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A comedic 2D point and click adventure, featuring a crazy cast of poxy pirate pooches.
Release Date: Jun 7, 2010
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$9.99

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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 the 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

PC System Requirements

    • 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

Mac System Requirements

    • 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
3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
105 products in account
6 reviews
4.7 hrs on record
This game was a great throwback to classing adventure games and rarely did I feel completely unable to figure something out. Liked the voice acting and the animation a lot. Had a few adultish jokes in there that I was happy to see to keep the game from getting too kiddy on me. Ended up a little short but that made for a fun adventure that didn't overstay it's welcome. If you liked Monkey Island you might like Jolly Rover.
Posted: January 12th, 2014
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
503 products in account
17 reviews
4.5 hrs on record
absolutely amazing adventure game, only a couple parts that wasn't hinted at for progression but otherwise absolutely amazing! highly recommend it.
Posted: March 7th, 2014
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
378 products in account
2 reviews
7.0 hrs on record
I like the good mix of pirate humor and nonsense voodoo magic. Puzzles can be solved reasonably quickly with some subtle game hints. Nice short game to spend a few hours.
Posted: October 21st, 2013
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
107 products in account
2 reviews
8.5 hrs on record
This game is suprisingly good, at first impressions I thought it was going to be a badly put together story and ganeplay, oh how wrong was I!!. Jolly rover reminds me a lot of the monkey island series. The graphics are retro styled and work well with the whole layout of the ganeplay itself. It is narrated throughout which is great as the voices add to the fun of playng, Its not a huge world based game. It has a few locations and three main islands with many explorable parts, not a huge amount of interacable characters but this to me stops it getting boring and clustered. The story is good and the puzzles are fun and not too hard. It is a light ha=earted game but worthy of a 9/10 I would recommend to anyone who wants a casual easy flowing game. If you enjoy click and points give it a try and for the price you cannot lose.
Posted: February 22nd, 2014
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
50 products in account
19 reviews
3.8 hrs on record
This game was cute and funny. I liked the silly puzzles, the dog characters... and pirate games are ALWAYS a win! I recommend it.
Posted: November 24th, 2013
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Awards

Best Australian Game - Freeplay2010