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.
With the recent news that Bill Tiller is interested in working on a special edition of The Curse of Monkey Island (now we just need LucasArts to say yes), I thought it would be fun to explore my favourite location from that game: Puerto Pollo.
There’s always something to do on this lovely island. If you fancy some greasy food or maggoty biscuits, Blondebeard’s Chicken Shoppe is the place to go. There’s plenty to choose from on the menu. If all that chicken got you thirsty, maybe it’s time to pay a visit to Kenny‘s lemonade stand. With his bottomless mug policy, you really can’t go wrong. If you’re more culturally inclined, maybe the theatre is something for you. Of course, the Puerto Pollo pirates follow the latest fashion, and now you can too! Just go to The Barbery Coast and ask for a new hairdo – you won’t be disappointed! You should also consider paying a visit to the town’s Field of Honour, where such magnificent sporting events as the banjo duel and the caber toss take place.
That’s it for our little vacation to Puerto Pollo, the jewel in the Caribbean’s crown!
Today, I want to take you on a little trip to Plunder Island. The wiki article we’ll be studying is that of the Plunder Island Naturalist Society (PINS). Now, at first glance that may seem like a really boring organization, but looks can be deceiving. The PINS members, who are mainly occupied with placing informative plaques all over Plunder Island, are living in constant danger. As you can read in the article, one of them has been eaten by a massive, man-eating snake, while another has last been seen in a deadly quicksand pit. Now, I hope after reading that, you will give the PINS the credit it deserves, for doing a highly useful job in extreme circumstances!
This just in, SuperHappyFunTimeShow had an interview with Monkey Island: Special Edition producer, Craig Derrick. Amongst other interesting facts regarding the interface and the little changes brought to the game, Craig confirms the return of the cast from MI:SE along with Neil Ross, the voice actor who made Wally B. Feed sound so… piratey! This will be a very interesting comeback as 13 years have passed since the release of Curse of Monkey Island, where Wally’s voice was heard for the first time.
Also, when asked about other plans involving special re-releases, Craig said: “We are definitely looking at all of our titles within the back catalog. No announcements at this time though”.
You can read the interview here and you can comment below. But you already knew that.
The last Monkey Island tribute from the >>I Wonder What Happens<< series has been launched today, starring Smudo, from the German hip hop outfit “Die Fantastischen Vier”, as the Guest-Character-Whose-Name-I-Won’t-Spoil-For-You.
Majus, the mighty animator, Martin, the trustful background artist, Suro, the skillful voice actor, along with yours trully, Andrei (SWP), ended the mini-series of flashmovies with what fans are now calling “The Biggest and Loudest IWWH Yet!”. CLICK HERE to watch it! Enjoy!
Watched it? Cool! Hope you had fun!
Interested in some downloadables? There you go!
Steve Purcell has updated his blog with some cool concept art from The Curse of Monkey Island, which you should look at in awe. He also promises to show a work-in-progress series for the Tales of Monkey Island cover he’s been working on, so watch this space!
Sam and Max creator and Monkey Island artist Steve Purcell has posted some nice concept art on his blog he created back in the day for Monkey Island 2 (also published in Rogue Leaders) and some very early concept art for the Curse of Monkey Island.
Check out that awesome flaming beard LeChuck and a nice slender version of the Voodoo Lady:
Purcell also blogs: ‘I have a rough sketch for the Tales of Monkey Island pre-order cover in the pipe waiting for final approval. I’ll post it at some point soon.’
We’ll definitely keep an eye out for that one!
If LucasArts had decided to remake The Secret of Monkey Island a decade ago, it might have looked very, very different. Bill Tiller got the idea to do SMI with CMI-style graphics back in 1998. Here’s an image that shows how it would have looked. Sadly, LucasArts management wasn’t interested at the time.
If you’re a big adventure game fan, you’ll already know of Laserschwert’s awe-inspiring poster project. It just so happens that he received some original artwork from Bill Tiller, that was used for the cover of The Curse of Monkey Island. Check it out, and then download one or more posters!