Burly Men at Sea Walkthrough

2. Story walkthrough

This guide will be split by the three major strands. Each major strand has four different endings.

The first section remains the same for every playthrough (in fact, after your first, you don't need to do the first few actions). Here we go!

Opening Section (up to the Whale)

Scroll right with R2/R and interact with the bottle. After the dialogue, head to the man playing the flute to the right. Then go further right and enter the orange house. Head further right and interact with the man. Go back out of the house and head left to the pier.

Now just sail right until you are swallowed up.

Great Barnacled One in Burly Men at Sea
Bronze Trophy
It’s dark inside the whale, but the men appear to be intact. (Secret)
  • Unlocked by 9,079 tracked gamers (100% - TT Ratio = 1.00) 9,079

Escape The Whale (Barrels Equipped)

Lose the Race, Left Tunnel Ending

• Talk to the girls by the fire
Go all the way left until you see three barrels, interact with them
Interact with them again after the dialogue
Head right and go through the door behind your ship
Scroll right, get through the dialogue
Interact with the uvula, get through the dialogue

At this point you'll get:

Wooden Trousers in Burly Men at Sea
Bronze Trophy
“Aye, they’ll float,” nods Steady Beard. (Secret)
  • Unlocked by 8,153 tracked gamers (90% - TT Ratio = 1.05) 9,079

Swim right, dialogue
Scroll right, dialogue
Move the cursor to the blonde Burly (Hasty Beard) and hold X until he falls back to last place (you don't need to follow him with the cursor once you are holding X)

At this point you'll get:

Complimentary Trip to the Afterlife in Burly Men at Sea
Silver Trophy
“Shouldn’t you be a bit more chipper, having won and all?” prods Steady Beard. (Secret)
  • Unlocked by 7,613 tracked gamers (84% - TT Ratio = 1.09) 9,079


Head right
Interact with the Blue Orb
Go right and right again
Hold L2 (L on the Vita) to go in the left tunnel
Go right

At this point you'll get:

Getting Your Beards Wet in Burly Men at Sea
Silver Trophy
The orbs lead on, out through the cavern’s deep tunnels and beyond the island. (Secret)
  • Unlocked by 7,438 tracked gamers (82% - TT Ratio = 1.10) 9,079

…Bearded Travelers in Burly Men at Sea
Gold Trophy
The absurdity of underwater speech only adds to the wonder apparent on his face. (Secret)
  • Unlocked by 8,171 tracked gamers (90% - TT Ratio = 1.05) 9,079


Head left along the island and through the house to see the end.

Lose the Race, Right Tunnel Ending

• Talk to the girls by the fire
Go all the way left until you see three barrels, interact with them
Interact with them again after the dialogue
Head right and go through the door behind your ship
Scroll right, get through the dialogue
Interact with the uvula, get through the dialogue

Swim right, dialogue
Scroll right, dialogue
Move the cursor to the blonde Burly (Hasty Beard) and hold X until he falls back to last place (you don't need to follow him with the cursor once you are holding X)

Head right
Interact with the Blue Orb
Go right and right again
Hold R2 (R on the Vita) to go in the left tunnel
Go right

At this point you'll get:

The Back Door in Burly Men at Sea
Silver Trophy
Following the glow of moonlight, the men step out eagerly into the night. (Secret)
  • Unlocked by 7,466 tracked gamers (82% - TT Ratio = 1.10) 9,079

Head right onto the boat
Interact with the rope on the left
Sail right, dialogue

Well Met… in Burly Men at Sea
Gold Trophy
“Er, hullo,” stammers Brave Beard. (Secret)
  • Unlocked by 7,960 tracked gamers (88% - TT Ratio = 1.06) 9,079

Head left along the island and through the house to see the end.

Win the Race, Escape the Maelstrom Ending

• Talk to the girls by the fire
Go all the way left until you see three barrels, interact with them
Interact with them again after the dialogue
Head right and go through the door behind your ship
Scroll right, get through the dialogue
Interact with the uvula, get through the dialogue

Swim right, dialogue
Scroll right, dialogue
Move the cursor to the Grim Reaper and hold X until he falls back to last place (you don't need to follow him with the cursor once you are holding X)

At this point you'll get:

The Long Way in Burly Men at Sea
Silver Trophy
“Really very sorry for scuttling your promotion and all that,” offers Steady Beard. (Secret)
  • Unlocked by 7,892 tracked gamers (87% - TT Ratio = 1.07) 9,079

Swim right, dialogue
Hold L2 (or L on Vita) to escape the maelstrom, dialogue

Out of the Deepening Darkness in Burly Men at Sea
Silver Trophy
Collapsing, the maelstrom tosses the men in their barrels toward the surface. (Secret)
  • Unlocked by 7,707 tracked gamers (85% - TT Ratio = 1.08) 9,079

Head left along the island and through the house to see the end.

