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Tass Times in Tonetown

DOS - 1986

Also available on: Mac - Amiga - Apple II - Apple IIgs - Atari ST - Commodore 64

Alt names Ennio: The Legend Begins, Tass Times in Tonetown: A Bizarre Adventure into an Alternate Reality
Year 1986
Platform DOS
Released in United States
Genre Adventure
Theme Interactive Fiction
Publisher Activision, Inc.
Developer Brainwave Creations, Interplay Entertainment Corp.
Dosbox support Supported on 0.63
4.58 / 5 - 26 votes

Description of Tass Times in Tonetown

One of the quirkiest and most underrated adventure games ever, Tass Times in Tonetown is a fun romp in an psychadelic / punkrock alternate reality that could have been conceived by Timothy Leary.

Your job: visit Tonetown to save your grandpa from a hideous crocodile creature named Franklin J. Snarl, with the aid of your dog who not only could talk but became a star reporter. Based on the engine used in 1985's Borrowed Time, Tass Times sports an intuitive icon-based interface and extremely creative puzzles (although they are mostly easy due to the small number of items you can pick up and use). Exploring the gameworld is half the fun-- nowhere else will you see floating phones, triangular moon, and NPCs that look like futuristic MTV generation come to life. The game even has a convenient, but logical, explanation of Tonetown's existence: it is your grandpa's dream comes to live thanks to the "dream hoop" he invented.

With wacky puzzles, great graphics (for its time), and one of the best premises ever, Tass Times in Tonetown is an extremely original game that's simply a must-have for adventure fans. An interesting anecdote concerns the origins of the name "Tass" in the game's title. According to Brian Fargo, this was Michael Berlyn's favorite utterance around the Interplay office. Having gotten a degree from Harvard where the school motto is Latin term Veritas, Mike was used to saying "tass" to means "cool" -- this stuck, and became the game's final name. Brian didn't like it much, but he thought it still sounds better than Enio The Wonder Dog, the game's original name.

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anacapito 2023-03-18 1 point Commodore 64 version

i have fond memories of this game, it was one of the best adventure on the commodore 64. It was so original and charming..

John Smallberries 2022-08-17 1 point

The Mac version has docs.

Kevo 2022-04-16 2 points

Apple IIgs version was sick. Got stuck at the mushroom forest with the eye and nose sitting on the wall, back then you could call the developers directly and the guy who answered gave me a "hint".

TJ 2020-04-18 1 point

The graphics for the Macintosh version on here are from the Apple II game, and you forgot to include the Atari ST as a platform for the game. Which was almost identical to the Amiga version. Though the ST version had some animated sequences in the game where the Amiga version did not!

TJ 2020-04-18 0 point

The graphics or the Macintosh on here are from the Apple II game, and you forgot to include the Atari ST as a platform for the game. Which was almost identical to the Amiga version.

hideous23 2018-07-17 5 points

An irritating and annoying game, not remotely as clever as it thinks.

Zendocon 2018-01-21 3 points DOS version

I first played this game as part of the Interplay 10-Year Anthology for PC-DOS. I hadn't gotten any of the original Infocom games yet, and so Tass Times In Tonetown was the first game that had a "feelie," a pseudo-newspaper that I used to read to find clues to completing the game. That was the thing I liked best about it.

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