Pirates of Donkey Island

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26 reviews
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About this game

A terrible curse ruined your royal wedding, placing your soul into your pirate grandfather's body. To lift it, you must lead a crazy crew through countless hilarious challenges in this adventure inspired by Monkey Island and Pirates of the Caribbean.

Pirates of Donkey Island is a funny, 79,000 word interactive swashbuckling novel by Gilbert Gallo, where your choices control the story. It's entirely text-based—without graphics or sound effects—and fueled by the vast, unstoppable power of your imagination.

A gorilla gentleman, an undead rocker, a fast-aging Voodoo crone, and a ridiculous spokesman. These will be your only companions in the most incredible journey of your life. Every member has a peculiar story, and their experiences/interactions will help you determine your final, authentic self.

After dozens of insult-sword fighting duels, grog contests, and rigged wheels of fortunes, you will eventually look at life from an entirely different perspective.
With your crew's help, you'll discover the truth about your hated pirate grandfather. Will you then embrace your cursed condition or fight against your doom?

• Decide your main character's body and orientation during the game. Will you end up being male, female, or non-binary? Gay, straight, or asexual? It's up to you to decide.
• Live the cursed swashbuckler's life! Will you look for a way to lift your curse or enjoy your damned existence until the afterlife?
• Find romance with a hairy, mighty gorilla or spend your life together with a zombie. Or will you prefer to date a venerable, wrinkly, and toothless lady?
• Lead a motley crew of cursed people and use their incredible powers to uncover the Cursed Caribbean's mysteries.
• Engage your opponents in hilarious insult-sword-fighting duels!
• Will you cherish your crew members as a respected leader, or will you betray them for gold, selling their souls to Davy Jones?

Stop waving your sword like a feather duster and sail the Cursed Caribbeans to discover the ultimate treasure: your true self!
Updated on
Jul 15, 2024

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Location, App activity and 2 others
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Location, Personal info and 4 others
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Ratings and reviews

25 reviews
Miranda Miller
October 13, 2021
I really liked this game. It's a fun read, and my choices had a decent impact on the story. I played the free chapters several times and enjoyed them so much that I bought the full game. The Monkey Island nostalgia was awesome. There were grammatical errors, and some achievements refused to trigger (death mode, romance completion, etc.). Also, at times choices were grayed out for no clear reason (forced to cure my LI, etc.). However, it's well worth the price, and I'll play it many more times.
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Adam Young
November 15, 2021
This story wastes no time jumping into the narrative. You find yourself in a body that is not your own and have to call off a wedding to deal with being stuck in your Grandfather's body. While there were some misspellings here and there, the story itself has a decent plot. I felt that sometimes the story was predictable: let's just say the narrative can be cliche at times. I also found the replayability and romance options to be limited. It's a decent read even if it's a bit short.