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Video Game / Jekyll and Hyde (2010)

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Jekyll and Hyde (2010) is a PC game adaptation of The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde that was released in 2010 by Pixelcage. The game's plot emerges when Jekyll accidentally unleashes Hyde after trying to find a cure for the plague. Together, they must save the world from an evil cult.


  • Animation Bump: The game has detailed cutscene art but lesser graphics elsewhere. Levels with electricity, rain, or fire also ramp up production values briefly.
  • Bittersweet Ending: Choosing the world over Ann results in her death. While the world is saved, Jekyll loses himself to Hyde completely and disappears.
  • Canon Foreigner: Aside from Jekyll and Hyde, no one from the PC game is from the book.
  • Dead Man Writing: Lord Grayshire scattered his diary around the underground before dying.
  • Downer Ending: Choosing Ann over the world results in the villains calling down Kronos and ruling the world. Jekyll and Ann embrace as a meteor strikes, killing them both.
  • Guide Dang It!: The game has a very hard solar system puzzle that boils down to trial and error and multiple endings with no obvious way to get them.
  • Helpless Good Side: Hyde taunts Jekyll about this, calling him weak and indecisive.
  • In Name Only: Aside from Jekyll and Hyde as characters, the game has nothing to do with the book or its adaptations.
  • Kleptomaniac Hero: Like most adventure game protagonists, Jekyll will add just about anything to his inventory whether it'd be useful or not.
  • Just Add Water: The game has Jekyll's potions mixed with only a few ingredients. His very first one is literally just powder and water.
  • Multiple Endings: The game has two endings depending on whether you choose to save Ann or the world.
  • Non-Action Big Bad: The final boss of the game is initially sealed away, and Jekyll is either forced into helping unleash them or tricked into it.
  • Nice Job Breaking It, Hero: Jekyll's curiosity and inability to leave the Tome of Stars alone puts the entire world in danger, as he does the cult's dirty work for them without even knowing it. The villains lampshade how fortunate his escapades are.
  • Pixel Hunt: The game requires you to investigate your surroundings to find clues, leading into this.
  • The Quiet One: Hyde rarely speaks in either game, catching some players off-guard when he does.
  • Sissy Villain: Rufus is fashionable, prissy, content to take hostages instead of fight, and has a silly name.
  • Tom the Dark Lord: The main villain of the game has the decidedly unthreatening name Rufus.