The Curse of Monkey Island (1997)

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After escaping an evil carnival, Guybrush encounters both his true love Elaine and his arch-enemy LeChuck. After defeating LeChuck Guybrush proposes marriage to Elaine, mistakenly using a cursed diamond ring, turning her into solid gold.

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Dominic Armato ...
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LeChuck (voice)
Denny Delk ...
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Wally (voice)
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Haggis McMutton (voice)
Michael Sorich ...
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Cutthroat Bill (voice)
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Kenny Falmouth (voice)
Joe Nipote ...
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Madame Xima (voice)
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Dinghy Dog (voice)
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Harvey Jason ...
Cabana Boy / La Foot (voice)
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Third Computer Adventure based on LucasArts famous comedy "Monkey Island" series. After escaping from the voodoo Amusement Park, very young pirate Guybrush Threepwood meets with both his true love, Governor Elaine Marley and his arch-enemy, the zombie pirate LeChuck. Defeating LeChuck (again) Guybrush asks Elaine to marry him but Guybrush uses a cursed diamond ring from LeChuck's treasure, turning the furious Elaine into pure gold. Guybrush must set out to settle an old legacy, meet some old/new friends as well as trying to reverse the curse. However, LeChuck, still obsessed with marrying Elaine managed to reincarnate himself and has big plans for both Elaine and for Guybrush... Written by Lee Horton <Leeh@tcp.co.uk>

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The only pirate adventure that asks the question: What's sharper, your sword or your wit?


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Trivia

While in the Goodsoup Family Crypt, Guybrush can crawl up a hole in the ceiling. His head will come out of a tree trunk in the forest from The Secret of Monkey Island: Special Edition (1990), completely with nineties-style PC graphics. This is actually a reference to an infamous joke made in that game: while in the forest, Guybrush noticed a hole in the same trunk, with a maze of caverns below. However, it was impossible to climb through, because the game kept asking to insert discs which didn't exist. Many gamers missed the joke and thought it was a technical error. See more »

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The previous game Monkey Island 2: LeChuck's Revenge (1991) (VG) ended very strangely: Guybrush finds himself as small kid with his "brother" LeChuck and his "parents" in an amusement park. In the beginning of this game, Guybrush is on the sea in a floating bumper car. No explanation is given what happened in between. See more »

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Guybrush Threepwood: [voiceover] Captain's log: Guybrush Threepwood. Lost at sea for days now. I have no crew or navigational instruments. No provisions except a half-eaten corn-dog and, unless I find water soon, I'm surely done for. Only the hope of finding my love, Elaine, keeps me going.
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After the credits, there is a little scene between a father and a son in "Big Whoop" amusement park, where the father tells the rumor about the builder of the park buried somewhere in the tunnels under the park. See more »

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Spoofs Star Wars: Episode IV - A New Hope (1977) See more »

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Monkey Island at its peak!
12 December 2006 | by See all my reviews

The Curse of Monkey Island has always been my favorite of the series. A vibrant visual look, an excellent soundtrack and brilliant voice-cast all create a memorable and humouristic adventure.

Graphics wise the game is definitely not a let-down. Though some corners have been cut the over-all feel of the game is reminiscent of Disney Feature Length Animations. The gameplay is simple and even a novice will get the hang of it soon enough. The game also offers a little extra for the more experienced players with its Mega Monkey Mode.

The voice-cast is one of my favorites. Dominic Armato's sympathetic voice makes Guybrush complete and Alexandra Boyd is simply charming as Elaine. Earl Boen makes for a wonderfully sinister yet over-the-top villain, LeChuck. Also the game's charm is added by memorable characters like Wally (Neil Ross), Murray (Denny Delk) and one of my personal favorites Haggis McMutton (Allan Young, voice of Scrooge McDuck). My hat also goes off to the late, great Kay Kuter and his memorable secondary-role as Griswold Goodsoup.

Michael Land's tropical and wonderful soundtrack once more graces the Monkey Island adventure, comprising of some of the best tunes in the business. The game isn't perfect and some locales are not as well detailed as other, but I had no gripes with the simple ending of the game which I found very satisfying.


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