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The Curse of Monkey Island (Windows)

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Print advertisement - PC Player 01/1998:

    Was ist schärfer, Dein Schwert oder Dein Verstand?

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Advertisement in PC Games, December 1997 (German):

    Was ist schärfer, Dein Schwert oder Dein Verstand?



    Wir präsentieren Euch die lang erwartete Fortsetzung der LucasArts' Klassikserie, Monkey Island. 30 Stunden mehr Spielspaß, 8000 Zeilen geistreicher Dialog, Dutzende knifflige Rätsel, hochauflösende Grafiken, Animationen in Filmqualität und ein paar berühmte Stimmen. Nicht zu vergessen, die vegetarischen Kannibalen und der Typ Namens Snugglecakes. Macht euch bereit an Bord eines abenteuerlichen Grafik-Adventures zu gehen, in dem die Seemöven besser zielen als die Piraten und die schärfste Waffe Euer Verstand ist.
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    Contributed by Xoleras (66271) on Feb 27, 2005.

LucasArts website - Windows:
    Quick - what has dozens of monkeys, ghost pirates galore and more insults than a cranky parrot? Why, The Curse of Monkey Island, of course! In this highly anticipated third installment to LucasArts' popular Monkey Island series of graphic adventures, Guybrush Threepwood once again takes up dull blade and rapier wit against the nefarious demon-pirate LeChuck. In Curse, Guybrush must save his one true love, Elaine Marley, from being turned into the evil pirate's zombie bride. But, hoping to marry Elaine himself, Guybrush unknowingly slips a cursed ring onto her finger that transforms her into a gold statue. He must then find a way to change Elaine back to her beautiful self and stop LeChuck from carrying out his sinister plans. Aye, 'tis a rollicking piratey adventure that's sure to challenge the mind and shiver a few timbers!

    • Film quality animation, voice, sound and music - the undead come to life before your very eyes!
    • Two difficulty settings: regular and Mega-Monkey (now with more puzzley goodness)!
    • New and improved insults suitable for swordfights and other fun occasions!
    • Vegetarian cannibals and a guy named Snugglecakes!

    Contributed by Xoleras (66271) on Jul 26, 2004.

Press Release:

    SHIVER ME TIMBERS! LECHUCK'S BACK AND HE'S DEADER THAN EVER IN LUCASART'S SWASHBUCKLING MONKEY ISLAND SERIES SEQUEL, THE CURSE OF MONKEY ISLAND

    Salty Humor, Exotic Locales and Ghost Pirates Galore Highlight Latest Chapter of Award-Winning High-Sea Adventure



    San Rafael, CA, September 1996 -- Meaner and more cunning than ever, the nefarious demon-pirate Le Chuck returns from the dead to once again torment Guybrush Threepwood in LucasArts Entertainment Company's highly anticipated graphic adventure sequel, The Curse of Monkey Island, set for release on Windows 95 in the first half of 1997.

    The Curse of Monkey Island is the rollicking third installment of the popular Monkey Island game series, which includes the award-winning Secret of Monkey Island and Monkey Island 2: LeChuck's Revenge. Curse finds Guybrush taking up dull blade and rapier against LeChuck to save Elaine Marley, his one true love, from being made into the evil pirate's demon bride.

    "LucasArts has built a considerable reputation for developing outstanding graphic adventure games," says Tom Byron, product marketing manager for LucasArts. "The Curse of Monkey Island continues that great tradition by combining LucasArts' unique brand of humor with a compelling story and memorable characters. Besides, how can you not like a game that includes funny pirates, vegetarian cannibals and a guy named Snugglecakes!"

    Fans familiar with the side-splitting humor and outrageous characters that highlighted the first two Monkey Island games will find more of the same in The Curse of Monkey Island. As the game begins, the evil and wily buccaneer LeChuck is attempting to woo Elaine into becoming his undead bride. But, hoping to marry Elaine himself, Guybrush unknowingly slips onto her finger a cursed ring that turns her into a gold statue. He must find a way to remove the curse from Elaine, all the while battling innumerable scurvy-ridden villains and grog- guzzling pirates in an attempt to ultimately thwart LeChuck from carrying out his sinister plans.

