Guybrush Threepwood is a pirate wannabe who has just ended up on an island in the Carribean, called Mêlée Island. Here, he learns from three old grog-swinging pirates that there are three things to master to be a pirate: You must know how to fence, how to find a treasure and to steel loot. So, Guybrush's first quests are the master these things. For instance, when you fence somebody, your swordplay isn't the most important thing, but what really counts is your wits. If you insult your opponent and he doesn't come up with a snappy answer, you get the overhand. On the other hand, if he does come up with a snappy answer, he gets the overhand. Guybrush learns how to fence and find treasure and when he's trying to steal a small statue at the governor's mansion, he runs into the governor, who turns out to be a beautiful young woman by the name of Elaine and Guybrush falls in love with her. Much at his dismay, the instant he's mastered all three tasks, Elaine is kidnapped by the ghost pirate...
Anders E Lundin
October 1990 (USA)
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The Secret of Monkey Island: Special Edition
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Did You Know?
The beginning of Guybrush's line "That's the second biggest monkey head I've ever seen" is borrowed from the 70s parody show Get Smart! See more
When Meathook is facing left his sprite-sheet was not merely flipped, meaning that his eye-patch appears on the correct (left) eye when facing left, except in one frame in his talk-animation. See more
You make me want to puke.
You make me think somebody already did.
There are many funny things in the credits. There is a "chocolate supply", and it states that one of the game workers "finally got a 286." At the very end it says, "Turn off your computer and go to sleep!" See more
A Special Edition was created in 2009. This version contains hand-drawn, updated graphics, more elaborate backgrounds, a remastered musical score and a hint system. Verb commands and items are no longer in standard display at the bottom of the screen, but appear in pop-up screens. This version also has voice dialogue, recorded by many series' veterans (such as Dominic Armato as Guybrush and Earl Boen as LeChuck). It is possible to toggle between the new graphics and the original 90s-style graphics while playing. This version also completely omits the infamous 'tree stump' joke that confused players back in 1990. See more