Amigos Podcast Episode 99 – The Secret of Monkey Island


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2 thoughts on “Amigos Podcast Episode 99 – The Secret of Monkey Island

  • June 15, 2017 at 2:39 pm

    Well you finally tackled one of the Amiga’s ultimate triumphs, and I think you did it justice. How difficult are graphic adventures to condense into such a limited time slot, eh? Especially this one that’s held in such high esteem all over the world. I certainly haven’t been brave enough to attempt it. I don’t think I could find anything to say that hasn’t been said a million times before.

    Oh, Aaron said that he thought Guybrush’s name was just random wackiness. Funny story actually. Before the character had a name, the sprite was saved as a Deluxe Paint file called guy.bbm. It was later renamed to guybrush.bbm, it being a Dpaint brush file, and it just stuck. The surname was taken from the P.G. Wodehouse characters Galahad Threepwood and Freddie Threepwood as selected via a ‘name the protagonist’ contest.

    Nice of Chris to send all those goodies. Rhubarb is really popular here in rhubarb crumble and custard, only few people would ever eat the raw vegetable without first drowning it in sugar because it’s quite tarty/acidic. I do, but then I’m a weirdo.

    • June 22, 2017 at 5:36 pm

      I cannot comment about the game since I did not play it that much back in the day. I recall trying it one day and liking it somewhat but did not delve into it too much before my attention got diverted to other games (my excuse being that as a university student I did not have that much free time anymore… if anyone can believe this… I don’t 😉 ).
      So, as weird as it seems, I completely passed on what is certainly considered a classic.

      John and Aaron’s comments though made me want to give it another try although I doubt I will be able to find the time these days!

      Also, I must agree with you on the fantasticness (yes, this is now officially a word) of rhubarb. It is most excellent even without sugar, just boiled enough that it becomes tender and can be used added to yoghourts or cottage cheese. I am actually salivating heavily as I am writing these words. 😉

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