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'''''The Secret of Monkey Island''''' is an adventure game using the popular SCUMM engine. It is the first in a long series of Monkey Island games.
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[[Image:Secret of Monkey Island - DOS - USA.jpg|thumb|256x256px|North American box art.]]
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'''''The Secret of Monkey Island''''' is an adventure game created by [[Lucasfilm Games]] and released for [[DOS]] in 1990. It is the first in a series of Monkey Island games and uses the using the popular SCUMM engine.
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I first saw this game at a friend's house. He had the LucasArts adventure box set and went through several of the games pretty quickly, so I never got a chance to play it. Hearing more and more about the series over the years, I finally decided to play it around 2015.
  
 
==Status==
 
==Status==
I have beaten the game, but required occasional hints.
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I do not own the game, but I have beaten it, though I required occasional hints.
  
 
==Review==
 
==Review==
Overall: 5/10
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* '''Overall:''' 5/10
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* '''Best Version:''' DOS VGA remake?
  
 
===Good===
 
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===Ugly===
 
===Ugly===
 
* Nothing really, this game is pretty solid.
 
* Nothing really, this game is pretty solid.
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==Gallery==
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Secret of Monkey Island - DOS - Manual.pdf|Game manual.
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Secret of Monkey Island - Fan Art.jpg|Fan art.
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</gallery>
  
 
==Links==
 
==Links==
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* [http://www.mobygames.com/game/secret-of-monkey-island mobygames.com/game/secret-of-monkey-island] - MobyGames.
 
* [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Secret_of_Monkey_Island en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Secret_of_Monkey_Island] - Wikipedia.
 
* [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Secret_of_Monkey_Island en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Secret_of_Monkey_Island] - Wikipedia.
* [http://www.mobygames.com/game/secret-of-monkey-island mobygames.com/game/secret-of-monkey-island] - MobyGames.
 
 
* [http://www.gamefaqs.com/pc/562681-the-secret-of-monkey-island gamefaqs.com/pc/562681-the-secret-of-monkey-island] - GameFAQS.
 
* [http://www.gamefaqs.com/pc/562681-the-secret-of-monkey-island gamefaqs.com/pc/562681-the-secret-of-monkey-island] - GameFAQS.
  
  
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Latest revision as of 20:55, 3 July 2017

North American box art.

The Secret of Monkey Island is an adventure game created by Lucasfilm Games and released for DOS in 1990. It is the first in a series of Monkey Island games and uses the using the popular SCUMM engine.

I first saw this game at a friend's house. He had the LucasArts adventure box set and went through several of the games pretty quickly, so I never got a chance to play it. Hearing more and more about the series over the years, I finally decided to play it around 2015.

Status

I do not own the game, but I have beaten it, though I required occasional hints.

Review

  • Overall: 5/10
  • Best Version: DOS VGA remake?

Good

  • The script is pretty hilarious, lots of funny dialog options.
  • The graphics are quite beautiful, even in the EGA version.

Bad

  • You're unable to choose a lot of the dialog options because the game cuts-short a lot of conversations. The only way to read these options is to keep reloading the game.
  • Like many adventure games, some of the puzzles are particularly difficult to solve and don't make much sense. I can attribute this to trying to pad the length of the game, trying to sell hint books, or laziness from the developers. Either case is annoying.
  • Several parts of the game are just too silly and ruin the experience (but only temporarily).

Ugly

  • Nothing really, this game is pretty solid.

Gallery

Links