July 15th 2009 9:08 am PT

Arcade: The Secret of Monkey Island: Special Edition

 

Content: The Secret of Monkey Island™: Special Edition
Price: 800 Microsoft Points
Availability: Not available in Japan and Korea
Dash Text: (Online Interactions Not Rated by the ESRB) Pirates! Adventure! Monkeys! Relive the hilarious swashbuckling misadventures of the wannabe pirate Guybrush Threepwood as he attempts to become the most infamous pirate in the Caribbean! Back by popular demand, The Secret of Monkey Island™: Special Edition faithfully re-imagines the internationally-acclaimed classic pirate adventure game from LucasArts in gorgeous HD detail. Featuring an all new re-imagined contemporary art style, hand-drawn and presented in 1080p, complete voice over by members of the original Monkey Island™ franchise cast, a re-mastered musical score using live instruments, plus scene-for scene-hot swap to seamlessly transition between Special Edition and Classic modes at anytime. This game requires the Xbox 360 hard drive or the 512MB Memory Unit for storage. There are no refunds for this item. For more information, see www.xbox.com/live/accounts.

Add The Secret of Monkey Island™: Special Edition to your Xbox 360 download queue

 

Arcade, Marketplace By Larry Hryb, Xbox LIVE's Major Nelson

  • DanMW

    Great game and a real bargain at 800 ms points, I’ve only completed 16% so far and played over 2 hours. Really enjoying it (never played it previously)

  • MACPH1ST0

    @ Crimson Spider: Yes I’d say you could get through it in about 5-6 hours, depending on how much you explore and how quickly you solve the puzzles. But it can be done in much less than that, considering there’s an achievement for beating it in almost half that time.

  • DesertBear360

    What next Freddy Pharkas: Frontier Pharmacist?

    What about the Origin collection (Wing Commander Academy, Wing Commander 1 with both expansions, Wing Commander 2 with both expansions, Wing Commander Privateer with its expansion, Wing Commander Armada, and Strike Commander). Wing Commander Armada was multiplayer back in the day so it can be done again now.

  • DamianIsabel

    bought it instantly, – everyone need to buy it so Lucasarts gets the message and will redo LeChuck’s Revenge as well as port Curse of Monkey Island, Escape from Monkey Island and mighty Grim Fandango.
    that would be ~ A-M-A-Z-I-N-G ~

  • Exu

    After not having time on Wednesday (due do Bruno fyi) I gave this a go and bought it. I never played it the first time around so now I’m rather enjoying it. Only minor gripe is that the achievements are stupid, but I’m just going through my first playthrough naturally anyway.

  • AMT

    Would really like a HDD enclosure for my Xbox 360. Hell…Microsoft could upcharge the enclosure for about $100 so we could use our own laptop HDD. That way I would get a SSD for faster loading. Seems like a swell thing to do to me. However, I have been asking for this option of our own HDD for many many moons.

    Sure would be nice to put a 200+ Gig SSD in my 360. :|

    Where is Richie Havens and Freedom when you need him:

    Freedom
    Freedom
    Freedom
    Freedom
    Freedom
    Freedom
    Freedom
    Freedom

    Sometimes I feel like a HDDenclosureless child
    Sometimes I feel like a HDDenclosureless child
    Sometimes I feel like a HDDenclosureless child
    A long way from my SSD speeds

    Freedom
    Freedom
    Freedom
    Freedom
    Freedom
    Freedom
    Freedom
    Freedom
    Freedom
    Freedom

    Sometimes I feel like I’m only 5,400 RPMs
    Sometimes I feel like I’m only 5,400 RPMs
    Sometimes I feel like I’m only 5,400 RPMs
    A long, long, long, way, way from my SSD speeds

    Clap your hands
    Clap your hands
    Clap your hands
    Clap your hands
    Clap your hands
    Clap your hands
    Clap your hands
    Clap your hands
    Hey…yeah

    I got a OCZ Vertex drive in my BR scope
    And I can order it with my card
    I got a Intel X25 drive in my BR scope
    And I can order it with my card

    When I need my larger HDDs…larger HDDs
    When I need my faster loads…faster loads
    Hey…yeah…

    Thank you Richie for that!!! And thanks to Microsoft for an almost $200 120gb drive. Hey Yeah.

