Monkey Island 2 Special Edition: LeChuck's Revenge Review
- Hilarious classic adventure title.
- Slick visual upgrades.
- Choose-your-level hint system.
- Many of the original actors reprise their voice-work.
- Interactive object selection still a bit inaccurate, but serviceable nonetheless.
- Separate purchase required for iPad version
If you haven't already purchased Monkey Island 2 Special Edition on another platform, then there's absolutely no reason not to grab it for your iDevice thanks to an overhauled control scheme that works almost perfectly.
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Waiting a year for the updated sequel to the famous Monkey Island series was no picnic, especially when tidbits and teasers kept trickling out to tantalize their taste-buds, but now the classic Monkey Island 2: LeChuck's Revenge is available across almost all major platforms and more importantly your iPhone.
In this sequel you continue your adventure as Pirate wanna-be Guybrush Threepwood as he searches for the lost treasure of Big Woop. A lot of improvements have taken place in controlling your adventurer, with the return of the 'verb' system via convenient icons and a smart-touch system for selecting items and navigating areas. Double touching the screen highlights interactive objects to speed up your searches, while shaking your device activates a hint system that starts cryptically, but eventually explains the next step almost verbatim.
Monkey Island 2's graphics were a marked improvement over the original even in 1991, but the high-resolution upgrades are a welcome alternative to the pixelated backgrounds of the past. Each area feels like a digital make-over without the additional stylistic flair that the first title received, which is a shame, but switching between the old and new graphics with a two-finger swipe is still magical to watch.
Monkey Island 2 Special Edition: LeChuck's Revenge for the iPhone is an amazing adaption and a huge boon to fans and adventure new-comers alike. Definitely worth grabbing on your platform of choice and especially on your iDevice.
Description"Now supporting iOS 4.0. Arr, the retina display be a thing o' beauty mateys."
More Pirates! More Adventure! More Monkeys! Relive the second hilarious swashbuckling misadventure of the wannabe pirate Guybrush Threepwood in signature special edition detail!
Pocket Gamer: 10/10 “Adventure gaming doesn't get any better than this.”
Game Informer: “Monkey Island 2 Special Edition: LeChuck’s Revenge is a great addition to your downloadable library.”
MixNMojo.com: “…made me feel like I was playing Monkey Island 2 for the first time.”
Play it again for the first time with signature Special Edition features:
o Enhanced graphics: All new re-imagined contemporary art style.
o Voice over: Complete voice over using original Monkey Island franchise cast members brings the story and characters to life like never before, now available for both the Special Edition and Classic modes.
o Renewed music score: Re-mastered and re-recorded musical score using live instruments.
o Special Edition and Classic modes: Scene-for-scene hot swap lets you seamlessly transition between Special Edition and Classic modes at anytime during gameplay.
o Hint system: In-game puzzle hint system keeps the puzzles fresh and fun.
Plus, includes all new features:
o Direct control: Choose how you play -- use the classic point-and-click interface or the all new intuitive direct character control for a more interactive gameplay experience.
o Object highlighting: Interactive object highlighting provides quicker clues to finding hidden objects.
What's New in Version 1.1"ARR! THIS BE THE SCURVY iPATCH YOU BEEN ASKIN FOR MATEYS!"
- Added support for the iPhone 4 Retina display
- Adjusted timing delays for certain puzzles
- Added intro and outro credits sequences to the Classic version
- Fixed music synching issue with the Bone Dance sequence
- Added Intro Movie
- Updated front ends to use iPhone scrolling
- Classic Introduction fully viewable
- Stability improvements and other bugfixes