The tentacles are sentient
, triangle-shaped beings. They were first introduced in LucasFilm Games
' classic adventure game
, Maniac Mansion
, and appeared again (with even more personality
) in the sequel
, Day of the Tentacle
They are an experimental creation of the maniacal scientist Dr. Fred. Imagine cutting off the tentacle of an octopus, giving it an eye and a huge suction cup for feet, and have it walk around and talk.
Especially two tentacles are well-renowned to adventure game geeks around the globe: The evil genius, Purple Tentacle, and the punk-rocking but deeply sympathetic Green Tentacle.