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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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Cast overview, first billed only:
Dominic Armato Dominic Armato ... Guybrush Threepwood / Duck / Monkey 4 (voice)
Charity James Charity James ... Elaine Marley-Threepwood (voice)
Earl Boen ... Charles L. Charles / LeChuck / Pirate C (voice)
Nick Tate ... Ozzie Mandrill (voice)
Darryl Kurylo Darryl Kurylo ... Admiral Casaba - Monkey 3 (voice)
Tom Kane ... Bagel the LUA Bar Patron / Heckler / Pegnose Pete / Pirate 6 (voice)
Paul Eiding ... Bank Manager / Gunner Sinkins / Pirate 5 (voice)
Maria Bamford ... Brittany the Bank Teller (voice)
Peter Lurie ... Caricature Artist / Ned (voice)
Pamala Tyson Pamala Tyson ... Carla the Swordmaster (voice) (as Pamela Tyson)
Rob Paulsen ... Castenada the Chess Player / Judge Kahuna / Parrot / SCUMM Bartender (voice)
Cam Clarke ... Clive the Jambalaya Tourist / Meathook (voice)
Pamela Adlon ... Dainty Lady Figurehead (voice) (as Pamela Segal)
Tress MacNeille ... Daisy / Mabel the Tourist (voice)
Tom Kenny ... Deadeye Dave / Thrawtle the Lucre Lawyer (voice)
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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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Release Date:

8 November 2000 (USA) See more »

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Sorry doesn't feed the narwhals, buster!
14 August 2006 | by TheHandeSee all my reviews

Escape from Monkey Island, the fourth game in the Monkey Island tetralogy, is a mixed bag. One thing is for certain, the ending of the game is so ridiculously over the top that I'm pretty sure the game-series has reached some kind of conclusion (though CMI is still the pinnacle).

On elements that were done well, I must agree that the voice cast of the game was simply professional. Even though I miss Alexandra Boyd's lovely British accent, her replacement Charity James does a good job with Elaine, though truth be told I liked her performance as Grace Nakimura in Gabriel Knight 3 better. Stan is also a bit of a heckler, but decent. Musically the game does not quite deliver as all music is either similar to or borrowed from Curse. That is not to say that the soundtrack isn't high-quality, it just doesn't offer as many memorable moments as the past games.

Graphics wise the game is rather uneven. Certain animations are very fluid and lighting in the game is quite brilliant. However, over-all physics are somewhat lacking. On a positive note, the cut-scenes a really well executed. The interface has seen only minor improvements from Grim Fandango, but if you ask me LucasArts made a wise decision in adding action-lines into the game.

A few points of criticism are in order though. Jambalaya island in Act II came as a rather big shock for long time fans and still one of my least favorite sections in the game. Monkey Kombat in Act III, though fun may seem rather tedious to some gamers. Additionally, I was rather disappointed at the blatant fan-service quality of sticking Murray into the game. He is fun to talk to, but ultimately serves no purpose to the over-all plot.

However, one thing is still in the right place, that one thing that Monkey Island is really about, humour. The humour of the game is a shade different from that of previous games, but just as witty and fresh.

Escape from Monkey Island may not be a shiny package, but it is a funny game and definitely a fine ending for a classic series.


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