Tortuga 3


DoraTortuga 3You've done it! You've escaped your cell, escaped the pirate ship and now... glory and riches! Wait. Did we say, "glory and riches"? Because we meant to say "escape some more". When it comes to the Tortuga series, we tend to get the two confused. In Tortuga 3, stay one step ahead of your would-be captors as you try to lose yourself in the surrounding port. If only the pirate's natural enemy, the ninja, were around to lend a helping hand!

Unlike the previous two games, Tortuga 3 feels more like a classic point-and-click adventure than an escape game. You'll visit more locations, stock up on a plethora of seemingly unrelated items and booty, and discover that the way to a rat's heart is through its stomach. It's more substantial than the rest of the series, and feels more ambitious, too. There's a lot to see, and a lot more places to explore.

Tortuga 3's biggest problem isn't with a lack of vitamin C, however. The game is, unfortunately, a little unintuitive and sometimes winds up feeling more like a scavenger hunt than an adventure game. You'll do a lot of trekking back and forth, and trial-and-error ends up being the flavour of the day. It's not that anything here is particularly brain-bending, there just isn't a lot of direction. Then again, pirates were never really known for being nursemaids.

But the third installment in the series is still more than welcome. With a sprawling map to explore, bright, cartoonish artwork, and more than a little treasure, Tortuga 3 is a swash-buckling good time. At least, we think it is. Do we have swashes? Are they buckled? What is a swash, anyway? *sigh* We're terrible pirates, aren't we?

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Tortuga 3 Walkthrough

The Dock...

Pick up the Broken Board and the Nail in front of you

If you attempt to go forward beyond this, you will find an armed pirate party trying to extinguish the fire you set. There will be a dog being lulled to sleep by a music box. Remember this.

Click over to Tortuga PORT, and use the Nail to pick the lock, keeping the rowboat secure.

Remove the loose Long Board from the dock, and use both Boards on the rowboat as oars.

Click on the rowboat, and this now allows you to sail around to two other places, RED Gulf and SKULL Gulf.

Red Gulf...

Upon landing at RED gulf, pick up the Sardines, the Old Key, and the Coin (which goes into your pouch) that are laying around the beach.

Inside the hull of the broken down ship, you will find 10 Coins in a pouch, and a vial of Ink.

The gate to the monastery is nigh impenetrable, put there is a Coin laying on the ground in front of it.

Clicking Go Back will place you behind the broken hull, which shows yet another Coin for your purse.

Click the rowboat again, and we now head to...

Skull Gulf...

Upon exiting your lifeboat, at SKULL Gulf, you will notice an Anchor laying next to a barrel. Take it.

Click to your right to head to Oliver HOUSE, and rob his laundry hanging on his clothes line. This consists of a Pirate Shirt and Pirate Bags

Click Go Back, and then head to...

Brandy Street...

Upon entering the main thoroughfare of Tortuga, you will notice a torch-bearing raiding party looking for you. Doesn't look like they took to kindly to you burning their ship. Click on the Church Tower to distract them.

The Old Key, from your inventory, unlocks the ancient door, and allows your entrance.

Pulling the Bell Rope rings the huge church bell, and a cut scene shows the attention for the raiding party has been grabbed.

Exit out the window to MONK Square. Note: DO NOT Go Back through the door. You will meet the party head on and get a punch for your trouble, and reset you back to before you pulled the rope.

In MONK Square, you will get a nice 360 view of your surroundings. Click MONKEY Corner, and you will be shown a fountain topped by a monkey, with a half drowned pirate in it. Oooh his Ruby Ring looks shiny.. doesn't it

Click Go Back, then Head out to DARK Alley. Across the ally way, there will be another instance of DARK Alley. Click on this to take you to a close up of an open basement window

No prompt here, but click the open windo too be let in. Wow, LOOT! Pick up the Sausage, Cheese, Wine, Rope, and Pirate Hat.

Taking the hate will give you the "You look like a pirate!" bonus. 10 coins, and the mob outside disappears.

