When I started playing Monkey Island SE I was determined to solve all the puzzles myself, without any help from hints or internet (or friends for that matter). I’m really stubborn when it comes to these sort of things because it makes me feel very intelligent. :D I have to be honest though, sometimes my stubbornness makes me wanna puke. Speaking of puke, the glitch feast in Monkey Island SE is not to be underestimated.
MONKEY ISLAND SE SPOILER ALERT!!!
The Monkey Island monkey is a veeeeery evil monkey. After feeding the monkey all the bananas the little maggot decided he didn’t want to follow me anywhere, which made me quite perplexed. Naturally, I thought I had missed something so I took the boat to the beach close to the huge monkey head and decided to check things out once again.
Well well well, without the hairy one I managed to open the gate anyway because the game thought he was with me. At the time I couldn’t figure out what had happened and when I later ran around on the world map the monkey was in the middle of the sea. Feeling clever I got this “aha experience”:
“I have to save the monkey before he drowns, then he will probably help me with something!”
But no.. Little did I know, it was the beginning of the end.
After roaming around on the sea for a while, the monkey finally joined me on land. Following his purpose in life he went after me to the big monkey head:
Anyway, this glitch didn’t really matter (or so I thought) because I ended the chapter without any further problems. The real pain in the ass showed itself when I tried to stop the wedding on the last chapter. The “bride” started to moonwalk in the middle of the ceremony, stopping in front of me/Guybrush and then.. My poor little Xbox froze. Again and again and again, the exact same scenario everytime I reloaded. I tried to continue from an earlier save, I chose other options when talking to people, I even switched to the classic version from the 90’s during the ceremony – nothing helped. I knew I was very close to finish the game so it sure was irritating.
Stubborn as I am I started on a new save later the same day and did it all over again. This time everything worked as intended and when I saw who was hiding under the wedding dress I knew it; the monkey incident was the root of all evil causing my save file to corrupt.