Gameplay[ edit ] The Secret of Monkey Island is a 2D adventure game played from a third-person perspective. Via a point-and-click interface, the player guides protagonist Guybrush Threepwood through the game's world and interacts with the environment by selecting from twelve verb commands nine in newer versions such as "talk to" for communicating with characters and "pick up" for collecting items between commands and the world's objects in order to successfully solve puzzles and thus progress in the game. He seeks out the island's pirate leaders, who set him three trials that must be completed to become a pirate: winning a sword duel against Carla, the island's resident swordmaster, finding a buried treasureand stealing a valuable idol from the governor's mansion. Guybrush also encounters the governor and is instantly smitten, and she soon reciprocates.
Comments Shares Here on SFX we consider the Monkey Island games, with their inept would-be pirate hero Guybrush Threepwood, as among the best computer games ever invented. Scratch that - as among the best human artistic endeavours ever created.
Especially the insult sword-fighting shtick. Anyway, LucasArts previously announced the return of Monkey Island in partnership with Telltale Games, and that first new project will premiere today.
It launches on PC and WiiWare later today. We're not sure how we feel about the new-look Guybrush from these screenshots, but we'll reserve judgement until we see how funny the script is.
Old school fans will also want to know that The Monkey Island celebration continues on 15 July when LucasArts publishes The Secret Of Monkey Island: Special Edition, a completely re-imagined version of the first game in the series with updated high-def graphics, a re-mastered musical score, and full voiceover to the classic adventure.
Will that be a welcome update, or will it trample on our fond memories from ?
Only time will tell. Let's hope all these exciting new projects do Guybrush and chums justice. Find out more at the official LucasArts site here.