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Monkey Island Tales 1 HD

By Marc Saltzman, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 14+

Excellent port of the computer/console adventure series.

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age 7+

Based on 1 parent review

age 7+

A classic reborn

It's well voice acted, with great puzzles, and witty writing. A game worthy of the Monkey Island moniker. Outside of maybe being confused by some of the puzzles, I see no reason children can't enjoy this game. I didn't run across anything overtly risque.

Is It Any Good?

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Yes, players assume the role of Guybrush Threepwood, a bumbling pirate who gets himself in all kinds of trouble while sailing the High Seas; this adventure starts off near the "Rock of Gelato," where Threepwood's nemesis -- a demon pirate known as LeChuck -- has taken his Threepwood's wife, Elaine, captive on his ship. While trying to save her, Threepwood accidentally blows up LeChuck's ship and washes up on the shores of Flotsam Island. Your goal is to find a way off Flotsam, rescue Elaine, and finish off LeChuck once and for all. Using your fingertip, you'll tap to move Threepwood around the game world, talk to hilarious characters (by selecting desired dialogue from a list of options), add items to your inventory, and use them on the environment when needed. The 3D game looks impressive on the iPad, but there are a few technical hiccups, such as some slowdowns in performance and some camera angles that obstruct your view. But overall, gamers who prefer good puzzles and a few laughs will no doubt enjoy this first adventure in the five-part episodic series.

App Details

  • Device: iPad
  • Release date: December 15, 2010
  • Category: Adventure Games
  • Publisher: Telltale Inc.
  • Version: 1.0
  • Minimum software requirements: iOS 3.2 or later
  • Last updated: August 23, 2016

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