May 17th 2010 1:01 pm PT

Deal of the week: Monkey Island 50% off


This week, Xbox LIVE Gold members can purchase The Secret of Monkey Island: Special Edition for 400 points. Plus, the official Monkey Island Cotton Swab and Lechuck Pirate Hat Avatar items are also 50% off for the week.


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

  • A Place for Us

    Already snapped this up during the holidays but still good to see it on again for those who missed out.

  • The Bill Payer

    Any word on this weeks Games On Demand Major?


  • Atomicow

    If you don’t have this game yet, you have no more excuses!

    This is a steal at $5!


    I wanted to grab this but found 800 to be a little much, I will grab it for sure for 400. Great deal.

  • UnarmedGorilla

    Great deal for those that haven’t picked this one up yet! It was an insta-buy for me on day of release.

  • Kroesis

    I’ve purchased this from Steam last year due to nostalgia of the original game. I’m very tempted to buy it again for the 360 especially since the sequal is having a remake and is hopefully out this summer.

  • twisted poke

    Great game. Worth 800 and is a steal at 400. Can’t wait for part 2.

  • Blue Thunder28

    Wow $5 is an incredible price for this.. I may have to get it.

  • moocow21

    Nice deal. I’ll try the demo and see if I want to pick this one up.

  • growndhog

    I’ve never been much into this type of game, but from the comments here and hearing Ryans (from the OXM podcast) interview with the developer of this and the second one coming out soon, I think I’ll buy it and give it a try.

  • chiruno99

    I’ll try it, if I like it I’ll buy it.

  • ShaggyB

    im down… $5 is my break point on buying a game. If i remotely have interest… $5 will make me grab.

  • Deltacore16

    Already bought the game. If I’m able to buy it again I would but I can’t.

  • P00K

    I can’t decide.

    I tried the demo – it definately brings me back to the (really really really) old days, playing police quest on my Tandy, for example. :)

    But the demo ended so quickly – it’s hard to guage the title.

    Then again – for only $5 I may just have to buy it.

  • Av0cad0

    Not a fan of the genre but still might get it for this price.

  • Exu

    Deal of the Week officially now has more repeats than BBC One.
    Of course this is a good deal and I recommend taking advantage if you don’t have it already but Christ, just whack it on Arcade Hits already if you need to drop the price twice.

  • chiruno99

    And I liked it so I bought it.

    @Exu Cbeebies has way more repeats. They repeat the exact same episode of a show twice everyday. Don’t ask how I know just belive me.

  • Ark Hunter

    Should have given those Avatar items way with the purchase of the game. That would be a kind of cool addition to digital downloads. Free wand prop when you buy Lego Harry Potter from Games on Demand or something like that.

  • Wulf684

    Because I had the game already, I just got that cotton swab.
    Great DotW.

  • Christian Doe

    We always whine about the questionable deals, but this one is good. I think I’ll give it a shot.

  • HazyCloud

    “I’ve never been much into this type of game, but from the comments here and hearing Ryan’s (from the OXM podcast) interview with the developer of this and the second one coming out soon, I think I’ll buy it and give it a try.”

    Get out of my head.

  • Doh Ray Egon

    @Ark Hunter: Yeah…some of those items they sell in the Avatar Marketplace should’ve been avatar awards in the game. That’s something that’s kind of annoying me with developers. Because MS created this Avatar Marketplace…most developers would rather you pay for any avatar stuff instead of giving you awards. Look how many games have avatar awards and then compare to those you have to pay for. “Pay for” greatly outnumbers them. I think Microsoft should force developers to put avatar awards in their games from this point on. Valve and Bungie are the only two companies so far who I think have done a decent job of providing avatar awards.

  • Z4M0

    Worth its dotw pricetag. Utterly hilarious. Already got back at release date.

  • SCS 85

    Got it for $5 the last time it was on sale. Waste of a deal IMO.

  • Sneeches

    Game is well worth the 5$, if you dont already have it, grab it!!!

  • Exu

    @chiruno99 – I’m more concerned about you watching CBeebies…

  • TANK 2old2play

    I’m starting to see repeat sales now, surely there’s so much content on marketplace that we don’t need to repeat sales yet.

    Waiting on borderlands DLC sale on Moxxy arenas.

  • mccalejk

    Bought the day it came out. I just wish it add more achievements to add to the replay value. Arcade games should have 500 achievement points. :)

  • chiruno99

    I erm, have a daughter. Yeah, her name is Wriggle.

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  • Kroesis

    It’s funny to see people complain that an item has already been DotW as if everyone who didn’t get it at release, got it the last time it was DotW. In fact all I’m waiting for now the ‘I already have this, this deal sucks’ post!

    That being said, there are items on the marketplace that haven’t been DotW which could be (I’m pretty sure there’s more to selecting an item than a random pick), but that still doesn’t detract from the fact that this deal is still a great deal regardless if it’s been done before, I’m sure they’ll get many more sales from this.

  • Antarael Dulac

    Bought it @ 800 MS Points totally worth it (still have the original for pc =D..all 4 of them)

  • OrganicNewt

    Sweet. I already bought this on PC & iPhone, so for $5 in Space Bucks I figured I’d grab it on my Xbox 360 as well! (I actually think the XBLA version is the best of the 3 versions I own.)

  • a1984darkboy

    One of the greatest ever made for $5? Buy it already!