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Author Topic: Maniac Metalhead Mania II -The Heavy Metal Rescue Mission-  (Read 1296 times)


It's Friday somewhere in Northern Germany.
Normally there was nothing special about this Friday,
the Commander of the Metal-Kompanie 666 was about to go back to his cozy bed when his beloved brother called him on his mobile phone.
Full of panic and fear, he tells that he was kidnapped by the "Cheap Pop Music Mafia" and urgently needs our help.
Will we be able to free our brother from the clutches of the Cheap Pop Music Mafia?
Is this game even dumber than its bad predecessor, Maniac Metalhead Mania?
Find out and play
Maniac Metalhead Mania II -The Heavy Metal Rescue Mission-
the free adventure game of
the Metal-Kompanie 666!


The following great features await you:
- German (including bad spelling) and English texts (not the yellow of the egg version)
- tons of references to movies, pc games, series, books and (metal) bands!
- Countless animations and stupid background graphics
- Sarcasm, irony and bad puns

Note:
Maniac Mansion Mania II can be played without prior knowledge of the first part.

Download:
https://www.maniac-mansion-mania.com/index.php/en/spiele/fan-adventures/1115-maniac-metalhead-mania-ii.html





Haha, big fun! Thank you very much for releasing this nice little game.

Good puzzles and the allusions made me laugh a lot.

Haha, big fun! Thank you very much for releasing this nice little game.

Good puzzles and the allusions made me laugh a lot.

I'm glad you like the game. May I ask if you are a "Metalhead" and how many references did you find? I used a lot of puns and allusions (especially in the German translation)

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I still need to play the first part. Now you've just given me even more of a reason to find some time to play through it.  :-D

Metal forever !
I have not counted the references, but the quotes and posters were quite easy. You mention most of it also at the end.

About the picture with the flower: Guns & Roses? Agent Orange is also worth mentioning etc.

Metal forever !
I have not counted the references, but the quotes and posters were quite easy. You mention most of it also at the end.

About the picture with the flower: Guns & Roses? Agent Orange is also worth mentioning etc.

Well, as far as references go, there's really a lot outside of metal bands too, I'll show a full list of references soon.
The picture with the flower is an allusion to the German happy techno band "Blümchen"
Did you realize which people were actually recruited for the rescue mission? (are 2 from metal bands)
And nice that you understood the Sodom allusion.

The green guy: is it Angus McFife (Gloryhammer) - would explain why he wants a galactic hammer

Guy with eye patch: Don't remember one with eye patch that died on stage...

This is so much fun! I hope this will be a long series.  (nod)

I finished the game after having an aha-moment. I left this review on the game page: "I liked the game because of the funny characters and the entertaining puzzles. It's a fine continuation of the first game in the series. There's a LOT of metal references in there, both visually and quoted, which will be great for metalheads, but probably most players won't get half the jokes. But music knowledge isn't required to progress in the game or to appreciate it."

It must have been an awful lot of work to work all those song lyrics into the dialogue. Great work!

I finished the game after having an aha-moment. I left this review on the game page: "I liked the game because of the funny characters and the entertaining puzzles. It's a fine continuation of the first game in the series. There's a LOT of metal references in there, both visually and quoted, which will be great for metalheads, but probably most players won't get half the jokes. But music knowledge isn't required to progress in the game or to appreciate it."

It must have been an awful lot of work to work all those song lyrics into the dialogue. Great work!

Thank you for your words, I'm glad you liked the game. As a side note, I did a count and there are far more references to movies, games and series than metal bands, so non-metalheads should have fun finding references too. What references did you find?

Thank you for your words, I'm glad you liked the game. As a side note, I did a count and there are far more references to movies, games and series than metal bands, so non-metalheads should have fun finding references too. What references did you find?
I'm afraid I can't recall, but I think there were multiple references to Star Wars, Terminator, Zak McKracken, Maniac Mansion/Day of the Tentacle and more. Was there something from Indiana Jones and Back to the Future in there, too? Not sure.

Thank you for your words, I'm glad you liked the game. As a side note, I did a count and there are far more references to movies, games and series than metal bands, so non-metalheads should have fun finding references too. What references did you find?
I'm afraid I can't recall, but I think there were multiple references to Star Wars, Terminator, Zak McKracken, Maniac Mansion/Day of the Tentacle and more. Was there something from Indiana Jones and Back to the Future in there, too? Not sure.

