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Lucas Classic Line: Escape from Monkey Island (PC CD)

by Activision
Windows 95 / 98
 Ages 12 and Over
4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (17 customer reviews)

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  • Play as Guybrush Threepwood, newly returned from his honeymoon with Governor
  • Elaine Marley-Threepwood
  • Features the artistic style of Curse of Monkey Island
  • Uses the 3-D engine from Grim Fandango
  • Explore the Tri-Island area of LucasArts' anachronistic Caribbean to stop the
  • villainous Charles L. Charles and his Ultimate Insult
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Game Information

  • Platform:   Windows 95 / 98
  • PEGI Rating: Ages 12 and Over Suitable for 12 years and over. Not for sale to persons under age 12. By placing an order for this product, you declare that you are 12 years of age or over.
  • Media: Video Game
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  • ASIN: B000062VSI
  • Release Date: 23 Mar 2007
  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (17 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 4,521 in PC & Video Games (See Top 100 in PC & Video Games)

Product Description

Amazon.co.uk Review

The Monkey Island tales jumped onto our screens a long time ago and charmed us with intriguing storylines and chirpy dialogue. Now after a wait that seems like an eternity, Guybrush Threepwood and his trusty band of friends are back in the fourth instalment, Escape from Monkey Island.

Carrying on where Curse of Monkey Island left off, Escape from Monkey Island starts with Guybrush and his now-wife Elaine Marley-Threepwood, The Governor of the Tri-islands, returning back to the peaceful island of Mêlée, only to find that not all is what it seems, and while they have been battling the high seas, the evil villain Charles L Charles has plotted to take over the islands. All sounds hectic stuff, and you would be right in thinking so, but Escape from Monkey Island is not about being hectic, so sit back, take a sip of that tea you've got next to the computer and let's take it easy.

For those not aware of the series, Monkey Island is your average point-and-click game: search around, ask some questions, pick up some stuff, ask some more questions and so on and so on, but where Escape from Monkey Island differs is in the execution. With its superb 3-D graphics--the others didn't feature in 3-D--that lusciously depict the Tri-island area, the graphics are the first thing that will catch you eye. Couple this with a witty, clever and at times wonderful script and you've got a game that will have you chuckling out loud as Guybrush spins puns, jokes and insults aplenty.

If you are a fan of the point-and-click genre, or the Monkey Island series for that matter, then this is definitely going to be your cup of tea with intriguing challenges and humour you have come to appreciate from a game like this. If, however, like a lot of people, you are wary of point-and-click games, this is the perfect starting point, with the game slowly easing you into the wonderful world that is Monkey Island. --Stuart Miles

Manufacturer's Description

Escape from Monkey Island continues in the hilarious tradition of its critically hailed and award-winning predecessors, The Secret of

Monkey Island, Monkey Island 2: Le Chuck's Revenge, and The Curse of Monkey Island. Developed by the team who created

LucasArts's irreverent classic Sam and Max Hit the Road, Escape features an original cinematic story full of drama, intrigue, and of

course, sidesplitting humor. The game is highlighted by hundreds of challenging puzzles, set amidst dozens of rich and brilliantly rendered


The day fast approaches when Guybrush Threepwood, Elaine Marley-Threepwood, Stan of Stan's Previously Owned Vessels, and the

other bizarre characters from the beloved, anachronistic Monkey series come back to PC shores.

