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[[caption-width-right:298:Avast! [[note]](Clockwise from top left: ''[[VideoGame/KirbysAdventure Kirby: Nightmare in Dream Land]]'', ''VideoGame/SuperSmashBros Brawl'' (based on ''VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaTheWindWaker''), ''VideoGame/DonkeyKongCountry2DiddysKongQuest'', ''VideoGame/SuperMarioRPG'', ''VideoGame/SuperMarioWorld'', ''VideoGame/CastlevaniaIIIDraculasCurse''.)[[/note]]]]

->''We're inside Pirate's Grotto. There's a sunken ship here. Something good inside? 'Cause that's how it always is in video games...right?''
-->-- '''Goombella''', ''VideoGame/PaperMarioTheThousandYearDoor''

A {{pirate}}-themed area seen in video games, especially in a PlatformGame. Has many barrels, usually takes place near the water and a wooden ship, and features tons of pirate enemies in [[DressedToPlunder stock costumes]]. Expect to climb/swing on rope, navigate water, and dodge cannonfire. Was once fairly rare, but skyrocketed in popularity after ''Franchise/PiratesOfTheCaribbean'' was released ([[Ride/PiratesOfTheCaribbean the attraction]] it was based on can be considered a RealLife version of this). If the character is [[SuperNotDrowningSkills capable of swimming]], expect a diving for treasure sequence.

In [=RPGs=], adventuring here may be related to the PortTown quest, to [[GetOnTheBoat get the boat]].

Named for the FinalBoss stage of ''VideoGame/DonkeyKongCountry1''.

Frequently overlaps with PalmtreePanic and UnderTheSea. For the Ninja-based counterpart, see {{Wutai}}.

See also ShipLevel.

