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About Maniac Mansion Deluxe

There are weird people living in Maniac Mansion: Dr. Fred, a "retired" physician turned mad scientist; Nurse Edna, a former health care professional whose hobbies would make a sailor blush; Weird Ed, a teenage commando with a hamster fetish; and then there's Dead Cousin Ted, and the Tentacle, and somebody - or something - else... And what's a sweet young cheerleader named Sandy doing in Dr. Fred's basement?

Your goal is to direct a team of three local college students (including Sandy's boyfriend Dave) through the mansion to rescue Sandy. As you explore, you'll meet all the strange inhabitants of the mansion, and you'll discover Dr. Fred's ambition to control the world - one teenage at a time.

You'll find that each of the seven teenagers you can choose from has special skills, talents, and weaknesses. And each of the crazy occupants of the mansion has goals and desires that can help or hinder your team, depending on how you handle them. The story - and your approach to rescuing Sandy - will be different depending on which kids you choose and how you interact with the people and things inside the mansion itself.

Each of the possible stories in Maniac Mansion is really a large, complex puzzle made up of scores of smaller puzzles. From time to time, movie-like "cut-scenes" reveal clues about the story and what's going on elsewhere. As you discover the smaller puzzles that make up each story line, you'll find that most will have to be solved in a certain order. There are always several ways to get something done - but of course, there is always a best way. Good luck!

Playing the Game

The first thing you will see after booting is the title screen with pictures of seven kids from which you can choose your team. To select your team, use your mouse to move the cursor over the kid’s portraits and click on one that interests you. You will see a short biography of that kid at the bottom of the screen.

Dave (Sandy’s boyfriend) will always be on your team, so you can select two other kids. The first two portraits you click on will be highlighted with a white border, like Dave’s. The white border means that the character in the portrait is selected for your team. If you’d like to change your selection, just click again on the picture of the kid you don’t want. The border will disappear and you can select another one.

You can win the game with any team, but the story line and many of the puzzles you need to solve will be different for each combination. When you have completed you selection, click on “Start” to begin the game.

After the title sequence, you will see your team standing in the driveway next to the mansion. When they all turn and face you, you will be directing the actions of Dave (you can switch control to a “new kid” if you’d like).

The Animation Window is the largest part of the screen where the animated word of the mansion is displayed. It shows the “camera’s eye view” of the room that the currently active character is in.

Verbs must be selected from the groups of words in the columns below the Sentence Line. You will always be able to see all the verbs used in the game – they will not change as the game progress. To select a verb, position the cursor over the word and click.

The Inventory is the area next to the Verbs. Each character on your team has his or her own Inventory. It is empty at the beginning of the game; the object is added to a character’s Inventory when the character picks it up during game play. There is no limit to the number of objects a character can carry. When there are more than six items in an Inventory, an arrow icon appears in the middle of the list. Use it to scroll the list down or up.

Cutscenes are short, animated sequences – like scenes from a movie – which can provide clues and information about the characters. When you are viewing a cutscene, you do not direct the action so the text below the Animation Window disappears.

Keyboard Commands All of the verbs used in the game can also be selected by using keyboard commands. Each key corresponds to one verb. Pressing the appropriate key once is equivalent to moving the cursor over the verb and pushing the button. The keys are mapped according to the layout of verbs on the screen.

Q - Give     W - Pick up    E – Use
A – Open    S – Look at    D – Push
Z – Close    X – Talk to     C - Pull


Special Function Keys

To switch control from one character to another, click on the kid’s portraits. As a short-cut, you can use function keys to change kids. [F1], [F2] and [F3] correspond to the three kids on your team.

To save your progress in a game, so that you can turn the computer off and start again in the same place, use the “save” feature.”Save” will not work during cutscenes. Simply press the Save/Load Game function key [F5] and follow the on-screen instructions.

To load a game you have saved, use the Save/Load Game function key [F5] and follow the on-screen instructions.

To bypass a cutscene, use the right mouse button or the Esc key. After you’ve played Maniac Mansion Deluxe several times, you may want to use this function to skip over scenes that you have seen before.

To restart the game from the beginning, press the [F8] key.

To pause the game, press the space bar. Press it again to resume play.

Keyboard Commands
Switch to Dave........................................[F1]
Switch to second kid................................[F2]
Switch to third kid....................................[F3]
Save / Load game....................................[F5]
Bypass cutscene.......................................[ESC] or right mousebutton
Restart game............................................[F8]
Pause game..............................................[space bar]
Quit game................................................[Ctrl-C]

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Version 1.4