Monkey Island 2 Special Edition is a great addition to the Monkey Island series. The Monkey Island series is best known for ridiculous humor, fun puzzles and overall goofy gameplay. Monkey Island 2 Special Edition: Lechuck’s Revenge is an
adventure/puzzler which proves true to the rest of the series.
Players play through the story of wacky wannabe pirate Guybrush Threepwood. After winning the elegant governor Elaine and crippling the ghostly Lechuck in the last installment of the series the Secret of Monkey Island, the wacky Guybrush Threepwood sets out on a new adventure.
Follow the story of Guybrush Threepwood as he chases after the revered treasure: Big Whoop. This crazy adventure will have you both stumped and laughing as you work your way through the challenging puzzles and hilarious story. Grab your pet parrot, looking-glass and a bottle of rum. Guybrush is back and Monkey Island 2 Special Edition is downright deck swabbing fun.
Monkey Island 2 Special Edition features lucrative and rich gameplay. Players will take the role of the corny half-pirate Guybrush Threepwood. Searching for the revered treasure Big Whoop you will wonder around dangerous pirate worlds in search of the riches. Gameplay mostly consists of exp
loration, chatting with other rum filled pirates and careful examination of your surroundings.
Puzzles are quite frequent and range greatly in difficulty. Monkey Island 2 Special Edition: Lechuck’s Revenge offers a creative help system to introduce newcomers to the Monkey Island series. Puzzle solving is both satisfying and fun. Gameplay has a generally light feeling and is humor filled throughout the entire journey.
Gameplay is conducted entirely with a tap and click system. Playing Monkey Island 2 Special Edition is truly a pleasure and feels very natural on the iPhone. Simply click the appropriate object or action on the screen and the game responds. Puzzles are very well designed and adapted to work with the tap and click interface.
Visuals & Audio
The visual presentation of Monkey Island 2 Special Edition: Lechuck’s Revenge is superb. The visuals do an excellent job at
displaying the rum guzzling, swash-buckling characters of Monkey Island 2 Special Edition in all their rum guzzling and swash-buckling glory. The new visuals look so good that you can almost envision yourself swabbing the deck as you play.
Cinematics are worked into the game beautifully. The presentation is a huge upgrade from the original Monkey Island 2 graphics. Fans of the classic Monkey Island games will not be too upset with Monkey Island 2 Special Edition as the characters are true to their classic pixellated counterparts.
Audio is also mostly true to the original game although there are several characters who may not sound as classic gamers remember. Sound effects and the new voice over work are fairly high quality and add a great touch to Monkey Island 2 Special Edition.
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Fans of the original Monkey Island 2 will find the complete game’s content intact in this Special Edition. LucasArts, the developer has
done a great job at preserving the original Monkey Island 2 adventure in Monkey Island 2 Special Edition: Lechuck’s Revenge.
Newcomers will find the game to contain a great amount of gameplay. Completion time will vary greatly by skill level and for newcomers should be around ten hours or more. There are a good amount of puzzles and different types of scenery throughout Monkey Island 2 Special Edition. Sound effects and musical scores are plentiful throughout the game.
Players will be impressed by the vast amount of content and the depth of the story. The humorous cinematic clips, interactive dialog conversations and various other forms of telling the story keep the player steadily progressing.
Conclusion (5 out of 5)
Pirates and non-pirates alike will be delighted by this humorous adventure. There is more than enough gameplay to justify the price of
Monkey Island 2 Special Edition and the new artwork and visuals are wonderful. Don’t be scared off if you are a fan of the classic Monkey Island 2, the revamped version still holds true to it’s roots.
Once you slip into the boots of Guybrush Threepwood it will be hard to put your iPhone down without having the Big Whoop treasure in hand. This is a great game for fans of the Monkey Island series and newcomers alike. Put down the bottle of rum and pick up Monkey Island 2 Special Edition: Lechuck’s Revenge.
Purchase Monkey Island 2 Special Edition: Lechuck’s Revenge from the Apple AppStore.
If you are interested in the Monkey Island series then check out this great review of The Secret of Monkey Island for the Xbox 360. Also be sure to check out this great list of the Top 10 iPhone Games.
All screen captures taken using Monkey Island 2 Special Edition: Lechuck’s Revenge running on the iPhone 3GS.