Something’s missing…

July 29th, 2010 by | 4 comments

Thank you for sending so many questions! The doctor will answer each and every one of them soon… remember that he still has some left from six months ago. It’s not nice to leave questions unanswered. Though, you can still ask away!

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LucasArts listens to fans; updates MI2:SE

July 29th, 2010 by | 13 comments

If you own the Monkey Island 2 special edition on Steam, you’ll have noticed that it has been updated. The update fixes the bone song, which was horribly out of sync before. The intro sequence with the credits has returned as well, but only in the classic version of the game, meaning you’ll have to press F1 right at the start of the game to see it.

Did you notice any other fixes or changes, or do you know of patches on other platforms? Let us know in the comments!

Update: You can read about all the fixes on Steam’s website.

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Posted in LucasArts, Monkey Island 2: LeChuck's Revenge: Special Edition

Weekly Wiki: Monkeys in Pockets

July 27th, 2010 by | 3 comments

“There’s a Monkey in My Pocket” is a popular children’s song that Guybrush Threepwood sings on a couple of occasions.

In The Curse of Monkey Island Guybrush sings the song to Edward Van Helgen in the Barbery Coast to audition to join their barbershop quartet. Van Helgen is disgusted with Guybrush’s singing and vehemently refuses.

Oh, there’s a monkey in my pocket,
And he’s stealing all my change,
His stare is blank and glassy,
I suspect that he’s deranged…

In the fourth episode of Tales of Monkey Island, Guybrush sings a slightly different version of this song when he examines Jaques, the electromagnetic monkey, in his inventory.

Oh, there’s a monkey in my pocket,
He’s attracting all my change,
His tail is a magnet,
And I think that he’s got mange…

Recently, Chuck Jordan (the guy that wrote the original lyrics) told the fans that there was a super-ultra-secret second verse to the song, which he wrote just in case they needed it.

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Polly: Which ‘Tales’ chapter is the best?

July 26th, 2010 by | 4 comments

We’re back to rummage through your brain and discover your opinions on important questions such as ‘Why did the monkey cross the road?‘, ‘Who ate the last Guybrush?‘, and ‘Where did Herman Toothrot do his business all those years on Monkey Island and what did his diet consist off, considering that both bananas and coconuts are natural laxatives and I don’t assume there’s much else to come by on a deserted island?‘.

From now on, Polly will return every week with a new and useless awesome question. This week we ask what episode of ‘Tales of Monkey Island‘ you liked the most. Which was the most challenging, most emotional, the funniest, or had the best story? Vote away and feel free to give a comment as well!

Polly: Which 'Tales' chapter is the best?

  • Chapter 1: Launch of the Screaming Narwhal (5%, 6 Votes)
  • Chapter 2: The Siege of Spinner Cay (5%, 6 Votes)
  • Chapter 3: Lair of the Leviathan (29%, 36 Votes)
  • Chapter 4: The Trial and Execution of Guybrush Threepwood (39%, 48 Votes)
  • Chapter 5: Rise of the Pirate God (18%, 22 Votes)
  • I haven't played any/all of them yet (4%, 5 Votes)

Total Voters: 123

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Something of the Thread: Introductions and MI2

July 25th, 2010 by | Comments Off

You all know that visiting the World of Monkey Island forums is beneficial to your health, right? If not, now is the time to change that! From now on, this blog will feature a weekly forum column, called Something of the Thread, that showcases some of the most interesting forum threads! If that doesn’t make you want to jump right in and join the forums, I don’t know what will.

  • If you’re only just getting started on the forums, the introduction topic is a good place to begin your journey towards enlightenment. Get to know your fellow Monkey Island fans!
  • The recent release of the Monkey Island 2 special edition is of course the talk of the town… uh… of the forums. For instance, in this thread you can talk about what you found the most difficult part of the game.
  • Finally, forum member Hande created two threads about the special edition. In the first one, you can offer your opinion on what went wrong. Of course, we’re not negative Nellies, so you can also praise LucasArts for what they did right.

That’s it for this week! Now let your voice be heard on the friendliest Monkey Island community around! See you on the forums!

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Posted in Monkey Island 2: LeChuck's Revenge: Special Edition, Monkey Island community, Something of the Thread

Kauff is back!!

July 22nd, 2010 by | 13 comments

Yes, dear fans! Kauff is finally back! Oh yes, and Gustav too…sort of…

The good ol’ Doctor has answered your questions and *drum roll* from now on he will appear EVERY FRIDAY! So gather up your questions, mysteries and mind-puzzling inquiries, and join us as we try to unravel the World’s biggest enigmas!

(woah, that sounded epic! By the way, did you know that the drawings in the logo above were made by MonkeyMania? Thanks matey!)

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Weekly Wiki: Plank of Love

July 20th, 2010 by | 3 comments

Plank of Love, the love song that never was. It was to be sung by Guybrush and Elaine during the end credits of The Curse of Monkey Island, but the song was never recorded because the production team ran out of time. This would be a nice addition if we ever see a special edition of Curse. For now, click with your mouse here and delight yourself with the humorous yet romantic lyrics.

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Posted in The Curse of Monkey Island, Trivia, Weekly Wiki

No Curse of Monkey Island: Special Edition

July 18th, 2010 by | 37 comments

Bill Tiller, lead background artist on The Curse of Monkey Island, tweeted this on July 17th:

“No CMI SE for me. Not sure there will even be one. Bummed.”

Apparently, Bill knows that LucasArts is not interested in making a Special Edition for Monkey Island 3 and, honestly, who can blame them? The graphics are holding out fine, the voice acting is top notch and the game really doesn’t seem to need a face-lift. Sure, you still need ScummVM to play it, sure it doesn’t support 16:9 monitors… but it’s still okay.

Pure speculation: wouldn’t it be cool if someone could convince the heads of LA to concentrate their efforts into making a NEW Monkey Island game? What do you think? Post a comment, don’t be shy!

(thanks to mixnmojo.com for the heads up)

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Posted in LucasArts, Monkey Island 2: LeChuck's Revenge: Special Edition, The Secret of Monkey Island: Special Edition

MI2:SE: What did YOU think?

July 15th, 2010 by | 24 comments

The special edition of the beloved second Monkey Island game has been out on a variety of platforms for a while now, so it’s about time we asked you the all-important question. (No, not where babies come from.) What reviewers think of the game is all well and good, but ultimately, only the opinion of Monkey Island fans truly matters. So, with that said… what did YOU think of the Monkey Island 2 Special Edition? Comment away!

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Posted in Monkey Island 2: LeChuck's Revenge: Special Edition, Monkey Island community

Weekly Wiki: Phatt City Library

July 13th, 2010 by | 2 comments

You’re a successful pirate. You have a great ship, your hold is full of fabulous booty, your tankard is overflowing with grog… so what more could you possibly need? A book. You think you’re quite something, but believe me when I say that no pirate wench would be caught dead with a pirate who is lacking in the noggin department.

Fortunately for you, there is nothing a visit to the Phatt City Library cannot cure. This library truly makes Phatt City the Alexandria of the Caribbean, with its 207 catalogued books (and that’s not even counting the ones they didn’t bother to put in the catalogue). If you don’t want to come unprepared, have a look at this condensed catalogue before you visit the library, which highlights the most prized publications in the library’s collection. Oh, and one more thing: keep your voice down!

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Posted in Monkey Island 2: LeChuck's Revenge, Monkey Island wiki, Weekly Wiki