Weekly Wiki: Grog Machine

August 31st, 2010 by | 4 comments

Oh, Grog Machine! You turn up in the strangest places and you unknowingly help me. Our fates are intertwined and I’ve appreciated your companionship from the moment I laid eyes on you at Stan’s Previously-Owned Vessels. You were wrecked by LeChuck’s ghostly body and I later discovered your broken remains in a storage room underneath the amusement park. Yes, I said it, for I believe, my dear friend, that you hold the key to The Secret and by studying your whereabouts we can learn not only what we have sought for so many years, but also the true way of appreciating a fine piece of machinery.

Greedy corporations wanted dirty money for your appearance, but we gave you a make-over and you look better than ever. Your true value can never be measured in mere currency. Oh, dear Grog Machine. You are a mystery to me.

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Polly: Who is the best Stan?

August 30th, 2010 by | 3 comments

51% thinks the Voodoo Lady had the best residence when she lived in the swamp on Scabb Island. The voice of Stan is a wildly debated topic as he never sounds exactly as you imagined him. In MI3, and the special editions of MI1 and MI2, he was voiced by Pat Pinney. In MI4 Pat Fraley supplied the voice and in “The Trial and Execution of Guybrush Threepwood“, he was voiced by Gavin Hammon. I couldn’t find a clip of the different voices, so I hope you can remember them 🙂

Polly: Who is the best Stan?

  • Pat Pinney (MI1SE, MI2SE, MI3) (71%, 55 Votes)
  • Pat Fraley (MI4) (10%, 8 Votes)
  • Gavin Hammon (TMI) (18%, 14 Votes)

Total Voters: 77

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Something of the Thread: Special editions and special characters

August 29th, 2010 by | No comments

With the recent special editions of the first two Monkey Island games, the Internet is rife with speculation. For instance, people are currently hoping for a special edition of Grim Fandango, and rightly so. Our own haydenwce27 is also wondering about special editions of The Curse of Monkey Island and Escape from Monkey Island, and you can wonder with him on the forums. Or if you prefer an entirely new Monkey Island game, you can shine your light on returning characters. Let’s hope LucasArts takes notice!

Posted in Monkey Island community, Something of the Thread

Horizons: Don Quixote

August 28th, 2010 by | 1 lonely comment

What’s this? You’ve got highbrow culture in my video game fan blog! Yes, I know, and yes, it’s on purpose. This is the first in a hopefully unending series of columns called Horizons, in which we explore other media that could be of interest to Monkey Island fans, for all sorts of reasons. For the first one, we’ll look at some recommended reading: the story of Don Quixote de la Mancha (and let’s not forget Sancho Panza).

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August 27th, 2010 by | 4 comments

This week, the doc is taking a small break.

(an experiment went wrong and the stuff behind the sofa exploded, maybe Gustav was behind all this… although he was not behind the sofa, anyway)

Posted in Ask a Monkeyologist

Weekly Wiki: Palace of Prostheses

August 24th, 2010 by | No comments

The life of a pirate isn’t always easy, and limbs can be lost in the blink of an eye (if said eye is still intact, that is). So it’s a good thing that people like Deadeye Dave offer a wide range of products to replace lost body parts. The Palace of Prostheses on Lucre Island is the place to be if you’re short on hands, feet, or even internal organs. The shop even has a state-of-the-art filing system, but unfortunately that’s been out of order ever since Pongo the monkey disappeared.

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Polly: Which Voodoo Lady residence is the best?

August 23rd, 2010 by | 2 comments

According to last week’s Polly, 40% would prefer to spend a night at The Goodsoup Plantation Resort Hotel and Casino. Probably enjoying a nice drink while Griswold tells one of his stories. This week we take a vote on the Voodoo Lady’s different places of residence. She has moved around a bit as she started in a small house on MĂȘlĂ©e Island, then moved to a swamp on Scabb Island, then moved to another swamp on Plunder Island,  then back to the house on MĂȘlĂ©e Island, and finally to a cottage in the woods on Flotsam Island. Which of her residences did you like the best?

Polly: Which Voodoo Lady residence is the best?

  • Her original house on MĂȘlĂ©e Island (4%, 4 Votes)
  • Her house in the swamp on Scabb Island (48%, 51 Votes)
  • Her house in the swamp on Plunder Island (29%, 31 Votes)
  • Her redecorated house on MĂȘlĂ©e Island (1%, 1 Votes)
  • Her cottage in the woods on Flotsam Island (18%, 19 Votes)

Total Voters: 106

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Something of the Thread: Puzzle Agent

August 22nd, 2010 by | No comments

It’s been a bit of a quiet week on the forums, but our sophisticated community has once again shown its appreciation of works of art that don’t just involve Monkey Island. Here’s a thread about Puzzle Agent, a game by Telltale featuring Graham Annable’s art. It’s highly recommended! While you play it (in case you haven’t yet), you can think of some new threads to post on the forums, and maybe yours will be featured here next week!

Posted in Monkey Island community, Something of the Thread, Telltale Games

What is tha–CHHK!

August 21st, 2010 by | 12 comments

Let’s continue, shall we?

Oh…apologies for the lack of subtitles. Kauff almost ran out of time, but he promises to make it up to you by showing you some special bloopers next week!

Posted in Ask a Monkeyologist

Weekly Wiki: Ozzie Mandrill

August 17th, 2010 by | 5 comments

Ozzie Mandrill is the second primary villain of Escape from Monkey Island and the head of Ozzie Mandrill Enterprises. He is a ruthless Australian business man whose sole goal in life is the gathering of wealth. With LeChuck, Ozzie orchestrates a sinister conspiracy to seize control of the Caribbean and extend his enterprises though crime, political manipulation, and deception. Ozzie’s wealth and lifestyle makes it very easy for him to cover his tracks and never be connected to any crime, including attempted murder, frame up, and conspiracy. He also plays integrally into the disappearance of H. T. Marley, the man who unintentionally started Ozzie’s obsession for power and money in the Caribbean.

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