I grew up in the days of the Nintendo Entertainment System and PC gaming, when every gamer was playing titles like King’s Quest and The Secret of Monkey Island. Out of all of these games, the gems that stood out the most for me were the Lucas Arts titles which were able to stand out from the crowd due to their extremely fun plots and wicked humor. Cartoon graphics, slap-stick comedy and goofy characters with quick wits made these games instant classics.
Even now I find myself wishing that Lucas Arts would re-release some of the old titles so that we could play them on updated systems, but I would probably be better off to download cracked versions of the games, and play them on the computer with the help of SCUMM software, because I don’t see the company re-releasing any of these games any time before Hell freezes over. Worst of all, Lucas won’t release the copyright on these games, so you can’t even find them on Abandon ware sites for download. Fine, hold the copyrights all you want, but do something with the games!
As for new titles, Lucas Arts has been claiming for years now that they were going to make a new Sam and Max title, but still nothing has even been started. They did release a new
George Lucas, if you’re reading this (there’s a slim chance, but what the hell…), then listen up: it’s time to release the old Lucas Arts adventure games for a new generation and for the old fans of the games. I expect to see Full Throttle, Day of the Tentacle, Sam and Max, Grim Fandango, the Indiana Jones Series, the
For a trip down memory lane, visit The LucasArts Museum site.
If anyone else agrees with me, please feel free to comment on this post. I wanna know that I’m not alone in my love for these classic games.