Favourite SCUMM games...

Discuss and discover all the great games of yesteryear!

Moderators: mknott, NickThorpe, lcarlson, Darran@Retro Gamer, MMohammed

User avatar
GarryG
Posts: 3231
Joined: Mon Jan 16, 2006 7:33 am
Location: The cold wet bit above England...

Favourite SCUMM games...

Post by GarryG » Fri Mar 17, 2006 4:15 am

What is your favourite SCUMM game and what one do you think was most underrated?

What other games of this type did you like or dislike?

My personal favourite SCUMM title is ‘Day of the Tentacle’.
I think the first Diskworld game was underrated, possibly not given as much of a chance as other titles of the time because it was seen as a tie-in!

User avatar
Questor
Posts: 29
Joined: Fri Jan 27, 2006 4:33 am

Post by Questor » Fri Mar 17, 2006 4:34 am

My favourite was Monkey Island 2 without a doubt - that ending!

Not a SCUMM game as such, but Beneath a Steel Sky was criminally overlooked when it forst came out - the fact you could die with one mistake probably didn't help though!

User avatar
EnglishRob
Posts: 666
Joined: Thu Dec 15, 2005 5:14 am
Location: Torquay, Devon, UK
Contact:

Post by EnglishRob » Fri Mar 17, 2006 4:35 am

It's hard to say...

I think my favorite would have to be The Curse Of Monkey Island as it's the first talkie Monkey Island game with lovely animation.

I'm also a big fan of Day Of The Tenticle (and spend about 5 hours recently playing it, which the girlfriend wasn't too happy about).

I'm also a big fan of Monkey Island 1 & 2. Where else could you find a use for a rubber chicken with a pully in the middle, and even better - Stan's new and previously owned coffins?

Rob
How much wood could a woodchuck chuck if a woodchuck could chuck wood? - Guybrush Threepwood

User avatar
pforson
Posts: 2735
Joined: Thu Mar 09, 2006 7:32 am
Location: uk london
Contact:

Post by pforson » Fri Mar 17, 2006 6:44 am

I agree, beneath a steel sky was brilliant. Lost its way a little twards the end but did have wonderful backgrounds drawn by Dave Gibbons (watchmen).

favourite scumm would have to be monkey 1. monkey 2 was more refined and had some great moments (spitting contest) but my hearts always with the original.

Another sadly overlooked point and clicker was toonstruck. brilliant graphics and great humour ('activate cloaking device' - puts on invisible making cloak)

also, me and the lady have been enjoying indiana jones and the fate of atlantis recently. wonderfully atmospheric game.

and there was simon the sorcerer, that was ace... oh the memorys...

anyone recommend any good *new* point and clickers?

pete
WANTED: Amiga CD32 games. PM me. :)

Image

User avatar
GarryG
Posts: 3231
Joined: Mon Jan 16, 2006 7:33 am
Location: The cold wet bit above England...

Re:

Post by GarryG » Fri Mar 17, 2006 10:27 am

pforson wrote:...anyone recommend any good *new* point and clickers?
The newest games I’ve played that were like this was the Myst series.

I can’t actually think of anything newer…

User avatar
Questor
Posts: 29
Joined: Fri Jan 27, 2006 4:33 am

Post by Questor » Fri Mar 17, 2006 12:34 pm

Indy Atlantis was great - the fact that you could ake 3 different paths through the game (team, wits and fists IIRC) and they really did make a big difference to how the game played!

Had some tough puzzles though (anyone remember using the parrot to get the name of plato's diary?!)

User avatar
SirClive
Posts: 20261
Joined: Mon Dec 12, 2005 2:25 pm
Location: Planet Sinclair
Contact:

Post by SirClive » Fri Mar 17, 2006 1:26 pm

Defo Day of the Tentacle for me. Much funnier than all the others (even better than Sam & Max).

