TNT Thursdays: Nostalgic Adventure Games Edition

Salutations, nerds! Welcome to another Top Nerdy Ten. I’m your host, Rach and this week, going on our theme of nostalgia, I will be counting down my top adventure games from Sierra and LucasArts. Cue the MIDI intro music! 

10. Mixed Up Mother Goose


The title really says it all. Just a fun old school Sierra kid’s game. Not to mention I’m a huge fan of Mother Goose nursery rhymes. Jack, Jill, Humpty, Mary and her little lamb, all of it.

9. Sam & Max Series


Based on Steve Purcell’s comics, Sam & Max aren’t your typical buddy cops. But don’t let the dog/rabbit duo fool you, these two know how to get the job done. Errr, I think…

8. Space Quest Series
tnt11-12Star Wars fan? Trekkie? Space Quest follows the misadventures of Space Explorer/Janitor, Roger Wilco. Puns abound.  Oh, them glorious puns.

7. The Dig


Tonally, the game was quite different compared to all the other games on this list. The storyline was much more serious (Asteroid, Earth, AHHH). Plus the puzzles were slightly more difficult than your typical adventure game, but it was still a lot of fun.

6. Maniac Mansion & Day of the Tentacle


This game reminded me so much of the Scooby Gang (Buffy reference anyone?).



Magic spells, music, mythology, oh myyy! For a game that came out 25 years ago, the storyline was perhaps the most compelling part about LOOM.

4. Grim Fandango


If you’re a fan of film noir, this was your dream game. Not only was the game super fun but it has an equally fun jazzy, bluesy, soundtrack.

3. Monkey Island Series


To this day I maintain that the best part of the entire series is the Insult Sword Fighting. Also the name Guybrush Threepwood? Classic.

2. Full Throttle


My dad actually won a copy of this game back in the day and my brother and I spent hours trying to work through each challenge as quickly as possible. Damn forks. Ben and Mo forever.

1. King’s Quest Series


This game was a family affair for us. Even after all these years, I still remember how frustrating KQ VI was. Damn swamp ooze 😉 Last month the iconic Sierra series was rebooted and released on Steam so be sure to check that out!

Ahhh, what a fun trip down memory lane. What were your favourite adventure games? Comment below 🙂

‘Til next time,


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