Day of the Tentacle – the original, classic point-and-click adventure, released by LucasArts in 1993 – was given a high-definition facelift in 2016, courtesy of Double Fine Productions.
And it really gives this game a much-needed re-airing to the general public. Because Day of the Tentacle is too good a game to leave languishing in the recesses of history.
Yes, the puzzles are difficult and obscure, and – yes – you will get stuck quite often, but Day of the Tentacle is so well written and so funny that you will probably forget its misgivings.
The remastered graphics are astounding. They are beautifully drawn and coloured. The inventory system has been much improved too. Day is now much easier to play than before.
There’s even a developer commentary on the game, which is funny, and somewhat insightful.
Day of the Tentacle is one of those must-play games that is worth a few quid of anyone’s money. If only to hear the line “had to lock the little buggers in the attic!”