History VideoGame / TheSecretOfMonkeyIsland

20th Aug '17 11:35:39 AM rjd1922
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* AlwaysNight: It's always 10 p.m. on Melee Island, even as hours pass. Can't be a good sign.

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* AlwaysNight: It's always 10 p.m. on Melee Mêlée Island, even as hours pass. Can't be a good sign.



* ChekhovsGun: The big church in the middle of Melee Island[[superscript:TM]] Town has no function until the last act.

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* ChekhovsGun: The big church in the middle of Melee Island[[superscript:TM]] Mêlée Islandô Town has no function until the last act.



* ScoobyDoobyDoors: Most of the doors on Melee Island take you to a random other door in the town.

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* ScoobyDoobyDoors: Most of the doors on Melee Mêlée Island take you to a random other door in the town.



* TitleDrop: Shown in the Captain's log, complete with the ''TM'' suffix.

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* TitleDrop: Shown in the Captain's log, complete with the ''TM'' "TM" suffix.



* TradeSnark: Monkey and Melee islands always have "TM" on them.
* TragicVillain / StagesOfMonsterGrief: [=LeChuck=]'s crew were press ganged and made ghosts by force, as his first officer bitterly recalls with irony.

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* TradeSnark: {{Tradesnark}}: Monkey and Melee Mêlée islands always have "TM" on them.
* TragicVillain / StagesOfMonsterGrief: TragicVillain[=/=]StagesOfMonsterGrief: [=LeChuck=]'s crew were press ganged and made ghosts by force, as his first officer bitterly recalls with irony.
20th Aug '17 11:29:20 AM rjd1922
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** If you look at Monkey Island TM from your ship Guybrush will say, "WOW! This was well worth $59.95 plus tax."

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** If you look at Monkey Island TM Islandô from your ship Guybrush will say, "WOW! This was well worth $59.95 plus tax."
25th Jun '17 11:59:46 AM legoking831
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* HypocriticalHumor: A pirate at the Scumm Bar laughs at Guybrush's name and calls it the stupidest name he's ever heard. When you ask for ''his'' name, though...it's a very similar sounding Mancomb Seepgood.
19th Jun '17 1:35:08 PM Dreadjaws
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* NamesTheSame: The Cannibals in Monkey Island are named Lemonhead, Sharptooth and Red Skull. [[ComicBook/CaptainAmerica A certain patriotic hero]] might take issue with that last one.


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* {{Pun}}: The game needs you to recognize one to solve a puzzle. See LostInTranslation up there.
19th Jun '17 11:58:34 AM Dreadjaws
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* LostInTranslation: Not as a bad as the infamous Monkey wrench, but the book "How to Get Ahead in Navigating" taken by the cannibals in exchange for their navigator's head also has its translation problems in other languages.

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* LostInTranslation: Not as a bad as the infamous Monkey wrench, but the book "How to Get Ahead in Navigating" taken by the cannibals in exchange for their navigator's head also has its translation problems in other languages. Also, the idiom "Red Herring", whose meaning is necessary to know in order to advance, doesn't mean anything in other languages. Fortunately, it happens early enough on the game that you're bound to have very few items with you, and you already know you have to GIVE something, so at most you only have to try a few times.
18th Jun '17 6:17:01 PM Unsung
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** A fan edit of the part where [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QMq762wbQS8&feature=related Guybrush drowns]] after failing to solve the underwater idol puzzle within 10 minutes shows a similar message. While the death is real in the actual game, the message is not.

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** A fan edit of As you may repeatedly brag in dialogue options, Guybrush can hold his breath for ten minutes. Failing to solve the part where [[http://www.underwater idol puzzle during that time provides the game's only actual death. While there's no message or prompt to reload, after Guybrush drowns, the verb menu changes from Walk to, Look at, and so on, to Float, Bloat, Decompose, and to drive the point home, Buy Hint Book. You can watch the whole ten-minute ordeal (with music and a Sierra-style death message added by the uploader) [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QMq762wbQS8&feature=related Guybrush drowns]] after failing to solve the underwater idol puzzle within 10 minutes shows a similar message. While the death is real in the actual game, the message is not.com/watch?v=QMq762wbQS8 here]].
18th Jun '17 5:51:05 PM Dreadjaws
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** A somewhat straight (an EasterEgg since it's a very unlikely death) example with the same Sierra style and interface if [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QMq762wbQS8&feature=related Guybrush drowns]] after failing to solve the underwater idol puzzle within 10 minutes.

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** A somewhat straight (an EasterEgg since it's a very unlikely death) example with fan edit of the same Sierra style and interface if part where [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QMq762wbQS8&feature=related Guybrush drowns]] after failing to solve the underwater idol puzzle within 10 minutes.minutes shows a similar message. While the death is real in the actual game, the message is not.
18th Jun '17 5:12:43 PM Dreadjaws
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** One of the dialogue options the player can make when challenging a pirate to a fight is to ask "Why do you guys talk so funny?" to which the pirate will reply (breaking accent in the Special Edition), "Pirate Lingo! It's how everybody talked back then. Come on Guybrush, play along."



** One of the dialogue options the player can make when challenging a pirate to a fight is to ask "Why do you guys talk so funny?" to which the pirate will reply (breaking accent in the Special Edition), "Pirate Lingo! It's how everybody talked back then. Come on Guybrush, play along."
15th Jun '17 7:33:49 PM legoking831
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* CopyProtection: The "[[http://sleevage.com/wp-content/uploads/2007/08/dial-a_pirate_spinner.jpg Dial-a-Pirate]]" code wheel.

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* CopyProtection: The "[[http://sleevage.com/wp-content/uploads/2007/08/dial-a_pirate_spinner.jpg Dial-a-Pirate]]" code wheel. The game would start off with a "short quiz", and show a picture of a pirate (made from two halves of the heads on the code wheel) and asking when they were hung in a specific location. Once you rotated the wheel accordingly, the year for every possible location the game would ask would be revealed on the wheel, and typing in the correct answer would let you proceed. This was only present in the original EGA release and the slightly later VGA update. Beginning with the CD release, the copy protection was removed since it was still the early days of the CD-ROM format when copying one was unheard of.
13th Jun '17 3:33:03 AM foxley
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* BringTheAnchorAlong: The trial of Thievery ends with Fester Shinetop tying the stolen item, the Idol of Many Hands, to Guybrush Threepwood and dropping him in the bay. How does our hero get out of this? [[spoiler: Just pick up the Idol. You know, the one he was just carrying a few seconds ago.]] It should be noted this is the only part of the game in which Guybrush can die.
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