Monkey Island 2 Special Edition

This weekend I “replayed” the special edition of this great game nobody has heard of, Monkey Island 2 Special Edition: LeChuck’s Revenge. It was a great pleasure to play this game in full HD with beautiful art. The new sounds and music were also great and immersive, although the iMuse system didn’t have the same smooth transitions as the old version (as expected), they did a pretty good job in this version.
The developer commentary are very welcome but most unfortunately short.

Here are a few glitches and surprises I found while playing this version:

Sam and Max (in old version)

Sam and Purple Tentacle (in new version)

Guybrush looking at Manny :)

I had read on the internet that some people complained about these kind of problems mostly on Xbox360. I don’t know if those are glitches in the graphics system or if the artists didn’t paint every pixel they should have paint. In the wharf of Phatt Island there’s even a bunch of pixels that stay on top Guybrush in the middle of the street.
Also, the waterfall sound got stuck for some reason and it was playing in every room. I had to save and load the game to make the sound go away.
One other bug that I found is when you steal the monocle from Wally, if you look closely, the animation frames still show Wally with the monocle every time he looks down. Interesting is the fact that this is also a glitch in the old version of the game but much harder to spot due to the graphics resolution. My guess is that it was to spare a few more Kilobytes for other animations.
Another annoying bug was the cursor when trying to play with the XBox360 game pad. I couldn’t move the cursor because it would jump to the previous mouse cursor position.

And before I go, I also found a major bug in The Secret of Monkey Island Special Edition a while ago, here are the shots:

But nonetheless, they are both great remakes, specially Monkey Island 2 Special Edition. I’ll be back when the true Monkey Island 3 comes out.

Papercraft

You may all know that I am a big fan of graphic adventures and I already showed this interest in other posts with t-shirts. I’m also a fan of old platform games demonstrated here in this post by one well known figure among this genre. Since I don’t have any more shirts, this time I come to show you some paper characters of some great games of the 90s. The characters were printed from this site: http://www.cubeecraft.com, cut and folded by me with some help of two work colleagues in two of them. It was fun to build and I’m already missing to fold another one. Without wasting more time, here are the images:

Papercraft

Sam from Sam & Max

Sam from Sam & Max

Max from Sam & Max

Max from Sam & Max

Jim from Earthworm Jim

Jim from Earthworm Jim

Purple Tentacle from Day of the Tentacle

PS: I don’t really know what happened with the tentacle but it came rather pinkish and not so purple.