    "The previous Monkey Island games provided an incredibly fertile platform, especially from a visual standpoint," says Jonathan Ackley, who along with co-project leader Larry Ahern, developed Curse. "The Curse of Monkey Island will include all of the elements that made the series great but with a highly stylized, hi-resolution look that could not have been accomplished before."

    The Curse of Monkey Island, like all graphic adventures from LucasArts, challenges players to become integrally involved in the story by finding various objects and solving a variety of puzzles in order to finish the game. Through an intuitive interface players can pick up and use objects, examine each item collected in their inventory and talk to various characters throughout the game.

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    LucasArts Entertainment Company develops and publishes interactive entertainment and educational software for a variety of computer and console platforms. Based in San Rafael, California, as well as on the internet, LucasArts is one of four Lucas companies.

    Contributed by Jeanne (75635) on Apr 24, 2004.

LucasArts Company Store Catalog (Spring 1999):
    THE CURSE OF MONKEY ISLAND’
    'TIS THIRD IN THE
    LEGENDARY SERIES





    Ahoy mateys! Sharpen yer sword for a swashbuckling adventure that will challenge yer mind and shiver yer timbers. Int his hilarious third installment to the award-winning Monkey Island series, Guybrush Threepwood crosses swords and trade cutting insults with pirate LeChuck. Can he save the beautiful Elaine from becoming LeChuck's zombie bride?



    • Thrill to film-quality animation, voice and sound as the undead come to life before your very eyes!
    • Roar at over 8,000 lines of hilarious dialogue
    • Crack up at new and improved insults suitable for sword fights and other fun occasions

    Contributed by Riamus (8121) on Nov 02, 2003.

Computer Gaming World, March 1998:
    Introducing the only pirate adventure that asks the question: What's sharper, your sword or your wit?

    Presenting the long-awaited third installment in LucasArts' classic adventure series, Monkey Island. With features like 30-plus hours of gameplay, 8,000 lines of hilarious dialogue, oodles of challenging puzzles, high-resolution graphics, film-quality animation and a few surprise celebrity voices. Not to mention vegetarian cannibals and a guy named Snugglecakes. So get ready to embark on a rollicking, swashbuckling graphic adventure where the seagulls have better aim than the pirates, and the sharpest weapon is your wit. For Windows 95 CD-ROM

    Contributed by Adam Baratz (1353) on Oct 03, 2001.

LucasArts Company Store Catalogue (Winter 1999/2000):
    'TIS THIRD IN THE LEGENDARY SERIES

    In this hilarious third installment to LucasArts' award-winning series of graphic adventures, Guybrush Threepwood once again takes up dull blade and rapier wit against the nefarious demon pirate LeChuck. Aye, 'tis a rollicking piratey adventure that's sure to challenge the mind and shiver a few timbers!

  • Thrill to film quality animation, voice and sound--the undead come to life before your very eyes!

  • Roar over 8,000 lines of hilarious dialogue.

  • Crack up with the new and improved insults suitable for sword fights and another fun occasions!

    1997 Adventure Game of the Year
    -- Computer Gaming World
    -- PC Gamer

    Contributed by MAT (66285) on May 26, 2001.

Back of Box:
    Company Line

    I've sailed the seas from Trinidad to Tortuga nd I've never seen anything like it! The engagement ring I gave Elaine has a terrible pirate curse on it. LeChuck is behind it, I'm sure. I should have known hat nothing good could come out of that evil zombie's treasures. And if that's not bad enough, the clairvoyant I met in the mangrove swamp told me that if I am to break the curse and save Elaine, I will have to die!

    - Excerpted from "The Memoirs of Guybrush Threepwood: The Monkey Island Years"

    Contributed by robotriot (8641) on Dec 07, 1999.