Last seen OPENING labs with KEYS in: Maniac Mansion
Speaking of Joes Schmos who stumble into terrifying situations, we'd be remiss to leave Maniac Mansion's Dave off our list. As plain and unremarkable as they get, this denim-clad lad braved the house of Dr. Fred Edison to save his girlfriend, Sandy the Cheerleader, from getting her brains plucked out of her pretty, 8-bit head. Speaking of brains, Dave relied on his puzzle-solving smarts to thwart Dr. Edison's plans; combining everyday household objects and lateral thinking to unlock the mansion's secrets and outwit its many tentacled dangers.
Dave wasn't alone, either. Like many everyday heroes, Dave had the power of friendship to help him out of a few tight spots. This included Michael Stoppe, a budding photographer; Bernard Bernoulli, the staple 80s nerd; Razor, a punk rocker; Syd, a new wave musician; and Wendy Wells, a resourceful friend whom we're sure was secretly waiting for Sandy to be cut out of the picture. Together, Dave's crew of misfit adventurers pointed and clicked their way to victory over Dr. Fred and his evil Tentacle empire, thus proving you don't need to have super powers to defeat great evil. Although, a reliable online walkthrough helps.