voice acting was also superb. Instead of always using the bland, "I can't do that." or "That won't work." kind of line when trying to figure out object combinations and placements, you are greeted with lines like, "My therapist told me I'm not allowed to play with sharp objects." followed by maniacal guffawing. These are the kinds of things that stick with you and add so much charm to this game.

So, the basics:

This game is the sequal to the 1987 game Maniac Mansion and takes place 5 years after the events of the first game. It is a single-player point-and-click adventure that originally came out in 1993. You do not need to have played the first game in order to enjoy or understand the events in this one.

Plot:

There are two living, breathing tentacles that are wandering around. Purple Tentacle ends up drinking some radioactive sludge that mutates him into having arms so he feels he can now take over the world. His brother, Green Tentacle, tries to stop him and ends up having to contact the mad scientist that lives in the mansion. Once the three main protagonists arive on the scene, the mad scientist asks for their help and convinces them to get into Port-O-Potty time machines to prevent Purple Tentacle from drinking the sludge in the first place.

Something goes terribly wrong and the three main protagonists get sent to three different points in time. The "Dude Brah", named Hoagie, gets sent about 200 years into the past to colonial America times, Bernard stays in the present and the deranged medical student, Laverne, gets sent about 200 years into the future where the world is now controlled by the evil Purple Tentacle's rule and humanity has been enslaved. All three have to work together, yet separately, in order to help each other out by sending objects back and forth to each other through the Port-O-Potty time machines. In doing so, they are not only trying to get back to their own original timeline but also trying to prevent Purple Tentacle from taking over the world,

The premise sounds silly but it's such a fun romp through an interactive Saturday Morning Cartoon where the humor from the 90's was at it's best (There's also a computer in the mad scientist's room where you can play the original 1987 Maniac Mansion on it, right inside this game. I do so hope they kept that in this remastered version).

This game is absolutely worth the full asking price. But if you see it on sale, snatch it up in a heartbeat.
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5 of 7 people (71%) found this review helpful
Recommended
7.8 hrs on record
Posted: June 4
What a pleasure to have been able to play this game again! The remaster is greatly done, it really keeps the feel of this game intact, and lets you choose between the old controls and graphics, and remastered ones at any time.
Perfect remaster, you HAVE to buy DOTT even if you're too young to have known it when it first came out!
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
7.4 hrs on record
Posted: June 18
Really happy to played this game again. Great remake. I hope they will (re)make more oldies like this. I wish they would remake the leisure suit larry series (not the first one, thats already there), or the orginal Maniac Mansion, or Indiana Jones and the last crusade, or space quest 3 (the part i loved the most) etc. I was still a kid playing this games back then but I would buy this game now a days directly if they come available. Finding DOTT remastered was a big suprise for me and I really want to thank te makers for the good work.
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3 of 4 people (75%) found this review helpful
Recommended
2.2 hrs on record
Posted: June 2
The original was awesome. This remastered version is just as great, altough I still prefer to use the older action menu.

Thanks for bringing back the BEST FREAKING GAME ever made!! I used to play the original about once a year in dosbox when I had a nostalgia moment, but now I can enjoy it with great graphics right from Steam.

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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
7.9 hrs on record
Posted: June 29
A faithful and technically sound remastering of a classic adventure game. Well worth picking up regardless of whether you played the original. Don't be afraid to have a walkthrough on hand if you get stuck, just try not to rely on it.
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4 of 7 people (57%) found this review helpful
Recommended
7.8 hrs on record
Posted: June 1
Who doesn\'t love puzzle solving games?
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2 of 4 people (50%) found this review helpful
Recommended
14.4 hrs on record
Posted: May 31
MUST SAVE THE WORLD from purple tentacle. Best point and click game ever made, hands down. Also, it includes the first game too.
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1 of 2 people (50%) found this review helpful
Recommended
3.1 hrs on record
Posted: June 3
All that I remembered from back in the day and more:)
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