Click on the window again, to go back to DARK Alley, then click MONK Square, then Click to BRANDY Street, over near the end of the alley

The mob, as I said earlier, is gone. A little to the right of the street light is a small location called RAT Corner

Clicking there will show a small, destitute rat. Rats normally like cheese, but this one is particular. Giving him the cheese only prompts him to let you know he wants tiny fish crammed in a can. Note: Feeding him the sausage will give you the same prompt.

Giving him the Sardines makes him happy, and he will produce a Golden Key into his hat. Click on the hat to retrieve it.

Above his head are several papers and such, pasted to the wall. Pay attention to the one with the skulls, and note the pattern.

Around the corner is the 3 Skull PUB, but for the moment, we want...

Fargo Square...

get the Coin stashes under the cart, and click on the far left top corner of the screen to FOG Alley.

Clicking on the cistern (Read as: big brick oven thingy filled with water)rewards you with a rubber ducky

Click Go Back, and heady into the DUST Corner. Here you will be threatened with violence by a carrot-topped pirate wielding a blunderbuss. Take not of the rope tied behind him, connecting to a pirate's flag.

Head back out to FOG Alley and forward to Tortuga PORT. Notice, no raiding party blocking your way, and no sleeping dog

Take the Music Box, and use the Golden Key to open the small blue chest. Inside, you will find 4 Aces

Now that we have just about all the loot we need for the rest of the game, we will head to...

3 Skull Pub...

Entrance to the trice cabesa'ed bar is gained through the code found in the RAT corner.

Here, you will find 5 tough looking sea dogs that will trade various things with your for other various things.

Trade the Ruby Ring for a Barrel

Trade the vial of Ink for a piece of the map, whose other torn pieces have been languishing in your inventory since the beginning of the game.

The map then will come together, assisted by various attachment pieces, like paperclips and band aids

The poker player wants the 4 Aces for some Tobacco.

Another poker player wants the Tobacco for some Grog (ewww, grog)

The third of the poker players will trade you a Sabre for your music box. But never fear, he will sell it back to you for 10 coins, then get pissed at the deal you swindled him out of (shrug)

Now, it all comes together...

Head back to FOG Alley and DUST corner, and give the offending pirate the Grog. He will float away on a set of wings. Was that stuff Medievil Red Bull?

Anyway, use the Sabre to chopp the rope, and the flag will come free. But wait, it has flown off in the breeze. Before you go chasing after it, make sure you pick up the pistol.

Back in the 3 Skull Pub, trade the final pirate the Pistol for a Black Key.

When you exit the pub, through the Go back options, you will be given an overview of FARGO Square, and the roof of the 3 Skull Pub. This is one of the tree places the Pirate Flag can land. Other areas being the CHURCH Tower, BRADY Street, or the MONASTERY.

From here, there are tow distinct paths to take to game end. Both end up at the same place.

1.

Take the Rope and the Anchor and construct an Anchor with Rope (grappling hook) Take this and go to the Monastery WALL. Use it one the wall and climb over.

or 2.

Go back to RED gulf and use the Black Key to open the Gate

Regardless of which way you go, you will be accosted by a very angry puppy. Remember that dog the pirates had? NO? Remember the old adage "Music hath charms that doth soothe the savage beast"? No?!? Then just use the Music Box, ya philistine.

The end...

Just waltz by the dog, and into the tunnel ahead of you, and Tortuga 3 will be a wrap!

Thanks folks :)

39 Comments

Not as good as the other ones, it has a different vibe... I didn't really like it.

So I managed to

release the pirate flag from the flagpole

and now I can't find it anywhere, especially not in the places that the Arcadetown walkthrough says. Help!

Otherwise, not a bad game, though the immersion factor wasn't quite there. Also, the inventory is annoying and gets in the way when you want to find coins. (Seems like inventory management remains an issue brought forwards from Covert Front 3.)

not that good. I didnt like it very much. Very confusing.

possible bug

I gave dog music box at entry to monastery before getting dagger from guy in pub, and now I can't get music box back from sleeping dog. That means I'd have to restart... probably won't, though.

