A comedic 2D point and click adventure, featuring a crazy cast of poxy pirate pooches.
User reviews: Very Positive (171 reviews)
Release Date: Jun 7, 2010

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Reviews

“...solid gameplay, hilarious writing, and gorgeous visuals ”
9.5/10 – Gamezebo

“Jolly Rover, is a charming, at times challenging and even (for a casual game) fairly long adventurous cartoon romp o’er the 19th century’s bounding main in the great tradition of The Secret of Monkey Island.”
B+ – Just Adventure

“Jolly Rover is a charming and highly amusing romp that’s pretty much a must for any self-respecting adventure gaming fan ”
80/100 – PALGN

About This Game

It be the golden age of pirates! Dogs of the sea! Quite literally.

Our swashbuckling sausage-dog star is Gaius James Rover, son of the famous clown Jolly Rover, who died from a blow to the groin from an improperly loaded joke cannon.

Following the tragically comedic death of his father, young Gaius, who insists on using his middle name James, goes to live with his uncle, a wealthy plantation owner on a small Caribbean island. While practising a particularly tricky juggling move, he accidentally taints a barrel of rum with tobacco, creating a potent and addictive brew which he coins ‘Jolly Rover’, one of the most prized substances in the Caribbean.

Alas, the wealth of Jolly Rover sales only manages to fill the pockets of his uncle, and Gaius longs for action and adventure and, more importantly, the opportunity to start his own circus and follow in the footsteps of his father.

It is not long before the fumbled juggling ball of opportunity raps Gaius smartly on the head yet again. While his uncle is away, a large contract for Jolly Rover arrives from Guy DeSilver, Governor of the notorious Groggy Island, with payment upfront!

In a blinding flurry of optimism, Gaius pools his meagre savings with this advance and charters a ship and crew to take him to Groggy Island. Along the way he meets a colourful band of seafaring cutthroats, scallywags and rogues otherwise known as pirates.

It is here we begin to follow the short and stubby tail of Gaius across three wild and untamed tropical islands, as he attempts to fulfil his dream of starting a circus, hampered only by pirates, villains, voodoo, love and considerable lack of loot.

Jolly Rover is a traditional 2D point and click adventure, including casual elements, such as an integrated hint system, and task bar. Bonus elements include unlockable Captain Bio's, music, concept art and developer commentary!


Key features:
  • Over 60 beautifully rendered scenes to explore
  • 25 colourful, fully animated and voiced characters
  • Traditional point and click adventure with simple one-click interface
  • Organic and fully integrated hint and task tracking system
  • Unlockable extras include Captain Bio's, concept art, music tracks and directors commentary

System Requirements

PC
Mac
    • OS: Windows 7, Vista, XP SP1 & 2
    • Processor: Pentium IV 1.2 Ghz processor or faster
    • Memory: 256 MB RAM
    • Graphics: Standard
    • DirectX®: DirectX® 9.0c
    • Hard Drive: 160 MB
    • Sound: Standard
    • OS: Mac OS X 10.6, 10.5.8,
    • Processor: G4 800 MHz or faster processor
    • Memory: 256 MB RAM
    • Graphics: Standard
    • Hard Drive: 160 MB
    • Sound: Standard
Helpful customer reviews
1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
1.1 hrs on record
this game is really fun to play.
Posted: October 18
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0 of 5 people (0%) found this review helpful
24.2 hrs on record
worth
Posted: October 20
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3.8 hrs on record
It's a cute game. Not many reasons to replay it unless you didn't get all of the achievements, though. If it ever goes on sale, I think it's worth a try.
Posted: October 18
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4.2 hrs on record
Good adventure game if your bored.
Posted: September 27
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4 of 6 people (67%) found this review helpful
1.3 hrs on record
I was given the key for this by the Brawsome guys after hitting up their table at PAX Aus 2013, where they were showing off MacGuffin's Curse, and while I'm definitely a fan of point and clicks, I had the middling expectation that I'd put maybe an obligatory ten minutes into it before deleting it from my computer, never to resurface from the depths of my steam backlog again.

