Muppet Treasure Island
Publisher(s)Activision
Release1996

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

Gameplay

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.

Development

A video game based on the film was released for Windows and Mac OS in 1996 by Activision.[1] It was developed on a budget in excess of $3 million.[2]

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, Louise Gold and Mark Mansfield. Tim Curry and Billy Connolly also appeared in their roles of Long John Silver and Billy Bones respectively.

A DVD-ROM version was also announced at COMDEX 1996,[3] and would be eventually bundled with some OEM DVD-ROM kits.[4]

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

Music was composed by Nathan Wang.

Reception

PC Zone gave the game 80 out 100 in a review.[5]

Entertainment Weekly gave the game an A.[6]

References

  1. ^ "Muppet Treasure Island". MobyGames. Blue Flame Labs. Retrieved May 10, 2014.
  2. ^ Sengstack, Jeff (June 24, 1996). "Activision: Reorganized, Redefined and on the Rebound". NewMedia. Archived from the original on January 28, 1998. Retrieved April 10, 2020.
  3. ^ Staff (December 2, 1996). "Activision to Release two DVD-ROM Titles". PC Gamer. Archived from the original on February 18, 1998. Retrieved November 27, 2019.
  4. ^ Brown, Michael (April 18, 1997). "Hi-Val introduces wireless DVD system". CNET Gamecenter. Archived from the original on December 16, 2000. Retrieved December 5, 2019.
    "The kit will feature a Toshiba DVD-ROM...and six DVD titles (...Muppet Treasure Island...)..."
  5. ^ "Muppet Treasure Island for PC". GameRankings. CBS Interactive. Retrieved May 10, 2014.
  6. ^ "Muppet Treasure Island". EW.com. Retrieved 2018-11-04.