• Publisher: Mastiff
  • Release Date: Sep 15, 2020
  • Also On: PC
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  • Summary: Claw through 7 Tutorial stages and a Campaign Mode with 34 stages spread out across 7 chapters
    - 23 types of playable crab, 48 different weapons, and 11 unique battle arenas
    - A variety of matchmaking options including 1 vs. 1, 2 vs. 2, and both offline and online co-op and versus battle
    Claw through 7 Tutorial stages and a Campaign Mode with 34 stages spread out across 7 chapters
    - 23 types of playable crab, 48 different weapons, and 11 unique battle arenas
    - A variety of matchmaking options including 1 vs. 1, 2 vs. 2, and both offline and online co-op and versus battle modes
    - Unlock special Skills like the fabled Kanihameha, the devastating Crab Copter, and more
    - Level up your crab, recruit new crabs, and purchase deadly new weapons – build the ultimate crab warrior
    - Use the Nintendo Switch Joy-Con™ motion controls to freely manipulate limbs to punch, grab, and flip your way to victory
    - Use Photo Mode to capture, share, and immortalize epic confrontations and intense battles
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 7 out of 13
  2. Negative: 0 out of 13
  1. 90
    The only area it missed out on was the music. Why The B-52’s Rock Lobster was not the soundtrack on repeat is an oversight that will forever astound me. It was just such an obvious, perfect soundscape for this particular experience. Jokes aside, though, Fight Crab is very much my kind of game as someone who considers a trip to a Salvador Dali exhibition to be a good time. I realise that I'm in a very limited niche in that regard, but this is a horn I've trumpeted more than a few times in the past: if we're going to be on board with this games as art routine, recognising that subversive experiences like Fight Crab have value is step #1.
  2. Sep 18, 2020
    90
    Fight Crab is one of the funniest and entertaining fighting games I’ve ever played. Although it may seem like a simple idea, the game is very enjoyable especially when using gyro controls and moving your arms to fight your opponents!
  3. Oct 28, 2020
    80
    It’s a feature-rich romp with enough meat in its shell to satisfy the most discerning gilled gladiators. With a surprisingly lengthy campaign, addicting multiplayer, and plenty of customization options, it’s a game that will keep you coming back for more. If you’re fishing for a quirky, physics-based title in the spirit of Gangbeasts or Human: Fall Flat, then look no further. Fight Crab is an absolute keeper.
  4. Sep 12, 2020
    75
    Fight Crab is an impressively silly game with plenty of fun to offer that plays like a throwback to the Wild West days of the PlayStation 2.
  5. 70
    Fight Crab embodies the feel of a B-movie in its execution. That’s both a blessing and a curse. Some of the time the game can feel clunky and repetitive, and it doesn’t give all its ideas time to breathe. But when the battles heat up, crabs come in (literally) guns blazing, and the game goes full on absurdist; there is nothing quite like it. If you are looking for a deep fighting game, I guess you might be able to find it here, since it does have a style all its own. Personally, however, I can’t wait to play this at parties in the future and have my friends duke it out as gigantic crustaceans. You might not play Fight Crab every day, but if you're looking for a unique and slightly odd multiplayer pick, I think you might have a blast with this one.
  6. Sep 14, 2020
    68
    While the idea of Fight Crab was novel and hilarious, it, unfortunately, fell a tad short because of its average execution. There were a lot of redeeming qualities to the game though, so it was still time well spent. Brawlers can be repetitive by nature, but it was a slow grind to get to where you wanted to be and this made it hard to play for a long time. Even though the controls were slow, I’ll admit it was fun to button mash and I am sure this would be a hit in a household with children and those who want to experience the novelty of this game.
  7. Sep 14, 2020
    50
    It’s hard to complain too much about Fight Crab when you know how self-aware it really is. The troublesome controls and repetitive gameplay are all clearly a part of the joke but even laughing can be tiring if it’s all you’re doing. Fight Crab definitely has its moments of fun and stupidity, but it’s not got enough meat on the bones to make it feel like anything more than a fun concept.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 4 out of 4
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 4
  3. Negative: 0 out of 4
  1. Sep 28, 2020
    10
    i’m shocked this game isn’t twitch streamed like crazy and talked about more. i love really weird games and this is one of the absolute besti’m shocked this game isn’t twitch streamed like crazy and talked about more. i love really weird games and this is one of the absolute best in recent memory. a truly solid overall fighting game that you should definitely add to your library for those moments you’re feeling crabby. Expand
  2. Sep 16, 2020
    10
    Game of the year for 2020!! Gameplay is amazing and the story will suck you in!
  3. Sep 17, 2020
    10
    i have given in to the hype. Everyday, the only thing I heard about was how great this game was going to be and how many awards it was goingi have given in to the hype. Everyday, the only thing I heard about was how great this game was going to be and how many awards it was going to hoard.

