As it does every year on Talk Like A Pirate Day, Telltale Games has slashed the price of its best and brightest adventure game series, Tales of Monkey Island. For today at least, you can grab every episode in the series on the App Store for a puny $2.99. This is, roughly, a four dollars savings per episode, which equates to a “sweet deal” in our ancient, seaweed covered book.

I’ve got a baby skull-like soft spot for the Monkey Island franchise in general, but I really do think Telltale nailed what made the originals great in Tales. The episodic take is a masterclass in reverence that manages to weave in some new and interesting content and a few hip, memorable characters. If you haven’t tried them yet, you almost have too. Do note, though, that these iPad versions are slower and crappier-looking than their PC and Mac counterparts.

Just as an off-beat side note here, give the Wikipedia entry on Talk Like A Pirate Day a read if you have the time. I can’t tell if its truth or lies, but it’s hilarious.

  • Adams Immersive

    It’s true—my city had a Flying Spaghetti Monster/Talk Like a Pirate event yesterday.

    The big disappointment: where is Words With Pirates? 🙂

  • Luk

    I would get it if it was 99 cents each, $2.99 not so much.

    • Karma32

      God people have gotten ridiculous on the cheapness these days. These Monkey Island Tales titles are much higher quality with much better production values than majority of iPad games. These are top quality PC/console advnture games, and 2.99 is too much to pay for?

      I think people have gotten pathetically cheap due to the AppStore pricing

  • Anonymous

    You can also get the PC/Mac-version for $9.99 (all five episodes included).

  • Anon

    I would also buy them for 99c - not going to pay $2.99 x 5 for this even if it is a great game....