I ended up completing it and clearing all the achievements in essentially one sitting. It's really very charming and funny, with a good 2-ish+ hours of casual gameplay, depending on how much you dawdle around. Definitely one for the to-buy list if it goes on sale for <$5
Posted: June 27
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
2.2 hrs on record
Simple, cute, amusing point and click. Fun story and characters. I loved playing it.

Scale: 1=despised 2=negative 3=could go either way 4=positive 5=loved

Game design: 4/5 The game is really tight and everything works well. However, there are some extra things needed for 100% that you really have to guess at to accomplish. You need to click everything in every scene twice before you move on to a new area of story because you can't go back, and that doesn't guarantee that you'll find everything because there's no reason for a lot of it. It adds a little replayability because it's a short game, but that's a cheap tactic.

Tone: 5/5 Fun. Cartoony. Pirates. Great things working great together.

Personal skew: 4/5 This is a pretty easy and short game. If you are a hardcore point & click gamer who wants a challenge and for some reason you paid full price for this game, you'll probably feel pretty ripped off. But for me this game was great fun.
Posted: July 22
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1 of 2 people (50%) found this review helpful
8.2 hrs on record
This is a point and click adventure game. If you liked games like Monkey Island, sure you will reasonably enjoy it. Replay value is very limited unless you missed some of the achievements. The voice acting was good, the puzzles were simple. Its a game you play when you have played all the greats already. Honestly I bought this game on sale, Its filler something you play between waiting for the return of the golden age of classic point of clicks. Which sadly is never going to come back again. I enjoyed it. It made me miss my old adventure games. If you can get it on sale I'd reccomend it.
Posted: June 22
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1 of 3 people (33%) found this review helpful
4.3 hrs on record
BEst game ever.
Posted: June 27
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4 of 10 people (40%) found this review helpful
0.4 hrs on record
GOTY. 10/10 100/100 A+++. HORRIFIC TALE OF WOE AND SADNESS THAT WILL MAKE YOU QUESTION THE CORE BELIEFS OF MODERN SOCIETY. MAKES SHINDLER'S LIST LOOK LIKE A NICE TIME IN COMPARISON. I WEEP. I WEEP.
Posted: June 17
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1 of 6 people (17%) found this review helpful
0.4 hrs on record
I played this game in 2011 for an achievement and then never played it again.
Posted: June 30
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1 of 8 people (13%) found this review helpful
5.8 hrs on record
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Posted: June 21
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6.7 hrs on record
A delightful adventure game. Witty, puzzles that are neither too obtuse nor too simple, a built-in help system in case you need it. More jokes about cannonballs than I ever expected.
Posted: June 9
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6.5 hrs on record
Doesn't have the depth or length of Monkey Island, but it is a great clone of the series otherwise.
Posted: June 27
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0.9 hrs on record
not worth your money nor your time. There are a lot of indie adventure games more beautiful than this game.
Posted: July 1
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13.6 hrs on record
A great point and click with great humor. This was as good as some Putt Putt Saves the Zoo.
Posted: May 23
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0.6 hrs on record
You are a dog, and your IQ is hovering below 70, just don't screw up the delivery, that cargo is very important! More than your life!
Posted: May 26
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4.9 hrs on record
Another of the adventure games inspired by Monkey Island but also Sam and Max. This manages to be a fun throwback adventure that is well presented and looks great.
Posted: May 28
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8.8 hrs on record
Pretty fascinating work under the "Monkey Island" and "Loom" Worlds.
It really combines those games in a good pirate story.

- Easy Adventure for a hard core adventurer,still very interesting!
- Funny
- The graphics are cartoons but still in a 1920x1080 widescreen you see a 4x3 signal and a little blured graphics. For a modern game I would expect at least a widescreen signal.
- All the game is about easy except one shot.(Finished it in about 8 hours without idle times.)

To all Modern guys that don't know much for adventures it is TIME to Start. You 'll have pretty fancy time

To the oldies... How many memories came buy... Loom, Monkey Island and a little bit from others.

Try it! It's really worth it for such a company!
Posted: July 30
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6.7 hrs on record
Light fun adventure game!
Posted: June 21
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0.3 hrs on record
Heyyo, an indie adventure game with dogs... pretty good.
Posted: July 27
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