@Tom, the inventory can be closed by clicking on the blue bag.

Anyway, I'm stuck... I have way to many items and I'm feeling quite stupid because I find no use for them.. other than the keys.

@queen-of-diamonds

The inventory pops open again every time you pick up a coin :(

@Tom: the walkthrough seems completely wrong on that point, as far as I can tell. I googled some other sites and found the answer.

You know that black key you have? If you go where it fits, I bet you will find the flag.

Daphne B.is right, the flag is in none of the places the walkthrough says but on the

monastery

I also found the walkthrough is wrong about the code that lets you in on the pub. At least my sequence was different.

Not a bad game, but the going from scene to scene was a bit annoying, not smooth enough in my opinion, it takes a while to get used to.

Good fun. I enjoyed playing the game.

The code for the door is random.

You need to click the signs on the wall above the rat in "RAT Corner".

Solved, thanks guys.

I can confirm that

the sequence to enter the 3 Skulls Pub changes each game.

I made it through on my own, but it was just as Dora said: Lots of going back and forth, trial and error and it definitely felt like a scavenger hunt.

Which isn't necessarily a bad thing, just not the type of thing I look for in an escape game.

I also ended up with lots of unused items at the end, which I regard as either pointless or a game flaw.

Still, it wasn't bad.

i can't find the dang flag ANYWHERE!

The walk through I read listed 3 possible locations for the flag, namely: 1.church tower, 2.roof of skull pub (which I have no idea how to access), 3. Brandy St. It it's in any of those places, it's well hidden. And I see here that someone noted that the (the one I looked at?) walk through was wrong, that the flag is in or on the monastery. Same problem. I can't see it. Entering the monastery gets me nowhere. I'm soon met with a message saying I need the flag first!

Like the pirates say, Arggg!

Is it me, or were there a lot of items that just never got used?

My flag was indeed at the monastery. However:

It was at the front gate entrance. Accessible only by rowboat. Because I didn't know how to get through the gate, I backtracked by rowboat and used the passage with the (now sleeping) dog.

I hope the next installment is out soon. I finished so quickly that I thought, "Aww. That's it?" It kind of left me hanging in that respect, but otherwise it was enjoyable for me.

Thought it was fine, went along nicely... until the flag search part, couldn't finish :c.

I even tubed the flags exact locations.. but it wasn't there?. :C
BUT I didn't find a vid for the

tower

location but i search every "pixel" around/in it in-game... I suspect a bug.

Locations:

1. The pubroof is visible in one of the scene angles.. just click the flag to get it.
2. Right on a (plank?) in the middle of the pub square.
3. Tower no idea!

I see I didn't miss anything but it totally spoiled the finish up. =|

Dora is one of the best reviewers on the site.

It felt like a different game compared to the first two. Uninspired.

Tortuga 3 Walkthrough

The Dock...

Pick up the Broken Board and the Nail in front of you

If you attempt to go forward beyond this, you will find an armed pirate party trying to extinguish the fire you set. There will be a dog being lulled to sleep by a music box. Remember this.

Click over to Tortuga PORT, and use the Nail to pick the lock, keeping the rowboat secure.

Remove the loose Long Board from the dock, and use both Boards on the rowboat as oars.

Click on the rowboat, and this now allows you to sail around to two other places, RED Gulf and SKULL Gulf.

Red Gulf...

Upon landing at RED gulf, pick up the Sardines, the Old Key, and the Coin (which goes into your pouch) that are laying around the beach.

Inside the hull of the broken down ship, you will find 10 Coins in a pouch, and a vial of Ink.

The gate to the monastery is nigh impenetrable, put there is a Coin laying on the ground in front of it.

Clicking Go Back will place you behind the broken hull, which shows yet another Coin for your purse.

