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-->''"The golden chest is the legendary, ultimate treasure said to exist since the birth of the world. They say all of piracy began when, centuries ago, explorers sailed out in search of it. The truth is, nobody really knows what's inside, but whatever it is, it's got to hold unfathomable wealth and power! ...If we can get our hands on the key and chest, we'll be the greatest pirates of all time!"''

''Dubloon'' is a freeware RPG developed by Greg Lobanov, the creator of ''VideoGame/AssassinBlue'', ''VideoGame/EscapeFromTheUnderworld'', and co-creator of ''CowboyKilla'', over the course of about a year. The game is set in an OceanPunk world where [[TheGovernment the Navy]] has almost complete control of the seas, leaving pirates scattered and vulnerable. The story follows a crew of four pirates who seek out the world's ultimate treasure - a [[MacGuffin golden treasure chest]] - taking on the Navy in the process.

The game uses a unique mouse-based interface and incorporates elements of many different games, such as combat based on ActionCommands and field moves.

The game can be downloaded [[http://www.yoyogames.com/games/83854 here]] or [[http://gamejolt.com/freeware/games/rpg/dubloon/254/ here]].

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!!This game provides examples of:
* [[ABoyAndHisX A Boy And His Monkey]]
* ActionCommands: The battle items and some of the bosses' attacks require use of the mouse.
* ActionGirl: Anne.
* ActuallyFourMooks
* AfterCombatRecovery: Any character who died during the battle is restored to 1 HP once the battle is over.
* AllInARow: Exploited in one of the puzzles.
* AmazingTechnicolorBattlefield: The FinalBoss.
* AmbiguouslyGay: Sparkles, especially considering that one treasure.
* AndNowForSomeoneCompletelyDifferent: After leaving the first island the story switches focus to the next two party members until the four meet up on the island.
* AnotherSideAnotherStory: Beating a certain boss battle unlocks the ability to play through the game as the Quartet.
* AuthorityEqualsAsskicking: Domin is the leader of Navy, and he is the toughest.
* BagOfSharing: HandWaved; Riley and Ricky are sent a package containing the first two crew members' entire inventory. [[HyperspaceArsenal How they can fit all of that junk into a small package]], however, is left to imagination.
* BarrierChangeBoss: The Mermaid in Treasure Tower.
* BehindTheBlack: The shiny earring of the woman in Outcast Island is located behind one of the houses. Since the game is in ThreeQuartersView, you can't see it even though your crew could.
* BigBoosHaunt: The Pirates' Graveyard.
* BlackMage: Ricky
* BonusBoss: The Quartet of the Seas.
* BoozeBasedBuff: Pirates' magic is powered by alcohol. [[TheDrunkenSailor The more drunk one is]], the more powerful they become.
* ButThouMust: When Anne offers to help you escape prison and when Riley and Ricky are offered to join the crew.
** Also, You can deny Anne's offer to join her crew, but she's your only ticket off of the island.
*** Likewise, when Kaz's crew asks for assistance, you can say no and leave them standing there, but you can't progress with the plot until you say yes.
* ChainOfDeals: On Stern Island. It's mandatory to the plot, but thankfully short.
* CombatantCooldownSystem: Each combatant has a meter that allows them to perform an action when filled up. The game ''doesn't'' pause them when one of player characters gets their meter full, which means that it's possible for slower members to act beforehand, or to wait for some bosses to quit their CounterAttack mode.
* CombatExclusiveHealing: Once you end the battle, you need to resort to items for healing.
* CoolVersusAwesome: Over the course of your journey, you'll fight the following: pirates with hooks for heads, pirates with peglegs for heads, pirate zombies, vikings, ghosts, skeletons, sentient severed hands, multi-colored knights (including a golden one), sea serpents, mermaids, mutant fishes [[FrickinLaserBeams THAT SHOOT LASERS]], a giant mole, flying hippos, walking trees and bushes... and more!
* TheDragon: Bradley.
* EnterSolutionHere: Several puzzles revolve around finding a correct answer.
* EverythingsBetterWithMonkeys
* FailedASpotCheck: One Navy NPC on Bowish Island remarks on "[your] pirate ship sailing by the island". Of course, he hadn't noticed any boat coming from this ship (or for that matter, any boat ''at all'').
* FanNickname: In his Let's Play, Rockythechao calls the hookheads "hook zombies".
* FetchQuest: The gems you collect for Davey Jones in the graveyard.
* FireIceLightning
* FriendOrIdolDecision
* GlobalCurrency: Except for one NPC, everyone in the world uses eponymous Dubloons as a currency.
* TheGuardsMustBeCrazy: One NPC on Bowish Island gives [[TeamPet Ricky]] a hint about the key to the house, ''just'' because he wouldn't expect the monkey to do this.
