Horizons: Lego

October 22nd, 2011 by | No comments

You probably know the Lego video games, such as Lego: Pirates of the Caribbean. But before there were computer games, Lego already existed as little plastic bricks. It’s hard to imagine such a prehistory, but perhaps you yourself have played with them, and maybe you still do? Ah, the stories you can enact with the little yellow figures… someone has even recreated Mêlée Island with Lego bricks! How about you? Did you ever play with Lego? Maybe you made something Monkey Island related with Lego that you want to share? If so, do leave a comment, we’d love to hear your story!

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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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Weekly Wiki: Breathmaster

May 31st, 2011 by | 3 comments

If you’re a pirate with bad breath (maybe you don’t brush your teeth properly or you don’t even have a toothbrush) then you should make friends with the delightful shopkeeper on Mêlée Island as he sells these lovely mints named Breathmaster. They are grog-flavored and bears the slogan “For the pirate who cares about first impressions”. An entire roll sells for one single piece of eight and they come in handy when talking to wrongfully imprisoned guys named Otis. They also double nicely as mint leaves in voodoo recipes.

Viist the wiki page to learn what kind of mints feature in Tales of Monkey Island and what they can be used for.

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