Monkey Island “Talk Like A Pirate Deals” 75% off @ Steam (PC Games)
One of my all-time favourite point and click gaming adventures is the Monkey Island series. AAAAAAAArrrrrrrr! And just now, there’s a special deal happening to celebrate “talk like a pirate day” (which was yesterday), in which Steam are offering a 75% discount on some of the individual Monkey Island games or bundles. Here’s the info:
If you’ve never played Monkey Island before, then you might want to start your foray into the gaming world with some of the individual games:
The Secret of Monkey Island: Special Edition for $2.50: This is the first game in the series and it’s just fantastic. I still remember how many days I lost just clicking around trying to solve the puzzles therein. There were also plenty of puns and chuckles peppered throughout, which make the game such fun. In watching the screenshots on the above Steam page, I’m instantly reminded of playing through those scenes in the game.
Monkey Island™ 2 Special Edition: LeChuck’s Revenge for $2.50: I played this one a long time ago, as well. The spitting contest really stands out in my mind as I found it a very difficult puzzle to get through.
But Steam also have some discounted prices on the bundles too:
The Monkey Island: Special Edition Bundle is priced at only $3.75: The special edition bundle includes the two games mentioned above, so it’s a discounted price if you are interested in trying out both games.
The Tales of Monkey Island Complete Pack is $8.75 (was $34.99): the complete pack is a later-released version of the game series, from 2009. I believe I have this one in my Steam account too, but I haven’t yet gotten round to completing the series. This set contains the 5 chapters of this game.
My opinion: if you’ve got a PC, some free time on your hands, and you like humour and puzzles, grab the Monkey Island games. Even if you’ve played them before, they’re a blast from the past and a great way to spend some retro gaming time.
(Expires: 21st September 2014)