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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Ask a Monkeyologist – Game DEMO Launched!

September 26th, 2011 by | 2 comments

Yes, the time has come!

All you need to know is on this page.

Please leave a comment below after you try the demo! Any suggestion/thought matters (positive, negative and neutral) and it will help me make this game better for you awesome people! 😀 Enjoy!

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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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Polly: Are you feeling it?

September 19th, 2011 by | 1 lonely comment

I had problems coming up with a topic for this week’s poll, so I kept banging my head against the wall until an idea would materialize and amidst the tears and blood it appeared; Have you ever been emotional while playing a Monkey Island game? I don’t mean if you still get emotional the 10th time you play CMI, but if it ever happened during any of the games.

Polly: Have you ever been emotional while playing a Monkey Island game?

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Horizons: Filming a Monkey Island Movie (5)

September 18th, 2011 by | 1 lonely comment

Tales of Monkey Island is next.

Forget the actors, forget the music… the sets will kill you. I mean, think about it: the insides of a manatee? Underwater? (even if you did have underwater in LeChuck’s Revenge, this is an entire sequence!)… not to mention the Land of the Dead!

Even big Hollywood Production Companies would have a difficult time figuring this out. Oh and Portals through different places? Poor, poor you. You’ll grow bald trying to figure out how to film all these.

Besides having a great story, Tales of Monkey Island provided awesome images/scenery. You could go all GreenScreen on it but that’s still a lot of work.

You also have to bring new actors, even architects to build sets such as DeSinge’s home or the Courthouse! Let’s face it… even if the previous Monkey Island movies would’ve been successful, there’s no way you can turn Tales of Monkey Island into an accurate live-action representation of the game.

Seeing your villain/actor play human LeChuck could be entertaining (and easier without all that make-up on) but I’m curious to see how are you planning on shooting the entire Escape-from-Manatee scene. So what can we do, you ask?

Well, it wouldn’t be nice to end this mini-series for Horizons without giving you, at least, a direction in which to go and explore new possibilities. Therefore, I recommend going Disney on it, transforming everything into one big cartoon, starting from Monkey Island 1 to Tales of Monkey Island. CGI or FlashMovie, it doesn’t matter… it will  be the only way you can do this without selling your soul to the devil.

Also, you can have the original actors reprise their roles or simply take the lines from the games themselves. I know it’s not the first time I suggested this, but if you have a better idea or even arguments, please share! I’m curious to see what you’re thinking about!

As for the Monkey Island Movie(s), you can read the updated wiki page and see what THEY were thinking about in the first place!

Thanks for reading!

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Review: Hector: Badge of Carnage – Episode 2

September 14th, 2011 by | No comments

In Hector: Badge of Carnage – Episode 2: Senseless Acts of Justice we return to Clappers Wreake to help guide our anti-hero to success in finding the terrorist. The game picks up exactly where the first episode ended which had Hector attempting to eat a slice of pizza while having a gun pointed at him. The first few minutes of the episode acts as a tutorial, but ends quickly when Hector shouts at the helpful text to go away. This is followed by a segment where you play both as Hector and his not-so-bright assistant, Lambert. You can switch between the characters and they can send items to each other as they attempt together to solve a larger puzzle.

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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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Polly: Does Hector float your boat?

September 12th, 2011 by | No comments

Telltale recently released the second episode of ‘Hector – Badge of Carnage‘ (our review is coming soon!) and we’d like to know if you bought it and what you think of it.

Polly: Does Hector float your boat?

  • Yes, I bough it and I like it. (25%, 7 Votes)
  • Yes, I bought it, but I don't like it. (4%, 1 Votes)
  • No, I haven't bought it yet, but I plan to. (21%, 6 Votes)
  • No, I haven't bought it and I don't plan to. (50%, 14 Votes)

Total Voters: 28

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Horizons: Sheeped Away

September 11th, 2011 by | 1 lonely comment

Long-time fans of this site and The World of Monkey Island before it will surely remember Junaid Chundrigar, who, apart from being a Monkey Island fan, is also a gifted artist… and animator. To officially earn this last title in animation school, Junaid made a short film entitled Sheeped Away, which is about a farmer who suddenly finds his sheep being sucked up by a UFO. Do give it a view if you haven’t already seen it, and/or visit the official Sheeped Away site!

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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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