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The Secret of Monkey Island: Special Edition

By LucasArts

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Pirates! Adventure! Monkeys! Re-live the hilarious swashbuckling misadventures of the wannabe pirate Guybrush Threepwood as he attempts to become the most infamous pirate in the Caribbean!

What the press are saying:
“…a fabulous way to experience MI on a bus or at work when no one is looking.” –

“Monkey Island's point-and-click interface seems perfectly suited to the iPhone and we’re pleased to report that it works great.” –

“You're about to discover a true classic.” – Pocket Gamer

“…the best version of the game we’ve seen yet.” – Touch Arcade

Back by popular demand, The Secret of Monkey Island™: Special Edition faithfully re-imagines the internationally-acclaimed classic pirate adventure game from LucasArts with:

• An all new re-imagined contemporary art style
• Complete voice over by members of the original Monkey Island™ franchise cast
• A re-mastered musical score using live instruments
• Plus, scene-for-scene hot swap to seamlessly transition between Special Edition and Classic modes at anytime

What's New in Version 1.1

Version 1.1

Improved graphic fidelity and art smoothness:
Background and character art is sharper and anti-aliased

3GS related bugs:
Fix 3Gs crash bugs
Fix graphical tearing on 3Gs
Fix graphical flickering on 3Gs

Audio bugs:
Fix missing voices with headphones plugged and sound muted
Fix irregular volume bug on speakers
Fix irregular volume bug with headphones
Adjust transition in opening credits so it is in sync with music

Tune existing controls:
Acceleration curve for trackpad cursor implementation
Fix inconsistent double tapping timing, allow for more time
Reduce accelerometer sensitivity for triggering pause menu
Default action verb fade out at same timing than default action
Slow down timing of default action icon fade in/out
Add tutorial text to explain trackpad control and cursor settings
Add pop up text to explain trackpad control and new scheme

Hellmaze Bug:
Fixed random background misalignments

You should now feel the urge to complete the Trials….again!!!

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Customer Reviews

All-around terrific adventure game

This game is a fantastic adventure game filled with great story, good puzzles, and the funniest acting I have heard in a game. It had me laughing out loud on many occasions. The game itself is filled with puzzles ranging from easy to rather difficult, but most are just right giving you an excellent feeling of satisfaction when you figure them out. If you get stuck, just shake your device for a hint.

I actually did not have a problem with the cursor/pointer system, as many others have stated. I got used to it rather quickly and ended up really liking it. You can control the cursor from anywhere on the screen so I could point in an area where my finger wouldn't cover up something important.

The one problem I had with the game was what I considered to be a bug. I don't know if it is because I played things out a little strangely, but there is one point where something (don't want to spoil things too much here) is supposed to follow you. I did all the right things and got text that the thing was following me, but when I moved around the island, I was all by myself. I eventually had to head back near the beach and then the 'something' caught up with me. I actually stopped playing for awhile because I could not get past this part, but just picked it back up last night and was able to finish the game.

Highly recommend this game for adventure game fans, or even just for the wonderful humor.

EEEARGH!! Mother's love, tis a foin port ya safe-harbored the series into!!

Great work on bringing the series to mobile! The voice casting and direction complement the "pirateyness" of it all spectacularly.

The graphics, too, are reverently updated with finesse. Wonderful to see new light on old artwork. On a future (hopefully not-too-distant) update I'd expect the graphic pixel dimensions to be increased to scale to the higher resolution displays now available.

Very happy the original (?) MIDI music is still available in Classic mode.

Need to be able to store the "Subtitles in Special Edition" Off/On selection in the Settings menu.
• Currently has to be set each session of the game.

Need to be able to turn off all hints.
• Hint activation happens inadvertently while playing / lounging. The last thing I need is being spoiled on the one big puzzle I'm enjoying the work to solve.

Need some other manner of getting to the main menu besides rotating the device;
• Rotating the device happens inadvertently while playing / lounging.
• Also if rotation is turned off as a general iOS preference for the device, rotation is never sensed to activate the main menu.

Makes me hope Lucasarts gets all their SCUMM games on the iPhone!

This game is remarkable. They took a classic game, polished it up with new graphics and voice actors for every role, and remade all the music to sound rich and real (as opposed to the Soundblaster MIDI tunes we used to get). The interface is not really all that different from the original, except that the screen is now the mouse/touchpad as well. The result is a game that is an excellent example of what can be done on the iPhone OS. My iPod touch will get hours of use thanks to this game alone! It also provides a lot of incentive for me to beg Lucasarts to release their other SCUMM games-- Improved graphics or not-- on the iPhone. I would slap down the cash for an iPod touch version of Maniac Mansion, Day of the Tentacle, Sam & Max, and especially Indiana Jones and the Fate of Atlantis, among others. I really hope Lucasarts classics (and other point-and-click adventures) get released, because this is a worthy platform for them. Bravo to Lucasarts for not only bringing back the classic, but bringing it back new & improved, with a lot of love and care. They really impressed me with this release.

The Secret of Monkey Island: Special Edition
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  • $2.99
  • Category: Games
  • Updated: Sep 17, 2009
  • Version: 1.1
  • Size: 372 MB
  • Languages: English, French, German, Italian, Spanish
  • Seller: Lucasfilm International Services Inc.
Rated 12+ for the following:
  • Infrequent/Mild Alcohol, Tobacco, or Drug Use or References
  • Infrequent/Mild Cartoon or Fantasy Violence
  • Infrequent/Mild Profanity or Crude Humor
  • Infrequent/Mild Mature/Suggestive Themes
  • Infrequent/Mild Horror/Fear Themes

Compatibility: Requires iOS 2.2.1 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.

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