The Let's Play Archive

Secret of Monkey Island

by Clavius

Part 4: Let's go shopping! (Part 1)

Nov 23, 2007

Now that we're loaded, it's time to hit the town!

Ah, this looks like a clean, honest, hardworking, scrupulous merchant, let's inquire about his wares.

What is that? Some sort of code?

Of course it's a code you idiot. Never mind.

Balls, now i'll never get a hold of cheap car insurance.
Wait! I have a master scheme!

My cousin Sven sends his regards.

I see. Let's talk business.

Only one in existence.

Only 100 pieces of eight.

Golly yes mister!

I'll take it, it'll make a swell gift.

There ya go. You've made a wise decision. Now get lost.

Oh boy oh boy, treasure!

I think i've been had. This is no map! It looks like...

I should report him to the local trade authorities.

Ooooh, look at the pretty rat!

I just wanted to be friends...

Now that that fearsome beast is gone we can talk.

Frank, this bozo scared off my rat!
Let's sauté him now!
I think you'd best leave boy.

Say, are you guys pirates?

Of course we're pirates! you can't buy clothes like these off the rack!

How come you're on this street corner and not on a ship, looting, pillaging, sacking, that sort of thing?

Well, pirating hasn't been panning out so well for us...
There are some UNNATURALLY talented pirates in the area right now.
...Operating out of Monkey Island™.
So we've been pusuing alternate means of self support.
We're trying to start up a circus.
It was working well until the rat scared off the elephant.
...And now some jerk scared off the rat!
Now you've depressed us. Go home.

I just wanted to play with the rat...
Okay, never mind, there's an odd smell coming from in here, let's check it out.

Hmm... A rubber chicken with a pulley in the middle. What possible use could that have?

Well i'm taking it for the sheer novelty.

...don't say anything.
I can sense your name is...
Am i not right?

So do you like, sit here all day spying on people's destiny?

Lucky guess. Half the people I know are named Guybrush.

I suggest you open your mind. It will help you in your coming journey.

Take it. It's yours.

Why don't you want it? Is it jinxed with an ancient voodoo curse?


Journey, what can you tell me about my journey.

I am getting a vision...

I see you captaining a ship.


I see...
A giant monkey!
I see you inside the giant monkey.


It is all becomming clear...
The time is not right to know.

I hate surprises.

When you know your purpose, come see me.

Damn you voodoo bitch, don't hold out on me.

Well fuck, now i'll have to discover the plot myself.

And that concludes part 1 of our shopping trip, next time we pick up the last of what we need to really begin.