History VideoGame / MonkeyIsland

14th Jan '17 12:23:18 PM nombretomado
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** There's actually a way to die in each of the five games, but only the first and fourth ones count: In ''Secret'' [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QMq762wbQS8 Guybrush drowns]] if he stays underwater for too long after ten minutes (the rest of the games, excepting ''Escape'', perhaps, he automatically surfaces after the ten minutes are up). ''Revenge'' [[HowWeGotHere is being told after the fact]], so if Guybrush dies, Elaine tells him to stop screwing around and tell the real story, and in ''Curse'', you need to fake your death to progress. The ''Curse'' example actually comes with not one, but two [[BreakTheFourthWall fourth-wall breaking]] {{lampshade|Hanging}}s; one from Guybrush, telling the kids not to try this at home, and one from the barkeep and the gravedigger, wondering how Guybrush managed to die in a LucasArts game. ''Escape'' sums up two ways to die: 1. by drowning in the second dive underwater after surfacing upon Guybrush's running out of breath in the first dive; and 2. having him kill his future self in the Mysts of Tyme and then going around and having himself get killed by his past self. ''Tales'' has one way to die, [[spoiler:and surprisingly, it's not an Easter egg, but rather a part of a story to progress on from Chapter 4 to Chapter 5.]]

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** There's actually a way to die in each of the five games, but only the first and fourth ones count: In ''Secret'' [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QMq762wbQS8 Guybrush drowns]] if he stays underwater for too long after ten minutes (the rest of the games, excepting ''Escape'', perhaps, he automatically surfaces after the ten minutes are up). ''Revenge'' [[HowWeGotHere is being told after the fact]], so if Guybrush dies, Elaine tells him to stop screwing around and tell the real story, and in ''Curse'', you need to fake your death to progress. The ''Curse'' example actually comes with not one, but two [[BreakTheFourthWall fourth-wall breaking]] {{lampshade|Hanging}}s; one from Guybrush, telling the kids not to try this at home, and one from the barkeep and the gravedigger, wondering how Guybrush managed to die in a LucasArts Creator/LucasArts game. ''Escape'' sums up two ways to die: 1. by drowning in the second dive underwater after surfacing upon Guybrush's running out of breath in the first dive; and 2. having him kill his future self in the Mysts of Tyme and then going around and having himself get killed by his past self. ''Tales'' has one way to die, [[spoiler:and surprisingly, it's not an Easter egg, but rather a part of a story to progress on from Chapter 4 to Chapter 5.]]



* {{Unwinnable}}: Generally averted, according to LucasArts' policy, but it is possible to make the first game unwinnable if you really try, such as by using up all your money in the vending machine. Later releases of the game will simply cause Guybrush to refuse wasting any more money on the vending machine after the first time you try it.

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* {{Unwinnable}}: Generally averted, according to LucasArts' Creator/LucasArts' policy, but it is possible to make the first game unwinnable if you really try, such as by using up all your money in the vending machine. Later releases of the game will simply cause Guybrush to refuse wasting any more money on the vending machine after the first time you try it.
10th Jan '17 9:31:17 AM TrollBrutal
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** "I'm selling these fine leather jackets," a ShoutOut to ''VideoGame/IndianaJonesAndTheLastCrusade: The Graphic Adventure'', also pops up from time to to time. In the demo, he can pick a chalice and become [[http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-v7C4L98ibbo/VZii98-jH2I/AAAAAAAA3CE/XZHuMlB2ca8/s640/The_Secret_of_Monkey_Island_%2528DOS%2529_15.gif Indy himself for a moment]]

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** "I'm selling these fine leather jackets," a ShoutOut to ''VideoGame/IndianaJonesAndTheLastCrusade: The Graphic Adventure'', also pops up from time to to time. In the demo, he can pick up a chalice and become [[http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-v7C4L98ibbo/VZii98-jH2I/AAAAAAAA3CE/XZHuMlB2ca8/s640/The_Secret_of_Monkey_Island_%2528DOS%2529_15.gif Indy himself for a moment]]
10th Jan '17 9:30:25 AM TrollBrutal
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** "I'm selling these fine leather jackets," a ShoutOut to ''VideoGame/IndianaJonesAndTheLastCrusade: The Graphic Adventure'', also pops up from time to to time.

