Monkey Island 2 Special Edition: LeChuck's Revenge for iPad Image
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Generally favorable reviews- based on 13 Ratings

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  • Summary: 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.”
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    FEATURES:

    Play it again for the first time with signature Special Edition features:
    o High-definition graphics: All new re-imagined contemporary art style, hand-drawn and presented in high definition.

    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.

    o Behind the scenes art: An in-game art viewer lets players view fantastic never-before-seen artwork from both the Classic and Special Edition versions of the game.

    o Original developer commentary: Listen to select scene commentary from Ron Gilbert, Tim Schafer and Dave Grossman as they share funny stories and chronicle the development of the original Monkey Island™ 2: LeChuck's Revenge™.
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 6 out of 6
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 6
  3. Negative: 0 out of 6
  1. Feb 6, 2011
    100
    Pulled up from Davy Jones's locker, Monkey Island 2 Special Edition: LeChuck's Revenge breathes new life into a classic while at the same time setting a new standard for adventure gaming.
  2. Feb 6, 2011
    100
    If there's a game on this week's list that I'm going to put the most time into revisiting and replaying, it's this one.
  3. Feb 6, 2011
    100
    Classic adventure fans and newbies to the genre alike will fall in love with the brilliance of Monkey Island at what many would call its peak. One of the best games of all time is magically even better.
  4. Feb 6, 2011
    90
    The version to get, I know that I will be replaying this more than once on the iPad. The lack of the more helpful verb system and nicer 3d effects separates this from the PC and console version, but SE 2 is still more than playable on the iPad.
  5. Feb 6, 2011
    89
    Fans will appreciate the colorful commentary from the franchise creators, while those intimidated by the adventure games of the past will find comfort in the simplified controls, object highlighting and hint system.
  6. Feb 6, 2011
    85
    It's one of the best games available for the system. Don't bother with anything else - just sit back, relax, and keep an eye out for three-headed monkeys.
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 1 out of 1
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 1
  3. Negative: 0 out of 1
  1. Dec 3, 2011
    10
    Oh Monkey Island 2, you will always have my heart and expecially on iOS (iPad), now I can play and reminisce i hi-res, with a vamped up rerecorded soundtrack (the way it should really be!). Thank you Lucasarts for bringing this to us, now sign Ron to do another Monkey game on iOS, it will be a HUGE hit I tell you! Expand

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