The Secret of Monkey Island: Special Edition
The Secret of Monkey Island Special Edition
The Secret of Monkey Island: Special Edition
Platform PC,[1] iPhone,[1] Mac OS X,[1] PlayStation Network[2] and Xbox 360 Live Arcade[3]
Released July 15, 2009
Genre Graphic adventure game
ESRB Rating E10+
PEGI Rating 12+

The Secret of Monkey Island: Special Edition is a game for the PC, iPhone, Mac OS X, PlayStation Network and Xbox 360 Live Arcade, and is a remake of the original The Secret of Monkey Island (the first game in the Monkey Island series).

Released on July 15, 2009, it is a pirate comedy about Guybrush Threepwood who wishes to become a mighty pirate. Guybrush falls in love with Elaine Marley and must rescue her from the ghost pirate LeChuck.

The game has numerous achievements on the Xbox Live Arcade, some of which are earned when completing the main parts of the game and others being easter eggs. There are 12 achievements overall, which add up to 200Gamerscore. The same achievements are avaiable as trophies on the PlayStation Network version of the game, where there are 7 bronze trophies, 4 silver trophies and 1 gold trophy.


Image Name Description Value Trophy
The three trials The Three Trials Complete "Part One: The Three Trials". 25Gamerscore Silver
The Journey The Journey Complete "Part Two: The Journey". 25Gamerscore Silver
Under Monkey Island Under Monkey Island Complete "Part Three: Under Monkey Island". 25Gamerscore Silver
Guybrush Kicks Butt The Wall Complete "Last Part: Guybrush Kicks Butt", thus finishing the game. 45Gamerscore Gold
Sharp Tongue Sharp Tongue Learn all of the insults used in insult swordfighting. 15Gamerscore Silver
Ten Minutes Later... Ten Minutes Later... Stay underwater for more than 10 minutes (and die). 10Gamerscore Bronze
Escape Artist Escape Artist Escape from the cannibals who live on Monkey Island five times. 10Gamerscore Bronze
Record Keeper Record Keeper Collecte all of the notes and memos sent between Herman Toothrot, LeChuck and the Cannibals. 10Gamerscore Bronze
Human Cannonball Human Cannoball Finish the game in record time. 10Gamerscore Bronze
Old School Old School Switch to the original graphics from the non-special edition which was released in 1990. 10Gamerscore Bronze
Determined Determined Complete the game without using hints. 5Gamerscore Bronze
Marooned Everyone Marooned Everyone Re-maroon Herman Toothrot, and maroon Carla, Otis and Meathook on Monkey Island. Requires beating both of the game's endings. 10Gamerscore Bronze


  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 These versions do not have either achievements or trophies.
  2. Trophies are only available on the PlayStation Network version of the game.
  3. Achievements are only on the Xbox Live Arcade version.