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Muppet Treasure Island (CD-ROM)

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Muppet Treasure Island was a CD-ROM game for the Windows PC, produced in 1996 by Activision to tie in with the release of Muppet Treasure Island.

In the game, the player is "Hawkins," who leaves the Admiral Benbow Inn to sail to Treasure Island. Gonzo and Rizzo accompany the player -- and so does Stevenson the Parrot, a new Muppet character who provides hints throughout the game. The Muppet characters are seen as video clips overlaid on an animated background.

The voices in the game were performed by the Muppet performers: Frank Oz, Steve Whitmire, Dave Goelz, Jerry Nelson, Kevin Clash, Bill Barretta, Bruce Lanoil, John Kennedy, Louise Gold and Mark Mansfield.

The Human actors in the game are Billy Connolly who played as Billy Bones, Tim Curry who played as Long John Silver.

The lead writer was Larry Kay, with dialogue by Craig Shemin, Ray De Laurentis and Mark Loparco.

Plot

The Players plays as Jim Hawkins with Stevenson the Parrot guiding him, he listens with Gonzo and Rizzo the rat to Billy Bones tales about the treasure map and Billy Bones screams when he finds the black spot that Blind Pew left in his bedroom. Later on Jim finds the key to the sea chest which leads to the Treasure map while running away from pirates from the Benbow Inn, The dynamite goes off but Rizzo falls in the molasses barrel and gets molasses all over Jims clothes. Later on the player has to go to a Pops tailor clothes shop to shop for a new outfit to be more presentable Jeeves the butler. He introduces him to Squire Trelawneys half wit son, played by Fozzie the Bear, who gives him a seal of passage so he can board the Hispaniola ship. He gives the seal of passage to Mr. Arrow played by Sam the Eagle. Later on Jim boards the Hispaniola and sails off on the sea to Treasure Island, he is greeted by Captain Smollet played by Kermit the Frog and Long John Silver. He works on various tasks such as making apple pie, firing the cannon, building a ship model, weigh the anchor, loading the lifeboat. Later that night Jim looks at the night sky stars with Long John Silver and later Captain Smollet. Jim goes to sleep in a barrel. The next morning Jim is awakened by Long Johns meeting with the crew members who turn out to be pirates, they plan a mutiny by killing the Captain Smollet and the Squire and taking the treasure for themselves. The player warns the captain who lets Jim take the steering helm and sail to Treasure Island. When they arrived, Long John Silver calls over to Jim to give him his walking crutch but tricks him into blindfolding him and kidnaps him and rows the lifeboat to Treasure Island. On Treasure Island Long John takes off the blindfold and lets Jim explore the island. Jim solves the Sealed Cave puzzle by putting four compass rocks and matching four coins to open the way. Long John has Jim open the treasure chest only to find out it's empty, he opens another and all of them were open and the Pirates were angry and disappointed. Jim then solves the skull word puzzle and opens the way to Benjamina Gunns hideout. He meets Benjamina Gunn played by Miss Piggy who has a talk with Smollet. The player finds the piles of gold coins and other precious treasures which are carried off to the ship. But the pirates took over the ship and are guarding the treasure. Jim decides to throw coconuts at the pirates and take down the Jolly Roger flag. The pirates surrender and Jim rescues Smollet and Benjamina Gunn and takes the treasure home on the ship. Long John Silver stays behind on the island and says goodbye before the ship heads for home.

Gameplay

The Player explores the game in a click and point adventure game. They have to click on various objects and people and have to find the key, find messages in bottles with the Ghost of Captain Flint speaking. They also have to find certain items to progress in the game. There are many mingames the player has to play in order to continue on with the game.

Minigames

Pie launcher: In this game Jim has to launch pies at pirates who loiter at Pops Papery tailor store. Jim gets one coin for every pirate he hits with a pie. But if he hits the customers he loses a coin. This money can be used to buy a more presentable outfit to meet the Squire.

