The Real Monkey Island...?

Topic started by gia on Jan. 12, 2010. Last post by Lan 5 years, 1 month ago.
Post by gia (3,032 posts) See mini bio Level 13
 When I was little I played some Super Mario, some Excite Bike, maybe even a bit of Duck Hunt (and yes, I cracked myself up trying to shoot that damn dog), but no game really got me going until somewhat later, when my aunt brought by a few DOS-based adventure games: Zak McKracken and the Alien Mindbenders, and more importantly (for me), Monkey Island.
I'm a fan to this day.

But I always figured the island was totally fictional, until I spotted this post from Gigazine. Apparently there really is a "Monkey Island," or rather, a Sarushima (yes, saru = monkey and shima = island). It's uninhabited now, but has a bustling trade of day-trippers interested in the island for its historical value (it used to be a fortress), and/or its pop culture's the island where Shocker, the (fictional) organization that battles the Kamen Riders, maintains their (fictional) base.

 SHOCKERS and a Kamen Rider
 SHOCKERS and a Kamen Rider

It's pretty near to the US naval base Yokosuka, and it also looks really cool. Maybe I'll have to add this one to my list of destinations next time I go to Japan...
Post by Kelleth (7,798 posts) See mini bio Level 20
 Cool i always wondered where they filmed that
I think that`s Nigo vs Garagaranda but the pic is actually to blurry to recognize the actual kaiju involved
Post by sunflower (191 posts) See mini bio Level 1
That's fun to know!  I was surprised to find out the VA for Guybrush Threepwood is the writer of a food blog I love...
Post by gia (3,032 posts) See mini bio Level 13
@sunflower: No way, Dominic Armato does a food blog!? LINK PLEASE! <3<3
Post by sunflower (191 posts) See mini bio Level 1
@gia: Yep.  He blogs Top Chef, does restaurant reviews, and shares some recipes.  He's highly knowledgeable about food.
Post by John_Martone (2,992 posts) See mini bio Level 10
Maybe they should do a cross over...
Post by gia (3,032 posts) See mini bio Level 13
@sunflower: SO awesome. *subscribes*
Post by Lan (621 posts) See mini bio Level 13
But no monkeys or pirates... :(
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