From Uncharted to Star Wars, 11 video games that never forgot Monkey Island

From Uncharted to Star Wars, 11 video games that never forgot Monkey Island

The adventures of Guybrush Threepwood will return in 2022 with Ron Gilbert in Return to Monkey Island.

We won’t lie to you We are pleasedand like everyone who grew up on the adventures of LucasArts in the 90s, we received the announcement of the new episode of Monkey Island in the hands of its original creator, Ron Gilbert, like the best of news. As if that weren’t enough, it looks like we won’t have to wait long to enjoy it. Back to Monkey Islandscheduled for this 2022.

To be terrible toy boxcreators of fantastic thimbleweed park those who are developing this new adventure and its creator has already given us some clues: Return to Monkey Island will be a direct sequel to Monkey Island 2: LeChuck’s Revengealthough Gilbert does not seem to intend to shoot cannon for The Curse of Monkey Island.

At 3DJuegos we have never forgotten the adventures of Guybrush Threepwoodand the good proof of this is the special that you have available on the occasion of his 30th anniversaryin which we tell you some Curiosities about the development of this cult workbut it is obvious that the industry has not done so either.

Throughout these three decades the acclaimed graphical adventure has been featured in many of our favorite games and for that reason we wanted to bring you 11 video games that have made reference for The Secret of Monkey Island.

Uncharted 4: A Thief's End

Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End Good ol’ Nathan Drake spent his last adventure hunting down legendary pirates, but few as famous as Guybrush Threepwood himself. Our beloved character comes across as a nice reference among many of the portraits Nate finds in his adventure. A beautiful piece of art by artist Hyoung Taek Nam that shows Naughty Dog’s appreciation for the LucasArts title.

Thimbweed Park

Thimbweed Park It’s no surprise that in Thimbleweed Park, Ron Gilbert’s 2017 graphic adventure, there are references to The Secret of Monkey Island. The game hides a mysterious book called “The True Secret of Monkey Island” and in case you were wondering if Gilbert is revealing this mysterious secret within its pages, what he hides is the most famous trolling on the internet. How could it be otherwise.

The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt - Blood and Wine

The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt – Blood and Wine The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt makes two references to Monkey Island. In his fantastic expansion, Blood and Wine, our magician will meet a pirate with a very familiar name: Mancomb, which, as you can imagine, refers to Mancomb Seepgood. Although this time he will not mock our name, he will challenge us to a duel of insults. In Spanish, this character is called Goybrosh.

The longest journey

The longest journey The Longest Journey made a name for itself among enthusiasts of the “point and click” genre in the late 90s with a dark graphical adventure, a convoluted story and high production values. Among the toys of April, the protagonist of the first opus, we find an old wind-up toy: a monkey with cymbals dressed in uniform named ‘Constable Guybrush’.

Star Wars: The Force Unleashed II

Star Wars: The Force Unleashed II In Star Wars: The Force Unleashed II they decided to throw the house out the window with the references to our beloved graphic adventure and included a huge statue of Guybrush Threepwood and introduced us to Guybrush Threepkiller, a skin of the iconic protagonist. with which we can open between our enemies armed with two lightsabers. Pirate life is easier with the power of force.

Quest for Glory: So you want to be a hero

Quest for Glory: So you want to be a hero The adventures of Sierra also knew how to make us smile in the 90s and in Quest for Glory: So You Want to Be a Hero, we find one of those funny moments when we arrive at the ‘Wizard Tower’. In it, a gargoyle awaits us asking about our mission, among the options we can find “I want to be a pirate”. If we select it, it will respond that we played the wrong game.

Indiana Jones and the Fate of Atlantis

Indiana Jones and the Fate of Atlantis Back in 1992, LucasArts brought our beloved archaeologist to the video game in Indiana Jones and the Fate of Atlantis and they didn’t want to forget The Secret of Monkey Island. At one point in the game, you find yourself looking for an airlock while diving with a broken suit, if you don’t manage to do it in time, the death message you will receive will be: “Unfortunately, Indy did not could hold his breath as long as Guybrush Threepwood”.

tentacle day In the heyday of LucasArts, Tim Schafer and Dave Grossman brought us the long-awaited second installment of Maniac Mansion: Day of the Tentacle, and of course the references to our jolly pirate couldn’t be missing. There are many we can find throughout the adventure, but one of the most obvious features, Bernard identifies himself with Nurse Edna as “Threepwood.” It does not tire, of course.

Assassin’s Creed IV: Black Flag Ubisoft jumped at the chance to reference Ron Gilbert’s game in a fourth installment full of high seas adventure, and it does so by including a pirate named Mancomb Seepgood. But that’s not the only easter egg, at one point in the game Bartholomew Roberts shouts “there’s nothing like feeling the hot wind of hell on your face”, the legendary phrase that LeChuck pronounces in The Secret of Monkey Island.

Assassin’s Creed: Syndicate In the 2015 installment of the long-running Ubisoft franchise, we are left with some fun Easter eggs. Among the shouts we hear in one of the fights in the streets of London, we can distinguish some familiar phrases such as “fight like a farmer”. If you love the work of LucasArts as much as we do, you already know the answer: “as appropriate, you fight like a cow.”

sea ​​of ​​thieves

sea ​​of ​​thieves Sea of ​​Thieves’ Pirates of the Caribbean crossover expansion surprised fans with an unexpected nod. In a corner of the map we encounter a ship in ruins surrounded by very special music: this is the iconic opening theme of The Secret of Monkey Island and if we venture to explore its cabin, on the table, we will find a map with the same monkey island marked.

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