Day of the Tentacle

Made by LucasArts, released in 1993

The IRS means business



Current Zar note: I did this LP in 2006! I left my write-up mostly unchanged.




As a side note, I have a big soft spot for Bernard. I think this is my general weakness for scientist/nerd types coming through.

Oh wow, there's an individual animation for attacking the cigar salesman with the scalpel!

Hee.

Chuck would not be pleased. It's not a weird thing that I tried to stab lots of stuff in this game right?

I can so easily see Bernard as a boy scout. Can't you?

Ah, a friendship that goes way back to that bathtub many years ago.

ANYWAY I'm sure you figured I was going to do SOMETHING with that decaf, eh? EH?

BWAHAHAHA

And with that, Fred vanishes into the house.

But I know where we can find him!

No stabbing Edna then.

Yes?

YES?

YES? YES?

Foiled.

But there's a way around that, and it's called my foot

Words to live by.

Fun fact - if I hadn't changed the statue earlier, Edna would've snagged its arm and rebounded back into the room, knocking Bernard on his skinny butt. Which is fun to watch. I shoulda done it before I changed the statue but eh, whatever.

Blank tapes are ALWAYS USEFUL

Gotta love that angle. Fred zips through the combo too fast to see it.

You getting the general idea of "open safe, scream, close safe, repeat" yet?

woop

The IRS guys sound very monotone. Here's an example

End of tape. Good thing I recorded that! Let's rewind and slow down.

This game is kind in that you do not have to write this down or anything, Bernard will remember it.

When it's all in slow motion their voices are all distorted. Hee hee.

Alright, let's get that contract!

Thank you Bernard.

Hee.

*ominous stab of music*

Wouldn't dream of it, buddy.

Or the IRS will GET YOU

DIE OOZO DIE

All miiiine.

I'm actually coming out of the chimney, I know it looks odd here.

And he's NUDE no not really

Bernard, being knowledgable of ropes, knows these things.

Hee hee, red tape.

As simple as "pick up rope". Being a boy scout actually was helpful!

Better get him out then! Rope is always useful in adventure games without fail.

Yes I had to walk all the way downstairs.

I'm gonna use the heck out of that dangling rope.

Good thing Ted's dead, otherwise I think he'd have something to say about this.

THIS WILL DEFINITELY WORK

C'mon Bernard you're almost there!

Uh oh

A FABULOUS SCREENSHOT THANK YOU

Well he's up there, that's what counts. Back upstairs!

This is why the red paint is REALLY useful.

No one will tell the difference. My cunning plan is perfect.

This is kinda funny cause Bernard just pushes Dr. Fred off the bed. Just plop. Hehehe.

BERNARD LADIES AND GENTLEMAN

And Dr. Fred's ready to go!

Yes, this will work much better, Bernard.

And Dr. Fred's spine snaps in half!

KEEP PULLING

I'm going to hire Bernard to do all my escapes from now on.

OH GOD HE'S NOT BREATHING no wait

I WONDER WHY

A fine funnel.

You know what, just to see.

Actually it just did nothing. Aww. Well, better get the normal coffee then.

I bet.

Aaaand like nothing ever happened.

Quite the conundrum!

:O

I love you Dr. Fred.

I hope you guys can read some of these, they're really pretty good.

Hee hee, again.

I just like the look on Dr. Fred's face as he signs. Hehehe.

And back to his ceaseless hand wringing.

Anyway, pop that Pony Express stamp I got from Weird Ed on the contract, and send it off to Hoagie!

MEANWHILE

JESUS HANCOCK COME ON THIS IS SERIOUS BUSINESS

I love doing this. You can actually just raise the flag on the mailbox and the pony express guy will zip buy. It fluffs up Hoagie's hair a bit, and he usually turns to you and goes "Woohoah, Pony Express!" in this great way. I just like how his hair gets fluffed that little bit. Hehehe. No I didn't do this repeatedly shut up.

Dr. Fred, so friendly.

HANDS DON'T WRING THEMSELVES YOU KNOW

Real person y/n

:O

<3

I HAVE TO GET TO THE BAHAMAS IMMEDIATELY

Bernard comes in to ruin everything.

Something about how simple this is really amuses me.

HOPE YOU'RE PAYING ATTENTION no really it's not important

Seriously.

Nice save, Bernard.

And voila, Bernard is done! I always felt kinda bad taking Dr. Fred's money without him knowing, since his family is in debt and all, but on the other hand, gotta have that diamond.

Next up, Laverne!

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