The LucasArts classic is a witty, funny, and beautiful collection of brain teasers.
Day of the Tentacle was a very, very funny point-and-click adventure in 1993, and it remains funny today. The plentiful jokes are punchy, wickedly morbid, and delightfully diverse enough to satisfy a wide range of comedic palates.


Witty one-liners are delivered with deliberately cartoonish voice acting performances reminiscent of prime-time adult animation; I couldn’t help thinking of Futurama as I played. There’s a wonderfully on-the-nose, irreverent nature to the whole venture, with a tone alternating between literal potty humor and dry, sardonic wit. Day of the Tentacle weaves disparate elements together in a wonderful self-parody of video game logic. The slapstick vibe also helps make acts of ridiculous cruelty more palatable. Day of the Tentacle is, after all, a game that requires you to cryogenically freeze and then microwave a hamster.

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