Let’s Play the Secret of Monkey Island, Part 1

Welcome to Melee Island

Arr’ you ready kids?

Welcome to Melee Island! Where you’ll be learning all about the legendary exploits of soon to be pirate, Guybrush Threepwood! Try to imagine a bitchin’ Caribbean tune going on while you read this (this one should do.)

That really gets you into the mood doesn’t it?

(I apologize for the small size of this first batch of images, I took them before I dug around in the SCUMMVM options and found a way to remove the filter and make them bigger)

I wonder if there are any three headed monkeys on this island?

And with that Guybrush heads into town…


Let’s talk about the interface a bit for SCUMM (Script Creation Utility for Maniac Mansion) games. The bottom left of the screen shows the various verbs you can use in the game. The bottom right contains inventory objects, but we don’t have any right now.
Guybrush interacts with the world when the user clicks, on a verb and then on an object on the screen. For exacmple if I click the “look at” button and then the poster, the sentence ‘look at poster’ will show up right below the world screen and:

Guybrush will interact with the object/person/etc. Every very has a shortcut key as well so you don’t have to always be moving the mouse all around the screen. Okay, well let’s explore the island:

Oh look, a friendly pirate! Before we can talk to him:

A Walking Tour of Legendary Melee Island, or is just the treasure legendary…?

Ok, deeper into the town then:


Heading north:

Let’s remember there’s someone in that alley… We’ll check it out later though.

I guess that’s the end of the road in this direction, where were we supposed to go again? I forgot too. Let’s just explore the rest of the island, then. Guybrush heads back up to the lookout and then inland:

Guybrush heads for the large oval of lights that is on the bay on the eastern side of the island, but before he can get there:

It appears he has to cross a bridge. With a troll guarding it.

Troll Toll

With nothing to give the troll Guybrush turns around and heads for the clearing east and north of the pirate town:

What will he find? I don’t know. I haven’t played it yet! Until we do find out why don’t you see how many pop cultural references we’ve seen so far? While you think about that you can ponder this list of stuff we still have to do:

– Go to the SCUMM Bar
– Talk to the Head Pirates
– Get a map
– Explore that alley
– Find a way past those poodles
– find a way past that troll
– Become a Pirate

See you next week.

Author: Jonathon

Would rather be out swimming, running, or camping. Works in state government. Spent a youth reading genre-fiction; today, he is making up for it by reading large quantities of non-fiction literature. The fact that truth, in every way, is more fascinating than fiction still tickles him.

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