A few days ago we were surprised to see Monkey Island 2 Special Edition: LeChuck's Revenge [99¢] dropped to a dollar, but today the original The Secret of Monkey Island: Special Edition [99¢] as well as Monkey Island 2 Special Edition: LeChuck's Revenge for iPad [$4.99] saw similar price drops. In the past we've posted at length about Monkey Island and Monkey Island 2 and both games are about as classic as you can get when it comes to point and click adventures.

The Monkey Island series follows the exploits of Guybrush Threepwood, a white blouse wearing wannabe pirate with a name that is nearly constantly mispronounced by every character you come across in both games. The ghost pirate LeChuck causes problems in both game, and vanquishing him both times requires a ridiculous adventure filled with hilarious writing, a great soundtrack, and complete voiceovers. If you have an iPad, I highly recommend picking up the iPad version since it looks fabulous on the device-- and it even comes with director commentary.

You really can't go wrong with both of the iPhone games for 99¢ a pop. Both work fine on the iPad pixel doubled, and while they don't have Retina Display resolution graphics, they're still a ton of fun to play through on the iPhone and each version of the game comes with an associated lite if you'd like to try before you buy.

Update: Scratch that bit about Retina Display graphics, Monkey Island 2 was updated mere moments ago to include high resolution graphics. If you've got an iPhone 4 or new iPod touch, this is 99¢ you really should spend.

  • ZildjianKX

    Are they ever going to release The Secret of Monkey Island: Special Edition for iPad? :(

    • http://www.valkyriestudio.net/ ValkyrieStudio

      My sentiment exactly! I'm finally going to break down and get this on the iPad, since I feel this type of game is perfect for it, and I can't see it dropping to less than $5 any time soon.

      I'm just wary about playing it without having played the first.

  • ZildjianKX

    Are they ever going to release The Secret of Monkey Island: Special Edition for iPad? :(

    • http://www.valkyriestudio.net/ ValkyrieStudio

      My sentiment exactly! I'm finally going to break down and get this on the iPad, since I feel this type of game is perfect for it, and I can't see it dropping to less than $5 any time soon.

      I'm just wary about playing it without having played the first.

  • Metalbear

    Great game, flawless production values. :)

  • Metalbear

    Great game, flawless production values. :)

  • metalcasket

    Haha, article came out a few minutes too late....MI2 has been updated for Retina Display.

  • metalcasket

    Haha, article came out a few minutes too late....MI2 has been updated for Retina Display.

  • PHUCK-O

    Grim Fandango!

    • Adams Immersive

      Yes, please! I missed out on that game and I want to finally play it.

      • http://clicksforcollege.com Allan

        Maniac Mansion!

  • PHUCK-O

    Grim Fandango!

    • Adams Immersive

      Yes, please! I missed out on that game and I want to finally play it.

      • http://clicksforcollege.com Allan

        Maniac Mansion!

  • Polkabu

    Quick note to everyone: the update for the retina display appears to be erasing save games. If you've dumped a lot of time into the game, you may need to brace yourself for minor unhappiness.

    Optomistic upshot: here's your chance to start over again! In beautiful retina display awesomeness!

  • Polkabu

    Quick note to everyone: the update for the retina display appears to be erasing save games. If you've dumped a lot of time into the game, you may need to brace yourself for minor unhappiness.

    Optomistic upshot: here's your chance to start over again! In beautiful retina display awesomeness!

  • Charles

    Yeah, Grimfandango!

    And Loom, too, while they are at it!

    • Noah

      Haha. I loved that game back in the day!

      And the King's Quest series!!

      • LOOM LOOOM DAMMIT

        LOOOOOOOOOOOM IT IS TIME!!!!

  • Charles

    Yeah, Grimfandango!

    And Loom, too, while they are at it!

    • Noah

      Haha. I loved that game back in the day!

      And the King's Quest series!!

      • LOOM LOOOM DAMMIT

        LOOOOOOOOOOOM IT IS TIME!!!!

  • Spike

    Oh my god! Retina display graphics for Monkey Island 2 - absolutely superb!!!! :D

    • Spike

      Update: My save games are gone and the icons are still low-res. A little disappointing, but it still looks much better.

  • Spike

    Oh my god! Retina display graphics for Monkey Island 2 - absolutely superb!!!! :D

    • Spike

      Update: My save games are gone and the icons are still low-res. A little disappointing, but it still looks much better.