Welcome to the first episode of Retro Encounter’s Adventure Game Month! Throughout October, we’re looking at four adventures across several eras of gaming. First up, the seminal point-and-click classic, The Secret of Monkey Island!
SoMI is a foundational game for LucasArts. Under Ron Gilbert’s direction, it brought in many of the conventions that would define the point-and-click genre moving forward, including a refined verb interface, dialogue trees, and an inability to die (unless you try REALLY hard). In this week’s Retro, Jono, Hilary, and Mike will sail through the Caribbean-flavored adventure filled with witty sword fights, scurvy ghost pirates, and at least one three-headed monkey!
Featuring: Jono Logan, Hilary Andreff, Michael Sollosi; Edited by Jono Logan
Opening and ending music by Miles Morkri
Links for this Episode
- Random Encounter 247 – Random Book Club – The Art of Point-and-Click Adventure Games
- Snacks Are Better When They Fall – The Best Vending Machines in RPGs
- Return to Monkey Island Review
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