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Monkey Island 2: LeChuck's Revenge - Special Edition (iPad)

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Description

Monkey Island 2: LeChuck's Revenge - Special Edition is a remake of Monkey Island 2: LeChuck's Revenge. After the happenings of The Secret of Monkey Island Guybrush came to fame but it is fading away. Now he is on the search for the famous treasure Big Whoop but unfortunately he is stuck on Scabb Island where Largo LaGrande, a former employee of Le Chuck, has the commando and steals all of Guybrush's riches... His first goal is to leave Scabb Island and later his search for Big Whoop gets more personal because an old enemy comes back to life...

Regarding gameplay the game doesn't change much in comparison to its predecessor: the player explores his environment, solves item based puzzles and talks to a lot of people through multiple choice dialogues. The biggest part of the game is the search or a treasure map during which the player has to solve interconnected puzzles on three islands.

The three main new features of this Special Edition are the all-new graphics (which utilize a strong comic-style), full voice acting (this time also available while playing with the original graphics) and new controls similar to the coin control of The Curse of Monkey Island: when right clicking on an object all valid verbs pop up. Optionally the player can circle through the verbs to change the default command for the left mouse button. Of course he can always switch to the original version where he has the original SCUMM-Interface available: on the bottom of the screen are nine verbs. To start an action the player has to choose one of these verbs and then click on an item in the game world or the inventory.

New players who are not familiar with the original game can use two features to make their life easier: a hint system and the possibility to lighten up all interactive elements on the screen. On the other hand the "easy" mode from the original game is not included. The optional in-game commentary by Ron Gilbert, Tim Schafer and Dave Grossman can be activated during certain points and scenes of the game and gives background information about the development of the original game.

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Monkey Island 2: LeChuck's Revenge - Special Edition iPad Guybrush is boasting :)
Monkey Island 2: LeChuck's Revenge - Special Edition iPad Explaining how to play the game on iPad
Monkey Island 2: LeChuck's Revenge - Special Edition iPad Lovely Chapter screen
Monkey Island 2: LeChuck's Revenge - Special Edition iPad The new graphics and animations are pretty nice!

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The Press Says

Slide to Play Jul 09, 2010 4 out of 4 100
GamePro (US) Jul 09, 2010 5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars 100
Pocket Gamer UK Jul 08, 2010 10 out of 10 100
TouchGen Jul 08, 2010 4.5 out of 5 90
IGN Jul 07, 2010 8.9 out of 10 89
NZGamer Jul 26, 2010 8.5 out of 10 85
4Players.de Jul 07, 2010 80 out of 100 80

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Trivia

German version

In the original translation, almost all German book titles in the library were written anew and re-ordered alphabetically. The reasons were both to adapt the humour and puns to German culture and to give hints for the, for Germans, harder to grasp puzzles (especially the infamous monkey wrench). In the new translation, there is no alphabetical order and all titles were translated literally.

Awards

  • 4Players
    • 2010 – Most Humorous Game of the Year
  • GameStar (Germany)
    • 2011 - Best Adventure in 2010 (Readers' Voting)

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Sciere (264645) added Monkey Island 2: LeChuck's Revenge - Special Edition (iPad) on Aug 28, 2010
Other platforms contributed by VVP (139) and Patrick Bregger (114949)