Human Cannonball achievement in The Secret of Monkey Island: Special Edition

Human Cannonball

Finish the entire game in under 3 hours.

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How to unlock the Human Cannonball achievement

  • albajosalbajos894,488
    15 Jul 2009 15 Jul 2009 19 Jul 2009
    57 0 15
    Human Cannonball

    For this one you need to finish the game in less than three hours.

    It is possible to do this and all the other achievements in one playthrough, but keep several saves if you intend to do some extra exploring.

    if you skip all cut scenes, and most of the dialogue (with Y) you should be able to clock in at about 90 minutes. So you do have time to learn those last insults or read all notes.

    There are a few glitches: When agreeing on a price of the Sea Monkey with Stan, or trying to get rid of the seagull in the beginning. Both can end in eternal loops. So you'll need to save before these so you don't lose valuable time.

    Personally I used one hour on Melee Island, and 25 minutes on the three last chapters combined. So you should be able to do this even if you spend two hours on Melee.

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    Musikfreak007The walkthrough guide here on TA is awesome! I don't think I've ever done a speed run before, but after beating the game once through, I attempted the speed run and the final auto save (right before I utilize a dangerous soda beverage) was 1:25:44.
    Skipping dialogue in addition to the cutscenes was a huge time saver.
    Posted by Musikfreak007 on 20 Feb 17 at 22:24
    Lazy with StyleI am a bit slower, currently at 1:49:00 right before the ghost ship portion. But I should also get it as there is not much left to do anyway.
    Posted by Lazy with Style on 01 Aug 17 at 17:02
    ChooseMyFateWhen finding Treasure in woods... and you aren't going for no hints. Just use hints and follow the arrows. It tells you exactly where to go.
    Posted by ChooseMyFate on 11 Jun 19 at 18:33
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  • DekaloxDekalox61,943
    12 Jun 2010 12 Jun 2010
    49 1 3
    I've used this guide i've found on

    No problem to finish the game about 2 hours. But i suggest you do this on your second run so you can enjoy this game!
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    DeceivedHornet5It's a great guide, I was able to finish the game in 1h20min following it. It skips some unnecessary steps, but really it's written for a second playthrough, when you already know what to do in each place and just need an optimal sequence to do things in.
    Posted by DeceivedHornet5 on 30 May 11 at 02:52
    OzzysShadyDiscothe guide was helpful, although a little vague and unclear at times, and i finished the game with plenty of time to spare. finished in 2 hours or so. and i had even gotten slowed way down by trying to defeat 3 pirates with the insults, got all the cannibal notes, and escaped the hut 5 times!
    Posted by OzzysShadyDisco on 17 May 12 at 05:14
    GV LocThat guide was perfect. After finishing the game once, that text is pretty easy and simple to follow.
    Posted by GV Loc on 14 Jul 18 at 23:42
  • WotWaPoinMinatWotWaPoinMinat231,137
    14 Feb 2010 07 Nov 2011
    15 0 0
    having played this game on the amiga 500 all those years ago and also on pc and then doing the first run through of this i found this achievement simple however there are a couple of things that will slow you down.

    1.insult sword fighting / navigators head
    you dont need all of the insults to do this so try and get a few when you have a reasonable amount save then go straight to the sword master. if you fail load then try again eventually you will get it.
    also messing around in the tunnels with the head can slow you down there is nothing you can do about this somthimes its quick sometimes its slow.

    2. remember areas
    i know its easier said then done but once you walk into an area if this is you second playthrough then you should remeber roughly what you need in each area then you can go somwhere do everything then leavesave the long task of walking back. and load
    save alot if you do somthing particularly quick save then if you mess up later just load again.

    4.ignore other achievements
    if you havent done some achievements such as escaping the canibal huts several times . staying under water for ten minutes. then make a save near them and leave it. you can always load after the speed run and do them then.

    if you take these into account then it should be easy.
  • iManuBAD iTiManuBAD iT218,349
    17 Jan 2017 30 Sep 2017 21 Jan 2021
    8 1 0
    I've used this video guide.
    With this video guide you will have no problem finishing the game in less than 2 hours.

    Thanks to Derek Lim for the video.

    Happy hunting!
  • ZodiaKk418ZodiaKk41870
    10 Jan 2021 10 Jan 2021
    0 0 0
    Skip the cutscenes and the useless talk options and it should be very easy, I did it in 2:58 and I goofed around and talked to everyone. This video walkthrough will help you out in case you are stuck:
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