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Retro Encounter 346 – The Secret of Monkey Island

Retro Encounter 346 The Secret of Monkey Island

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

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Jonathan Logan

Jonathan Logan

Jonathan (he/him), or Jono for short, is the host of Random Encounter and the Reviews Manager for RPGFan. While reviewing a game, he has been known to drink up to 10 cups of tea to keep focused (Earl Grey, milk, no sugar). Fun fact: Jono holds a Masters of Music Theatre degree, which is only slightly less useful than it sounds.

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