* HealingCheckpoint: Most save logs are located close to either {{trauma inn}}s or red chests that replenish your crew's health and alcohol points. Ones that aren't are usually located somewhere within a dungeon.
* HeelFaceTurn: [[spoiler: Kaz and crew]].
* HelloInsertNameHere: All four members of your crew. They have official names too.
* HeroAntagonist: They ARE pirates, after all!
* HeroicMime: Russel, the protagonist.
* HopelessBossFight: The first Bradley battle.
** TheBattleDidntCount: It's actually possible to beat that first battle with a LOT of grinding, as shown in [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A8vSUO6CqXM this video]]. If you win, however, Bradley just calls you a cheater and carries on as if he'd won anyway.
* HundredPercentCompletion: Collect all buried loot and open all the chests to unlock an AlternateEnding.
* AnIcePerson: Russel and Captain FC both specialize in ice magic.
* InformedEquipment: Even with weapons equipped, the characters will still punch their foes.
* ItemAmplifier: Goggles boost the effectiveness of battle items used by whoever equips them.
* JackOfAllTrades: Russel, especially when you allocate his stats equally.
* KnightTemplar: The Navy.
* LetsPlay: One by [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DIyPMf3dQ24 Rockythechao]] and one by [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OLaphtXA0nE Overboyagain]].
* TheLostWoods: Jolly Roger Island and Bowish Island.
* LoadBearingBoss: [[spoiler:The final one]].
* LuckStat: The "SWAG" stat. It's actually visible.
* MacGuffin: The Golden Chest.
* MakingASplash: Ricky is the only character with water-based attacks.
* ManaPotion: A stiff, hard drink replenishes pirate magic.
* TheMedic: Riley.
* MightyGlacier: Anne.
* MoneySpider: Winning battles earns you Dubloons.
* MusicalAssassin: The Quartet of the Seas.
* OneWorldOrder: The Navy effectively functions as the world government.
* PictorialSpeechBubble: When Russel saves Ricky without saving Riley first, Ricky will ask where Riley is with a speech bubble depicting his head, to which Russel replies with speech bubble showing a shaking head.
* PintsizedPowerhouse[=/=]MagikarpPower: Ricky becomes the most powerful character at the later levels.
* PirateBooty
* PirateGirl: Anne.
* PlayingWithFire: Anne has fire-based spells that go well with her personality [[FireyRedhead and hair]].
* PlotCoupon: The serpent fangs and the Golden Key.
* QuirkyMinibossSquad: Kaz and his crew, who are also {{Evil Counterpart}}s.
* RainbowSpeak: All mentions of the Chest and the Key to it are in yellow.
* RealityWarper: Domin's powers seem to work like this.
* RecurringBoss: Bradley.
* RedShirtArmy: For most of the game, all you'll see of the Navy are the pathetic Navy Jr's, Navy ships in the UnexpectedShmupLevel, and Bradley.
* RidiculousExchangeRates: One NPC on [[FunetikAksent Pyrite Island]] demands you to buy his treasure chest's content for 1 million Farquads. Later it turns out that 1 million Farquads is worth ''1 Dubloon''.
* SealedEvilInACan: [[spoiler:Greed.]]
* ShockAndAwe: Riley and Vypa.
* ShoutOut: On Bowish Island you can find [[NiceHat a hat]], [[RoyalRapier a sword]], and [[BadassCape a cape]] that belong to [[VideoGame/AssassinBlue Blue]] (shown equipped in the screenshot above). Also, on the [[HelloInsertNameHere name-entry screen]], there is a "don't care" button which gives a character one of several pre-defined names. These include shout-outs to ''VideoGame/MonkeyIsland'', ''Manga/OnePiece'' and ''VideoGame/{{EarthBound}}'' alongside much more mundane names.
* SlippySlideyIceWorld: Captain FC's Frozen Ship. Ice is not slippy however.
* SquishyWizard: Ricky.
* ThePiratesWhoDontDoAnything: Pirates are too afraid of the Navy to actually go out pirating.
* TakeAThirdOption: [[spoiler:Your reward for collecting 100% of all buried treasure and chests.]]
* TeamPet: Ricky, who's also a SquishyWizard.
* TimedMission
* TraumaInn: Restores your {{hit points}} and [[{{Mana}} Alcohol Points]].
* TreasureMap: A map serves as the [[PointAndClickMap area select screen]], and you can add new areas to travel to by finding maps scattered throughout the world.
* TrivialTitle: Titled after the currency used in the game that has no bearing to its plot.
* UnexpectedShmupLevel: When you travel between islands you get to play a short shooting minigame with your ship, giving you a chance to rack up some extra dubloons.
* WolfpackBoss: The fight against Kaz's crew.
* YouAllMeetInACell: Technically, you don't begin the game there, but it's right after the first area, and it's how you meet your second party member.
* YouRebelScum: Bradley and Domin.
-->"All pirates are scum, and it's the Navy's job to eliminate them!"
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