Retrograde #17: The Secret of Monkey Island

1 hour 12 mins - Published Thu, Jan 24, 2013 by Anthony Hobday, Jack Marshall, James MacFadyen and Lysanne Fisher

WelcoARRRRR … *cough*… Sorry; something was caught in my throat. Welcome to episode seventeen of Retrograde! This week the Retrograde team get silly with The Secret of Monkey Island!

Join me; Jack Marshall, and my fellow dairy-farmers Lysanne FisherJames MacFadyen, and Anthony Hobday as we walk the plank. In this episode, we discuss how well the game has aged, the legacy of the game, Ron Gilbert’s thoughts on his baby, and three-headed monkeys.

So; hoist the main sail, scrub the poo-deck, and don the skeleton necklace and join the Retrograde team as we play The Secret of Money Island! Also, don’t forget to head over to iTunes and pop a lovely review down for us. We’ll even send you a free spiffing Limited Edition Rare Special Edition Super Retrograde Badge!

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Retrograde is a fortnightly retro gaming show launched on the CSICON network in May 2012. Each episode focuses on one game from yesteryear chosen by one of our Retrograde team, who put the game under scrutiny as well as talk about the history and legacy of the game and its overall impact on the gaming world. Join your hosts as they suit up and brave the world of sprites and chip tunes.

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