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Release Date: March 22nd, 2016 Movie Release Year: 2016

Day Of The Tentacle Remastered (Crossbuy)

Overview -

It's been decades, but now the 1993 LucasArts' classic, 'Day of the Tentacle' makes its triumphant return. Featuring new, hand-drawn art, remastered audio, intact classic mode, concept art gallery, commentary, and one of the better Easter eggs in gaming, ' Day of the Tentacle Remastered' debuts as a PS4/Vita, and PC/Mac game.

'Day of the Tentacle' is closely associated with one of its creators, Tim Schafer, but is also loosely framed as a sequel to Ron Gilbert's 1987 'Maniac Mansion.'

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Release Date:
March 22nd, 2016

Video Review


Once more, this ought to be what we think of when the term 'Remastered' is used. I simply can't get over the clean realization of the classic scenes. There may be a handful of spots where the new look is limited by the old animation (and in turn pointed out in the commentary), but the confluence of perspectives that anchors the extremely enjoyable style has never looked better.

Day of the Tentacle Remastered - Original

The 16:9 presentation is offset by the removal of the screen hungry UI, a difference which can be seen just by clicking the touch pad and switching between Classic and Remastered modes. Transferring over to the Vita does have an effect, mainly on the characters, but the game nevertheless looks great.

Audio Review


While not as obviously stunning as the visuals, the audio remastering is still commendable. I did once hit a bug where Lavern spoke in place of Bernard, but it really was a one-off. Players expect to hear lots of the same audio cues when trying out different things, but within that there are lots of little jokes that shouldn't be missed.

Final Thoughts

I found 'Day of the Tentacle Remastered' to be a shining example of how to do a remaster, and the visuals really stand tall. The original game is more accessible (and nearly modern in some aspects) than I recall. Coupled with the included 'Maniac Mansion' and Vita support, this ought to make a great adventure game romp for a great swathe of players.