* ''VideoGame/DonkeyKongCountry''
** The first world of ''VideoGame/DonkeyKongCountry2DiddysKongQuest'' is set in a pirate ship.
** Gloomy Galleon in ''VideoGame/DonkeyKong64'', those same ships sank.
** ''VideoGame/DonkeyKongCountryReturns'' continues the theme, perhaps as homage. It mostly applies to the Beach world, but a handful of pirate levels pop up in later worlds as well.
* Jolly Roger's Lagoon and Treasure Trove Cove from the ''VideoGame/BanjoKazooie'' series.
* ''VideoGame/EpicMickey'', taking place in an imitation of Ride/{{Disney|ThemeParks}}land, has an entire world reminiscent of the ''Ride/PiratesOfTheCaribbean'' ride and featuring the pirates from ''Disney/PeterPan'', including a boss battle against a robotic Captain Hook.
* Pirate Storm, in ''VideoGame/SonicAndTheSecretRings''.
* The entire setting for ''[[VideoGame/SonicRushSeries Sonic Rush Adventure]]'' is pirate-themed, but the one level the trope describes the best is called - appropriately - Pirates' Island. There is also the [[GhostShip Haunted Ship]] stage.
* ''Franchise/KingdomHearts'':
** [[Disney/PeterPan Neverland]] - especially in [[VideoGame/KingdomHeartsI the first game]], where it consisted entirely of Captain Hook's ship and Big Ben. It got expanded in ''Days'' and ''Birth by Sleep''.
** [[Franchise/PiratesOfTheCaribbean Port Royal]] fills the same role in ''VideoGame/KingdomHeartsII''.
* ''Franchise/FinalFantasy'':
** The pirate town in the original ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyI''.
** The Ship Graveyard in ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyV''...
** Mac's Ship in ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyMysticQuest''.
* Pirate's Island of ''VideoGame/BillyHatcherAndTheGiantEgg''.
* The water planet in ''VideoGame/MagicalStarsign''.
* ''VideoGame/KingdomOfLoathing'' has a zone called, appropriately enough, the Obligatory Pirate's Cove. Get a pirate disguise (or manage to earn your pirate fledges) and you can explore the the pirate's bar and the different parts of the pirate ship.
* The ghost ship in ''VideoGame/MediEvil''.
* The setting for all of the ''VideoGame/MonkeyIsland'' games.
* ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyXI'' has the hidden town of Norg, and although it's inhabited by {{Ninja}} and {{Samurai}}, the pirate-speak certainly clues you in to where you are.
* ''Franchise/SlyCooper'':
** Raleigh's hideout in ''VideoGame/SlyCooperAndTheThieviusRaccoonus'' is a mansion sitting on top of a very large pirate ship, but the levels vary from [[EternalEngine fiery engine rooms]] to graveyards of downed airplanes, and a couple of rooms inside Raleigh's study.
** Bloodbath Bay in ''VideoGame/Sly3HonorAmongThieves''
* ''Franchise/SuperMarioBros'':
** ''VideoGame/SuperMarioBros3'' has the airship levels that take place on large wooden ships (that fly) with lots of cannons, as well as one level that takes place on boats (similar in design to the airship levels except the boats doesn't fly). If you know what you're doing, you can swim under the boats. You can't do this with the airships (for obvious reasons).
** ''VideoGame/SuperMarioWorld'' features an underwater GhostShip as a level, the completion of which reveals the way to the final world.
** ''VideoGame/SuperMario64'' has Jolly Roger Bay.
** ''VideoGame/NewSuperMarioBrosWii'' and ''VideoGame/NewSuperMarioBrosU'' both have airship levels as occasional boss stages.
** ''VideoGame/SuperMarioGalaxy'' has Deep Dark Galaxy, which has both sunken ships and one major floating one. Also, the battles against Bowser Jr. took place on SMB 3-style floating pirate ships.
** The Sunken Ship in ''VideoGame/SuperMarioRPG'' has been taken over by pirates.
** Keelhaul Key in ''VideoGame/PaperMarioTheThousandYearDoor'' has a bunch of similar caves filled with wrecked ships and debris. It doesn't hurt that you sail there with some stock seafaring characters. And the ruler of the island, the undead pirate king Cortez.
** In ''VideoGame/PaperMarioColorSplash'' Mario sets sail with a group of pirates to find the purple Big Paint Star.
* The setting for the last three levels of the ''PeterPan and the Pirates'' video game.
* A ship battle is a staple of ''Franchise/FireEmblem'', with the two sides fighting on two or more ships connected by planks. ''Gaiden'', ''Blazing Sword'', ''Sacred Stones'', ''Path of Radiance'', ''Awakening'' and ''Fates'' all have at least one.
* The SS Tea Cup in the ''VideoGame/WarioLand'' games (''VideoGame/WarioLandSuperMarioLand3'' and ''VideoGame/WarioLandII'') is an example of this trope.
* The Haunted Ship in ''VideoGame/LaTale''.
* Planet Ardolis, the Ublik Passage, and Kreeli Comet in ''VideoGame/RatchetAndClank Future: Tools of Destruction'', and a good deal of "Quest for Booty". One of the 'vid-comics' in the third game also took place on a sci-fi version of this.
* Crossbones island of ''VideoGame/GoldenSun''. Complete with an abandoned ship, a rigged treasure chest and a giant pirate ghost.
* ''VideoGame/ZackAndWiki'' has a level on a ship, where the heroes and the game's initial bad guys get bothered by a titanic squid.
* ''VideoGame/{{Okami}}'' features a large, curiously Western-looking shipwreck near one of the beaches. It is also home to many ghost-type enemies, crossing over with BigBoosHaunt. The sequel, ''{{VideoGame/Okamiden}}'', lets you explore the same ship [[TimeTravel before it becomes wrecked and haunted]].
* The SS Zelbess/SS Invincible (depending on which reality you were in) in ''VideoGame/ChronoCross''.
* The [[UsefulNotes/SuperNintendoEntertainmentSystem SNES]] version of ''WesternAnimation/{{Animaniacs}}'' has the end of the Fantasy Stage fought along pirate ships. Cannons, rope swinging, pirates and the boss being a pirate captain with an eyepatch and pegleg on a giant octopus.
* In ''VideoGame/CastleCrashers'', the players sailing ship is attacked by a [[NinjaPirateZombieRobot pirate ship full of ninjas]]. They board your ship, and you have to fight them off. In keeping with the trope, the player must dodge cannon blasts, and barrels containing health and the like slide around the deck of the ship.
