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.
- Monkey Island Tales 1 HD – $6.99 → $2.99
- Monkey Island Tales 2 HD – $6.99 → $2.99
- Monkey Island Tales 3 HD – $6.99 → $2.99
- Monkey Island Tales 4 HD – $6.99 → $2.99
- Monkey Island Tales 5 HD – $6.99 → $2.99
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.