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Jolly Rover Reviewed
6:00 AM | Cord Kruse | Comment on this story

GameZone has posted a new review of Brawsome's Jolly Rover. The high seas point-and-click experience follows the adventures of Gaius James Rover, a dog who just wants to star in the circus like his dear old dad. Gamezebo gave the game a score of 7.5 out of 10.

From the review:

The game stars a happy-go-lucky Dachshund named Gaius James Rover, a sailing merchant who becomes tangled up with pirates. After having his cargo stolen, and himself captured, the pirates still deliver the cargo, but now Gaius (nicknamed Jolly Rover after his father who was a clown), is in debt to the governor for not bringing the cargo himself. This predicament starts a full-on adventure that sends Jolly from the pirate ship to a cannibal island run by man-hating female dogs. There’s even time for a little undead resurrection along the way.

Using the single-click feature from the Monkey Island remakes, it plays like any standard adventure game. You can use items, look, grab and manipulate objects without having to manually switch between cursor functions.

Every scene is infused with absurd humor. One such scene has Jolly Rover stuck in the cargo hold of a pirate ship trying to figure out a way to escape. The room is filled with tools for escape, but of course, you need something to pry open the box of crowbars, skeleton keys are made of brittle bones, and somebody scratched the first two letters off the escape kit. Who needs a cape at a time like that?

Jolly Rover has a few tricks to help you when you’re stuck. Each clickable item is subtitled in blue when Jolly has something new to say about it. Press the space bar and each clickable item brightly lights up. This helps the player see everything they can interact with, just in case they missed something.
Check out the full review at the link below.

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