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** "I'm selling these fine leather jackets," a ShoutOut to ''VideoGame/IndianaJonesAndTheLastCrusade: The Graphic Adventure'', also pops up from time to to time. In the demo, he can pick a chalice and become [[http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-v7C4L98ibbo/VZii98-jH2I/AAAAAAAA3CE/XZHuMlB2ca8/s640/The_Secret_of_Monkey_Island_%2528DOS%2529_15.gif Indy himself for a moment]]
17th Nov '16 10:44:31 AM MasamiPhoenix
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* [[WeNamedTheMonkeyJack We Named the Dog Guybrush]]
* [[WhyDidItHaveToBeSnakes Why Did It Have to Be Porcelain?]]

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* [[WeNamedTheMonkeyJack We Named the Dog Guybrush]]
Guybrush]]: In the second game, Elaine names her dog Guybrush for a number of unflattering reasons
* [[WhyDidItHaveToBeSnakes Why Did It Have to Be Porcelain?]]Porcelain?]] Guybrush has a crippling fear of porcelain, so of course, he has to confront it in virtually every game.
16th Nov '16 12:55:56 PM MasamiPhoenix
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* {{Foil}}: Elaine is TheAce who's plans are doomed to fail, while Guybrush is TheMillstone, who's bumbling and cunning eventually save the day (generally after [[NiceJobBreakingItHero ruining Elaine's plan in the first place]]).

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* {{Foil}}: Elaine is TheAce who's plans are doomed collected, determined, and militaristic, prefering to fail, while tackle problems head on. Guybrush is TheMillstone, who's bumbling laid back and cunning eventually save the day (generally after goofy, preferring to outwit or think his problems. Fittingly, Elaine's straight forward plans often run afoul of Guybrush's [[NiceJobBreakingItHero ruining Elaine's plan in the first place]]).wacky antics]] and then it ends up left to him to fix what he broke.
16th Nov '16 12:39:41 PM MasamiPhoenix
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** Averted in the fourth game, where [=LeChuck=]appears, but is quickly supplanted by the games new villain who dominates [=LeChuck=].
16th Nov '16 12:26:26 PM MasamiPhoenix
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* {{Foil}}: Elaine is TheAce , while Guybrush is TheMillstone.

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* {{Foil}}: Elaine is TheAce , who's plans are doomed to fail, while Guybrush is TheMillstone.TheMillstone, who's bumbling and cunning eventually save the day (generally after [[NiceJobBreakingItHero ruining Elaine's plan in the first place]]).
23rd Sep '16 9:57:16 AM SickBoy
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* TheMaze: Several show up in the series, usually requiring Guybrush to improvise or find some method of navigation lest he become lost.

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* TheMaze: Several show up in the series, usually requiring Guybrush to find or improvise or find some method of navigation lest he become lost.
23rd Sep '16 9:55:43 AM SickBoy
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* TheMaze

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* TheMazeTheMaze: Several show up in the series, usually requiring Guybrush to improvise or find some method of navigation lest he become lost.
9th Sep '16 8:58:33 PM Angeldeb82
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* ''[[VideoGame/MonkeyIsland2LeChucksRevenge Monkey Island 2: LeChuck's Revenge]]'' (1991)

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* ''[[VideoGame/MonkeyIsland2LeChucksRevenge Monkey Island 2: LeChuck's Revenge]]'' ''VideoGame/MonkeyIsland2LeChucksRevenge'' (1991)



* TheDevTeamThinksOfEverything: Throughout the series an absurd amount of minor gags are found by using items in ways not intended in order to win the game. For example, try using the ramrod on Murray at the start of ''Curse'', then examine the porthole in the next scene. If that made you feel bad, offer him some gum in Act 2.

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* TheDevTeamThinksOfEverything: DevelopersForesight: Throughout the series an absurd amount of minor gags are found by using items in ways not intended in order to win the game. For example, try using the ramrod on Murray at the start of ''Curse'', then examine the porthole in the next scene. If that made you feel bad, offer him some gum in Act 2.
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