Return to Monkey Island Prelude picks things up right where Monkey Island 2 left things off. Return To Monkey Island is a game made for fans of the originals, and the prologue section ties the story together. This walkthrough will guide you through the hard mode, but many of these tips will also apply to the casual mode. Here is the info you need to fully complete the Return to Monkey Island Prelude.
Return To Monkey Island Prelude: Getting A Scurvydog
The game begins with Boybrush and Chuckie, the kids from the end of Monkey Island 2, at a pirate-themed park. Their first mission, acquire Scurvydogs. Enter the Scurvydog shack and to meet the vendor, who tells the boys that two Scurvydogs cost one piece of eight. To get the money you need, take the key to the outhouse. It is attached to a pegleg on the wall, so grab it and head across.
Use the key to open the door, then head inside to the disgusting outhouse. On the floor, you will find a piece of metal shaped like a piece of eight. Grab it and head back to the Scurvydog vendor. He doesn’t have the best eyesight, so the piece of metal shaped like a coin is enough to fool him. Replace the key/leg for a handy achievement. With Scurvydogs in hand, head back outside and on to the park to the right.
Return To Monkey Island Prelude: Activities In The Park
Follow the couple from earlier into the park, where you will meet Dee. She will give you the to-do list, which is an incredibly useful item throughout the game. To begin with, the to-do list has a list of things you can do in the park. You do not need to do any of it, to progress the game you need only follow the path to the end of the park and leave.
To complete the to-do list, there are a number of steps. First and easiest, check out the anchor. Click on it to check it out. Next up is to beat Chuckie in a race. This can be a bit tricky, as the game doesn’t tell you how to run. Clicking somewhere will move your character there, double-clicking will make them run. You need to double-click the end of the race in order to beat Chuckie. Be sure not to run before Dee says go.
After the race, you will run into the couple again. They are standing by the pond looking at the duck, and they have some bread. You need the bread to feed the duck, but the couple aren’t sharing. To get your hands on their baked goods, interact with the picnic basket. Chuckie will rummage through it, distracting the couple so you can run over and grab their bread. Use the bread to feed the duck.
Above the pond is a stage, interact with it to practice your sword fighting with Chuckie. Then just to the right of the duck pond is a suspicious red blob on the ground. Pick up the “ketchup”, then go into your inventory to combine it with your Scurvydog to complete the step on your to-do list. Then to the right of the mysterious blob is a field of clover, mouse over it to find a four-leaf clover near the middle. Pick it up to tick that off your list. Finally, continue along the path to find the well. Pick up the coin beside it, and throw it in to make a wish. Choose whichever option you like, as they will each come true.
With that done, you have completed the Prologue and can safely leave through the gate. For the next step in the story, check out our Return To Monkey Island Part One Walkthrough.