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In Scurvy Scallywags, the player takes the role of a pirate who travels between islands in search of the Ultimate Sea Shanty. While doing so, he has to solve numerous tile matching puzzles: switching adjacent symbols to create matches of three same which then disappear. The other stones then move in the direction of the last move and new stones appear from that side.

The catch of this game is that the playing character and enemies are also part of the board. When the two meet, combat is automatically initiated and the winner depends on the fighting strengths of both characters. To improve strength, the player has to match sword symbols. Finishing quests gives experience points to improve the pirate's five attributes (influence combat results) and gold is spent for skills like escaping from battle which basically serve as power-ups. However, only five skills can be brought into battle. Other ways to spend money are clothes (improve attributes) and building ships (bonuses on skills). In-app purchases allow to double gold.


Scurvy Scallywags Android As we move to new islands the tiles and backgrounds change
Scurvy Scallywags Android Completing a quest
Scurvy Scallywags Android Intro
Scurvy Scallywags Android Pirate customization

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Alternate Titles

  • "Gilbert & Kauzlaric presents Scurvy Scallywags in The Voyage to Discover The Ultimate Sea Shanty" -- In-game title

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games xtreme iPad Jul 02, 2013 8.5 out of 10 85
games xtreme iPhone Jul 02, 2013 8.5 out of 10 85
Chip Power Play iPhone Aug, 2013 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 80
Chip Power Play iPad Aug, 2013 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 80


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