  • EyeR8

    Ah man.. this game is bringing back lots of good memories.. and in a way its getting me even more hyped for Brutal Legend (good ol Tim Schafer).

    So many others I would love to see get this treatment.. I think the one I would most like to see done would be FULL THROTTLE.. that game was pure win.

    Great to see Monkey Island living on all these years later though. Hope they bring the episodes to XBLA.. I would be all over it in a heartbeat.

  • L0rN

    Why is the DLC for Mirrors Edge free on the PS3 and we have to pay 10 Bucks?

  • starz1984

    I absolutely love the Monkey Island series. One of my favorite games. The first one played was MI 4. I’m working MI. I want to get Tales of Monkey Island.

  • Anonymous

    can’t be bothered playing this again. hated it on the amiga.

  • Anonymous

    @ LawdaddyCO

    What lag issues in BF1943 ?

    I get no lag.

  • r00taBEGGAS

    I had to get this for 800 points. If it were 1200 there wouldn’t have been a chance!

  • sleepydumbdude

    I bought it last night. Quick question how long is the average play time? Seems like its going to be a long game becuase the hour I played it was just a bunch of talking and not much got done it seems.

  • wiirule111

    Its possible to finish it in 90 mins if you do a speedrun.. but then the game gets boring and you miss out alot.
    It takes 6 hours or so i guess…
    ———————
    L0rN: Why is the DLC for Mirrors Edge free on the PS3 and we have to pay 10 Bucks?
    I have both 360 and PS3.. But i bought it oon PS3 for 2 reasons. Better suited shoulder buttons for this kind of game, and sharper GFX. And lately.. Free DLC. :)

    80% of all multiplatform games is best suited for 360 thou, but there is some exceptions.
    I wont even start to tell you how much Unreal Tournament 3 sucks on 360 compared to PS3. That list is long.
    But most other games is best on Xbox 360.

  • MACPH1ST0

    @ sleepydumbdude: Read the other comments. That’s already been answered.

  • JUNG GUNS

    This game is trash.

  • SiNFuLxBuTcHeR

    I plan to download it soon

  • Arent Argento

    Played through it in HD SE mode, and now going for a speed run in classic mode. Awesome game, and even better than I remembered it.

  • Kermitron

    So looking forward to playing this again. What are the chances they’ll bring The Dig to the Live Arcade? I’ve been tempted to get it off Steam.

  • Mugger X

    This was a must buy. Now can I have “The longest Journey”

  • Joergen8

    Wow they’ve really done an amazing job with this conversion. This should melt the heart of any console-hating old PC geezer on a big screen, quality setup, comfy sofa… I hope other PC non-fps non-3d classics get the same treatment, but of course it costs hundreds of thousands to do quality work like this so its unlikely.

  • BrooksterMax

    it says 32000 on the leaderboards, is that enough sales for Monkey Island 2?

  • Freaky Priest

    There are massive download problems in Germany in the XBL market place. I am not the only one who had to wait about a half day for monkey island to finish the download. I couldn’t play 1 vs. 100 because my Xbox took the complete 2 hours to download that 30 MB.

  • Traek

    Oh I hope this is a preview of things to come… those old Lucas games were amazing and Monkey Island was one of my favorites (along with Loom). I’d be awesome if we could get some old Sierra Online games like King’s Quest and Quest for Glory action on XBL Arcade as well.

  • zorniki77

    I think I finished this at least 3 times on my C64. Just by hearing the revamped MI theme it brings tears of joy to my eyes… ahh the memories!

 

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