Episode 87

The Secret of Monkey Island (with Doug Lief - Nostalgium Arcanum)


September 6th, 2023

1 hr 52 mins 29 secs

Season 1

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About this Episode

I got into gaming in the 1990s, but my introduction to gaming was handheld consoles like the Game Gear and Game Boy, not PC games (aside from whatever my schools had in the computer labs), so the golden era of PC point-and-click adventure games completely missed me. Luckily, through the power of technology, I'm able to go back and revisit some of the formative classics that shaped many childhoods. The Secret of Monkey Island, by Lucasfilm Games is one of those classics, and I was happy to take my first swig of Grog and jump in with my special guest Doug Lief from Nostalgium Arcanum podcast. Nostalgium Arcanum is a nostalgia celebration podcast, discussing games, pop culture trends, tv shows, books, movies and much more. You can find the show on your favorite podcast app or by going to the website!

Intros/Personal Histories/Opening Thoughts 1:35
Story Setup/Humor/Writing/Music 17:23
Gameplay/Puzzles 40:21
Gameplay, continued 59:41

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