Gaming on AmigaOS 4.1: The Curse of Monkey Island (ScummVM)

Hi and welcome to a new post on the Gaming on AmigaOS 4 blog! This is a bit special post for me, since it is the first one I write on my new AmigaOne 500 computer from Acube Systems. So, no more emulating AmigaOS 4 for a while, now I’m running it on a dedicated system instead! Emulation is good for getting a sense of the OS and its possibilities, but it is a completely different experience to use it on a computer that was made for it.

Today I’d like to write about one of my all-time favorite games, namely Monkey Island 3. How does it fare on AmigaOS 4?

The Curse of Monkey Island

First we need to install the game:

Getting COMI to run on AmigaOS 4 is quite straight-forward.

  1. Make a directory in your ScummVM folder called “Monkey3” or something similar.
  2. COMI comes on two CD-s. Copy the contents of these into the directory mentioned above.
  3. Launch ScummVM and add the game by selecting the folder containing the files.
  4. Launch the game.

ScummVM can be downloaded from OS4Depot or by clicking here.

COMI is not abandonware (as far as I know), so you’ll need the original to play the game.

Gameplay

As most of you know, Monkey Island 3 is a point-and-click adventure game from LucasArts. You’re playing as Guybrush Threepwood, a mighty pirate (at least he thinks he is), who must find a way to save the love of his life, Elaine. She was turned into a gold statue after Guybrush gave her a cursed engagement ring. The story goes on from there and on the way you’ll encounter the most crazy, funny and interesting characters you can ever imagine. If you haven’t played the game before, then you’re truly in for a laugh and some chuckles.

The game is easy to get into with excellent controls, but some of the puzzles can be a bit tricky to solve. There are two game-modes, easy and hard, so pick the one you’d be most comfortable with.

I’ve played Monkey Island 3 on several PC-s and was curious to see how it ran on AmigaOS 4. I was not disappointed, the game works perfectly in all ways!

Bottomless Mug Policy

If you are an AmigaOS 4 user and have not tried this game, please do so, you will not regret it! The game is actually from 1997, but holds up very, very well. Hand-drawn graphics still looks nice today and the atmospheric music… wow! 🙂 Now, I’m off to Puerto Pollo on Plunder Island, since I heard a seller there has a bottomless mug police. 😉

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