"In the story of adventure games, there have been many kinds of heroes
- and Guybrush Threepwood has been the unlikeliest of all. The gangly,
naive, would-be-pirate made his debut in 1990 in LucarArts' The
Secret Of Monkey Island
and has been firmly ingrained in the imaginations of adventure gamers ever
since. Lucasfilm Games, as the company was known way back then, virtually
invented the concept of humor in adventure games with its 1987 classic
Maniac Mansion, but it was The Secret Of The Monkey
which made the big breakthrough, setting a stylistic standard that almost
every other adventure developer has been seeking to emulate ever since.
Inspired by Disney's "Pirates of the Caribbean" theme park ride, Monkey spawned a more elaborate sequel, LeChuck's Revenge, two years late, but despite both games' success, the series has been strangely silent ever since.
After holding off for five years, LucasArts has finally responded to public demand with The Curse Of Monkey Island - the third game in the series that brings all the old characters and locations back in a new, lovingly crafted storybook world" - PCGamer July 1997