Click the rowboat again, and we now head to...

Skull Gulf...

Upon exiting your lifeboat, at SKULL Gulf, you will notice an Anchor laying next to a barrel. Take it.

Click to your right to head to Oliver HOUSE, and rob his laundry hanging on his clothes line. This consists of a Pirate Shirt and Pirate Bags

Click Go Back, and then head to...

Brandy Street...

Upon entering the main thoroughfare of Tortuga, you will notice a torch-bearing raiding party looking for you. Doesn't look like they took to kindly to you burning their ship. Click on the Church Tower to distract them.

The Old Key, from your inventory, unlocks the ancient door, and allows your entrance.

Pulling the Bell Rope rings the huge church bell, and a cut scene shows the attention for the raiding party has been grabbed.

Exit out the window to MONK Square. Note: DO NOT Go Back through the door. You will meet the party head on and get a punch for your trouble, and reset you back to before you pulled the rope.

In MONK Square, you will get a nice 360 view of your surroundings. Click MONKEY Corner, and you will be shown a fountain topped by a monkey, with a half drowned pirate in it. Oooh his Ruby Ring looks shiny.. doesn't it

Click Go Back, then Head out to DARK Alley. Across the ally way, there will be another instance of DARK Alley. Click on this to take you to a close up of an open basement window

No prompt here, but click the open windo too be let in. Wow, LOOT! Pick up the Sausage, Cheese, Wine, Rope, and Pirate Hat.

Taking the hate will give you the "You look like a pirate!" bonus. 10 coins, and the mob outside disappears.

Click on the window again, to go back to DARK Alley, then click MONK Square, then Click to BRANDY Street, over near the end of the alley

The mob, as I said earlier, is gone. A little to the right of the street light is a small location called RAT Corner

Clicking there will show a small, destitute rat. Rats normally like cheese, but this one is particular. Giving him the cheese only prompts him to let you know he wants tiny fish crammed in a can. Note: Feeding him the sausage will give you the same prompt.

Giving him the Sardines makes him happy, and he will produce a Golden Key into his hat. Click on the hat to retrieve it.

Above his head are several papers and such, pasted to the wall. Pay attention to the one with the skulls, and note the pattern.

Around the corner is the 3 Skull PUB, but for the moment, we want...

Fargo Square...

get the Coin stashes under the cart, and click on the far left top corner of the screen to FOG Alley.

Clicking on the cistern (Read as: big brick oven thingy filled with water)rewards you with a rubber ducky

Click Go Back, and heady into the DUST Corner. Here you will be threatened with violence by a carrot-topped pirate wielding a blunderbuss. Take not of the rope tied behind him, connecting to a pirate's flag.

Head back out to FOG Alley and forward to Tortuga PORT. Notice, no raiding party blocking your way, and no sleeping dog

Take the Music Box, and use the Golden Key to open the small blue chest. Inside, you will find 4 Aces

Now that we have just about all the loot we need for the rest of the game, we will head to...

3 Skull Pub...

Entrance to the trice cabesa'ed bar is gained through the code found in the RAT corner.

Here, you will find 5 tough looking sea dogs that will trade various things with your for other various things.

Trade the Ruby Ring for a Barrel

Trade the vial of Ink for a piece of the map, whose other torn pieces have been languishing in your inventory since the beginning of the game.

The map then will come together, assisted by various attachment pieces, like paperclips and band aids

The poker player wants the 4 Aces for some Tobacco.

Another poker player wants the Tobacco for some Grog (ewww, grog)

The third of the poker players will trade you a Sabre for your music box. But never fear, he will sell it back to you for 10 coins, then get pissed at the deal you swindled him out of (shrug)

Now, it all comes together...

Head back to FOG Alley and DUST corner, and give the offending pirate the Grog. He will float away on a set of wings. Was that stuff Medievil Red Bull?

Anyway, use the Sabre to chopp the rope, and the flag will come free. But wait, it has flown off in the breeze. Before you go chasing after it, make sure you pick up the pistol.

