49. Maniac Mansion

Released: 1990
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Fun Fact: The NES version of Maniac Mansion was censored on account of Nintendo of America's strict content policies.

Maniac Mansion for the NES was a fairly accurate port of the PC original published by LucasArts. Maniac Mansion revolutionized adventure games by replacing the need to type out commands with a point-and-click system.

It wasn't as easy to navigate through the revolutionary interface with the NES controller as it was with a mouse, but the effort was worth it. Maniac Mansion is famous for its zany humor, told through the adventure of seven teenage kids exploring a spooky mansion owned by a couple of mad scientists. Oh, and don't forget about the giant tentacles and the microwaved hamster.