    The developers deliver on everything that they claimed. You want crabs? They've got it. You want fighting? Yup, it's there and that shocked me to be honest.

    The game ages like a fine wine. Of course what I mean by that is, the game tastes like grapes that have sat on a counter for a few weeks. You know what I'm talking about I'm sure.

    I'm wondering who will be added for the DLC. Maybe, a prawn or shrimp? Something, more agile or with a little man (crustacean) complex perhaps.

    Either way, I would pay $200 for this game if they would let me. I recommend this to anyone that will listen, even if you have to sell a kidney.
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  4. Sep 16, 2020
    9
    I was an avid Ace of Seafood fan back in the day. I've been waiting patiently for 2 years for Fight Crab to be released. It was well worth it.I was an avid Ace of Seafood fan back in the day. I've been waiting patiently for 2 years for Fight Crab to be released. It was well worth it. I pinched the pre-order as soon as it was available. The broken English in the descriptions and in game ascend this game to the next level. You thought Mortal Kombat changed fighting games graphics? You think Street Fighter made technique matter in fighting games? Ever seen Primal Rage? Put all the best things from every game you've ever played and take away the bad stuff. You've got Fight Crab. This is the biggest thing since Shaq-Fu. They butter you up in the tutorial and then you're ready to unleash shell. The menu reminds me of Sega Saturn era graphics, which has a nice charm. It looks like a game that spent 98% of the time making the crab models. They look nice. I'm sure an oceanographer would think they were real life. The controls? Horrible. Having said that, it adds to the effect of the game. You can't just master the controls in a day, you're on even ground with your opponents. Until they're on their wet, damp back... The puns are hilarious. I can't tell if it's a joke game, or if it's serious. It works, and at this point I don't want to know. It's easy to pick up for anyone. I played it yesterday with a 35 year old and a 9 year old. Just as fun of an experience. There aren't many stages to select, but the ones they have are amazing. I was on a grocery store seafood display smacking fish into my opponent. That was the 4th time in my life I've used carp as a weapon. Long story, don't ask. This is just a game review. The music is nice, but is also limited. I could have used more generic Japanese Rock. The controls are wonky and I am just as confused now as I was 2 days ago before the release. I will say that I did get QUITE the workout punching the air with the joy cons in an attempt to be the best crustacean in all the nation. The programming appears to be slapped together at the last minute by someone who doesn't have a full grasp on what programming is. The physics are very floaty. You chop a tank in half and the top takes 10 seconds to land. You go flying in the air from an explosion at the speed of a hot air balloon. But the details on those crabs though. What can I say? I've already bought the digital version. If it comes out on physical, I'm buying it again. It's that epic. What more can I say about this beautiful disaster? Pinch yourself a copy today. I had to sadly give it a 9. If they made the controls actually playable, increased the amount of stages, made the weapons usable, fixed the physics, added music to the soundtrack, translated better, and gave it an actual storyline, I would have given it a 10. It was really close. It's like watching a car accident. But this car accident was a clown car and the Lucky Charms leprechaun in his pot of gold. You can't take your eyes off of it. You want to get some free Lucky Charms, but they're covered in clown blood. You want to laugh at the clown, but it's giving the leprechaun CPR. Yesterday was one of the greatest days of my life. I submitted to the pot just as much as I made my enemy into a delicious crab cake. Speaking of, I ordered crab rangoons for the launch party. We played Fight Crab and ate crab rangoons. It was like a 3D movie, but for your taste buds. I toppled my enemy, then ate a rangoon. It felt so primal. I can't believe there aren't more reviews right now for this game. It is seriously epic and everyone needs to get their claws on a copy or end up in a pinch as the person who didn't play one of the most epic games of their lifetime. You'll be in a crabby mood when you realize what you missed. Imagine never having played Goldeneye. Or Super Mario Bros. Or E.T. It's that serious. Please give it a try. It's one of the best bad/awesome games you'll ever play. Seriously. And avoid the 2 handed sword, it's too slow. Expand