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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Polly: Do you like the graphics of MI1 SE?

August 22nd, 2011 by | 8 comments

A lot of people like the graphics of The Secret of Monkey Island: Special Edition, but there are also those who prefer the original graphics, due to nostalgic reasons or purely because they dislike the new art style. Which side are you on?

Polly: Do you like the graphics of MI1 SE?

  • Yes, they are fantastic. (68%, 51 Votes)
  • No, I prefer the original for nostalgic reasons. (17%, 13 Votes)
  • No, they are horrible and therefore I play with the original. (15%, 11 Votes)

Total Voters: 75

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Polly: In what game did Guybrush sound his best?

August 15th, 2011 by | 5 comments

I’ll be brief and to the point: In what game did Guybrush sound his best?

Polly: In what game did Guybrush sound his best?

  • The Secret of Monkey Island SE (Dominic Armato) (0%, 0 Votes)
  • LeChuck's Revenge SE (Dominic Armato) (9%, 7 Votes)
  • The Curse of Monkey Island (Dominic Armato) (53%, 42 Votes)
  • Escape from Monkey Island (Dominic Armato) (8%, 6 Votes)
  • Tales of Monkey Island (Dominic Armato) (30%, 24 Votes)

Total Voters: 79

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Something of the Thread: Floppies

July 3rd, 2011 by | No comments

Ewan JF has a question for all of you, and a definitive answer has not been given yet: How many floppies does The Secret of Monkey Island have? If any of you know the answer (no, this is not a quiz), please make your way to the forums and help out a fellow Monkey Island fan!

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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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Secret of Monkey Island:SE on iTunes Store

February 14th, 2011 by | No comments

Awkwardly, we did not announce this last week. So…here it is:

Aspyr announced last week that The Secret of Monkey Island: Special Edition is now available in Apple’s Mac App Store. The Secret of Monkey Island: Special Edition is Aspyr’s third Mac App Store release, with more to come.

I hope this makes some people happy. Slow news lately..hm… and according to Mixnmojo, Dominic Armato has been a bit late with the weekly columns on his blog. Could he be recording for TellTale’s ToMI 2? Let’s speculate! …it’s the least we can do.

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Weekly Wiki: Banana Picker

January 25th, 2011 by | 3 comments

Ah, the banana picker. It’s one of those things from The Secret of Monkey Island I remember as being pure genius. The big hands had me laughing out loud. Guybrush trades it to Herman Toothrot for the key to the Giant Monkey Head. It makes another appearance in Escape from Monkey Island. I imagine a real banana picker would make millions of dollars, so what are you waiting for? Invent a banana picker!

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