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Monkey Island 2: LeChuck's Revenge (DOS)

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Description

Guybrush Threepwood, the mighty pirate who can hold his breath for ten minutes, could have lived quietly and happily with his sweetheart Elaine, the governor of Melee Island. But the restless pirate spirit won't let Guybrush in peace. Things don't go very well with Elaine, and Guybrush (now with a beard) embarks on a new adventure: searching for the legendary treasure of Big Whoop. However, the evil ghost pirate LeChuck hasn't left the stage yet. His subordinates are trying to bring him back from the dead one more time. Will Guybrush be able to defeat his archenemy again?

Monkey Island 2: LeChuck's Revenge is a puzzle-solving adventure game and a sequel to The Secret of Monkey Island. It utilizes the same command-based SCUMM interface (the player uses verb commands on highlighted objects) and branching dialogue system (choosing between several different responses during conversations) that were used in its predecessor. The game features hand-painted graphics, and is the first to utilize LucasArts' iMUSE system, which synchronizes music with visual action on the screen by providing smooth transition between themes.

The events of the game take place on a new set of islands; a part of the game allows the player to explore several islands simultaneously. Uncommonly for adventure games, LeChuck's Revenge features two difficulty levels. The easier one is dubbed Monkey Island 2 Lite; it bypasses or simplifies some of the harder puzzles.

Screenshots

Monkey Island 2: LeChuck's Revenge DOS Guybrush knows how to act around women
Monkey Island 2: LeChuck's Revenge DOS Scabb Island Overview
Monkey Island 2: LeChuck's Revenge DOS Well, and the fourth piece of the map is in safe hands.
Monkey Island 2: LeChuck's Revenge DOS Oh my, how am I ever gonna find the right book in this library.

Alternate Titles

  • "猴島小英雄2:李察克的復仇" -- Chinese spelling (traditional)
  • "The Secret of Monkey Island 2" -- Informal title
  • "MI2" -- Informal title

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User Reviews

The benchmark by which all other LucasArts adventures are judged Dave Schenet (130) unrated
Can a spitting contest help overcome relationship problems? אולג 小奥 (168858) 4.6 Stars4.6 Stars4.6 Stars4.6 Stars4.6 Stars
A good sequel. Quackbal (47) 4.6 Stars4.6 Stars4.6 Stars4.6 Stars4.6 Stars
Even better than the first one! Everything a sequel should have. Rensch (203) 4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars
The sequel to one of the best adventure games ever is also one of the best adventure games ever. Mumm-Ra (382) 5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars
Great sequel. Ron wants it darker, Ron gets it darker. Jason Harang (41) unrated
A wild and hilarious, swash-buckling adventure. Something every game library should have. Steelysama (106) 4.25 Stars4.25 Stars4.25 Stars4.25 Stars4.25 Stars
More of the same? Fantastic! Sycada (175) unrated
I came back to let you know, I've gotta thing for you and I can't let go! kubakuba (9) unrated
Damned dirty apes... Again!! And even more so!! Zovni (9360) 4.2 Stars4.2 Stars4.2 Stars4.2 Stars4.2 Stars

The Press Says

Quandary Mar, 2002 5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars 100
The DOS Spirit Jan 15, 2006 6 out of 6 100
Aventura y Cía Aug 14, 2001 5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars 100
ACE (Advanced Computer Entertainment) Feb, 1992 950 out of 1000 95
Jeuxvideo.com Sep 28, 2010 19 out of 20 95
ASM (Aktueller Software Markt) Jan, 1992 11 out of 12 92
Joker Verlag präsentiert: Sonderheft 1993 88 out of 100 88
PC Games (Germany) Jan, 1993 85 out of 100 85
Just Adventure 2000 B- 67
Just Adventure 1998 C+ 58

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Trivia

1001 Video Games

Monkey Island 2: LeChuck's Revenge appears in the book 1001 Video Games You Must Play Before You Die by General Editor Tony Mott.

Amiga version

The Amiga version of this game was nicknamed Disk Juggling Simulator by the Amiga community because it came on 11 disks that have to be swapped around whilst playing the game.

Death

You can actually kill Guybrush! If you wait several minutes after being suspended above the pool of acid, you will be lowered into it.

Development

Ron Gilbert did not want to use a CD for this game, because he said it ran very slow and it didn't allow them to do what they wanted. He also believed that the CD wouldn't last for more than a couple of years. However, they were forced to delete six major scenes just for it to fit on five disks. However most of these scenes were not complete so a "director's cut" will never be made.

Big Whoop was never intended to be a large part of the game in the beginning.

German version

During development, the German translator Boris Schneider tried to convince Ron Gilbert to change the monkey wrench puzzle because it makes little sense in German. His idea was to switch out the monkey for an Englishman ("Engländer" is about the same idiom as "monkey wrench"). However, Gilbert did not gave in.

iMUSE

This was one of the first games to use the iMUSE sound system.

Insult fighting

As of 2004, Monkey Island 2 is the only game in the main series so far to not include the famous Insult-Swordfighting battle sequences.

References

  • Sometimes in the gambling game, one of the possible prizes is a ticket to the Linguini Brother's Circus. But if you win the ticket and look at it, it'll say The Fettucini Brother's (from The Secret of Monkey Island)
  • In this game (as in many Lucasarts games) there are references to other Lucasarts products. For instance, in the antique shop, there is an Indy whip. The voodoo lady and LeChuck have great closeness to Star Wars. And Guybrush hates snakes, like Indiana Jones.
  • In the costume shop on Booty Island you can find costumes of two Hanna Barbera characters: Fred Flintstone and Huckleberry Hound.
  • There are a lot of books in the Phatt City library, one of them is called "The Majesty of the Sierras" (search the LM drawer). After you receive it from the librarian, take a look at it and Guybrush responds:
    Sierras? Majestic? I think not.
  • Sam & Max also make an appearance in the game - look for them in the costume shop.
  • Monkey Island 2: LeChuck's Revenge was so named as a veiled Star Wars reference. The original subtitle of Star Wars: Episode VI - Return of the Jedi was Revenge of the Jedi.

Sales

As of 2004, Monkey Island 2 is one of the best-selling adventure games ever, having sold over 500,000 copies.

Awards

  • Amiga Joker
    • Issue 02/1993 – Best Game of 1992 (Readers' Vote)
    • Issue 02/1993 – Best Adventure Game of 1992 (Readers' Vote)
  • Computer Gaming World
    • November 1992 (Issue #100) – Adventure Game of the Year
    • November 1996 (15th Anniversary Issue) - #74 in the “150 Best Games of All Time” list
    • November 1996 (15th anniversary issue) –#2 Funniest Computer Game (together with The Secret of Monkey Island)
  • Power Play
    • Issue 02/1992 – Best Adventure in 1991
Information also contributed by Agent 5, B.L. Stryker, festershinetop, James Kirk, Jason Harang, Late, Marek, Mumm-Ra, PCGamer77, Roedie and xxxxxxxxxxx

Related Web Sites

  • Hints for Monkey Island 2 (These hints will help you solve the game without spoiling it for you.)
  • ScummVM (Get "Monkey Island 2: LeChuck's Revenge", as well as many other adventure games, to run on modern systems by using ScummVM, a legal and free program.)
  • The Monkey Island Scummbar (Probably the oldest site dedicated to the Monkey Island series of games. Frequently updated.)
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