Maniac Mansion is a 1987 graphic adventure game developed and published by Lucasfilm Games. Initially released for the Commodore 64 and Apple II, it was Lucasfilm’s foray into video game publishing. The game follows teenager Dave Miller as he ventures into a mansion and attempts to rescue his girlfriend from an evil mad scientist, whose family has been controlled by a sentient meteor that crashed near the mansion 20 years earlier. The player uses a point-and-click interface to guide Dave and two of his friends through the mansion while avoiding its dangerous inhabitants and solving puzzles.
MESS is an acronym that stands for Multiple Emulator Super System.
MESS will more or less faithfully reproduce computer and console systems on a PC.
MESS can currently emulate over 250 systems from the last 5 decades.
MESS emulates the hardware of the systems and sometimes utilizes ROM images to load programs and games.