The prologue of Return to Return to Monkey Island is called Prelude - An Unexpected Story Begins. The walkthrough in our guide lists all the mandatory steps you have to perform while playing as Boybrush, e.g. buying a Scurvydog snack, obtain an Outhouse Key, win a race with Chuck, feed a duck or find parents.
- Choosing a difficulty level
- Buy Scurvydogs
- Find a coin
- Mess around and explore
- Check out the anchor
- Beat Chuckie in a race
- Feed the duck
- Add some sauce to my Scurvydog
- Practice swordfighting
- Find a four-leaf clover
- Make a wish at the wishing well
- Find our real parents
Choosing a difficulty level
Before starting a new game, you need to select the difficulty level:
- Casual Mode is a low difficulty level - It will allow you to focus on the plot. It contains fewer puzzles, and the ones you have to solve are less complicated.
- Hard Mode is a classic difficulty level - It should be your choice if you want your gameplay to be typical of point'n'click adventure games. Expect more puzzles and more complexity.
Our walkthrough is based on the Hard Mode. Some of the puzzles from the walkthrough may not appear in your game if you are playing on the Casual Mode.
The playable character in the prologue is Boybrush who is accompanied by his friend Chuckie.
Begin by entering the snack shop. It is behind the heroes.
In the store, you can talk to the owner or try to take Scurvydogs - you'll find out that you will have to pay for them.
Find a coin
Exit the store and try to open the Outhouse on the left. You will learn that you need the right key.
Go back to the store and take the Outhouse Key. The shop owner will allow you to do that.
Leave the store again. Open the inventory (the I key or the icon in the lower left corner of the screen), select the key from it and hover over the closed door. You will unlock the Outhouse.
Inside it, examine the slug on the floor. Pick it up - you will use it as a fake coin.
You can now return to the store. Open your inventory and select the Slug. Use it on the shopkeeper to buy snacks and complete the first main objective of the prologue.
Mess around and explore
You can now go right and choose the next location that was not available before. You will meet Dee.
Check out the anchor
You will receive a number of smaller goals and you can complete them one after another, because the items on the list are obtained in the same order as the places you visit.
Clicking on Dee or the Anchor will start Dee's long monologue. This is a tutorial on skipping dialogs (the dot key on the keyboard) and checking the conversation logs (comma key).
Beat Chuckie in a race
There is a running track nearby and you can challenge Chuck. The race timer will begin - hover your cursor over the area behind the finish line and then double-click the left mouse button to make Boybrush run and win the race.
Feed the duck
By going further to the right, you will reach the duck tank, but you cannot pick up the bread and feed it right away - the married couple won't let you do that. Talking to them will not change their minds.
Click on the Basket next to the couple. Thanks to this, you will be able to distract them.
You can now steal the Bread. Select it from your inventory and click on the duck to feed it (Boybrush will reach the tank from the other side).
Add some sauce to my Scurvydog
Find a Red Glob next to the trash bin - click on it and select the option to add it to your inventory.
Open the inventory. Choose Red Glob and combine it with the Scurvydog. It will be enriched with a new ingredient.
The "fighting arena " is located at the top of the screen. Just click on it and the kids will have a fake duel.
Find a four-leaf clover
Four-leaf clover is in a nearby clearing. Remember that you can highlight objects in the vicinity (TAB key).
Make a wish at the wishing well
Go further to the right. You will find a Coin on the ground.
Choose the Coin from the inventory right away and use it on the Well. You can choose any wish from the list and if you want to see their different effects, it is worth saving the game before throwing the coin.
Find our real parents
Open the Gate and go right to the very end. You will reach Dad. Click on him to start a conversation and finish the prologue.