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Overboard 4.jpg
Platform(s)Microsoft Windows, PlayStation
  • EU: October 1997
  • NA: 31 October 1997
Mode(s)Single-player, multiplayer

Overboard! (Shipwreckers! in North America) is a top-down adventure game, released by Psygnosis in October 1997.


The player controls a pirate ship, shown to be manned by three pirates in cutscenes. In gameplay, when the ship catches on fire the men jump overboard until the lifebar becomes empty.

The game is sometimes thought of as a strategy game, but it is primarily an adventure game. Overboard! also features a multiplayer mode for up to five players (requires the multitap adapter) in which the opponents compete to sink other players’ ships.


Next Generation reviewed the PlayStation version of the game, rating it three stars out of five, and stated that "Ultimately, Shipwreckers! is a fun, quirky title with occasional moments of brilliance. However, with so many other great games out right now, it falls a little short of the mark."[1]


  1. ^ "Finals". Next Generation. No. 38. Imagine Media. February 1998. p. 113-114.

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