|Muppet Treasure Island|
|Programmer(s)||James Edward Anhalt III|
Rachel Rubin Franklin
|Platform(s)||Windows, Mac OS|
Muppet Treasure Island is a CD-ROM game for Windows, produced in 1996 by Activision in association with Jim Henson Interactive to tie in with the release of Muppet Treasure Island.
The player controls Hawkins, who leaves the Admiral Benbow Inn to sail to Treasure Island. Gonzo and Rizzo accompany the player, as well as Stevenson the Parrot, a new Muppet character who provides hints throughout the game. The Muppet characters are video clips overlaid on an animated background.
The game's voice cast includes: Frank Oz, Steve Whitmire, Dave Goelz, Jerry Nelson, Kevin Clash, Bill Barretta, Bruce Lanoil, John Kennedy, Louise Gold, and Mark Mansfield. Tim Curry and Billy Connolly are Long John Silver and Billy Bones respectively. The game was developed on a budget in excess of $3 million.
A DVD-ROM version was announced at COMDEX 1996, and would be eventually bundled with some OEM DVD-ROM kits.
The game received positive reviews from critics. PC Zone gave the game 80 out 100 in a review. Entertainment Weekly gave the game an A.
The kit will feature a Toshiba DVD-ROM...and six DVD titles (...Muppet Treasure Island...)...