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15 November 1997 (USA) See more »
The only pirate adventure that asks the question: What's sharper, your sword or your wit?
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. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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Monkey Island at its peak! See more (27 total) »


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Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Jonathan Ackley  story
Larry Ahern  story
Ron Gilbert  characters
Chuck Jordan  script by
Chris J. Purvis  script by

Original Music by
Michael Land 
Art Direction by
Larry Ahern 
Production Management
Camela Boswell .... production manager
Art Department
Larry Ahern .... concept artist
Maria Bowen .... backgrounds
Kim Gresko .... art technician
Michele Harrell .... art technician (as Michelle Harrell)
Livia Mackin .... art technician
Ken Macklin .... concept artist
Kevin Micallef .... concept artist
C. Andrew Nelson .... art technician
Marc Overney .... concept artist
Marc Overney .... storyboard artist
Steve Purcell .... concept artist
Derek Sakai .... concept artist
Bill Tiller .... concept artist
Bill Tiller .... storyboard artist
Sound Department
Elliot Anders .... voiceover recording engineer
Clint Bajakian .... sound designer
Peggy Bartlett .... voice department coordinator
Khris Brown .... dialogue editor
Khris Brown .... senior voice editor
Coya Elliott .... voice editor
Julian Kwasneski .... sound designer
Darragh O'Farrell .... voice director
Darragh O'Farrell .... voice producer
Cindy Wong .... voice editor
Visual Effects by
C. Andrew Nelson .... post production visual effects
Animation Department
Larry Ahern .... animation director
Graham Annable .... 2D animation
Tom Arndt .... render artist (as Thomas Arndt)
Kim Balestreri .... lead render artist
Yoko Ballard .... 2D animation
David Bogan .... additional animator
Daniel Colon Jr. .... 3D animator
David DeVan .... additional animator
Kathy Hsieh .... backgrounds
Anson Jew .... 2D animation
Roger Liu .... animator
Vamberto Maduro .... 2D animation
Kevin Micallef .... 2D animation
Chris Miles .... 2D animation
Marc Overney .... lead animator
Charlie Ramos .... 2D animation
Matt Russell .... INSANE animation system
Derek Sakai .... 2D animation
Oliver Sin .... 2D cleanup artist
Oliver Sin .... in-between artist
Roger Thollaug .... render artist
Marcia Thomas .... render artist
Bill Tiller .... lead background artist
Music Department
Michael Land .... iMUSE(TM music system)
Michael Land .... music produced by
Peter McConnell .... iMUSE(TM music system)
Michael McMahon .... iMUSE(TM music system)
Hans Christian Reumschuessel .... music engineered by
Hans Christian Reumschuessel .... music mixed by
Hans Christian Reumschuessel .... music produced by
Other crew
Jonathan Ackley .... programmer
Jonathan Ackley .... project leader
Jonathan Ackley .... story designer
Larry Ahern .... project leader
Larry Ahern .... story designer
Deedee Anderson .... testing
Jo Ashburn .... testing (as Jo 'Capt. Tripps' Ashburn)
Matthew Azeveda .... testing
John 'Buzz' Buzolich .... testing (as John Buzolich)
Tom Byron .... product marketing manager
John Castillo .... testing
Tim Chen .... testing
Leyton Chew .... testing
James Davison .... compatibility tech
Scott Douglas .... testing
Aaron Giles .... Scumm(TM system)
Doyle Gilstrap .... compatibility tech
Brad A. Grantham .... support
Morgan Gray .... testing
Chip Hinnenberg .... senior compatibility tech
Chuck Jordan .... programmer
Greg Land .... testing
Jason Lauborough .... compatibility tech
Colin Munson .... testing
Theresa O'Connor .... testing (as Theresa M. O'Connor)
Dan Pettit .... lead tester
Chris J. Purvis .... programmer (as Chris Purvis)
Lynn Selk .... compatibility tech
Charlie Smith .... testing (as Charles Smith)
Lee Susen .... testing
Kellie Tauzin .... production coordinator
Brad P. Taylor .... Scumm(TM system)
Scott Tingley .... testing
Randy Tudor .... testing
Kevin Von Aspern .... compatibility tech
Aric Wilmunder .... Scumm(TM system)
Aric Wilmunder .... system programming
Paul Zabierek .... testing

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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"Monkey Island 3" - USA (alternative title)
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Sound Mix:
USA:K-A | USA:E (re-release)

Did You Know?

One of the answers that can be used in the beginning of the game is "I'm selling these fine leather jackets", which was an answer that could also be selected in the submarine in Indiana Jones and the Fate of Atlantis (1992) (VG).See more »
Plot holes: 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 »
[first lines]
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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How does CMI explain the ending to LeChuck's Revenge?
Why does Guybrush fear porcelain?
Where are the cannibals from the first Monkey Island?
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1 out of 1 people found the following review useful.
Monkey Island at its peak!, 12 December 2006
Author: TheHande

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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