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LucasArts Entertainment Company
95% from PC Gamer - Editor's Choice
PC Gamer - 1997 Best Adventure Game
What's Sharper, Your Sword or Your
I've sailed the seas from Trinidad to Tortuga and
I've never seen anything like it! The engagement ring I gave Elaine has a
terrible pirate curse on it. LeChuck is behind it, I'm sure. I should have
known that nothing good could come out of that evil zombie's treasures. And if
that's not bad enough, the clairvoyant I met in the mangrove swamp told me that
if I am to break the curse and save Elaine, I will have to die! - Excerpted
from "The Memoirs of Guybrush Threepwood: The Monkey Island
Quick - what has dozens of monkeys, ghost pirates galore and
more insults than a cranky parrot? Why, The Curse of Monkey Island, of course!
In this highly anticipated third installment to LucasArts' popular Monkey
Island series of graphic adventures, Guybrush Threepwood once again takes up
dull blade and rapier wit against the nefarious demon-pirate LeChuck. In Curse,
Guybrush must save his one true love, Elaine Marley, from being turned into the
evil pirate's zombie bride. But, hoping to marry Elaine himself, Guybrush
unknowingly slips a cursed ring onto her finger that transforms her into a gold
statue. He must then find a way to change Elaine back to her beautiful self and
stop LeChuck from carrying out his sinister plans. Aye, 'tis a rollicking
piratey adventure that's sure to challenge the mind and shiver a few
Third in the legendary Monkey Island series of graphic
Film quality animation, voice, sound and music - the
undead come to life before your very eyes
Incredible high-resolution (640x480) graphics
A barrel of gameplay - estimated 30-plus hours
Two difficulty settings: regular and Mega-Monkey (now
with more puzzley goodness)
New and improved insults suitable for swordfights and
other fun occasions
A graphic adventure by Jonathan Ackley and Larry Ahern.
Welcome aboard The Curse of Monkey Island! If ye be seeking
skulduggery, wenching, violence, and foul language...go to a fraternity party!
But if ye be in search of humorous piratey adventure with a hapless hero, a
vile villain, perplexing puzzles and more anachronisms than ye can shake a
mizzenmast at, then ye have come to the right game! Settle your laptop firmly
onto the starboard yardarm, make sure your galley be fully provisioned with
nacho-flavored hardtack nibbles, and we'll set sail for fun!
Windows 95/98/Me/XP: 100% Windows DirectX compatible
computer, PCI graphics card, Pentium 90 or faster, 16MB RAM, quad speed or
faster CD-ROM drive, 100% Windows compatible 16-bit sound card, Microsoft
DirectX 5.0 or higher.
Tested OK on Windows XP.
If you can find the original DOS version of this product
somewhere just run it under ScummVM. It
works better on newer systems under ScummVM that it did under DOS. Highly
The Monkey Island Story
So if this is your first Monkey Island game (or if your
memory has been a little spotty since that last alien abduction), you may be
asking yourself, "Who is this Threepwood guy, and how did he end up writing his
journal in the middle of the Caribbean?" Well, it all started on
The Secret of Monkey
In the first game, The Secret of Monkey Island, wannabe
pirate Guybrush Threepwood showed up on Mêlée Island seeking
instruction in his chosen craft of pirating. While passing the pirate entrance
exam (treasure hunting, sword fighting, and thievery), Guybrush met the love of
his life, Governor Elaine Marley.
Unfortunately, he also ran into his archenemy, the Undead
Pirate LeChuck, who had kidnapped Elaine. With the help of the Voodoo Lady and
some other friends - like Stan, the obnoxious used galleon salesman - Guybrush
defeated LeChuck, scattering his spirit to the Caribbean winds.
Monkey Island 2: LeChuck's Revenge
In the next installment, Monkey Island 2: LeChuck's Revenge,
Guybrush appeared on Scabb Island and became obsessed with hunting for the
legendary treasure of Big Whoop.
In the process, he nearly lost the love of the beautiful
Elaine and unwittingly aided LeChuck's first mate, Largo LeGrande in the zombie
resurrection of the Undead Pirate. Only through the aid of the Voodoo Lady and
the myopic cartographer, Wally, was Guybrush able to survive. Nonetheless,
Guybrush ended up hexed by LeChuck, believing himself to be a little boy
trapped in the Carnival of the Damned.
The Curse of Monkey Island
Now, in The Curse of Monkey Island, somehow Guybrush has
escaped and once again found his true love...whose fort is under attack by the
forces of the zombie pirate. Can Guybrush defeat LeChuck? Will Elaine take him
back? Will Guybrush ever learn the secret of Monkey Island? And how come
Guybrush looks so much taller in this game?
Guybrush Threepwood - In
the first Monkey Island game, wannabe pirate Guybrush Threepwood showed up on
Melee Island seeking instruction in his chosen craft. While passing the pirate
entrance exam (treasure hunting, swordfighting, and thievery), Guybrush met the
love of his life, Governor Elaine Marley. Unfortunately, he also ran into his
archenemy, the Ghost Pirate LeChuck, who had kidnapped Elaine. With the help of
the Voodoo Lady and some other friends (like Stan, the obnoxious used galleon
salesman), Guybrush defeated LeChuck, scattering his spirit to the Caribbean
Elaine Marley - Popular
governor of several Caribbean islands (including Melee, Scabb, and Plunder),
Elaine grew up around pirates and is more than capable of taking care of
herself. Although frequently courted by the Ghost Pirate LeChuck, Elaine's sole
love interest (however sporadic), has always been Guybrush, whom she loves for
Le Chuck - The Ghost
Pirate's principal problems are that he can't stay dead and he can't get over
Elaine. Add to that a perpetual hygiene problem and a love of sadistic torture,
and you'll understand why MGM never made a musical about his life.
Computer Shopper, April 1998
"The purveyors of digital mirth at LucasArts
hit the funny bone again with The Curse of Monkey Island, the long-awaited
third episode in the classic pun- and puzzle-filled pirate saga. Boasting a new
32-bit engine, high-resolution graphics, and excellent voice acting, this
latest laughfest is LucasArts' cleverest to date."
"Most of the central characters from the original two
games make a triumphant return here, including bumbling hero Guybrush
Threepwood, his heartthrob Elaine, and the evil pirate LeChuck, who is back
from the dead and loving it...."
"The game offers two distinct modes of play:
standard mode for beginners, and Mega-Monkey, which follows the same plot
threads, but features more difficult puzzles. Most puzzles involve combining
items in your inventory with other objects in ways that are usually logical,
albeit silly and twisted. The puzzles are as clever as their solutions are
rewarding, though not as demanding overall as those in the last
"The voice-overs are professional and spirited,
and aided by a side-splitting script so hip it hurts. There are even moments of
arcade-style action, including ship-to-ship combat and sword fights where
contestants thrust insults, not blades.
"Barely contained onto two CDs, The Curse of
Monkey Island is a big game, capable of giving even experienced swashbucklers
at least 40 hours of rib-tickling, head-scratching fun. In an age of
oh-so-serious strategy and malevolent action genres, this is a welcome
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