Written by  :  Steelysama (106)
Written on  :  Nov 30, 1999
Platform  :  DOS
Rating  :  4.25 Stars4.25 Stars4.25 Stars4.25 Stars4.25 Stars

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A wild and hilarious, swash-buckling adventure. Something every game library should have.

The Good

First and foremost, the humour. This has to be one of the funniest games I have ever encountered. I don't think that this game has a truly serious bit in its programming. The humour does range from obvious to subtle, but nearly all of it is first rate. And if you've played The Secret Of Monkey Island, then you'll notice that there are numerous returning characters and gags. Okay, so it's funny. Very good. Funny does not a computer game make. So LucasArts went ahead and put in everything else a quality production needs: the music is catchy and appropriate, the puzzles (mostly requiring the use of inventory items) are fun and challenging, the graphics fit the tone of the game, control is a snap.

The Bad

One or two puzzles were a bit too tough, but that is very subjective. As well, per-force, there isn't too much replay value here. But it's worth buying even to play just once.

The Bottom Line

A hilariously funny pirate adventure. Go get a mug o' grog and enjoy.