The Secret of Monkey Island is an adventure game developed by Lucasfilm Games and released on 1990 on 16bit home computers and DOS.
The game spawned a number of sequels, collectively known as the Monkey Island series. The game begins on the Caribbean island of Melee, where a young guy named Guybrush Threepwood wants to be a pirate. He seeks out the Pirate Leaders, who set him three challenges to prove himself a pirate: defeat Carla the island's swordmaster in insult swordfighting, steal a statue from the Governor's mansion, and find buried treasure. You face the anger of the dreadful ghost pirate named LeChuck who's deeply in love with Elaine Marley, the beautiful governor of Melee Island that you fall in love too! LeChuck kidnapps Elaine and you owe to save here from his evil plans. The Secret of Monkey Island is an adventure game that utilizes the command verb-based SCUMM interface first introduced in Maniac Mansion: you construct commands for Guybrush by clicking on the appropriate verb, and then clicking on the inventory item or an object in the room you want to interact with. It's an awesome adventure and funny to play!
The Atari ST uses nicely drawn enviroments, with detailed backgrounds and characters, although the animation suffers a bit and only 16 colors are being used. The Amiga version used more colors here and there, but both versions are nice to play. The sound is good, featuring funny music themes and a few sound effects (like door opening, dog barking etc).
In-game music sample:
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CPU: Motorola 68000 16/32bit at 8mhz. 16 bit data bus/32 bit internal/24-bit address bus. MEMORY: RAM 512KB (1MB for the 1040ST models) / ROM 192KB GRAPHICS: Digital-to-Analog Converter of 3-bits, eight levels per RGB channel, featuring a 9-bit RGB palette (512 colors), 320x200 (16 color), 640x200 (4 color), 640x400 (monochrome). With special programming techniques could display 512 colors on screen in static images. SOUND: Yamaha YM2149F PSG "Programmable Sound Generator" chip provided 3-voice sound synthesis, plus 1-voice white noise mono PSG. It also has two MIDI ports, and support mixed YM2149 sfx and MIDI music in gaming (there are several games supported this).