Win the Race, Enter the Maelstrom Ending

• Talk to the girls by the fire
Go all the way left until you see three barrels, interact with them
Interact with them again after the dialogue
Head right and go through the door behind your ship
Scroll right, get through the dialogue
Interact with the uvula, get through the dialogue

Swim right, dialogue
Scroll right, dialogue
Move the cursor to the Grim Reaper and hold X until he falls back to last place (you don't need to follow him with the cursor once you are holding X)

At this point you'll get:

The Long Way in Burly Men at Sea
Silver Trophy
“Really very sorry for scuttling your promotion and all that,” offers Steady Beard. (Secret)
  • Unlocked by 7,892 tracked gamers (87% - TT Ratio = 1.07) 9,079

Swim right, dialogue
Hold R2 (or R on Vita) to enter the maelstrom, dialogue

Into the Deepening Darkness in Burly Men at Sea
Silver Trophy
The men paddle furiously, but the widening vortex is inescapable. (Secret)
  • Unlocked by 7,437 tracked gamers (82% - TT Ratio = 1.10) 9,079

Head left along the island and through the house to see the end.

Escape The Whale (No Barrels Equipped)

Defeat the Jellyfish, Talk to the Wizard Ending

Talk to the girls by the fire
Head left and go through the door behind your ship
Scroll right, get through the dialogue
Interact with the uvula, get through the dialogue

At this point you will unlock:

Fountain of the Faithless in Burly Men at Sea
Bronze Trophy
“Give me water, and I’ll teach it to carry me!” (Secret)
  • Unlocked by 7,940 tracked gamers (87% - TT Ratio = 1.06) 9,079

Swim right for a moment. Stop and swim left. Swim to the right a little again until you see an island.
It's not an island, it's a jellyfish! When the tentacle is on its head, move your cursor over it and hold X until one of the Men heads over there. Repeat for the other tentacle so both are being held in place.

Once the dialogue is finished you will unlock:

A Bargain to Make in Burly Men at Sea
Gold Trophy
“Right, then. Let’s be off!” commands Brave Beard, striking a leaderly pose. (Secret)
  • Unlocked by 7,370 tracked gamers (81% - TT Ratio = 1.11) 9,079

Hold a trigger (or shoulder button on Vita) to open the curtains
After the dialogue, interact with the Musical Wizard again

Thus is Thy Fate Sealed in Burly Men at Sea
Gold Trophy
With a rumble, the island sinks slowly into the sea, carrying all hands with it. (Secret)
  • Unlocked by 7,324 tracked gamers (81% - TT Ratio = 1.11) 9,079

Head left along the island and through the house to see the end.

Defeat the Jellyfish, Leave on the Raft Ending

Talk to the girls by the fire
Head left and go through the door behind your ship
Scroll right, get through the dialogue
Interact with the uvula, get through the dialogue

Swim right for a moment. Stop and swim left. Swim to the right a little again until you see an island. (You won't have to do any of this if you've seen the jellyfish before.)
When the tentacle is on its head, move your cursor over it and hold X until one of the Men heads over there. Repeat for the other tentacle so both are being held in place.

Hold a trigger (or shoulder button on Vita) to open the curtains
After the dialogue, interact with the Raft, not the Wizard (don't press the triggers!)

Begone! in Burly Men at Sea
Gold Trophy
Begone!101 (90)
The men push off, paddling the raft beyond the island and into the night. (Secret)
  • Unlocked by 7,251 tracked gamers (80% - TT Ratio = 1.11) 9,079

Head left along the island and through the house to see the end.

Lose to the Jellyfish, Become Human Ending

Talk to the girls by the fire
Head left and go through the door behind your ship
Scroll right, get through the dialogue
Interact with the uvula, get through the dialogue

Swim right for a moment. Stop and swim left. Swim to the right a little again until you see an island. (You won't have to do any of this if you've seen the jellyfish before.)
Wait for the jellyfish to grab a Burly Man and interact with the tentacle to make it drop him again. Do this once more with a different Burly Man captured.

Once the dialogue is finished you will unlock:

Vengeance Satisfied in Burly Men at Sea
Silver Trophy
The creature drags the struggling men deeper beneath the waves, finally tossing them aside in disgust. (Secret)
  • Unlocked by 7,681 tracked gamers (85% - TT Ratio = 1.08) 9,079

• Hold R2 (or R on Vita) until the Seals are far from each other and change form.

In Need of Assistance in Burly Men at Sea
Silver Trophy
Heedless of the warning, the burly seals spread out as they swim, until the spell around them weakens and they become human once more. (Secret)
  • Unlocked by 7,601 tracked gamers (84% - TT Ratio = 1.09) 9,079

Head left along the island and through the house to see the end.

