There is no doubt that Jolly Rover took inspiration from the classic Monkey Island series, but what looks like a low budget rip off at first glance, turns out to be a very immersive and witty adventure game that comes into its own.
Jolly Rover doesn’t try to reinvent the genre or break any new ground, but the result is a classic style point and click adventure, just like those from the good ole days. Unlike many modern adventures, players are not overwhelmed with endless dialogue and exposition, and what dialogue there is tends to be relevant and/or funny.
The graphics are nicely painted (though a bit too crisp and clean perhaps) and there are plenty of varied environments to explore.
The puzzles vary from easy to challenging, but there is a tip system in place for those who get stuck. It can be a bit too tempting to use this on regular occasions, even though it is generally unimposing. Many of the puzzles are fun to solve.
Although it may appear a little on the short side, players get their money’s worth.
On the whole, Jolly Rover is a fun adventure game for fans of the genre.
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Time Played: 2-5 hours
Difficulty: Just Right