In September last year, I was happy to report that LucasArts had finally decided to revisit its legacy of highly original graphic adventure games and released a Special Edition of The Secret of Monkey Island, updated with high-resolution graphics, voice acting and a re-recorded orchestral score.
Now there is more good news. They’ve just released a remake of Monkey Island 2: LeChuck’s Revenge! Having earned his pirate stripes in the first game, our hero Guybrush Threepwood is now a confident young buccaneer with a stylish beard, new clothes and a small fortune. Wanting to prove himself once again, he has come to Scabb Island in search of a legendary treasure called Big Whoop.
Alongside Monkey 1, Day of the Tentacle and Grim Fandango, Monkey 2 was a game which gave me my most memorable gaming experiences in my teen years. There was a time when I would spend most of my free time thinking about how to solve another puzzle in the game. Those of you who have played Monkey 1, be advised: this is a much longer and harder game than its predecessor.
Monkey Island 2: LeChuck’s Revenge is available for €10 on PC (on Steam), Xbox, PS3, and iPhone/iPad. You can turn on subtitles in English, German, Italian, Spanish and French. Check out the official site.