Maniac Mansion

For: Amiga, Apple II, Atari ST, Commodore 64, IBM PC/Compatibles
Platform: IBM PC/Compatibles
Display Type: CGA with RGB monitor
Notes: Enhanced version
Platform: IBM PC/Compatibles
Display Type: Hercules Monochrome
Notes: Enhanced version
Platform: IBM PC/Compatibles
Display Type: CGA with RGB monitor
Notes: Original version
Platform: IBM PC/Compatibles
Display Type: CGA with black & white monitor
Notes: Original version
Platform: IBM PC/Compatibles
Display Type: CGA with composite monitor
Notes: Original version
Like Zak McKracken and the Alien Mindbenders, the original IBM PC release of Maniac Mansion included support for CGA composite graphics. However, it seemed that Lucasfilm Games either didn't fully understand how CGA's composite graphics worked or they didn't put much effort into them. CGA composite graphics had a color palette available that offered more varied colors and also was reasonably close to if not exactly the same as the 16 RGBi colors used by other video modes such as EGA or Tandy, however Maniac Mansion did not take advantage of this. While the graphics are clear enough to play the game, the colors used often don't match the EGA/Tandy RGBi colors and are sometimes nonsensical.
Platform: IBM PC/Compatibles
Display Type: Hercules Monochrome
Notes: Original version