The Secret of Monkey Island

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Excerpts from Memoirs

I cursed my luck again as I slid down the monkey’s throat. Have my dreams of guzzling grog and plundering galleons been reduced to this. Three small trials and you’re a pirate like us. Fair enough. If only I could stomach the foul brew these scurvy seadogs swilled, the rest would be easy. How could I have known I’d meet a powerful and beautiful woman with a jealous suitor too stupid to realize he’d been dead for years? And how can I crawl through this great stone monkey to find a man who walks three inches above the ground and sets fire to his beard every morning?

Excerpted from The Memoirs of Guybrush Threepwood, the Monkey Island Years
Release Dates
Platform Released Notes
PC EGA October, 1990

October, 1990 Back then, there weren’t any specific release days—the game was released when the shipment arrived.
PC VGA December, 1990 December, 1990
Amiga 1990-1991 1990-1991 Some claim it was released in 1990. Going by my personal experience it was in 1991. A CDTV version was by all accounts in development but never released.
Atari ST 1991 1991
Macintosh 1991 1991
PC CD-ROM 1992 1992
FM Towns September, 1992 September, 1992
SEGA CD September, 1993 September, 1993 Also saw a Limited Run Games release in 2020. Some sources claim the game was released in 1992.
Special Edition July 15, 2009 July 15, 2009 PC, Mac, iOS, PSN, and Xbox—available on Steam and GOG. iOS version is no longer available.
Original PC Requirements
Minimum CPU Class Required8088/8086
Minimum OS Class RequiredDOS 1.0 to 2.11
Minimum RAM required640 kilobytes
Video ModesCGA, EGA, Hercules, MCGA, Tandy/PCjr, VGA
Sound DevicesAdlib, Game Blaster (CMS), PC Speaker, Roland MT-32 (and LAPC-1), Tandy/PCjr
Input Devices Joystick (Analog), Keyboard, Mouse