The Secret of Monkey Island

point-and-click based adventure game in which you have to help Guybrush Threepwood become a pirate while trying to save Elaine Marley, the island's governor, from LeChuck, the undead pirate
Classic adventure games are a part of gaming history and “The Secret of Monkey Island” represents a landmark among exploration games. The title has been released in 1990 and could be run on different platforms popular at the time, such as Atari, Amiga and DOS, but also on Mac OS.

Currently, “The Secret of Monkey Island” is no longer under development and can be run on modern Apple computers only through a virtual machine. Still, owners of Classic OS devices can have fun exploring the Caribbean with Guybrush Threepwood.

However, LucasArts, the developers, have released a sequel for the title: “Monkey Island 2 Special Edition: LeChuck's Revenge” and you can find it HERE. The sequel is available, among other platforms, for iPhone or iPad via the iTunes Store.

“The Secret of Monkey Island” comes with a point-and-click interface that allows you to control the hero, explore your environment and interact with other characters. The player must use the 12 available verb commands, such as “talk” or “pick up”.

The “The Secret of Monkey Island” story line is quite entertaining: Guybrush Threepwood, the main character, comes to the Melee Island and its ultimate goal is to become a pirate. To achieve this status, he must win a sword duel, find a treasure and steal a valuable item from the governor, Elaine Marley.

During his quests, the island is raided by LeChuck, a pirate that has died on his expedition to the Monkey Island. LeChuck and his undead companions kidnap the governor and take her to the mysterious island.

The adventure continues with Guybrush trying to discover a way to destroy ghosts and save Elaine from the evil pirate. To reach the happy ending, you must crash LeChuck and Elaine’s wedding and fight the powerful ghost pirate until you eventually manage to kill him.

“The Secret of Monkey Island” is a great game if you want to go down memory lane and have fun the way they’ve done it in the 90s.

Reviewed by Iulia Ivan on October 8th, 2013

last updated on:
February 25th, 2006, 20:33 GMT
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