Parents' Guide to

Tales of Monkey Island

By Alex Porter, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 12+

Episodic, downloadable pirate game mixes humor, adventure.

Game Nintendo Wii, Windows 2009
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Exploring, solving puzzles and collecting clues and loot in the large world of Flotsam Island is lots of fun. The game's music and visuals hit the right, playful note and each puzzle has several, smaller, mini-puzzles, and they're generally satisfyingly challenging and silly. Perhaps most importantly, the game is peppered with the series' signature humor.

The only drawback is that the mouse-only mode of control is vary flawed; instead of simply pointing and clicking to direct your character, it involves right clicking and dragging. This method is both buggy and confusing to anyone accostomed to point-and-click adventure play. But you can use the arrow keys or WASD to move around instead and that mechanic works nicely.

Game Details

  • Platforms: Nintendo Wii, Windows
  • Available online?: Not available online
  • Publisher: Telltale Games
  • Release date: July 9, 2009
  • Genre: Adventure
  • ESRB rating: E10+ for Alcohol Reference, Comic Mischief, Mild Language, Mild Suggestive Themes
  • Last updated: August 31, 2016

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