Playing the Piano: In this optional game, Inside the Spyglass Inn, Dr. Teeth is tired of playing the Piano and lets Jim play around on the piano getting coins which the player leaves behind, they have a chance of getting a compass rock.

Making Apple Pie: One of the job requirements that Captain Smollet asks for Jim to do is make Apple Pie for the crew members, Rizzo the Rat will eat the apples you put in the pie.

Fire The Cannon: Jim has to fire at targets that Dr. Livesey and Beaker orders him to do to make sure the cannons work well.

Weigh The Anchor: Jim has to Weigh the anchor as well as fish for treasure such as the compass rock and a message in a bottle by Captain Flint.

Build Your Ship Model: Jim has to build a ship model and learns by Smollet and the Squire how the ship works.

Mahjong game: An optional game that allows you to make matches on two pieces to reveal a screenshot picture of the game.

Load the Lifeboat: Jim has to load the lifeboats using Gonzos nose as a crane to load cargo into the lifeboats.

Match the Stars: At night Jim has to match the star constellations to form a picture and Long John or Smollet explains to him the Greek myths of the past.

Pilot the Ships Helm: Jim has to steer the ship to Treasure Island safely.

The Sealed Cave Compass game: Jim has to find four compass rocks and match the rocks and put the four coins in the right place to open the way in the cave.

Skull Passwords: Jim has to match the right words to open the secret passage to Benjamina Gunns hideout.

Match the Jewelry: Jim has to match the jewelry including diamonds to Benjamina Gunns treasure room.

Throw the coconut: Jim has to throw the coconuts at the pirates in order to lower the Jolly Roger skull flag and replace it with the Untied Kingdom flag and win the piles of gold coins and other treasures.

Cast of Characters

Muppet performers

Dave Goelz as

  • The Great Gonzo as Himself
  • Dr. Bunsen Honeydew as Dr. David Livsey
  • Waldorf as Ship Figurehead
  • Zoot

Steve Whitmire as

  • Rizzo the Rat as Himself
  • Kermit the Frog as Captain Abraham Smollett
  • Beaker as Himself
  • Jacques Roach
  • Walleye Pike

Jerry Nelson as

  • Statler as Figurehead
  • Mad Monty
  • Blind Pew
  • Lew Zealand
  • Floyd Pepper
  • Pops
  • Mr. Plagueman
  • Calico

Frank Oz as

  • Fozzie Bear as Squire Trelawney
  • Miss Piggy as Benjamina Gunn
  • Sam Eagle as Mr. Samuel Arrow, first mate
  • Animal

Kevin Clash as

  • Polly Lobster
  • Spa'am

Bill Barretta as

  • Angel Marie
  • Clueless Morgan
  • The Swedish Chef
  • Pig as Guest at Benbow Inn

Louise Gold as

  • Female Tourist Rat

John Kennedy as

  • Dr. Teeth

Other Muppet Cast

  • Stevenson the Parrot
  • Wolf as sailor
  • Moose Head
  • Cart driver
  • Crocodile
  • Island Heads
  • Skulls
  • Goat
  • Hound dog as Jeeves the Butler
  • Tomatoes

Human performers

  • Billy Connolly as Billy Bones
  • Tim Curry Long John Silver
  • Billy Bones mother in portrait
  • Ghost of Captain Flint
  • Kevin Bishop as Jim Hawkins
  • Director of Muppet Treasure Island

Music

The music in this game is composed by Nathan Wang and uses music score from Hans Zimmer. One of the notable songs in the game is an instrumental version of "Drunken Sailor" also the song 99 Pieces Of Cheese On The Wall was performed by Steve Whitmire

Tracklist

  • 99 Pieces Of Cheese On The Wall
  • Drunken Sailor
  • Shiver My Timbers
  • Something Better
  • Sailing For Adventure
  • Cabin Fever
  • Professional Pirate
  • Love Led Us Here

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