Scurvy Scallywags in The Voyage to Discover the Ultimate Sea Shanty: A Musical Match-3 Pirate RPG is out on the App Store and the reviews have started pouring in and people seem to like it! WTF!
It's currently in the top 50 of paid games and the top 100 in all paid apps in the first 24 hours. WTF!
Who knew scurvy could be so much fun. Diseases involving bleeding gums and tooth loss get a bad rap.
"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."
"[they have] taken a genre amalgam that's been dear to my heart since Puzzle Quest and injected a heavy dose of humor and a penchant for breaking into song. It's almost the perfect game."
"Scurvy Scallywags might be a match-three puzzler, but it's also a romp through a pirate musical, complete with spectacular sea shanties, vast ships, terrible nautical jokes, and a fiercely addictive central premise that takes the match-three template and shakes it until it's fun."
"Scurvy Scallywags is an enormous breath of fresh air if you've been spending a bunch of time with the current generation of match-3 games."
"Scurvy Scallywags is a noteworthy game because of how different it is. I was skeptical at first that it could blend so many different genres and game mechanics together, but it did so with ease."
"Here's our bold statement of the day: Scurvy Scallywags is what every puzzle game secretly wants to be like."
"I don't know, I kind of like everything about it. This scream ten dollar game!"
"It's one of the best match-3 games we've played for ages and it has kept us entertained for hours at a time."
"With addictive gameplay that kept me glued to my iPad and constantly coming back for more, I can't recommend Scurvy Scallywags enough."
"I tried [it] out during one lazy afternoon at home. I eventually stopped playing and went outside only to discover that the authorities declared me legally dead. Then I thought, 'I have more time to play Scurvy Scallywags'"
"All in all, Scurvy Scallywags is a breath of fresh air and with the iPhone/iPod retina display, it is a joy to play. Give it a shot even if you don't prefer this genre and you may love it as it's the modern match 3 game with RPG elements, a truly unique game."
"Scurvy Scallywags manages to set itself apart from its competitors by featuring a genuinely amusing script, with charming music and artwork, and actually manages to breathe some new life into the genre of match three puzzle games."
"Scurvy Scallywags is hours of fun, and it can get quite addicting not just because of its gameplay, but also for its colorful personality."
"What sets Scurvy Scalllywags apart is its charming pirate story."
"So if you like match 3 games with a little more depth than matching 3, like pirates, and hate hipsters, Scurvy Scallywags is definitely worth checking out."
"Go give it a whirl, and kiss the next few hours goodbye. This is about as addictive as it gets, and probably a better choice than crack-cocaine."
"I don't remember the last time I was so enamored by a puzzle game, but this one has me wanted to play even as I write this review."
If you know of any other reviews, post them in the comments and I'll add them to the ever growing list.