Polly: What is the secret?

August 29th, 2011 by | 10 comments

Originally, I assumed the secret in ‘The Secret of Monkey Island‘ was simply the location of Monkey Island. It wasn’t until I got on the Internet in 97 I read all kinds of theories and I realized that most people think the secret is something else like the catacombs beneath Monkey Island and a lot of people think that the secret is that it all takes place in an amusement park.

This is something Ron Gilbert has often hinted at and it is supported by the grog machine in the first two games, the underground tunnels, and occasional dialog like the sword fighting pirates on Mêlée Island saying something like ‘Play along Guybrush, that’s how they talked back then‘. I believe this too, but I still think the secret the title of the original game refers to is the location of Monkey Island. This isn’t about what I believe though, what do you think the secret is?

Polly: What is the secret?

  • The location of Monkey Island (16%, 9 Votes)
  • The catacombs beneath Monkey Island (5%, 3 Votes)
  • Big Whoop (23%, 13 Votes)
  • The giant monkey robot (5%, 3 Votes)
  • It's all an amusement park (21%, 12 Votes)
  • Something else (Write in comments) (30%, 17 Votes)

Total Voters: 57

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10 Responses to “Polly: What is the secret?”

  1. mister bier says:

    i think the doctors will know

  2. Jeeno says:

    It wouldn’t be a secret if we knew!

  3. apenpaap says:

    The secret is that there is no secret.

  4. chaomaster57 says:

    Perhaps it’s that Guybrush is a coma patient?

  5. Captain Loom says:

    I reckon the secret was just an ambiguous title regarding the general mystery around the Island of the Monkeys. The idea of a bigger secret is probably nothing! But on the other hand that’s no fun! So I what I like to think is that it regards the whole meta-textual subtext to the first two games.

    • Cocoloco says:

      Yeah, I think also that’s right. The secret really exists only by the fans who are playing again and again and become obsessed by every little things in MI… Who cared about any secret the first time they finish MI1 ?

  6. guimero64 says:

    I read meta-sexual… I’m sick… sorry…

  7. Captain Loom says:

    I love MI as much as the next guy, but I wouldn’t go that far!

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