Also loved Zak McKracken.
Image

User avatar
Sabreman
Posts: 859
Joined: Wed Nov 30, 2005 6:09 pm
Location: The Diabolical Demon Director
Contact:

Post by Sabreman » Fri Mar 17, 2006 1:55 pm

Tough call between Monkey Island 1 and 2. I feel that MI1 had the better story, and was generally wittier, while MI2 was (and is) just so luscious looking with it's painted+scanned backgrounds. I'd probably go for Monkey 1 in the end.

User avatar
paranoid marvin
Posts: 14272
Joined: Mon Jan 23, 2006 6:28 pm
Location: 21st Century Earth

Post by paranoid marvin » Fri Mar 17, 2006 3:36 pm

DOTT is as close to the perfectly scripted game as you could get

The puzzles make sense,the humour's great and to cap it all,it's
got superb voice acting (far better than the later MI games)

Fate of Atlantis and the Monkey games (esp 1&2) are also fantastic

But let's face it,during this era Lucasarts could do nothing wrong
Mr Flibble says...
"Game over , boys!"

User avatar
paranoid marvin
Posts: 14272
Joined: Mon Jan 23, 2006 6:28 pm
Location: 21st Century Earth

Post by paranoid marvin » Fri Mar 17, 2006 3:45 pm

P.S> can I also once again say a big THANKYOU
to the people behind SCUMM VM
for taking the time,trouble and effort to bring us
a superb emulator,allowing us to once again play
some of the best games ever made
Mr Flibble says...
"Game over , boys!"

User avatar
Matt M
Posts: 26
Joined: Sat Dec 31, 2005 9:53 am
Location: England

Post by Matt M » Fri Mar 17, 2006 3:56 pm

Easily The Secret of Monkey Island. An absolute classic.
"Paris in the Fall, The city holds many memories for me: of cafes, of music, of love... and of death."

User avatar
Randall Flagg
Posts: 1898
Joined: Wed Dec 14, 2005 7:21 am
Location: The Underwurlde
Contact:

Post by Randall Flagg » Fri Mar 17, 2006 6:35 pm

Dont think it was Scumm but Simon the sorceror was tip top.

Sam n Max was excellently funny.

Agree with the points on Zak Mckrakken as well, Such a totally bizarre sense of humour but worked perfectly.
Retrotechy.
Zapp Brannigan Quote - You remind me of a younger me Fry, Not much younger mind, Perhaps even a little older... Image

User avatar
Dudley
Posts: 8707
Joined: Sat Dec 10, 2005 7:53 pm
Contact:

Re:

Post by Dudley » Sat Mar 18, 2006 5:38 am

Randall Flagg wrote:Dont think it was Scumm but Simon the sorceror was tip top.
It wasn't but is sufficiently close that they added it to ScummVM.
Last edited by Dudley on Sat Mar 18, 2006 5:44 am, edited 1 time in total.
Yesterzine - The Literal Magazine Show
http://yesterzine.co.uk | @Yesterzine on Twitter | yesterzineshow@gmail.com

User avatar
paranoid marvin
Posts: 14272
Joined: Mon Jan 23, 2006 6:28 pm
Location: 21st Century Earth

Post by paranoid marvin » Sat Mar 18, 2006 5:39 am

I never liked imon the Soceror-thought the humour was too forced
Also,I absolutely hated STS 2
Mr Flibble says...
"Game over , boys!"

User avatar
mel the bell
Posts: 462
Joined: Sun Jan 22, 2006 8:42 am
Location: near whitby
Contact:

Post by mel the bell » Sat Mar 18, 2006 6:43 am

hm never really played any only really tried Beneath a Steel Sky but i cant even start.

whys it not really a scumm game? it runs on scummvm
On 2003-12-08 20:15, cyborg wrote:
You're all corporate bitches if you buy a console - face it. Unless it's a Phantom - in that case you're just stupid - because even if it did exist it'd be crap

Post Reply

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 5 guests