The Secret of Donkey Island

aka: Donkey Island, Tajemství Oslího ostrova


The Secret of Donkey Island is a parody on the Monkey Island games. A pirate-wannabe Gaybush Nosehair must travel to the dangerous Donkey Island, to find a treasure and to face his enemy - the ghost-pirate LeDuck...

The interface and graphics are comparable to the first two Monkey Island games.

Groups +


Credits (DOS version)

5 People



Average score: 73% (based on 4 ratings)


Average score: 2.0 out of 5 (based on 5 ratings with 0 reviews)

Be the first to review this game!


Development background

Development started after two students of the same high school - Jarek Kolář and Petr Vlček first met. They worked on the game for fun and only in their free time. Originally the game should serve only as a test of their editor-engine for creating adventures called "A.G.E." (adventure game editor) with no intention to sell it commercially. The programmer coded almost the whole game on a school's computer because he didn't have his own. After two years of development they contacted Petr Vochozka (the only Czech publisher of games at those times) and signed a publishing deal with him. The game was the first Czech commercial game for the PC.


2000 copies of the game was supposedly sold (incredible for its time).

Free version

On June 20, 2000 (exactly 6 years after its first release) Tajemství Oslího ostrova was released free exclusively on Czech gaming site BonusWeb.

Related Games

Donkey Kong
Released 1994 on Game Boy, 2011 on Nintendo 3DS
Donkey Kong
Released 1983 on PC Booter, NES, Game Boy Advance...
Donkey Kong Junior
Released 1983 on NES, 1983 on Atari 2600, 2002 on Game Boy Advance...
Donkey Kong Country
Released 1994 on SNES, Game Boy Color, Game Boy Advance...
Donkey Kong Land
Released 1995 on Game Boy, 2014 on Nintendo 3DS
Donkey Kong 3
Released 1984 on NES, Game Boy Advance, 2008 on Wii...
The Secret of Monkey Island
Released 1990 on DOS, Amiga, 1993 on SEGA CD...
Mystery Solitaire: Secret Island
Released 2006 on Windows
Donkey Kong Country Returns
Released 2010 on Wii, 2015 on Wii U

Identifiers +

  • MobyGames ID: 4922


Are you familiar with this game? Help document and preserve this entry in video game history!

Contributors to this Entry

Game added by Unicorn Lynx.

Additional contributors: B.L. Stryker, Corn Popper, Charly2.0.

Game added September 20th, 2001. Last modified April 30th, 2023.