Mac game publisher
Aspyr Media today announced the release of its conversion of “Escape from Monkey Island,” the graphical adventure game originally released for the PC by LucasArts. The Mac game conversion was handled by well-known developer Westlake Interactive.
Escape from Monkey Island is the fourth game starring Guybrush Threepwood, an inept and sometimes bumbling pirate wannabe. Threepwood returns to Mêlée Island with his new bride, governor Elaine Marley-Threepwood, after a blissful three month honeymoon, only to discover that Elaine has been declared legally dead and there’s a mysterious new politician vying for her seat — candidate Charles L. Charles.
Soon Guybrush and Elaine discover that it’s actually the ghost of the dread pirate LeChuck, returned from the dead once again, to wreak havoc and torment upon his most hated of foes. What follows is a vast and absolutely hilarious adventure of epic proportions, as Guybrush fumbles from island to island in a comedy of errors. Guybrush must eventually square off against the ghost of LeChuck and an Australian real-estate developer bent on gentrifying the Tri-Island Area and turning it from a den of piracy to a safe and generic tourist trap.
Escape from Monkey Island mixes swashbuckling adventure with topical humor for a great mix of fun. Despite the game’s colorful and cartoonish exterior, it’s chock full of challenging puzzles and humor that will appeal to adults.
Aspyr sales Vice President Ted Staloch said his company is honored to bring the game to the Mac.
“Escape from Monkey Island showcases the great work that LucasArts has done with the Monkey Island series, making it among the most popular in the world,” said Staloch.
System requirements call for a PowerPC-based Mac with a G3/233MHz or faster processor; hardware 3D acceleration required (ATI RAGE Pro with 4MB of VRAM or more); 64MB RAM; 8x CD-ROM; 100MB HD space; OpenGL 1.2.1 (installer included).
Aspyr said that Escape from Monkey Island will be available wherever Mac games are sold; the game has a suggested retail price of US$44.95. It can also be ordered direct
from Aspyr Media.