Scurvy Scallywags iOS


Generally favorable reviews - based on 16 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 14 out of 16
  2. Negative: 0 out of 16
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  1. Hyper Magazine
    Aug 8, 2013
    It's the verve at the game's core that's heartening. [Sept 2013, p.84]
  2. Jul 11, 2013
    Scurvy Scallywags is on my front page where it will stay for quite a while. I keep returning to it if I find myself with a few minutes to spare. It’s perfect for those quick gaming bursts and is enjoyable for long periods as well. Scurvy Scallywags is $1.99 on the apps store and is definitely worth the asking price. It brings some unique twists to the match-3 genre that can easily reel you back in.
  3. Jun 27, 2013
    The seas are oversaturated with match-three games, but Scurvy Scallywags bobs near the top. Its charming presentation and impressive gameplay depth make it worth a download, even if you are close to being pirated out.
  4. Games Master UK
    Jun 26, 2013
    Eccentric comedic confidence. [Aug 2013, p.76]
  5. Jun 18, 2013
    Scurvy Scallywags is the type of game where even though you’ve probably played it before in some other form, you would really be missing out if you didn’t give it a try.
  6. Jun 17, 2013
    Featuring an innovative collapsing mechanic, great music, upgradeable skills, and tons more, Scurvy Scallywags manages to make Match-3s fun again.
  7. Jun 11, 2013
    Scurvy Scallywags erects a grand scaffolding of curious creativity on a well-worn puzzle formula, resulting in a familiar experience with lots of fun new twists.
  8. Jun 11, 2013
    It's essentially Puzzle Quest with pirates, but the sense of humour and variations to the gameplay make this an enjoyable escapade all of its own.
  9. Jun 10, 2013
    Scurvy Scallywags may not be a perfect voyage, but you should expect some rough waters when you travel with sea dogs. Raise a bottle of rum to Ron Gilbert, King of the Pirates.
  10. Jun 10, 2013
    Fortunately, it has a reliable stream of Gilbert gags, puns, and musical numbers to fall back on, ensuring that just as the challenge eases off, the charm comfortably picks up the slack.
  11. Jun 9, 2013
    Scurvy Scallywags is a surprise hit with a great pedigree and even better gameplay.
  12. Jun 9, 2013
    Scurvy Scallywags accomplishes exactly that, with the hallmark wit of Gilbert & Kauzlaric The game takes the match-3 genre, gives it a fresh spin and adds enough joy to keep playing over and over again.
  13. Jun 7, 2013
    All of this very compelling gameplay is wrapped up in some of the smartest looking - and sounding - environments we've enjoyed on our mobiles, and the story is a hoot. Throw in the trademark Gilbert humor, and you've got a mix that will prove irresistible for any fan of match-three gaming.
  14. Jun 7, 2013
    Scurvy Scallywags bleeds the charm and personality of Ron Gilbert’s classics, and is something to appreciate in a landscape of games that often find themselves without an identity.
  15. Jun 6, 2013
    A masterful mix of match-three, RPG, and pirate jokes, Scurvy Scallywags is a brilliant addition to any iOS game collection.
  16. Jun 6, 2013
    Scurvy Scallywags is a match-3 puzzle game with RPG elements and unique gameplay.

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  1. Jan 27, 2014
    Very fun, well done game. Lots of different maps and new items pop up and the story parts inbetween have a certain Monkey Island-ness to them.Very fun, well done game. Lots of different maps and new items pop up and the story parts inbetween have a certain Monkey Island-ness to them.
    Also different from other Match-3's in that you need to guide your pirate around the board which can really affect what direction you want to move the pieces.
    Good times!
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