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A bucketful of nostalgia and a bottle of rum! Diamond review Review with images

AdvantagesGorgeous graphics, colourful characters, funny dialogue, fun gameplay and a fabulous soundtrack!

DisadvantagesA seeming difficulty to combine inventory items in new version and that I never wanted it to end.

"...living in wartime Glasgow and the day she was saved by a bowl of porridge (true story). Thinking about her bedtime stories fills me up with a warmth and sentimentality. The Monkey Island game series transports me back to a similarly innocent and cosy place. It summons up within me a warm nostalgia that goes beyond Pokemon cards, Tamagochis and any other tat that I accumulated during my 90s childhood. When I was a little girl, maybe about five or six ..." Read review

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Essential Gaming

AdvantagesHilarious, engaging gameplay/storyline, enjoyable puzzles, new graphics and voices/score are great

DisadvantagesThe new version's animation looks too basic and underdone

"The Secret of Monkey Island is the archetypal point and click graphical adventure game, setting the bar far above the heads of rival games, even games from the same developers, and even games which use the latest gaming technology. The Special Edition version contains the original game in all of its pixelated glory and also the updated version of the game with full voice acting and orchestral score, hand-drawn artwork and new animation built directly ..." Read review

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