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Guybrush's Sega Adventure Shamal Jifan (21) 3.6 Stars3.6 Stars3.6 Stars3.6 Stars3.6 Stars
Look Behind You! Its A Three-Headed Monkey! ETJB (450) 4.4 Stars4.4 Stars4.4 Stars4.4 Stars4.4 Stars
Guybrush goes to the "Next Level". Dbchannel (93) 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars

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Category Description User Score
Gameplay How well the game mechanics work (player controls, game action, interface, etc.) 3.4
Graphics The quality of the art, or the quality/speed of the drawing routines 3.3
Personal Slant How much you personally like the game, regardless of other attributes 3.4
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're executed 3.5
Overall User Score (73 votes) 3.4

Critic Reviews

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Defunct Games (Aug 19, 2006)
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.
Retro Archives (May 26, 2018)
Porté sur Mega-CD, The Secret of Monkey Island y délivre une copie presque parfaite, la réalisation tirant le meilleur du hardware de la machine de SEGA. La qualité de la musique CD est toujours irréprochable, et la maniabilité au pad est limpide. Dommage, en revanche, que cette version soit strictement réservée aux anglophones.
Mean Machines (Feb, 1994)
Primo adventure - and only on CD! Monkey Island is great entertainment, and one of the best Mega-CD games available.
Mega Fun (Jan, 1994)
Es geht aufwärts, Ihr Mega CD-Besitzer! Langsam aber sicher gibt es genügend Titel, die die Anschaffung eines CD-ROMs rechtfertigen, Monkey Island ist eindeutig einer davon. Mit seinem unverwüstlichen Charme und Witz gehört das Vorzeige-Adventure auch heute noch zur ersten Wahl in dem Genre, das auf allen Konsolen zu Unrecht vernachlässigt wird. Die Grafik ist ordentlich und das Ruckelscrolling sauber vom PC umgesetzt worden - dort war es sogar etwas schlimmer. Die untermalenden Südsee-Klänge laden zum Absteppen ein und unterstreichen das Karibik-Feeling gekonnt. Wer über eine gehörige Portion Humor und Logik nicht stolpert, der wird sich rasch mit den Eskapaden des Guybrush Threepwood anfreunden können. Das lange Warten auf Indy 4 hat begonnen!
RPGFan (Nov 13, 2001)
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.
80 (Mar, 2006)
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...
80 (Sep 04, 2006)
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.
Video Games (Jan, 1994)
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.
The Video Game Critic (Jun 02, 2012)
The Secret of Monkey Island is a memorable adventure, but I'm afraid some of the fun was lost in this buggy Sega CD translation.
HonestGamers (Jun 29, 2005)
Don’t be suckered by awesome ports like Maniac Mansion on the NES – at a glance Monkey Island on the Sega CD look like a pretty faithful translation but in reality it’s no fun at all. Shell out the extra cash and track down Monkey Island Madness (featuring the first two games on CD) so you can play it in DOSBox instead.