Good Game: The Curse of Monkey Island (PC)

Another Good Game

Today its The Curse of Monkey Island a 1997 adventure game developed and published by LucasArts for Microsoft Windows (PC). It followed the success of The Secret of Monkey Island and Monkey Island 2: LeChuck’s Revenge games.

The game is the twelfth and last LucasArts game to use the SCUMM engine, which was extensively upgraded for its last outing before being replaced by the GrimE engine for the next game in the series, Escape from Monkey Island. The Curse of Monkey Island is the first Monkey Island game to include voice acting, and has a more cartoonish graphic style than the earlier games.

The game’s story centers on Guybrush Threepwood, a wannabe pirate who must lift a curse from his love Elaine Marley. As the story progresses, he must deal with a band of mysterious pirates, a rival stereotypical French buccaneer, a band of cutthroat smugglers, as well as his old nemesis LeChuck.

Watch the video I made below showing about the first 42 minutes of the game.


The Curse of Monkey Island Gameplay.

Developer: LucasArts.
Publisher: LucasArts.
Platform: Microsoft Windows.
Release: 31st October 1997 (NA), 1st November 1997 (EU).
Genre: Graphic Adventure.