One of the Weirdest Adventure Games Ever Made Is Now Digitally Available
The Curse of Monkey Island, the third entry in the adventure game series Monkey Island, is currently available on both GOG and Steam for $6.99. The game is about the series protagonist, Guybrush Threepwood, saving his wife-to-be, Elaine Marley, from a curse that was caused by Guybrush after he gave her a ring that turned her into a gold statue.
You can also purchase the remakes of the first two games, The Secret of Monkey Island: Special Edition and Monkey Island 2 Special Edition: LeChuck’s Revenge, in a bundle on GOG and Steam too. On GOG, the bundle costs $13.97 while on Steam its $10.48.
Separately, both remakes cost $3.49 on both platforms.
Now it should be noted that The Curse of Monkey Island is, in a nutshell, an extremely weird adventure game even by the adventure game standards of the 90s. It features a barbershop quartet that becomes a pirate ship crew, a talking skull named Murray that wants to take over the world, tribal cannibals turned vegetarians that wear fruit masks and it even has Manny Calavera, the protagonist of Grim Fandango, making an appearance!
However, The Curse of Monkey Island is also an old school point & click adventure game (it was first released back in 1997) so be warned: those puzzle solutions can get so tough to figure out that they’re borderline obtuse! There’s no shame in looking up a walkthrough for help with this one. Luckily, unlike in other adventure games at the time, you can’t die or fail in any way in this game so mess around and experiment with any interactive parts of the game to your heart’s content!
That’s (mostly) the same deal with the first two games as well! Take a trip to Monkey Island by buying that bundle today!