Other: Newly Discovered Easter Egg in Maniac Mansion NES

Started by RHDNBot, November 20, 2023, 03:45:33 AM

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Update By: gzip

User gzip has discovered an interesting easter egg in Maniac Mansion for the NES.
It can be triggered in the arcade room by opening the coin box of the Tuna Diver
arcade game using the small key from Edna's room and activating the USE verb in
combination with an invisible object just to the left of the doorknob. The coin
box for the Meteor Mess arcade game must also be closed.

This sequence of events triggers a multi-line dialog by the original re-scripter of Maniac Mansion for the NES, Ron Baldwin. Ron was also a contributer for most of the original
SCUMM games.

The easter egg was discovered by inspecting the assembly code and is highly unlikely
to be discovered by accident due the combination of object state and the use of
a hidden object, hence it's 35+ years of secrecy.

The full dialog of the easter egg is as follows:

Ron Baldwin has done a killer job in adapting this game for use on the NES. So, please tell all of your friends to run out and buy it!

If you're a Maniac Mansion fan then don't forget to check out Maniac Mansion Uncensored!

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Wow! Not even at TCRF !

QuoteThe easter egg was discovered by inspecting the assembly code
Was this completely obfuscated somehow outside the usual SCUMM scripts?
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