Adam and Snarkie, the creators of Neopets, are working on a new game with help from Viacom. Monkey Quest is a multi-player platform role playing game with pretty cute graphics. You control a monkey hero that must discover the lost monkey kings secrets while exploring the world of Ook.
Monkey Quest Character Creation
You can choose to be a male or female monkey and select color and facial features. The best part of character creation is selecting a name for your monkey. There are three dials to create a funny and unique name but you can also choose to “roll the die” and have the computer select for you. Your monkey comes with preset statistics such as strength and health. Your stats will increase as you move up levels.
Game Screen in Monkey Quest
The top left-hand corner has a picture of your monkey with current health. Your bananas are located on the top right-hand corner. The bottom left-hand corner is a talk bubble which you can click to chose a channel to talk to other players. The bottom right has your backpack, current progress trophy, map, list of nearby monkeys, and game options.
Controls in Monkey Quest
You use the arrow keys on your keyboard to move your monkey around the world of Ook. To jump press space bar and the arrow key in the direction you wish to jump. Pressing M next to characters will allow you to talk with them and learn valuable information or receive quests. Pressing M while standing on a portal will take you to the corresponding area. You can equip items such as weapons into your hot keys(C,V,B,N).
Game currency and Shops in Monkey Quest
The in game currency is bananas which doesn’t come as much of a surprise. Bananas are scattered in all areas of the Ook world. You use bananas to buy better equipment and healing items from monkey run shops. To talk to a shopkeeper stand next to them and press M on your keyboard. There are shops all over the place in the world of Ook and some items are crazy expensive so keep hoarding your bananas!
Questing in the world of Ook
Gaining experience to better your character is accomplished by completing quests. Talk to monkeys that have a gold question mark over their head by pressing M while near them. A blue arrow at the top of the screen shows the direction you need to move to complete the current quest.
Watch out for Enemies in Monkey Quest!
There are many enemies that can hurt you in Monkey Quest. You can shoot them a few times to destroy them. To equip a weapon select it from the backpack and click the hot key you wish to equip it to. You can shoot an enemy why standing next to them but watch out they are fast! You can also jump and fire to hit enemies above you. This is a great strategy to avoid losing hitpoints.
You can party up in Monkey Quest
Some areas will only let you in if you are in a group. The enemies inside are far too powerful for one monkey to handle. To invite another player to your group click on their monkey avatar. This will bring up a screen with options such as add a friend, group invite, trade(yep you can exchange items!), and report. Click on group invite to party up and fight tougher enemies.