Escape from Monkey Island (2000)

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Returning from their honeymoon, Guybrush and Elaine find that Elaine has been declared dead, a ruthless Australian land developer is buying up the Caribbean, and all are in a race to discover the terrible secret of the Ultimate Insult.

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As they return from their honeymoon, Guybrush Threepwood and Elaine Marley face yet another adventure: Elaine disappears (again) and is being declared dead - her mansion is scheduled for demolition and a scumbag politician with a suspicious name is after her job as governor. It is up to Guybrush to save his wife, and maybe... the world? Written by Meir Sadan <meir@sadan.com>

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In the Mists of Time swamp, it's possible to see a crashed X-Wing Fighter in the background. See more »

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Guybrush Threepwood: [singing] Oh... the... Lava is hotter/ than a flame-broiled otter/ and my shoes are slowly melting to the fiberglass floor.
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After the end credits have played out, Guybrush can be heard calling for assistance from the bottom of the cliff. He shouts the names of various people, including George Lucas and finally "Jar Jar". See more »

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Spoofs Apocalypse Now (1979) See more »

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Not the best of the bunch but still great
5 August 2002 | by (In the Mystes O' Tyme) – See all my reviews

There are several factors I like in adventure games. I like it when you can't die too easily, and I like it when you can't ruin the game by forgetting something or doing something wrong the first time. LucasArts' "Monkey Island" series has these, and more. They're funny, they're challenging, and, for the most part, they're CLEAN. They are suitable for most ages, though I wouldn't advise letting kids who are too young play them, and you can get a good laugh without too many inappropriate or suggestive comments. I was really looking forward to playing the fourth installment of the "Monkey Island" series. I'd played all three before and thought they were all great. They were easily the most fun and interesting games I'd ever played, especially since I was used to the whole "Sierra" theme and didn't really know what to expect. There are a lot of great things about these games, namely, you can't die all too easily (although there may be some spots you might be able to) and you can't ruin the whole entire game by forgetting one thing or not following explicit directions. There's always a second chance in Monkey Island (and in most LucasArts games!) Unfortunately, I really didn't like EMI as much as I did the others. The main difference was the absence of the "point-and-click" interface. I didn't mind it too much for using inventory, but simple commands became a bit difficult since you couldn't directly click on something - you might have to turn several times to get it right - and the walking style took a lot of getting used to! Also absent was the choice of "light" and "mega" that was present in other games, because playing on lite first for a little while might have been helpful for "getting used" to the game before really going for it. Don't get me wrong - EMI is a great game and should be enjoyed by everyone. I was disappointed to hear that the creators of the game didn't include little Wally because they didn't like his character, because I (and many others, I'm sure) thought he added a nice touch to the whole game, along with helping move the plot along. (Play the second and third one to see who he is!) And it was too bad that Murray, the talking skull, was only present for a little while and didn't have as big a part as in the third one. Either way, the game was really great, and I would certainly advise it to anyone looking for a fresh new type of adventure game.


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