Weekly Wiki: The Lost Welshman

July 5th, 2011 by | No comments

From eating a sandwich to cracking Myst and Star Wars related jokes, the Lost Welshman displays time and again he is quite a character. More than just peddling unsuspecting commuters between Blood and Skull Island, he’s part of the landscape, perhaps a reason for tourists to visit Blood Island in the first place. Unfortunately for them, the Lost Welshman no longer works there, but if you’re lucky, you may just be served a dish cooked up by him at The Bloody Lip, although nobody really knows if he actually works there or not.

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Polly: Which game was your first?

May 25th, 2011 by | 2 comments

This week’s Polly is a few days late, but it’s just as spiky and lavender as always! We humbly ask you which Monkey Island game was the first you played?

Polly: Which game was your first?

  • The Secret of Monkey Island (48%, 48 Votes)
  • LeChuck's Revenge (14%, 14 Votes)
  • The Curse of Monkey Island (29%, 29 Votes)
  • Escape from Monkey Island (7%, 7 Votes)
  • Tales of Monkey Island (3%, 3 Votes)

Total Voters: 101

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Weekly Wiki: Pirate Potables

May 24th, 2011 by | 9 comments

Have you taken the time to look through the recipe book Guybrush finds at the Goodsoup Hotel on Blood Island? Perhaps you’re not even sure of the book’s title. Well, it’s called Pirate Potables, and apart from the recipe for the hangover cure, which you need to complete the game, it contains several more recipes, mostly for cocktails. If you’re planning on trying to create the cocktails mentioned in the recipe book, be sure to stock up on Cilantro, since that’s an ingredient required in all the recipes, and it’s actually one of the more everyday ingredients. If you make one of these cocktails, do let us know! That is, if you survive consuming them.

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Polly: What is LucasArts up to?

April 18th, 2011 by | 7 comments

As evidenced here LucasArts might have a surprise in store for Monkey Island fans.  Be sure to check it out and then come back here to vote on what you think it might be.

Polly: What is LucasArts up to?

  • A special edition of 'Curse of Monkey Island' (27%, 35 Votes)
  • A new Monkey Island game (33%, 43 Votes)
  • Something else (19%, 25 Votes)
  • Nothing, the post was referring to the MI1/MI2 special editions (22%, 29 Votes)

Total Voters: 132

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New rare concept art

April 8th, 2011 by | 5 comments

Bill Tiller has found another of his old sketchbooks, which is fortunate for us, because he posted some Curse of Monkey Island concept art from it. Here’s a list o’ links:

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Horizons: Mad Jack the Pirate

March 5th, 2011 by | No comments

This week’s Horizons comes courtesy of a tip from plunderbunny481. She writes about a cartoon called Mad Jack the Pirate, which is “like BlackAdder, Monty Python, and Monkey Island rolled into one”. You can find the entire series on YouTube (please don’t sue us, we’re just linking to it).

In unrelated news, Bill Tiller has uploaded some cool concept sketches from the design document for Curse of Monkey Island. If you look closely, you may even be able to read some of the text! Here’s a list of the images:

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Horizons: The Last Express

February 12th, 2011 by | 2 comments

The Last Express is a game you may have heard about, but haven’t got around to playing yet. Now that it’s only $ 5.99 on Good Old Games though, it might be a good time to get aboard. It came out in 1997, the same year Curse of Monkey Island was released, but it’s probably less well-known. Once you start playing it though, you’ll realize that this game isn’t bad – like Grim Fandango, it’s just a game that has unfortunately gone under some people’s radar. Because of the unique way in which it is played (it’s pretty much a real-time adventure), and the fantastic atmosphere of the game, I highly recommend it to any and all adventure game fans.

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