The Secret of Monkey Island is if not the most epic click adventure game of all times, where you must take on the role of the wannabe pirate ” Guybrush Threepwood “, which has to overcome all kind of crazy tests and obstacles from basic stuff as having a treasure hunt, to learn the art of insult sword fighting to become the greatest pirate in history, or so he believes!
Playing through the game, you have to talk with pirates, picking up items, using them in strange combinations and prove that you can both solve puzzles and move a cursor around a screen, where sooner or later you will find yourself, clicking all over the place, just to see if there is a hidden secret.
Monkey Island is already more then 20 years old, but still a diamond under old school gamer’s. I remember my first interaction with the game when I was little and wanted to play the game.
I had to use different diskettes and run the game from MS-DOS just to be confronted with hours of hours of fun and some frustration, because you can be sure, that if you attempt to play this game trough without any help or hints, you will bite your teeth out on it, but if you are stuck for real, you can use the hint system to move on without any punishment!
Monkey Island music is something most iconic and will always stay as a great memory within me, but hey if you don’t believe me, check out the main theme song for yourself and let me know if you also agree!
The game itself is a fun and addictive adventure, you must try out, specially if you never have played and click adventure game before, then the whole Monkey Island series is a great start to try this genera out.
Because of it’s great success, the game has 4 follow up’s of itself, some even started on Fan basis, because thy wanted more of Monkey Island, which I can relate to very much and also remember the day it was announced, that Fans where making a new release of, I couldn’t wait to get my hands on the game to to play the iconic Guybrush Threepwood again, to enjoy some hours of fun and mind puzzle!
The Secret of Monkey Island will take a very special place in your hearth, by enjoying a real adventure while taking the time to discover all hilarious jokes and if you never have seen the three headed monkey, then this game will be a must have for your game collection!