Having said all that I said in the previous post;

Could a game like Maniac Mansion be ported to Atari 8-bit computer line? (I also have an Atari 800 XL in active usage - I have a CompactFlash-cart full of games and some other stuff for it).

I would be fascinated to see how Atari could handle it .. I mean, if Apple II can handle something, shouldn't Atari also be able to?

Spectrum's version would probably look as or more horrible than the NES-version does, though..