The Secret of Monkey Island: Special Edition (1990)
"The Secret of Monkey Island" (original title)

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Young pirate wanna-be Guybrush Threepwood sets out to pass the Three Trials, woo the governess Elaine Marley, reach the fabled Monkey Island and vanquish the nefarious ghost pirate LeChuck.

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Dominic Armato ...
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Elaine Marley (voice)
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
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Chester
S. Scott Bullock ...
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Meathook (voice)
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Cobb - the SCUMM Bar Pirate / Red Skull the Cannibal / Mystery Pirate I / Swordfight Opponent II (voice)
Denny Delk ...
Narrator / Pirate Leader III / Shifty Melee Citizen (voice)
Patrick Hallahan ...
Bouncer / Sharptooth the Cannibal / Phineas, Man of Low Moral Fiber / Mystery Pirate II (voice)
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Bill Fettuccini / Estervan - the SCUMM Bar Pirate / Pirate Leader I / Store Keeper / Sword-Head Ghost (voice)
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Bridge Troll / Freddy - Man of Low Moral Fiber / Jojo the Monkey / Meathook's Parrot / Piranha Poodle / Pirate LeaderII / Rat / Spiffy the SCUMM Bar Dog (voice) (as Roger L. Jackson)
Leilani Jones ...
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Mancomb Seepgood / Captain Smirk / Navigator Head / SCUMM Bar Cook (voice)
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Alfredo Fettuccini / Bob the Ghost Pirate / Lookout / Ghost Priest (voice)
Patrick Pinney ...
Stan (voice)
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Guybrush Threepwood is a pirate wannabe who has just ended up on an island in the Carribean, called Mêlée Island. Here, he learns from three old grog-swinging pirates that there are three things to master to be a pirate: You must know how to fence, how to find a treasure and to steel loot. So, Guybrush's first quests are the master these things. For instance, when you fence somebody, your swordplay isn't the most important thing, but what really counts is your wits. If you insult your opponent and he doesn't come up with a snappy answer, you get the overhand. On the other hand, if he does come up with a snappy answer, he gets the overhand. Guybrush learns how to fence and find treasure and when he's trying to steal a small statue at the governor's mansion, he runs into the governor, who turns out to be a beautiful young woman by the name of Elaine and Guybrush falls in love with her. Much at his dismay, the instant he's mastered all three tasks, Elaine is kidnapped by the ghost pirate... Written by Anders E Lundin

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Trivia

The beginning of Guybrush's line "That's the second biggest monkey head I've ever seen" is borrowed from the 70s parody show Get Smart! See more »

Goofs

When Meathook is facing left his sprite-sheet was not merely flipped, meaning that his eye-patch appears on the correct (left) eye when facing left, except in one frame in his talk-animation. See more »

Quotes

Guybrush Threepwood: [one of three possible last lines] Well, if there's one thing I've learned, it's this: never pay more than 20 dollars for a computer game.
Elaine Marley: What's that?
Guybrush Threepwood: Never mind. I don't know why I said that.
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There are many funny things in the credits. There is a "chocolate supply", and it states that one of the game workers "finally got a 286." At the very end it says, "Turn off your computer and go to sleep!" See more »

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Classic. Well stood against the currents of time.
10 April 2002 | by (Somewhere in another dimension) – See all my reviews

A game rarely comes along that spawns many a fan and "successful" sequels. Monkey Island is at the top rank (When it comes to Computer games, that is). What you might think of as a rough, violent pirate game, totally turns away from it from the moment you enter the bar. (You'll see if you play). Laugh a minute and unpredictable, Monkey Island gets 11/10.


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