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Where are the dancing monkeys?!?!?

Posted by Rampant Coyote on September 27, 2016

monkeyisland2Perhaps the only real disappointment of the Special Edition release of Monkey Island 2: LeChuck’s Revenge was that they nuked the opening credits. Which was, in my wife’s opinion, the best part of the game. While I thought the game was awesome regardless, and is definitely one of the greatest adventure games of all time, I have to agree that the loss of the cinematic opening credits was a pretty major loss. Of course, since the game’s release, both games and movies have moved away a bit from the “opening credits” idea. So I can kind of recognize why they thought it was less important.¬†They were wrong, of course. But I can recognize the source of their confusion.

My wife, who played and loved the series, could only say, “Where are the dancing monkeys?!?!? There has to be the dancing monkeys!”

I loved the sepia-toned art just as much. Totally the perfect feel. But yeah. The monkeys are awesome.

In case you missed it… as I frequently do… here is the original opening to Monkey Island 2: LeChuck’s Revenge. With the dancing monkeys.



Monkey Island 2: LeChuck’s Revenge Special Edition is on sale this week at GOG.COM for¬†Windows.

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  • lakerz said,

    The music in these games is still a high point, always gets me in the mood for adventuring!