LucasArts to Release Monkey Island Special Edition

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Since I was a kid I have loved the Monkey Island series by Lucas Arts on the Commodore 64 and Amiga computers, it was a classic pirate story that was done before Pirates of the Caribbean became popular. As you played the hero “Guybrush Threepwood” who was a bumbling newbie who had to learn the ways of the pirate to rescue his gal from the clutches of the evil “Le Chuck” a skeletal undead pirate.

The game was a classic and pioneered (along with LOOM) the side scrolling adventure genre where you moved from screen to screen to find clues, solve complex problems and had selectable dialogue choices. Many games were inspired by the series, and you don’t have nearly as many games in this category that are as original and fresh.

I was excited to find out that LucasArts updated the series with all new graphics, voice work, and I am eager to dive again into a game that I remember from when I was ten years old and I haven’t seen or played in almost twenty years.

-Justin Germino

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Updated: June 29, 2009 — 1:39 pm