Back in the 3 Skull Pub, trade the final pirate the Pistol for a Black Key.

When you exit the pub, through the Go back options, you will be given an overview of FARGO Square, and the roof of the 3 Skull Pub. This is one of the tree places the Pirate Flag can land. Other areas being the CHURCH Tower, BRADY Street, or the MONASTERY.

From here, there are tow distinct paths to take to game end. Both end up at the same place.

1.

Take the Rope and the Anchor and construct an Anchor with Rope (grappling hook) Take this and go to the Monastery WALL. Use it one the wall and climb over.

or 2.

Go back to RED gulf and use the Black Key to open the Gate

Regardless of which way you go, you will be accosted by a very angry puppy. Remember that dog the pirates had? NO? Remember the old adage "Music hath charms that doth soothe the savage beast"? No?!? Then just use the Music Box, ya philistine.

The end...

Just waltz by the dog, and into the tunnel ahead of you, and Tortuga 3 will be a wrap!

Thanks folks :)

there must be a glitch

I checked in all 3 locations where the flag is supposed to be and the flag is not here. :(

I liked all the past Tortuga games and was looking forward to the next one, but I had to stop within about 5 minutes of playing because the controls made me nauseous and it was so fiddly trying to get the right view point on the maps. Disappointed.

I'm wondering whether there's a bug here. I had to replay the game, re-setting some of the varying puzzles, to get the flag. On my first try, it just wasn't anywhere. Done game though. As usual, It passed the time okay. A little bit more kiddy than I care for. But there's still a kid in here. ;-)

Arby,i stated the same thing yesterday. I checked all 3 places but no flag. weird.

Did anyone find a use for the wine, duck, or barrel?

I wonder why so many people are having trouble finding the flag? I found it right away,

on the pub's roof.

Maybe I got lucky? I might not have found it if it had been in another location...

Again, concerning the flag:

one of the locations where you may find it is the door of the monastery, which is itself located on the right river of the island.

Unfortunately, some players did not find this flag anywhere it was written on several walkthroughs, this one included. Therefore I think that there may be other several locations where to find it. Well, the less of a clue is to say that

anywhere it could lay, it is very visible ; so if you cannot see it on this or that screen, it means that it is definitely on another screen.

Good luck to you ! :D

okay, I got the code for Skull Pub but how do you enter it to get in? HELP

I enjoyed this game a lot. Great artwork and nice puzzles :D

Trouble trading?

The from and to are reversed for some pirates, don't look for the wrong items!

Also, it was frustrating using

music box on dog because I had already tried that before trading and it didn't work

Otherwise a very good game.... 4 out of 5!!

Possible bug: I'm stuck

In the dusty corner with the pirate pointing the gun at me. I've tried clicking to get back to Fog alley, but no luck.


Kinda sucks because I'd collected everything. Oh well.

Jay, I was going to ask you why this is not tagged under 'mskutnik' because it makes it difficult to know if you reviewed the 3rd in the series without searching the series name. But then I actually played the game, and was flabbergasted to discover that skutnik didn't even work on a game in his series! Why is this, Jay?

[I think for the reason you indicated: Mateusz really had little to no involvement in the creation of Tortuga, so there's no point in including a mskutnik tag. The Tortuga series can be found using the tortuga tag: http://jayisgames.com/tag/tortuga -Jay]

I can't get in the pub, because the skulls on the door won't change, any advice?

how do you post spoilers?

I was able to

cut the flag loose before the pirate was gone

now I can't find it anywhere!

@DaphneB no the walkthrough is not wrong but the part that finding the flag is missing the monastery part.

[I've updated the walkthrough to include the monastery as one of the places the flag may be. -Jay]

cant get into fargo square..?

In addition to those locations listed in the walkthrough, the pirate flag can also land in

Fargo Square (the scene with the wagon, near the Monastery Wall and 3 Skull Pub)

Well, I'm off to play the fourth installment!

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