Lose to the Jellyfish, Become Seals Ending

Talk to the girls by the fire
Head left and go through the door behind your ship
Scroll right, get through the dialogue
Interact with the uvula, get through the dialogue

Swim right for a moment. Stop and swim left. Swim to the right a little again until you see an island. (You won't have to do any of this if you've seen the jellyfish before.)
Wait for the jellyfish to grab a Burly Man and interact with the tentacle to make it drop him again. Do this once more with a different Burly Man captured.

• Hold R2 (or R on Vita) to continue, but make sure to pause if the bubble develops a sharp corner, which means it may burst. You need to keep inside the bubble so only move with R2/R again once the corner has smoothed itself away again. Keep heading to the surface and let things play out.

Nice Day in Burly Men at Sea
Gold Trophy
Nice Day101 (90)
Surfacing, they find themselves men once more, who, for the moment, splash about like happy children under the moonlit sky. (Secret)
  • Unlocked by 7,253 tracked gamers (80% - TT Ratio = 1.11) 9,079

Head left along the island and through the house to see the end.

Wait in the Whale

Interact with the Flower, Escape the Storm

• Talk to the girls by the fire
Talk to them again

At this point you will unlock:

The Path of Waiting in Burly Men at Sea
Bronze Trophy
“Time flows quickly in contemplation of the Great One’s splendor.” (Secret)
  • Unlocked by 8,049 tracked gamers (89% - TT Ratio = 1.06) 9,079

Head right and interact with the red bird, dialogue
Head all the way left, dialogue
Interact with the... flower

At this point you will unlock:

QUITE GOOD AT FLOWERS in Burly Men at Sea
Silver Trophy
“Quick, while we’ve a chance!” whispers Hasty Beard, leading the way to the boat. (Secret)
  • Unlocked by 7,836 tracked gamers (86% - TT Ratio = 1.07) 9,079

Hold R2 or R, sail all the way to the right, dialogue
• Head right again, dialogue

Womenfolk in the Water in Burly Men at Sea
Silver Trophy
Finding the dark water empty, the men quickly regret their course of action. (Secret)
  • Unlocked by 7,698 tracked gamers (85% - TT Ratio = 1.08) 9,079

Head left along the island and through the house to see the end.

Interact with the Flower, Succumb to the Storm

• Talk to the girls by the fire
Talk to them again

Head right and interact with the red bird, dialogue
Head all the way left, dialogue
Interact with the... flower

Hold R2 or R, sail all the way to the right, dialogue
• Hold L2 or L to be overtaken by the storm, dialogue

She's a Goner in Burly Men at Sea
Silver Trophy
Clinging to wooden barrels, they watch their beloved ship sink into the depths. (Secret)
  • Unlocked by 7,390 tracked gamers (81% - TT Ratio = 1.10) 9,079

Head left along the island and through the house to see the end.

Interact with the Ship, Escape the Crocodile

• Talk to the girls by the fire
• Talk to them again

• Head right and interact with the red bird, dialogue
• Head all the way left, dialogue
• Interact with the ship

QUITE GOOD AT THROWING in Burly Men at Sea
Silver Trophy
“Great idea!” cuts in Steady Beard. “How about a demonstration?” (Secret)
  • Unlocked by 7,391 tracked gamers (81% - TT Ratio = 1.10) 9,079


• Go right, dialogue
• Hold R2 or R to escape

Poor Beastie in Burly Men at Sea
Silver Trophy
With a piercing screech, the creature disappears back into the depths. (Secret)
  • Unlocked by 7,319 tracked gamers (81% - TT Ratio = 1.11) 9,079

Head left along the island and through the house to see the end.

Interact with the Ship, Succumb to the Crocodile

• Talk to the girls by the fire
Talk to them again

Head right and interact with the red bird, dialogue
Head all the way left, dialogue
• Interact with the ship

• Go right, dialogue

• Hold L2 or L to be eaten

Foiled by the Tree in Burly Men at Sea
Silver Trophy
The jaws snap shut over the shattered tree, launching the men out into the deepening darkness. (Secret)
  • Unlocked by 7,287 tracked gamers (80% - TT Ratio = 1.11) 9,079

Head left along the island and through the house to see the end.

Assuming you've gone through all of the above endings, you should get your Platinum. Congrats!

Ye've Done It in Burly Men at Sea
Platinum Trophy
Ye've Done It203 (180)
“This day, you reach the end of a story,” she continues, “and the last of its paths.”
  • Unlocked by 7,158 tracked gamers (79% - TT Ratio = 1.12) 9,079

Find anything you think is wrong with this walkthrough? Help us fix it by posting in its Walkthrough Thread.
This walkthrough is the property of TrueTrophies.com. This walkthrough and any content included may not be reproduced without written permission. TrueTrophies.com and its users have no affiliation with any of this game's creators or copyright holders and any trademarks used herein belong to their respective owners.