The game begins deep in the Caribbean island of Melee, where a young chap named Guybrush Threepwood wants to be a pirate. He seeks out three Pirate Leaders in the Scumm Bar and they set him three challenges to prove himself a pirate. To prove himself, he must defeat Carla the island’s swordmaster in insult swordfighting, steal a statue from the Governor’s mansion, and find a legendary buried treasure.
Along the way he meets several interesting characters, including Stan the used boat salesman, Meathook (a combat trainer with hooks on both hands), a prisoner named Otis, the three men of low moral fiber and, most significantly, the gorgeous Governor Elaine Marley. The ghost pirate LeChuck, however, has been in love with Elaine since his living days. While Guybrush is busy, LeChuck’s ghost crew abduct her, taking her to Monkey Island. Guybrush gathers a crew (Carla, Meathook, and Otis), buys a boat, and sets out to find the mysterious island and free Elaine.
When Guybrush finally reaches Monkey Island, he explores it and discovers a band of cannibals and a strange hermit named Herman Toothrot. After he helps the cannibals recover a lost voodoo ingredient, they provide him with a seltzer bottle filled with voodoo root elixir that can destroy ghosts. However, when Guybrush goes after LeChuck, he is told that LeChuck went to Melee Island to marry Elaine.
Guybrush returns to Melee and goes to the church to prevent the wedding. When he arrives at the church wedding, he realises that Elaine had her own plan to escape. LeChuck starts beating Guybrush; until the arrival at the ship emporium, where he sprays LeChuck with root beer (substituting the magic ghost fighting elixir, which is made from a voodoo root and which Guybrush lost during the fight). With LeChuck defeated, Guybrush and Elaine enjoy a romantic moment, watching fireworks.
MONKEY ISLAND I TIPS
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