Weekly Wiki: Old Blind Pew

October 25th, 2011 by | 1 lonely comment

Old Blind Pew (also known in-game as “old dog”) is an old, unwashed dog that Guybrush finds in the Blood Island cemetery. He really does seem to be blind since he wears smoked spectacles and has to sniff around to find treats; Guybrush says he’s “not very social.” He sleeps in a coffin doghouse and appears to be Mort the Gravedigger‘s pet.

In order to cure Griswold Goodsoup‘s hangover, Guybrush has to find “hair of the dog that bit ‘ya.” So he offers Old Blind Pew dog treats (in the regular version) or a half-eaten maggoty biscuit (in the Mega-Monkey challenge). Pew chomps down on it and, during the process, bites his arm. Guybrush is also able to easily get some of Old Blind Pew’s shedding dog hair.

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Weekly Wiki: Achievements

October 19th, 2011 by | No comments

Have you played any of the Monkey Island games that have been released on the Xbox 360 and the PlayStation 3? And did you finish them? Good. But did you really finish them? Get all the achievements? You’re not sure? Well, then you need to head over to the Monkey Island wiki. There, you can find handy lists of all the Achievements on the Xbox Live Arcade and PlayStation Network Trophies. Have fun collecting them all!

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Weekly Wiki: Tongue of the Manatee

October 11th, 2011 by | No comments

The Tongue of the Manatee is an artifact that allows a person to communicate with manatees while underwater. It is in the shape of a large horn, and the user blows into the base to create the loud noise like a manatee’s voice. It comes with a standard set of phrases that a tourist might commonly use; it is up to the user to learn how to say more phrases.

In his quest for La Esponja Grande, Coronado De Cava knows that he will have to navigate the Manatee Mating Grounds, so he procures a Tongue of the Manatee to get past the giant female manatee who lives in the cave where La Esponja can be found. While he entrusts this task to his favourite crewman Santino, a deep-sea diver who learns the language of the manatees from the Marquis De Singe on Flotsam Island, he considers Santino too important to have such a menial task as holding the Tongue, which he gives instead to Moose. After the party is swallowed by a giant manatee and the crew goes down to its belly to party, Moose uses the Tongue as a funnel to drink copious amounts of ichor.

After Guybrush Threepwood has earned his way into the Democratically United Brotherhood of the Manatee Interior (founded by the four members of De Cava’s crew) and subsequently betrayed their trust, he learns from Noogie (or Bugeye or Moose, depending on which one Guybrush forces the information out of last) the true nature of Moose’s ichor-horn and returns to the Manatee’s belly to retrieve it. With it he is able to talk to the Manatee, but he cannot understand its responses until he finds a way back to Flotsam to get the Marquis’s book on the manatee language. With both these tools, Guybrush makes a deal with the male manatee, pretending to be him and wooing the female guarding La Esponja. He succeeds in drawing her out from her seclusion, and the two manatees are later seen swimming together and holding flippers.

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Weekly Wiki: Mad Monkey

October 5th, 2011 by | No comments

‘The Mad Monkey‘ is a huge galleon that sank prior to the events of the Monkey Island series. It was reputed to have a figurehead that was the most fabulous piece of art ever, so that collectors such as the Antique Dealer on Booty Island are willing to pay up to six million pieces of eight for it.

Though the antique dealer believes that nobody knew where the ship sank or why, the book Great Shipwrecks of Our Century (which can be checked out from the Phatt City Library) has the location of the wreck. The figurehead, when Guybrush finally discovers it, turns out to be a giant brass monkey head.

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Weekly Wiki: Tender-touch Pirate Powder

September 27th, 2011 by | No comments

We’ve all been there. A chafing stump, an eye-patch rash, it can happen to the best of pirates. It’s a good thing then, that there’s such a thing as Tender-touch Pirate Powder! This voodoo powder, which you can procure from The International House of Mojo, will alleviate the aforementioned problems, and probably others as well. So get your powder now!

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Weekly Wiki: The Chef

September 20th, 2011 by | No comments


The Chef of the Scumm Bar is a semi-notable side-character from The Secret of Monkey Island who occupies the bar’s kitchen, only leaving it to ask what the patrons of the bar want. In the game Guybrush has to sneak into the kitchen when the chef is in the front room in order to get the useful inventory items therein.

The Chef is a friend of Otis and during his imprisonment he sneaked food to jail; mostly pork trimmings and rump roast (with tails).

He can later be found crying at the Scumm Bar when LeChuck kidnaps Governor Elaine Marley and scares off all the customers. If the player talks to him he will state the obvious: where LeChuck is hiding, what the player has to do in order to get there and why he has to do it. As the player leaves the Chef will give him some heartfelt advice and start crying uncontrollably.

In the first game he appears to be the only employee under the Scumm Bar’s owner, but in Escape from Monkey Island a second employee, the Scumm Bartender, is also introduced.

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Weekly Wiki: James Arnold Taylor

September 13th, 2011 by | No comments

James Arnold Taylor is a well-known voice actor who has voiced characters such as Fred Flintstone and Obi-Wan Kenobi. In Monkey Island 2 Special Edition: LeChuck’s Revenge he provides the voices of Largo LaGrande, Mad Marty, the Fisherman and the Spitmaster.

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Weekly Wiki: Speare: A Theatrical Medley

September 7th, 2011 by | No comments

Are you in the mood for some culture, but you don’t want to watch boring, seemingly never-ending Shakespeare plays? Then you need to head over to the Long John Silver Center for the Performing Arts right now. There you can see brilliant actor Slappy Cromwell perform his 45-minute masterpiece Speare: A Theatrical Medley. Highly recommended if you like juggling shows.

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Weekly Wiki: Jungle Beast

September 1st, 2011 by | No comments

The Jungle Beast of Flotsam Island lives deep within the jungles and is never seen. Only Hemlock McGee seems to believe in it, and his depiction of it hangs in Club 41. He tells the story of how meaty sacrifices are left on the altar in the jungle at night and disappear before the morning, with a foul stench left behind.

Guybrush Threepwood can track the monster by dousing his offering in sugar water, leaving a trail of fireflies for him to follow. The beast turns out to be a meat-eating plant. Guybrush can retrieve a lion’s paw from its mouth; it retains the beast’s terrible smell and is an ingredient in the “Feast for the Senses” used to embiggen La Esponja Grande.

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Weekly Wiki: The spitting Contest

August 23rd, 2011 by | No comments

When there are no new costumes to try on in the costume shop and no one needs a coffin the people of Booty Island like to participate in a spitting contest. The Spitmaster presides over the contest and the grand prize is a charming spit-marked plaque. Guybrush wants this and cheats to achieve the winning spit of course. If you’re good at hawking up a good and creamie loogi then you should stop by the spitting contest on Booty Island.

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