History VideoGame / MonkeyIsland

22nd Jun '18 4:02:34 PM Generality
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** Guybrush asking people what the Secret of Monkey Island? is, since it's not revealed in the first game. No one has given a straight answer yet. (''VideoGame/FlightOfTheAmazonQueen'', a [=LucasArts=] adventure pastiche, gave a humorous joke answer to this: ''"Elaine is really a guy."'')\\

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** Guybrush asking people what the Secret of Monkey Island? is, since it's not revealed in the first game. No one has given a straight answer yet. (''VideoGame/FlightOfTheAmazonQueen'', a [=LucasArts=] adventure pastiche, gave a humorous joke answer to this: ''"Elaine is really a guy."'')\\"'') This is a joke on a meta level, as the original intended answer became inaccessible after Ron Gilbert left [=LucasArts=].\\



The gag continues still, only flipped. Twenty years after Secret's release, series creator Ron Gilbert released a game called VideoGame/DeathSpank, containing an old adventurer named Eubrick who claims to know the Secret of Monkey Island. Unfortunately, the game's titular hero isn't at all interested in what it might be.

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The gag continues still, only flipped. Twenty years after Secret's release, series creator Ron Gilbert released a game called VideoGame/DeathSpank, ''VideoGame/DeathSpank'', containing an old adventurer named Eubrick who claims to know the Secret of Monkey Island. Unfortunately, the game's titular hero isn't at all interested in what it might be.
22nd Jun '18 11:51:41 AM CynicalBastardo
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*** In ''Curse'', Guybrush actually gets [=LeChuck=] to admit that even ''he'' doesn't know what the Secret of Monkey Island is.
22nd Jun '18 11:32:51 AM CynicalBastardo
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** "I'm Guybrush Threepwood, a mighty pirate!"
7th May '18 11:33:34 AM fruitstripegum
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* HoldYourHippogriffs: Loads of them.



* HoldYourHippogriffs: Loads of them.
3rd May '18 12:38:42 AM FurryKef
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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]]

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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]]



** Averted in the fourth game, where [=LeChuck=]appears, but is quickly supplanted by the games new villain who dominates [=LeChuck=].

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** Averted in the fourth game, where [=LeChuck=]appears, [=LeChuck=] appears, but is quickly supplanted by the games game's new villain who dominates [=LeChuck=].
26th Apr '18 9:42:01 PM Herefornethergate
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** Of course, pretty much every item Guybrush picks up gets sent into hammerspace, including a live monkey, a very large fruit picker, and a 60-pound block of tofu. His coat and pants seem to double as [[BagOfHolding Bags of Holding]]. In the second, a manilla envelope acting as hammerspace for all of Guybrush's confiscated items "tickles" when it is opened and dumps it's entire contents into his inventory.

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** Of course, pretty much every item Guybrush picks up gets sent into hammerspace, including a live monkey, a very large fruit picker, and a 60-pound block of tofu. His coat and pants seem to double as [[BagOfHolding Bags of Holding]]. In the second, a manilla envelope acting as hammerspace for all of Guybrush's confiscated items "tickles" when it is opened and dumps it's its entire contents into his inventory.
1st Apr '18 4:45:22 PM MikeShogunLee
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* DrunkenGlow: Rum Rogers, as the name suggests, is so inflicted with the rosy glow.
24th Mar '18 9:49:49 PM dvorak
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* BloodyBowelsOfHell: The Caves of Meat in the final episode of the first game are implied to be Hell, and have giant organs growing on the walls.
21st Feb '18 3:47:06 PM onionmaster
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*** His hair was meant to be reddish blond (as seen on the first game's cover and in close-ups), but the first game did not have the capability to display the exact shade on character sprites - especially as it had to be ported for several, lower res systems. As a result, in Secret, his hair is lighter than intended, and in Revenge, it is darker than intended. In Curse (the first without either creator Ron Gilbert nor orig artist Steve Purcell), the developers assumed that the intended color was plain blond based on the first game's graphics, and as a result, it was canonised as such from then on.



** Captain Dread and Kate Capsize are both this at different times in Revenge, though in the former's case he can't travel many places due to his lack of navigator, and in the latter's, she can travel to any coordinate but will only do so for money.



** In Revenge, Guybrush can ask virtually every character "Wanna hear about how I defeated the ghost pirate LeChuck?" and "Wanna see my scar?", to which the answer is pretty much always no.



** ''Secret'' shows Guybrush exploring Monkey Island with a group. In the game he goes alone.

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** ''Secret'' shows Guybrush exploring Monkey Island with a group. In the game he goes alone. Also, Elaine is depicted with a sword, which she never otherwise is.



* DemBones: [=LeChuck's=] crew, Murray, and Guybrush's hallucinations of his parents.

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* DemBones: [=LeChuck's=] crew, Murray, and Guybrush's hallucinations of his parents.parents, as well as the cameo of [[GrimFandango Manny]] in 3.


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** In the original version of 2, the ability to polish a pirate's peg leg was put in so you could buy items from the antique's store that are not part of the plot (these being the Feather Pen and the Elvis Collector Plate). However, it could be abused to hire Kate Capsize's ship, so it stops short of the exact amount (but you can sell the items back, if you already bought them, to bring it up to the right amount). As a result they capped the polishing pirate leg at 19 from the CD version onwards, making the items in the antique store TheArtifact since it is impossible to buy them AND buy the relevant items for the plot with just the one amount of cash.
24th May '17 7:34:11 AM starofjusticev21
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* CoversAlwaysLie: Every game's box art has a scene that does not appear ingame.

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* CoversAlwaysLie: Every game's box art has a scene that does not appear ingame. Just in general they make the games look a lot more serious and dramatic than they actually are.
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