Well, the humor was certainly important. And the graphics too, they were nice.
But a really important thing was being able to type things into a *machine* and (for a 8-9 year old kid) this computer *understands* you. Albeit it especially understands all the cuss words you know.
Most important though, was that we did this as a *group* of 8 year olds, talking to each other about what we were going to type in next into the system. We went to my friend's house to play it. I would have tried to do it all myself, but my dad refused to buy me a computer till I was sixteen (six years later). H