The Secret of Monkey Island ™: Special Edition

Developer: Aspyr Media, Inc.

Current Version: 1.0.2

Last Updated: 8 months ago

Download Size: 469.8 MB - Download


The Secret of Monkey Island™: Special Edition faithfully re-imagines the internationally-acclaimed classic game (originally released in 1990) for original and new audiences alike. The game is brought into the modern era with an all new re-imagined contemporary art style, a re-mastered musical score, full voiceover, and an in-depth hint system to help players through the game’s side-splitting puzzles. Purists will also delight in the ability to seamlessly switch between the updated hand-drawn re-imagining and the original classic version.

The game's twisty plot leads our naive hero on a hilarious, swash-buckling search for the fabled secret of Monkey Island. Tales of pirate wealth lure him to the port of Mêlée with high hopes, no money, and insatiable curiosity. If clever enough, he will win the confidence of Mêlée's pirates and find himself blown by the winds of fate toward the terrifying and legendary Monkey Island -- an adventure that would chill the bones of even the most bloodthirsty buccaneer.

Relive the swashbuckling humorous misadventures of the wannabe pirate Guybrush Threepwood
* Go on a daring adventure in your attempt to become the most infamous pirate in the Caribbean
* Win the heart of the beautiful governor, Elaine Marley
* Along the way, confront the evil ghost pirate, LeChuck

Play it again for the first time
* All new re-imagined contemporary art style, hand-drawn to feature animation quality
* Re-mastered music score presented in full orchestrated detail
* Complete voice over using the original Monkey Island™ franchise cast brings the story and characters of the original adventures to life like never before
* Scene-for-scene hot swap allows for seamless transition between special edition and classic modes anywhere and at any time

Includes all new features
* All new intuitive game interface and controls provide a more interactive gameplay experience
* In-game puzzle hint system keeps the puzzles fresh and fun

*** Please Check System Requirements Prior to Purchasing.***

Operating System: Mac OS X 10.6 | Processor: Intel chipset | CPU Speed: 1.8 GHz or faster | Memory: 512 MB or higher Hard Disk Space: 2 GB free disk space | Video Card (ATI): X1600 | Video Card (NVidia): GeForce 7300 | Video Memory (VRam): 128 MB | Peripherals: Macintosh mouse and keyboard or Microsoft Xbox 360 Wired Controller.

NOTICE: Intel® integrated video chipsets are not supported.
NOTICE: This game is not supported on volumes formatted as Mac OS Extended (Case Sensitive)

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Most Helpful Reviews

Version 1.0.2
Review by xXSteVeDaVeXx

Great Nostalgic Fun! - I was always a big fan of the curse of monkey island when I was little, when I saw that they remade the older games, I had to check it out. The Secret Of Monkey Island is a throwback to the classic point and click adventure games. We follow Guybrush Threepwood in his quest to become a pirate. It has laughs, crazy characters, remastered soundtrack, voice acting and new art style to keep things fresh and interesting. I highly recommend for anyone who likes point and click adventure games, or for any of the die hard Monkey Island fans who want to play the oldies but best verisons of the originals.

Found helpful by 65 out of 66 people
Version 1.0.2
Review by Santes8

Macbook Pro gets hot!!!!! - I just bought this game and it runs great. But my Macbook Pro (2.4 i5 8g ram 500gb WD black scorpio) which normaly runs around 150 degrees even under the heaviest load, (excluding encoding video), runs at around 215 degrees then shuts down while playing this game, in a matter of 10 minutes. Not sure what's happening, but it only happens when this game is running. FYI.

Found helpful by 25 out of 77 people

More Reviews for Current Version

Version 1.0.2
Review by DonnáDarko

Very glitchy - I've tried this game on both my MacBook Air and my iMac. It's very glitchy on both of them. It's hard to get him to do things and every now and then the resolution spontaneously changes drastically for the worse!! If the game worked properly, I'd love it. As it is, not so much.

Found helpful by 9 out of 19 people
Version 1.0.2
Review by William De Luca

Warning Overheating issue - I installed this game on a new 2011 MacBook Pro 13 inch, when I run the game the the fan ramps up like a jet engine and the computer gets EXTREMELY hot. I am not sure what this is do to but i run games which are much more graphically intense and this does NOT happen, im sure the game is good but I am posting this so you are aware of the possibility.

Found helpful by 9 out of 12 people
Version 1.0.2
Review by JamesMus

Great game, runs HOT! - This is a very good game. The graphics are pretty, the music is fun, and the dialog is extremely entertaining. It's also a long game. I've invested many, many hours into it and I'm not done. You will definitely get your money's worth (I paid $10). Cons: * The interface is dated. You have to select "verbs" in order to interact with items. Any moderm point-and-click adventure game lets you simply left-click to do whatever needs to be done. Not a big deal but it's something that bothers me. * The game runs HOT. My MacBook gets so hot during gameplay that it worries me. I've been forced to play while sitting on my leather couch and alternating where on the couch my MacBook rests since my leather couch has plenty of cold spots. The graphics are NOT good enough for this kind of hardware load. It must be a bug.

Found helpful by 9 out of 11 people
Version 1.0.2
Review by CalvinHK

In 20years! - Even though it was from 20 years ago, it still is good to play! :) Cool game in my life. it reminds me of those good all days! haha

Found helpful by 8 out of 9 people
Version 1.0.2
Review by 17MacMikey

Has some quirks - I have a Macbook Pro, 2.4GHZ with 6gigs of ram and a 500 gig 7200rpm HDD with 256 megs of video ram. The game ran flawlessly, no problems. Overall, this is a fun game and gets your thinking, but thankfully you have the hints. There are a few quirks though.... such as... when using the hints, they are not always intuitive and still have you guessing as to what to do and what to use. When you complete the game, all the end credits run, of which you are unable to exit out of. The only way is to literally shut your computer down and the credits and everything else that goes with it is quite long. That is my only complaint, that I had to sit through all of that stuff. Truly a great game, I enjoyed it and was sad when I fininshed it. I would recommend you buying it.

Found helpful by 8 out of 12 people