* "The Revenge of Orangebeard" in ''VideoGame/GarfieldCaughtInTheAct''.
* The Port of Balfonheim in ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyXII''. Described as lawless before the start of the game, but the citizens are kept in check afterwards only because [[spoiler: the mayor is an ex-Judge]].
* ''VideoGame/WorldOfWarcraft'':
** Booty Bay and the last part of the Deadmines.
** Maw of Souls is a dungeon that mostly takes place on a Viking GhostShip that ferries souls to hell.
* Skull & Crossbones from ''VideoGame/TeenageMutantNinjaTurtlesTurtlesInTime''.
* The second level of the platform game ''Stuntman Seymour''.
* The entirety of ''VideoGame/{{Dubloon}}''.
* Level 4 of ''VideoGame/MoonCrystal'' takes place in a pirate ship.
* The Bermuda Triangle in ''[[VideoGame/MontyMole Impossamole]]''.
* The third area of ''VideoGame/TheLostVikings 2'' takes place on a pirate ship fleet.
* Captain Dragon's ship in ''VideoGame/WonderBoyIIITheDragonsTrap''.
* There is such a level in the first ''Franchise/DevilMayCry'' game. Dante must activate the ship and obtain the "Fire of St Elmo." The second boss battle with [[FeatheredFiend Griffon]] takes place here.
* Some levels in the ''Franchise/{{Kirby}}'' series.
** In ''VideoGame/KirbysEpicYarn'', the AutoScrollingLevel Boom Boatyard is based off this theme.
** In ''VideoGame/KirbysAdventure'', the third stage of the sixth world, Orange Ocean, is set on a pirate ship.
* Most levels of ''VideoGame/{{Claw}}'' have elements of this, and several are this trope outright, but that is what even new players will expect.
* ''Franchise/TheLegendOfZelda''
** In ''[[VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaMajorasMask Majora's Mask]]'', you have to infiltrate the Gerudo Pirate Base to get the Zora Eggs in the Great Bay region.
** In ''[[VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaPhantomHourglass Phantom Hourglass]]'', the fourth dungeon is the Ghost Ship, which is a haunted pirate ship.
** In ''[[VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaSkywardSword Skyward Sword]]'' the Sandship [[HailfirePeaks combines it]] with ShiftingSandLand and EternalEngine. It is visited [[TimeTravel in two time periods]]: the present, when the area is a desert, and the distant past, when the area is an ocean and the ship's advanced technology still works.
* ''VideoGame/RuneScape'' has the pirate town/island of Mos'Le Harmless, which is the centre of an entire quest-series focused around the game's pirates and their enemies, and also Braindeath Island (where "rum" is made), Harmony Island (monks besieged by zombie pirates), a small group of pirates that have run aground on the north coast of the Mordor-like Wilderness, and some more pirates in a cave near a large port.
* A good portion of ''[[VideoGame/FancyPantsAdventures The Fancy Pants Adventure: World 3]]'' takes place around and in a pirate ship, as the protagonist is trying to [[DamselInDistress rescue his sister]] from the pirates that kidnapped her.
* The final stage of ''VideoGame/GoofTroop'' takes place on Keelhaul Pete's pirate ship.
* The Emerald Brine from ''[[VideoGame/BitTrip BIT.TRIP Presents: RUNNER 2: Future Legend of Rhythm Alien]]''.
* ''WesternAnimation/TinyToonAdventures'' games:
** In the 1991 [[UsefulNotes/NintendoEntertainmentSystem NES]] game of the same name, the third act of the second world takes place on a pirate ship. Enemies include pirates and Roderick Rat clones that toss [[AnvilOnHead anvils]]. The boss is a pirate captain that resembles Captain Hook, though considering [[Film/{{Hook}} what movie came out the same year]], this may have been intentional.
** ''[[VideoGame/TinyToonAdventuresBustersHiddenTreasure Buster's Hidden Treasure]]'' has a haunted pirate shipwreck in the middle of the game. Naturally, this stage is where you find the titular "hidden treasure".
* ''VideoGame/AssassinsCreedIVBlackFlag'': The entire game is that, as it is deliberately set during UsefulNotes/TheGoldenAgeOfPiracy.
* ''VideoGame/StreetsOfRage 2'' has a very brief section in stage 3 that's on a swinging pirate ship ride, filled with ninjas [[note]]This was before the whole Pirates vs. Ninjas debate[[/note]].
* ''VideoGame/McDonaldsTreasureLandAdventure'' has a pirate ship in the second half of the third world. When Ronald reaches the crow's nest, an enemy ship fires many cannonballs, sinking the ship. The boss of the stage is a pirate captain with giant lips, who has the fourth and final piece of the treasure map.
* As you would expect from a game about SkyPirates ''VideoGame/SkiesOfArcadia'' has lot of this; but mainly at the start of the game. As you progress through the game the technology gets more advanced, becoming more WoodenShipsAndIronMen in style.
* In the UsefulNotes/GameGear version of ''VideoGame/{{Ristar}}'', Planet Terra takes place on a pirate ship.
* ''CastlevaniaIIIDraculasCurse'' has one of the Stage 4s, pictured above. ''CastlevaniaRondoOfBlood'' has Stage 5, which is the stage you fight Death and has a spooky painting that can kill you in a single hit.
* ''VideoGame/CrashTwinsanity'' has High Seas Hijinks, which takes place on N. Gin's battleship, full of pirates, rats, and missiles.
* ''The [[WesternAnimation/TheItchyAndScratchyShow Itchy and Scratchy]] Game'' has "Mutilation on the Bounty", which serves as the third level of the game. Enemies in this stage include parrots and miniature pirate-like robots of Scratchy. The boss of the stage is Scratchy in a [[NinjaPirateZombieRobot giant pirate-like robot]] with cannons for arms.
* The Listy Colon, a stage in ''[[VideoGame/{{Scribblenauts}} Scribblenauts Unlimited]]'', is a pirate ship with climbable masts and a cannon that you can fire things with.
* In ''Videogame/{{Starbound}}'', you may occasionally come across the Grounded - Avian outcasts who have renounced Kluex, their god, and seek to make their own wings... in the form of big, ponderous flying ships. Not spaceships; just regular ships, kept aloft with big propellers.
* Galleon Galaxy from ''VideoGame/YookaLaylee'', which also contains a [[SpaceZone space motif]].