Monkey Island 2: LeChuck’s Revenge
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Original Music in Monkey Island: Go Tell Aunt Rhody and O Good Ale Thou Art My Darling

Did you know Stan's theme and the SCUMM Bar theme in the Monkey Island games are based on pre-existing compositions? Witness Go Tell Aunt Rhody and O Good Ale Thou Art My Darling. One or more tune has appeared in every game.

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Guybrush Trying to Pick Up Kate

Keep trying to Pick Up Kate to get a bunch of different responses.

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Killing Guybrush

Yes, you can kill Guybrush in Monkey Island 2—sort of. Hang over the acid pit for five minutes, and Guybrush and Wally will drop into it. You will, of course, be revived straight away.

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Monkey Island 2 Dive Sequence: Original vs. SE Classic Mode

The classic mode in the Special Edition are very different.

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Alt+W Cheat End Credits

Press Alt+W anywhere in Monkey Island 2 to win the game. You will be sent straight to a custom credit screen!

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Cut Color-Guessing Puzzle

The puzzle during this portion of Monkey Island 2 is pretty infamous, but a look through the game's source code reveals that it used to be different - and probably a lot easier! This "deleted scene," with an abundance of unique dialogue, was restored using the game's original source code by Marius Winter. Courtesy of The Video Game History Foundation.

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Unused LeChuck & Largo Closeup Cutscenes

Restored from the game's original source files (thanks Marius Winter!), here are all five unused close-up cutscenes from the game. The first of these was never used at all, while the remaining four are technically in the game - just without the closeup art and animations! Courtesy of The Video Game History Foundation.

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Unused, Unfinished LeChuck Voodoo Room

This room inside of LeChuck's Fortress was cut from the game before the final background art was created, but a skeleton version using a pencil sketch survives in the source code. While there is no functional code for this, analysis of the SCUMM script suggests that a puzzle here involved making recipes by spelling out words using the first letters of the ingredients on the shelves. Code restored by Marius Winter, gameplay video by Jake Rodkin, MT-32 audio recording by Roger Holten. Courtesy of The Video Game History Foundation.

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ElCarlo

Early on in the design, Monkey Island 2's antagonist was supposed to be LeChuck's hellbent brother. In the end, it was switched back to LeChuck.

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Zonker Harris

Zonker Harris is a character in Garry Trudeau's Doonesbury. In the Special Edition, the reference was switched to Jedi Knight's Kyle Katarn.

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Wally Spills The Secret

Did you know the Dinky Island name could sorta, kinda, but not really be found by looking at Wally's shack-door?

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Stan's Original Coffin Shop

This version of Stan's Used Coffins only appeared in the demo of LeChuck's Revenge. Booty Island was, evidently, supposed to be set at night.

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Ad Copy

An early ad-copy draft. Credit: Ron's Mastodon.

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Dem Bones

This seminal scene—colliqually known as The Bone Dance—is inspired by the Disney Silly Symphony, The Skeleton Dance. The track used in Monkey Island 2 is called Dem Bones, a religious song written by James Weldon Johnson.

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Kewpie Doll

Kewpie is a brand of dolls and figurines that were conceived as comic strip characters by cartoonist Rose O’Neill. The tie-in dolls became popular in 1912—and served as the inspiration for the LeChuck doll. Source: Wikipedia.

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Hank Plank

Tim Schafer wanted Guybrush to be named Hank Plank. Source: Tim’s Tweets.

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Library Addresses

Guybrush’s made-up addresses:
  • 221B Baker Street: Home of Sherlock Holmes.
  • 10 Downing Street: The Prime Minister of the UK’s residence.
  • 1060 West Addison: Wrigley Field baseball stadium in Chicago. (Dominic Armato is, coincidentally, a Cubs fan.)
  • 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue: The White House.

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Natty dreads.

Guybrush tells Captain Dread he has natty dreads. This is a reference to the Bob Marley and the Wailers album, Natty Dread. Dreadlocks is also Dread’s hair style.

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Buzzsaw Girl

Buzzsaw Girl was a character in Steve Purcell’s comic book series, Defenders of Dynatron City. The series was later adapted into an animated TV pilot and a Nintendo game.

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Joy of Hex

Joy of Hex is a reference to Joy of Sex, a 1972 illustrated sex manual. That book is again a reference to Joy of Cooking, one of the most popular cookbooks in the US. Find all the books from LeChuck’s Revenge in our library section.

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Largo’s Yelp

The only digital sound effect in Monkey Island 2 (until the FM-Towns version) was Largo’s yelp. The voice was provided by Peter McConnell. Source: Clint Bajakian.

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Governor Fat

In an early version of The Secret of Monkey Island, Mêlée Island was governered by one Governor Fat. This did, of course, change, and the character instead appeared as Governor Phatt in LeChuck’s Revenge. Credit: Video Game History Foundation—go there for the full animation and the backstory.

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