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User Reviews

There are no reviews for the Atari ST release of this game. You can use the links below to write your own review or read reviews for the other platforms of this game.

Our Users Say

Category Description User Score
Gameplay How well the game mechanics work and the game plays. 3.6
Graphics The visual quality of the game 3.6
Personal Slant A personal rating of the game, regardless of other attributes 3.6
Sound / Music The quality of the sound effects and/or music composition 3.4
Story / Presentation The main creative ideas in the game and how well they are executed. This rating is used for every game except compilations and special editions which don't have unique game content not available in a standalone game or DLC. 3.6
Overall User Score (54 votes) 3.5

Critic Reviews

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ST Format (Jun, 1991)
In a computer game, humour is not normally terribly good. Monkey Island fights the trend - it's really, really funny. Everything, from ghost pigs to a talking tatoo called Roger, lifts the game and makes it a joy to play. There is no better entry into the world of graphic adventure than Monkey Island - there's something here for everyone. Kids are going to love the funny and attractive graphics and experienced adventurers are going to enjoy working out how to get a six foot banana picker through a two foot hole. It's lush and intense and I'm sorry I've finished it.
This adventure has a simple control method, excellent graphics, gripping plot and a laugh-a-minute sense of humour. The only slight niggle is the fact that there's quite a bit of disk-swapping involved if you've only got a single drive 520 ST. But you'll have so much fun playing it, who cares?
The Secret Of Monkey Island is further proof that the American rule the micro movie world, Lucasfilm once again showing the rest of us how to do things - and how to do them well.
ST Action (Dec, 1993)
[Budget re-release] Monkey Island is an absolute stunner of a title. Brilliant play and hilarious interaction, make it well worth spending a "monkey" on.
But there's more to Monkey Island than improved interface and presentation - the story structure of these games has also improved enormously and, for my money, that's what's worth paying for. First, although characters are still of the 'visit this location and there you'll find me type', their dialogue, physical characteristics, and role in the plot makes them a lot more interesting than their predecessors. There must be a script editor behind this game, because there's a definite sense of relationship between characters and the player which - as any pro will tell you - is what makes the difference between good movie and bankruptcy.
Zero (Jul, 1991)
Normally I would scarper immediately at the sight of an adventure game, but I literally had to be torn away from Monkey Island.
Power Play (Oct, 1991)
Tut mir leid, liebe "Atarianer", in der technischen Aufmachung ist "Monkey Island" auf dem Amiga eine Affennasenl√§nge voraus. Deshalb m√ľssen wir von Grafik und Sound noch ein paar P√ľnktchen abziehen. Zum Gl√ľck √§ndert das nichts am genialen Spiel selbst.
Atari ST User (Aug, 1991)
Become a pirate and scare the inhabitants of Melee. But winning your piratical status is fraught with problems. However, violence is conspicuous by it's absence. One of our main weapons is your ability to hurl abuse... Another superb adventure from the Lucasfilm Games team.
ST Format (Oct, 1993)
[Budget re-release] So there you have it. The Secret Of Monkey Island is a fabulous game. Truly scrumptious, in a Dick Van Dyke-free fashion.
Retro Archives (May 26, 2018)
Ça a le gout de la version EGA, ça a la texture de la version EGA, ça pourrait être une simple copie conforme de la version EGA; malheureusement, les limitations sonores de l’Atari ST additionnées à des coupes injustifiées dans les thèmes musicaux du jeu font de cette version de The Secret of Monkey Island le mouton noir de tous les portages du titre. Un joli mouton noir, mais quand même.
In Sachen Technik und Gameplay hatte Lucas Arts (damals noch Lucasfilm Garnes) konsequent auf Bew√§hrten gesetzt: Via Maus und einer bequem zu bedienenden Wortliste setzt sich Guybrush fein animiert in Bewegung und ist auch von blutigen Abenteuer-Laien kaum umzubringen ‚ÄĒ eine der wenigen M√∂glichkeiten, den Helden in Fischfutter zu verwandeln, besteht darin, ihn l√§nger als zehn Minuten tauchen zu lassen. Sogar die Schwertk√§mpfe stellen in der Praxis eher Beleidigungsduelle dar, wie hier √ľberhaupt oft und gern in altbew√§hrter Multiple Choice-Manier geredet wird. Manchmal mag das ein bi√üchen l√§stig fallen, und manchmal l√§√üt auch die Logik der R√§tsel ein wenig zu w√ľnschen √ľbrig ‚ÄĒ aber Atmosph√§re und Pr√§sentation sind stets √ľber alle Zweifel erhaben, sei es bei der PC-Urversion oder den sp√§teren Umsetzungen f√ľr Amiga und ST.
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Pixel-Heroes.de (Mar, 2006)
Langsam macht es keinen Spa√ü mehr Fazite zu Lucas Arts-Spielen zu schreiben. Hier sei vielleicht erw√§hnt, 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 f√ľr die damalige Zeit war das Spiel einfach eine beispiellose Revolution...
√Ąhnelt die Amiga-Ausgabe noch der VGA-Fassung f√ľr den PC, sind auf dem Atari leider geh√∂rige Abstriche in Kauf zu nehmen. Fast lieblos und unvollst√§ndig umgesetzte Musik, sowie grobe, farblose Grafik mindern den Spielspa√ü merklich.

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