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Secret of Monkey Island, The

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Quite possibly one of the most famous and memorable point-and-click adventures of all-time, The Secret of Monkey Island (MI) stands alone as the pinnacle of truly great interactive storytelling.

Monkey Island became not just a popular game at the time, but a legend that, to this day, still makes the eyes of those who have been indoctrinated open a touch wider on the mention of its name.

From the graphics, humor, interface, music, characters and plot, the entire game is simply a masterpiece not to be missed. Is the Amiga version the best of the original versions? It doesn't really matter. Find it, get it and play it. Transform yourself into Guybrush Threepwood, matey, and have yerself a merry time indeed.

Back of the Box

"I cursed my luck again as I slid down the monkey's throat. Have my dreams of guzzling grog and plundering galleons been reduced to this? 'Threesmall trials and you're a pirate like us.' Fair enough. If only I could stomach the foul brew these scurvy seadogs swilled, the rest would be easy. How could I have known I'd meet a powerful and beautiful woman with a jealous suitor too stupid to realize he'd been dead for years? And how can I crawl through this great stone monkey to find a man who walks three inches above the ground and sets fire to his beard every morning?" -- Excerpted from "The Memoirs of Guybrush Threepwood, the Monkey Island Years"

  • Eye-gouging 3D graphics

  • Ear-piercing reggae music

  • No typing - point 'n' click interface

  • Relentless jabs, and cryptic in-jokes only smart people will understand

  • Average playing time: 30 hours

5
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