I've written down all the references I've hidden in the game, maybe that's of interest to some people who have played through the game:

Spoiler: ShowHide
References to bands and artists:
-The starter screen is a nod to the Manowar album Warriors of the World
-The music videos of Beyond the Black (Human) and Blackbriar (Mortal Remains) are alluded to in the load and save menu.
- In the Game Intro the song Sodom "Wachturm" is parodied (only in the German text edition)
- The phrase "All for Metal" said in game is from the song "All for Metal" by Doro
-If you ring the doorbell of your apartment, Joakim Broden from the band Sabaton appears
- The band "Tentacle of the Down" is a parody to "System of the Down"
-The HammerDown inventory item is a parody of the band HammerFall
-The bat image is a nod to Ozzy Osbourne
-The picture by the Swiss artist is a reference to the band Burning Witches
-The picture with the flower and the boomerang is a reference to the band Blümchen
- King Angus McMetal is a parody and allusion to the band Gloryhammer and his ex-singer Angus McMetal
- Agent Orange Energy is a parody of the Sodom album Agent Orange
-The Agent Orange salesman is a reference to the Sodom mascot Knarrenheinz
-The yellow bus is a reference to the Vengaboys single cover album
 We Like To Party (The Vengabus)
- The fight scene where our brother is about to be burned is a reference to the Blackbriar song I'd Rather Burn and the Sega Mega Drive game Phantasy Star 4
-The Metal Valkyrie is a parody and allusion to the singer Ylva Eriksson from the band Brothers of Metal
-the crown in the fridge is a nod to the band Frozen Crown
- Simone-Simson-Moped is a play on words from the Epica singer and the moped brand Simson
- The rust remover is a nod to the Iron Maiden album Number of the Beast and the WD brand
-The dove is a reference to the Within Temptation album cover The Heart of Everything
- The bloody lettering is a reference to the Powerwolf song All we need is Blood
- The cop mentions the Judas Prist song Breaking the Law
-There are various flat jokes in the game with reference to metal (made up by me)
-If you try to take the bolt cutters they say there is a bad Epica album (which of course there isn't, hehe)
Various band albums are shown as posters in the game:
foreigner
Doro (Forever Warriors forever united)
Nightwish (Wishmaster)
Frozen Crown (Winterbane)
Manowar (Kings of Metal)
Brothers of Metal (Metal Prophecy of Ragnarok)
HammerFall (Glory To The Brave)
Battle Beast (Bringer of Pain)
There are countless song quotes in the game:
Blind Guardian (Mirror Mirror)
Sodom (Watchtower and Agent Orange)
Doro (All for Metal and Fight)
Hammerfall (Hammerfall and Hammer Hight)
Nightwish (Wishmaster)
Manowar (Kings of Metal, Sign of the Hammer, Brothers of Metal, Die for Metal)
PowerWolf (All we need is Blood)
Brothers Of Metal (Chain Breaker, Brothers Unite, We Believe In Metal)
Blackbriar (I'd Rather Burn)
Epica (Divide and Conquer and Beyond the Matrix)
Rammstein (destroy, Do you want to see the bed on fire, Germany)
Falco (Men of the West)
Vengaboys (We like to Party!)


Other allusions:
-The loading screen is a parody of the loading screen of an Amiga 3.1 boot screen
-The "run text" at begin of the game is a nod to Maniac Mansion
-There is a poster of the film Heavy Metal hanging in the living room
-The PC animation is an allusion to the Commodore 64 Basic
-The PC is called HAL 9000 which is a reference to the movie 2001: A Space Odyssey
-The bloody chainsaw in the bathtub is a nod to the Scarface movie
-When using the chainsaw it says that the chainsaw has no gas which is a reference to the game Maniac Mansion
-The caretaker's name is Krause, a reference to the series Hausmeister Krause (only in the German version)
- the piggy bank in the living room is called Napoleon and rules over the money farm which is a parody of the book Animal Farm by George Orwell
-The green tentacle is a nod to the game Maniac Mansion, as is the purple meteor
- When you ring the neighbor's doorbell, Taarna from the movie Heavy Metal appears
-When you ring the doorbell in front of the street, Darth Vader from Star Wars appears
- The quote "may the musical force be with you" and the lightsaber shown are also parody to Star Wars
- In the bathroom you can meet Beavis from the Beavis and Butt-Head series
-Looking at the rubber gloves mentions the rubber chicken from Monkey Island
-The cop's name is Barbrady, same as the cop in South Park
- When the cop asks us what our names are, we lie that our name is Dr. Sommer  (in the German version, reference to the Bravo Zeitung) or Fred Edison (in the English version, reference to Maniac Mansion)
-The cop tells us in dialogue about his time before he became a regular cop, which is a parody to the movie Blade Runner
-In the background of the credits before the fight against the hit mafia begins we can see that E.T. is phoned to his home.
- In the final fight scene, Scarface is parodied by the commander using an assault rifle and saying "Say hello to my little friend"
- The terminator is quoted with the sentence "I'll be back".
- Chuck the plant known from various LucasArts games is in the storage room
-At the sight of the spider, the phobia of Dr. Jones from the Indiana Jones movies mentioned
- Al Lowe's motto "Save early, save often" is at the top of the load and save menu heading
- In the conversation what the policeman is doing with the bum there are allusions to Monkey Island and Zak McKracken
-The A38 food regulation is a nod to Astrix and Obelix

Easter Eggs:
Click on the left window at the residential view next to the Metal Veteran
Use all doorbells
Click on the flags or lettering in the start screen

Thanks for the comprehensive list. That's a whole lot of references! It always pleases me when people go out of their way to cram in stuff like this, and it's so cool when you get some really obscure joke.  :-D