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The Secret of Monkey Island: Special Edition
  • GENREAdventure
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The Secret of Monkey Island: Special Edition faithfully re-imagines the internationally-acclaimed classic game (originally released in 1990) for original and new audiences alike. The game is brought into the modern era with an all new re-imagined contemporary art style, a re-mastered musical score, full voiceover, and an in-depth hint system to help players through the game’s side-splitting puzzles. Purists will also delight in the ability to seamlessly switch between the updated hand-drawn re-imagining and the original classic version.

The game's twisty plot leads our naive hero on a hilarious, swash-buckling search for the fabled secret of Monkey Island. Tales of pirate wealth lure him to the port of Mêlée with high hopes, no money, and insatiable curiosity. If clever enough, he will win the confidence of Mêlée's pirates and find himself blown by the winds of fate toward the terrifying and legendary Monkey Island -- an adventure that would chill the bones of even the most bloodthirsty buccaneer.
  • Go on a daring adventure in your attempt to become the most infamous pirate in the Caribbean
  • Win the heart of the beautiful governor, Elaine Marley
  • Along the way, confront the evil ghost pirate, LeChuck
  • All new re-imagined contemporary art style, hand-drawn to feature animation quality
  • Re-mastered music score presented in full orchestrated detail
  • Complete voice over using the original Monkey Island franchise cast brings the story and characters of the original adventures to life like never before
  • Scene-for-scene hot swap allows for seamless transition between special edition and classic modes anywhere and at any time
  • All new intuitive game interface and controls provide a more interactive gameplay experience
  • In-game puzzle hint system keeps the puzzles fresh and fun
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CPU TypeIntel Mac Only
CPU CoresAny
CPU Speed1.8 GHz
System RAM512 MB
Drive Space2 GB
Video RAM128 MB
Video (ati)ATI Radeon X1600 *
Unsupported Video Cards: ATI Radeon X1300
Video (nvidia)NVIDIA GeForce 7300 GT *
Unsupported Video Cards: NVIDIA Quadro FX 4500, NVIDIA Quadro FX 5600, NVIDIA GeForce Go 7300
Video (intel)Any
  1. Great game
    by Sonny101, United Kingdom - Jun 2nd 2014

    Love all the Monkey Island games and I'm very happy about this special edition one. You learn how Guybrush and Elane meet for the first time and get yourself into great adventures in a graphic who fits into the time.

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  2. Oh, the memories
    by the dark wanderer, Australia - Jun 27th 2013

    What a delight to be able to revisit one of the most memorable games from my childhood. The reboot of this game has been just as great to play as the original was back in the day. I love the ability to be able to easily switch between the old and new graphics, but I did spend most of my time playing with the the new style. The voiceover makes the game and its wacky humour even more enjoyable and engaging.
    I have to admit that I didn't find the puzzles as hard as I remembered them, and the hint system can take the satisfaction out of figuring them out yourself. You can just keep hitting the 'h' button for hints until you're told exactly what to do. There's no incentive to only use hints when you really need them, so temptation to just just keep hitting that button does win out sometimes. The only other gripe I have with the game, as I recall having back when I played the original, is that it can be tediously slow at times, especially when moving between places on the map. There's a fair amount of back and forth involved so it would've been nice if the travel speed was increased, particualrly between places you've already visited. Dialougue can also be a bit slow at times, although you can skip right to the end of some of the conversations.
    I got through the game in just over 4 hours so it's not that long, but anyone who played the original will definitely get a kick out of visiting Monkey Island again. I'm not sure new players would get quite as much enjoyment, but I'd still recommend it to them.

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  3. Two extreme thumbs up!!
    by Razdin, USA - May 5th 2011

    The first computer games to capture my imagination were Adventure genre. LucasArts - Secret of Monkey Island, Indiana Jones TLC, and FOA. Sierra's Space Quest, King's Quest, Maniac Mansion, Day of the Tentacle, Gabriel Knight. It's so refreshing and exciting to think they could be revamped for the times and return for the fans and new generations alike..

    This was done really well and includes voice, Im all over LeChucks Revenge.

    Bring back adventure gaming!!! *****

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