For many people, the best bit of the entire Monkey Island game series was the insult swordfighting. The activity featured most prominently in the first and third games, but the fencing parody made its way into all of Guybrush Threepwood’s adventures – and now it’s made its way into your browser, as well.
If you’ve ever wanted to trade insults with a pixellated pirate, now’s your chance. Thanks to a dedicated modder known as Karza, the Monkey Island Insult Swordfighting Game is available right now, for free, inside your browser of choice. If you don’t like violence, or aren’t allowed to play with pointy things, it might just be the game for you.
“Your wit’s got to be twice as sharp as your sword!”
Monkey Island Insult Swordfighting is essentially a matching game, but you must first learn the responses before you can fight back, and some of the (s)wordplay is quite clever. And rightly so, the first game’s insults were contributed by Orson Scott Card, sci-fi author of Ender’s Game (and contributing writer for Firefall).
The browser-based interpretation features all of the insult swordfights from The Secret of Monkey Island and The Curse of Monkey Island, either separately or together – and keep an eye out for that boss fight!