Deal o’ the day: Monkey Island 2 Special Edition now $0.99

When it comes to point-and-click adventures, the Monkey Island series is certainly one of the most distinguished and well-liked of the bunch. So if you’re a fan of LucasArts’ offering, you’d be extremely pleased to know that Monkey Island 2 Special Edition: LeChuck’s Revenge is now on sale for only $0.99 (down from $7.99). ChiffaN, our resident adventures fanatic, recently reviewed the game and found it highly enjoyable, even giving it a Kiss It rating.

The adventures of Guybrush won over people’s hearts and wallets long before the iPhone ever was conceived. On the iDevice the Monkey Island 2 finds a home away from home, fueling the rebirth of the adventure game genre and acquainting the generation “i” with the classics. Though it lacks the additional content of Broken Sword: Director’s Cut (TMA Review)  it makes up for it in superb graphics, all-new voiceovers and completely touch-screen interface… Time to embark on the search for Big Whoop, ye mates.

The sale only applies to the iPhone/iPod Touch version, so iPad owners are out of luck at the moment. At any rate, if you fancy a top notch title on your iDevice (especially if you’ve already played the first - The Secret of Monkey Island: Special Edition), don’t hesitate for a second with this excellent price drop.

Monkey Island 2 Special Edition: LeChuck's Revenge Monkey Island 2 Special Edition: LeChuck’s Revenge – $0.99

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Monkey Island 2 Special Edition: LeChuck’s Revenge in Review – On your iDevice – a three-headed monkey!

If you were anywhere near computers in the early 90’s, there is no way you couldn’t have heard about the Monkey Island series. Roughly a year ago, LucasArts decided to give the adventures of Guybrush Threepwood a radical makeover and released  The Secret of Monkey Island: Special Edition with updated graphics and complete voiceovers. Apparently it was a success as this summer they followed up with Monkey Island 2 Special Edition: LeChuck’s Revenge.

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10 New App Store Games To Watch [July 5 – July 11]

So who’s ready for another great week of new iPhone / iPad releases?  Me too, but this week wasn’t quite as spectacular as some in the past.  We did get some remastered lovin’ in the form of Monkey Island 2 Special Edition for both iPhone and iPad, and The Last King Of Africa from Benoit Sokal was also released, so adventure game fans have plenty to do.  If you’re into FPSes, there’s a new contender in Archetype that promises intense 5 on 5 combat action.  And for RTS fans there’s The Gravedigger, a quirky new entry that lets you pit a priest and his faithful followers against a disgruntled gravedigger and his legion of the undead.

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