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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars control system is terrible 16 Aug 2005
I loved Monkey 1, 2, 3, but the control system they've put on this game was so annoying that I lost interest in this game. The point and click controls in the earlier chapters were so simple and easy to use that I took them for granted. Now they've replaced this with a system based on either a ps2 style controller or a mass of keys on the keyboard to remember. Even when I had taken the time to learn the functions of the buttons on my controller it's still really frustrating.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A Real Classic 26 Dec 2006
By Crazi
Fun: 5.0 out of 5 stars   
The whole 4 in the series are great games! You can't say you are an adventurer and not play this game :) Give it a go. Some of the riddles are quite hard. It's a lively game, point and click and good fun keeping the spirit of the previous in the series. Buy it and enjoy...
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21 of 25 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Ultimately the most disappointing of the four 15 Nov 2002
LucasArts have certainly pulled out all the stops in terms of graphics in this visually stunning adventure but sadly, for the first time, we have a Monkey Island game thats occasionally a chore to play.
For starters, purists will hate the abandonment of the point-and-click simplicity of the previous games as it moves to a more console-based control method, but that's not the major gripe.
Quite simply this game is not as funny as the others. Every one of the other games had laugh out loud hilarity about some of the exchanges, but it's strangely lacking in this outing.
Add to the fact that some of the puzzles can only be solved by pure chance rather than the mad logic evident in the first three and we have a game that looks the business, but is let down by pure playability. This is a real shame as the series started on the premise of sheer invention with gameplay far more important than graphics and sound. Melee Island is also a shadow of the incredible, thriving town we encountered first time round with very few of the terrific locations and characters.
Don't get me wrong - there is plenty here to enjoy. Some old favourites return and there are some nice plot twists, but I was left more than a little disappointed by this huge, but ultimately hollow addition to a line which should have heaps more mileage left in it.
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6 of 7 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Excellent Continuation Of The... Legacy? 10 May 2004
By A Customer
The TM after every LucasArts trademark is brilliant and the ridiculousness that is Guybrush Threepwood (not just a silly name) could sell games in itself.
Anyway it is not a reasonably sane game in any way at all. Rather, it is a haven for adventurers with a warped sense of humour or just for the people who like to laugh at pony-tailed pirate wanabees who talk willingly to monkeys. Yes, this is the game of the twenty first century. Though it has stale graphics as we approach new technology, it is still as playable and adventurous as it was before.
Yes, you may compete in such ridiculous events as Monkey Kombat amongst others and you may run across some prosthetic limbs etc. which will assist in trampoling Guybrush and the likes. And, yes, yes, YES! There are more pirates than ever before, with the reintroduction of fellow pirates Carla and Otis from the original Monkey Island... And Insult Arm Wrestling! The only criticisms would be that there is no insult swordfighting and the barbers of the Barberry coast are no longer providing the excellent soundtrack of The Curse Of Monkey Island.
Overall an amazing game and the only let down being the graphics. Mark off for the graphics.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Another excellent monkey! 9 Dec 2012
By hed
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It's an excellent game and in 3D. For me I didn't really like it at first but grew to like it. The game itself is typical Monkey. Very difficult at times and very humorous! If you're a fan it's a must really! There's no mouse interface for this game and if you ain't got a Gamepad then you're stuck with the keyboard - it's well worth having a Gamepad for this game!
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23 of 29 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars fab game 9 Mar 2002
This game is one of the funniest games ever. The game system is easy to play. Graphics are excellent (or at least a big improvement). Guybrush threepwood is as sharp witted as ever and the ending is truely amazing. Murray uberskull of the demonic underworld makes a welcome return. And Le chuck is as evil and maloderous as ever. If you missed these games get them now!!
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7 of 9 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars MONKEY ISLAND FRY UP 30 Aug 2005
Starthing at the beginning, with the keyboard controls. My GOSH!!! It was just tooooooo HARD. I wrote them down and still couldn't get it but thankfully there is an option to change the controls so I changed them to something I could remember better.
Next up the looks of the game.........I have to say I enjoyed the 3d look just as much as the 2d I think guybrush looks very handsome......only problem is ELAINE she looks AWFUL and they changed her voice from English to American which I must say was a HUGE dissapointment I liked Elaine better in MI2 she seems somewhat ruder in this version.
ANYHOW I like the look of the game overall but it had a tendency to CRASH quite alot. I didn't like the insult arm restling very much and the game was extreemly hard at some points were I found myself hunting on the internet for cheats:-( The monkey combat was difficult to master, I had to write them down but once I got it I felt very proud of myself. Cheats couldn't get me out of that Jam because the code varied from game to game.
I enjoyed exploring the islands and I found it refreshing that guybrush actually changed clothes this time (*@%$$??) I really felt a part of this virtual world and was captivated by the beauty of it. I found some parts really funny like when the two pirates are throwing insults and one calls the other a monkey molester?!!! Anyway I took of a star coz of all the crashing and that. But a very good game which I played before monkey 2 and the secret of monkey island and my love of the series prompted me to find and move onto the much loved GRIM FANDANGO.
Overall its a good game but in comparison to MONKEY ISLAND 2 and GRIM FANDANGO it cannot hold up but still and EXCELLENT game and it you own this but notMI2 or GRIM I believe u would find it so worthwhile to own these 2. MUCH LOVE-CHYNAWITCH
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5.0 out of 5 stars Totally addictive.
I am told by my offspring that this is still the bestest game ever, even if it has now been ported from the beloved Amiga:)
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Published on 27 Sep 2011 by Silondon
5.0 out of 5 stars You've gotta love it!
I remember playing the very first installment of the monkey island series on an old amiga console that someone had given to us when I was about 8 years old. Read more
Published on 15 Dec 2006 by S. Hide
5.0 out of 5 stars Jo says this is the BEST GAME EVER!!!
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Published on 10 May 2005 by "polskimoo"
4.0 out of 5 stars good game
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Published on 28 Nov 2004 by Enya
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After playing all four games i can certainly say that lucas arts are geniuses, the first 3 took the very clever and simple SCUMM engine (script creating utility for Maniac... Read more
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