The first episode of Telltale and LucsArts' five-part saga Tales of Monkey Island, or Monkey Island Tales, is now on iPhone/iPod Touch, released almost a year after the games started appearing on iPad (and two years after it was launched on PCs and WiiWare, and later to PlayStation Network).

The fifth and latest game in the Monkey Island series, this adventure title once again follows Guybrush Threepwood as he tries to stop the spread of a voodoo pox he accidentally created. It's all set in a new area, the Gulf of Melange, and features many returning and new characters.

Monkey Island Tales 1 is $6.99 on the App Store -- the iPad HD version is the same price -- and I imagine the rest of the episodic saga will release for iPhone soon.