The Secret of Monkey Island

I cursed my luck again as I slid down the monkey’s throat. Have my dreams of guzzling grog and plundering galleons been reduced to this? “Three small trials and you’re a pirate like us,” they said. Fair enough. If only I could stomach the foul brew these scurvy seadogs swilled, the rest would be easy. How could I have known I’d meet a powerful and beautiful woman with a jealous suitor too stupid to realize he’d been dead for years? And how can I crawl through this great stone monkey to find a man who walks three inches above the ground and sets fire to his beard every morning? --Excerpted from The Memoirs of Guybrush Threepwood, the Monkey Island Years

Released in 1990 for DOS and Amiga. Released in 1992 for Sega CD.

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Posted by Adventure on Oct 2, 2012

The essential adventure game

If there was any adventure game I could play again like it was the first time it would be this one. It's not only the funniest in the series but one of the funniest games ever made, period. The humor is still fresh and the self-awareness it... Read the review »

Game Information

Platform PC, Retro
Perspective Third-Person
Control Point-and-click
Gameplay Farce, Quest
Genre Comedy, Fantasy
Theme -
Graphic Style Comic cartoon
Presentation -
Action (Compulsory) -
Red Flags -
Media CD, Proprietary format

Product Details


System Requirements
PC, XT, AT, PS/2, Tandy
640K RAM VGA, EGA, CGA, MCGA, Tandy
Ad Lib and Soundblaster cards
Hard drive recommended