Keep Circulating the Tapes: As popular as the game was and still is, for the longest time it was never re-released. LucasArts did still seem to care about it as they replaced the Sam & Max cameos in their Monkey Island remakes with Purple Tentacle cameos (due to copyright issues), but once the entire company was no more thanks to the Disney buyout, the chances of this game popping up again were even more in doubt. One could expect to spend a fortune on eBay or get ready to do some piracy of their own.
Finally, Tim Schafer and Double Fine remastered the game for PlayStation 4, PS Vita, Microsoft Windows, OS X, and Linux, and released in early 2016.
In the original drafts, the three playing characters would be selected from six different ones, as in the original Maniac Mansion. Apart from Bernard, Hoagie and Laverne, Razor would have returned and there were two new original characters: Chester the poet and Moonglow the hippie. This idea was abandoned as it was judged too complicated, but elements of Chester's design were reused for Ned and Jed Edison.
It was planned for the player to be able to play as any of the three protagonists earlier than in the final game. This was changed since playtesters complained about having so many options without knowing what to do.
The opening cutscene was intended to be 7 minutes long with it including the three protagonists entering the Edison's mansion, exploring it, and both tentacles being freed from their efforts.
The sequence with Leverne trying to vacuum out a hamster was more complex on the drawing board.