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The Secret of Monkey Island: Special Edition (1990)

The Secret of Monkey Island (original title)
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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Cast overview, first billed only:
Dominic Armato ...
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The Ghost Pirate LeChuck / Sherriff Fester Shinetop (voice)
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Leilani Jones ...
The Voodoo Lady / Carla the Swordmaster (voice) (as Leilani Jones Wilmore)
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S. Scott Bullock ...
Otis the Prisoner / Red Skull the Cannibal (voice)
Patrick Pinney ...
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Bridge Troll / Freddy - Man of Low Moral Fiber / Jojo the Monkey / Meathook's Parrot / Piranha Poodle / Pirate Leader II / Rat / Spiffy the SCUMM Bar Dog (voice) (as Roger L. Jackson)
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Alfredo Fettuccini / Bob the Ghost Pirate / Lookout / Ghost Priest (voice)
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Bill Fettuccini / Estevan - the SCUMM Bar Pirate / Pirate Leader I / Store Keeper / Sword-Head Ghost (voice)
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Mancomb Seepgood / Captain Smirk / Navigator Head / SCUMM Bar Cook (voice)
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Biff the Ghost / Franklin - Man of Low Moral Fiber / Herman Toothrot / Swordfight Opponent I (voice)
Denny Delk ...
Narrator / Pirate Leader III / Shifty Melee Citizen (voice)
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Cobb - the SCUMM Bar Pirate / Lemonhead the Cannibal / Mystery Pirate I / Swordfight Opponent II (voice)
Patrick Hallahan ...
Bouncer / Sharptooth the Cannibal / Phineas, Man of Low Moral Fiber / Mystery Pirate II (voice)
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Storyline

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 program that the game's artists used to create characters was called DPaint, and it saved files as "brush" files. When drawing the main character, he was saved as guy.brush, hence the name Guybrush. His last name, Threepwood, was decided by a company contest. 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

Cannibals: Is that a banana in your pocket, or are you just happy to see us?
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Crazy Credits

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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Referenced in Sam and Max: Reality 2.0 (2007) See more »

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A Classic!!
10 August 2000 | by See all my reviews

This is my all-time favorite computer game. It's one of the best point-and-click adventure games I have ever played. The plot and puzzles are impressive. You must buy this game, It's great and the best Monkey Island game ever. The sequels are great too, but they're not as good as this one. This is a masterpiece.

I give this game 10 out of 10


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