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The Secret of Monkey Island
Box artwork for The Secret of Monkey Island.
Developer(s) LucasFilm Games
Publisher(s)
Distributor(s) Steam, Xbox Live Arcade, PlayStation Network
Designer(s) Ron Gilbert
Engine
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Commodore Amiga, MS-DOS
SCUMM v4 (floppy disk versions)
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MS-DOS, Windows
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Sega CD
SCUMM v5 (CD-ROM versions)
Release date(s)
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MS-DOS
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Commodore Amiga, Atari ST
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Mac OS, Sega CD
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Steam, Xbox Live Arcade
Genre(s) Adventure
System(s) MS-DOS, Mac OS, Atari ST, Commodore Amiga, FM Towns, Sega CD, Windows, Xbox 360, iOS, PlayStation 3
Mode(s) Single player
System requirements (help)
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MS-DOS
CPU clock speed
10 MHz
System RAM
640 KiB

DOS 1.0

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Mac OS
CPU clock speed
33 MHz
System RAM
2 MiB

System 6.0.7

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Atari ST
System RAM
1 MiB

1040 ST

Followed by LeChuck's Revenge
Series Monkey Island
Neoseeker Related Pages
This is the first game in the Monkey Island series. For other games in the series see the Monkey Island category.

The Secret of Monkey Island is a graphical point and click adventure game released in 1990 by LucasFilm Games (now LucasArts). Deep in the Caribbean, the inexperienced and naive Guybrush Threepwood sets out on a quest to become a pirate, encountering romance, adventure, comedy, pirate ghosts and, um... monkeys.

Based on the SCUMM game engine and originally released for Windows, Atari ST and Commodore Amiga in 16-colour EGA, it's been updated over the years with improved graphics and sound. Arguably the most famous version is the 256 Color VGA for MS-DOS released in 1991. In 1992, LucasArts released a CD-ROM version of the title with CD Audio music to accompany the gameplay. The game is now playable on Windows with ScummVM which improves the graphics even further.

A remastered version of the game, featuring new high-definition graphics, a new user interface, full voice acting and an orchestral score, was released for PC and Xbox Live Arcade on July 15, 2009.

It is famous for its humour, characters and plot. It is a great starting point for new adventurers, as the control interface is extremely user-friendly, the puzzles are not too challenging and it is impossible to die (almost) or lock yourself out of being able to complete the game. To date, three sequels have been created.

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