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#87771 - 10/31/01 09:36 PM The Secret of Monkey Island
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The Secret of Monkey Island

First things first, you are Guybrush Threepwood. A pirate wannabe in this game. You have come to Melee Island to train yourself as a pirate. Unfortunately, you run into misfortune as soon as you land on the island. Upon arrival at the island, you learn about a ghost named LeChuck who is haunting the waters surrounding this island. Nobody is willing to do business with you because of this ghost. You also learn that the ghost has a crush on the governor of the island. When Guybrush meets her later in the game he falls in love with her, too. See the problem here? LeChuck is in love with Marley and wants to marry her. Even though he’s dead. Now, Guybrush has come in to save the day and rescue Marley from the evil LeChuck. What Guybrush doesn’t know is that Marley can take care of herself and he doesn’t need to go through all this trouble of rescuing her. This is a hilarious game that everyone and I mean everyone should play. This game is mouse-driven and in told in third-person.

Graphics

The graphics are standard for the time this game was programmed and designed. Though, it is an excellent job with appearance. Nothing like the remake of the first King’s Quest Game in 1990 or was it 1991? Who knows? I enjoyed the graphics immensely. I give the graphics an A.

Music

I had trouble getting the music to run throughout the whole game on my computer. But, it did work in some areas of the game. From what I heard the music was definitely fitting for the type of game it was used for. Especially on LeChuck’s ship when the ghosts were dancing around to the music that was being played. Oh geez, I don’t want to spoil anything else on this. So, I won’t say anything else. There! I give the music an A-.

Puzzles

The puzzles are all inventory-based and logical-style based puzzles. I had trouble figuring out some of the puzzles. But, other than that, it wasn’t that hard to think about what to do next or who to talk to next. All you needed was a brain and some caffeine for these kinds of puzzles. I give the puzzles an A.

Overall, I enjoyed this game immensely. It has so much humor in the game. It may be the first in the series. But, it’s just as fun as the other games in the series. Well, I leave you for now. Time to go to Monkey Island II!


Overall Grade: A
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#87772 - 10/31/01 10:17 PM Re: The Secret of Monkey Island
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Registered: 11/12/99
Posts: 12306
Loc: Body in California/Heart in Ha...
Great review of one of my all time favorite games. I've played every Monkey Island out and loved each and every one of them. The story is so good in this one you forget the graphics are old.
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#87773 - 11/01/01 10:07 PM Re: The Secret of Monkey Island
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True Blue Boomer

Registered: 11/21/00
Posts: 23420
Loc: United Kingdom
Hi.

Enjoyed the review very much :-)

Monkeys 1 and 2 were the first computer games I ever played and were what got me addicted to adventure games.
I thought it was SO clever that you could make these little figures do what you commanded :-)
I had never seen anything like it before !!
[Even though I nearly went insane trying to solve some of the puzzles ;-D]

I wasn't as keen on Monkey 3 - didn't think it was quite the same calibre as the first two :-(

I still frequently re play nos 1 and 2 though and am looking forward to getting round to Monkey 4 :-D

Cheers.

Mad.
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