Category Archives: Monkey Island

#50: Monkey Island 2: LeChuck’s Revenge

Iain wrote this one.


July 1991 – Monkey Island 2: LeChuck’s Revenge

I’ve been into parodies almost as long as I’ve known any kind of stories. 1066 and All That, with its Bad Kings and its Picts living in brackets, was practically my introduction to history. As a pre-teen I loved Red Dwarf for its play on science fiction ideas as much as the bawdy humour. It didn’t take me long to take the short trip from J.R.R. Tolkien and Anne McCaffrey’s fantasy novels to Terry Pratchett’s take-off’s (and Piers Anthony’s — this was by no means all a good thing). And I was familiar with enough pirate stories, text adventure games and installments of King’s Quest to love The Secret of Monkey Island‘s riffs on pirates and adventure games alike. Read the rest of this entry »


Posted by on June 28, 2016 in 1991, DOS, Monkey Island


#41: The Secret of Monkey Island


October 1990 – The Secret of Monkey Island

The Secret of Monkey Island is a point-and-click graphic adventure game about the misadventures of wannabe pirate Guybrush Threepwood, widely and correctly hailed as one of the absolute pinnacles of the genre. It is also, rather pointedly, absolutely hilarious. Before writing this post, I played the game through to completion again, for probably like the tenth time in my life, and I still found new jokes that I don’t remember seeing before. It’s not just that it has a few funny moments scattered through its storyline. This script is so packed full of hilarity that they can hide away some absolutely stellar material behind obscure actions and dialogue choices knowing that most players will probably never see it.

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Posted by on March 15, 2016 in 1990, Amiga, Monkey Island