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LucasArts' Secret History: Monkey Island 2: LeChuck's Revenge: Random Stuff

04 Aug, 2008

Mojo Remembers... 1991

GAMES of 1991

  • Alien Breed. Not in any way related to the Alien films. Nosirree. Just ignore that cover art. Still a fantastic game though. Remember when Team 17 did more than just Worms games?
  • Duke Nukem. Yes, the very first non-FPS game. Remember them? And remember how the sequel came out just two years later? What speed!
  • James Pond II Codename: Robocod. A very very long platformer in the days when saving was a fool's dream. Fun though.
  • Lemmings. One of the greatest games of all time, just after Monkey Island 2. What a year!
  • Wing Commander II. Not yet with Mark Hamill. Game was still good though.

MOVIES of 1991

  • The Addams Family. Proving that a movie based on a TV series can be great. This would never happen again. No, not even Mission: Impossible.
  • Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves. Marketing driven by a song as the yanks do their best to Americanize merry old England. Men In Tights was good though.
  • Hook. Steven Spielberg makes a slightly darker sequel to a kiddie story, although not as disturbing as Return to Oz.
  • The Silence of the Lambs. Nothing whatsoever to do with sheep. I was distraught.
  • Terminator 2: Judgment Day. Again another boundary broken - sequels can be better than the original. Also see Monkey Island 2.

NEWS of 1991

  • Harald V of Norway becomes king after the death of his father, Olav. Presumably nothing Hamlet-related happened. School children across the land cheered for getting the day off.
  • 70 tornadoes break out in central United States. A young girl and her little dog are still missing.
  • Solar Eclipse of record totality occurs. So total the moon and the sun actually swapped places for a few days as they got confused.
  • Pee-Wee Herman is arrested in Florida for masturbating in a theater. That's against the law? Wow! I won't be doing that again!
  • ...tzi the Iceman is found in the Alps. Say that five times fast.

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