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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)

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

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

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

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) (as Roger L. Jackson)

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

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

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

Wally Wingert ... 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)

David W. Collins ... 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)
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Tex Brashear ... Narrator

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 »
Cannibals:Is that a banana in your pocket, or are you just happy to see us?See more »
Movie Connections:
Referenced in "Troldspejlet: Episode #23.6" (2000)See more »


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3 out of 3 people found the following review useful.
Enjoyable, 20 July 2003
Author: Lam_on_the_lam from England

I first got this game when I was around 7 or 8 and it was slightly difficult to complete at that age but when I was a bit older and tried it I got through it fairly well. The story isn't difficult to follow a young pirate-wannabe named Guybrush Threepwood comes to Melée Island to try and become a pirate. He is set three trials to complete and while trying to complete them he meets Elaine Marley the Governor and future love of his life but he isn't the only one who loves her. The ghost pirate LeChuck plans to kidnap Elaine and make her his wife and of course it ends up being down to Guybrush to stop him.

There are so many lines that make you want to laugh out loud, Guybrush is a great character altogether and it's a game that'll have you addicted fast. When you've started playing you'll be in a rush to get through it and see more of it. I recommend it especially for people who love this type of game.

Lam_on_the_lam a.k.a Minnie Goodsoup

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