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October 1990 (USA) See more »
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. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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  (in credits order)
Dominic Armato ... Guybrush Threepwood (voice) (2009)

Earl Boen ... The Ghost Pirate LeChuck / Sherriff Fester Shinetop (voice) (2009)

Alexandra Boyd ... Governor Elaine Marley (voice) (2009)
Leilani Jones ... The Voodoo Lady / Carla the Swordmaster (voice) (2009) (as Leilani Jones Wilmore)

Cam Clarke ... Meathook (and his tattoo) (voice) (2009)
S. Scott Bullock ... Otis the Prisoner / Red Skull the Cannibal (voice) (2009)
Patrick Pinney ... Stan the Salesman (voice) (2009)

Roger Jackson ... 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) (2009) (as Roger L. Jackson)

Rob Paulsen ... Alfredo Fettuccini / Bob the Ghost Pirate / Lookout / Ghost Priest (voice) (2009)

Jess Harnell ... Bill Fettuccini / Estevan - the SCUMM Bar Pirate / Pirate Leader I / Store Keeper / Sword-Head Ghost (voice) (2009)

Jarion Monroe ... Mancomb Seepgood / Captain Smirk / Navigator Head / SCUMM Bar Cook (voice) (2009)

Wally Wingert ... Biff the Ghost / Franklin - Man of Low Moral Fiber / Herman Toothrot / Swordfight Opponent I (voice) (2009)
Denny Delk ... Narrator / Pirate Leader III / Shifty Melee Citizen (voice) (2009)

David W. Collins ... Cobb - the SCUMM Bar Pirate / Lemonhead the Cannibal / Mystery Pirate I / Swordfight Opponent II (voice) (2009)
Patrick Hallahan ... Bouncer / Sharptooth the Cannibal / Phineas, Man of Low Moral Fiber / Mystery Pirate II (voice) (2009)

Directed by
Craig Derrick 
Ron Gilbert 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Orson Scott Card  insults writer
Ron Gilbert 
Dave Grossman 
Tim Schafer 

Produced by
Kristina Academia .... associate producer
Gregory D. Hammond .... producer
Original Music by
Barney Jones 
Michael Land 
Patrick Mundy 
Andy Newell 
Art Department
Aaron Muszalski .... additional art (Amiga version)
Sean Turner .... graphics
Animation Department
Martin Cameron .... animator
Mike Ebert .... animator
Mike Ebert .... background artist
Mark J. Ferrari .... background artist
Steve Purcell .... animator
Steve Purcell .... background artist
Sean Turner .... animator
Music Department
Brian Tibbetts .... bass guitar
Other crew
Boris Schneider .... German version
Matthew Wood .... lead tester (PC VGA 256 color version)
Ron Gilbert .... very special thanks
George Lucas .... very very special thanks

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Also Known As:
"The Secret of Monkey Island" - USA (original title)
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The man inside the troll suit guarding the bridge on Melee Island is a pixelated rendering of George Lucas (it is more obvious in the enhanced graphics of the Special Edition).See more »
Errors made by characters (possibly deliberate errors by the filmmakers): 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 »
Otis the Prisoner:Oh, come on. Don't be bitter. I'm here to help. Not just for the money.
Guybrush Threepwood:Money?
Carla the Swordmaster:Yeah, we are getting paid for this, right?
Guybrush Threepwood:How appropriate. You fight like a cow.
Carla the Swordmaster:You never did know when to use that one.
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4 out of 5 people found the following review useful.
Threepwood's greatest adventure!, 5 October 2000
Author: Will-164 from Manchester, England

This game is an absolute classic. Guybrush Threepwood must go down in history as the most likeable computer sprite of all time and LeChuck is his perfect nemesis. The Secret of Monkey Island and LeChuck's revenge or similar in formula but both extremely unique and imaginative. The more modern follow-on was great too but not in the same league as the early '90s originals. This game is cheap to buy and will run on any PC (it worked even on an Amiga for goodness sake!) so there is no excuse why any PC owner shouldn't own the game. The solutions to puzzles aren't simple, but especially in the original game they are logical and realistic in the context of the game. That is what makes the game stand out for me as better than modern equivalents. A true classic, buy it!

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