|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 the Windows PC, produced in 1996 by Activision in association with Jim Henson Interactive 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.
A video game based on the film was released for Windows and Mac OS in 1996 by Activision. It was developed on a budget in excess of $3 million.
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, and would be eventually bundled with some OEM DVD-ROM kits.
The lead writer was Larry Kay, with dialogue by Craig Shemin, Ray De Laurentis and Mark Loparco.
Music was composed by Nathan Wang.
PC Zone gave the game 80 out 100 in a review.
Entertainment Weekly gave the game an A.