- Release Date:Jul 7, 2009
- # of Players:1 player
- ESRB:E10+ - Everyone 10+ (Alcohol Reference, Comic Mischief, Mild Language, Mild Suggestive Themes)
Game Description:In the first of five chapters in the Tales of Monkey Island saga, legendary wanna-be-pirate Guybrush Threepwood finds himself stranded on a mysterious island after his wife Elaine is kidnapped by the evil pirate LeChuck. Determined to rescue his beloved wife, and uncover the secret behind a dangerous voodoo pox infecting the Caribbean, Guybrush embarks on his most daring adventure yet.
Attached to the main mast of Guybrush's ship is a piece of paper with detailed instructions for finishing the enchantment of the sword. It looks like the only ingredient left is a bottle of enchanted root beer, which must be fizzy, but where to find it? Talk to Elaine, who will suggest checking the strange monkey coffin. Head to the stern of the ship and pick up the coffin. Next, open up the inventory. Select the magnifying glass icon to examine an object in Guybrush's inventory, and use it on the coffin. Success! There's a root beer bottle in there. However, it looks a little bit flat. To get it fizzy again, Guybrush will have to combine it with something. Select the breath mints, and while still in the inventory menu, drop into one of the two large circles in the menu. Next, grab the root beer and drop it into the other circle. Hit the "+" button between the circles, and the items will be combined! Fizzy root beer made simple.
Once you have the fizzy root beer, repeat the inventory combination action with the root beer and cutlass. Guybrush will wave both objects around menacingly in the direction of LeChuck, who, unimpressed, will steer Elaine's ship into Guybrush's. This causes our showboating protagonist to drop the bottle of root beer (which shatters); it also causes a rope from the ship's rigging to drop down next to Elaine.
Talk to Elaine, and ask her to throw you the rope. Since she's tied up, that's a non-starter, but she'll come up with a better idea. Somehow, she'll pull down the mast of the ship, enabling Guybrush to shimmy over to the other vessel. Once there, Guybrush will need to concoct some replacement for the ultra-rare root beer he just lost when the ships collided. Use the cutlass on Chuck the Plant (who is seated close to Elaine) to trim some of his roots. Toss the root into the open barrel of grog. Next, add the breath mints to the bland, flat root grog mixture. Finally, dip the Cutlass of Kaflu into the barrel. The blade will puncture the bottom of the barrel, oozing "enchanted" root grog onto the deck, precariously close to the gun powder.
Use the enchanted blade on LeChuck! Guybrush will run the dread pirate through with the cutlass, but the ersatz root beer that Threepwood created on the deck did not have the expected outcome: LeChuck transforms into a human! What's more, Threepwood's hand seems to have taken on a mind of its own (and an icky green shade), and he can't control the sword anymore. Guybrush unwittingly tosses the sword, wedging it in between a cannon and its holder, causing a shower of sparks and igniting the root grog on the deck. The flame rushes toward the barrels of powder and causes an explosion! Guybrush is launched off the ship and out to sea to drift along on some debris while the opening titles run…
The Search for Deep Gut
Guybrush is awoken on the beach of a strange island. A local approaches him in a friendly manner, and is promptly punched in the face by Threepwood's misbehaving hand. After the islander departs to get his nose examined, Davey Nipperkin—the senior editor of the local newspaper, the Keelhauler Gazette—approaches and starts interviewing Guybrush. He'll introduce himself as a Mighty Pirate™, which Nipperkin is doubtful of, but intrigued at the possibility of interesting news on what is apparently a pretty sleepy pirate port. Have Guybrush tell him that he needs to find a ship to