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I can't tell you how ecstatic I am to have found this game for my Sega CD. The Secret of Monkey Island was the game that introduced me to the Adventure genre, and since then I've purchased, downloaded or borrowed as many of them as I could find. From King's Quest to Space Quest, Sam and Max to Kyrandia, there really is nothing like a top-notch adventure game to test your wit and try your patience.
The Secret of Monkey Island isn't perfect. It's ugly, it's primitive, and it's a bit too small for anyone's tastes. However, it successfully started an amazing cult series for good reason and it's a great way to waste a few days. Also, it starts a few inside jokes in the later games that you'll only understand if you see them here. It's a collector's item and a classic to the full extent of their definitions, and if you have a Sega CD, you might want to consider hunting it down. Not worth going bananas over, but close.
Fazit: Langsam macht es keinen Spaß mehr Fazite zu Lucas Arts-Spielen zu schreiben. Hier sei vielleicht erwähnt, dass aus nachfolgender Sicht Monkey Island nicht ganz so gut wie der zweite Teil oder gar "Sam & Max" oder "Day of the Tentacle" ist. Doch für die damalige Zeit war das Spiel einfach eine beispiellose Revolution...
The poor SEGA CD didn't have a proud release, with only a small pack of games available at launch, most of which were considered sub par. I almost discarded The Secret of Monkey Island as another example of bad gaming when I saw the pics of it, as it looked like a colorless Genesis title with probably nothing to show for itself. But if you HAVE seen screen shots of it, don't believe them necessarily, because this is actually a gorgeous-looking game and a real delight to play for every reason I can think of.
Die Mega-CD-Version ist in puncto Spielspaß mit der Urfassung identisch. dieselben liebenswerten Charaktere, die gleiche witzige, chaotische Handlung wie beim Original.[...]Trotz der Mängel, die alle technisch bedingt sind, ist Secret of Monkey Island ein Muß für alle für alle Adventure-Freunde unter den Mega-CD-Besitzern.
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|Overall MobyScore (65 votes)