Game Info:

Fight Crab
Developed by: Nussoft
Published by: Playism
Release date: July 29, 2020
Available on: Switch, Windows
Genre: Fighting
Number of players: Up to four players
ESRB Rating: Teen for blood and violence
Price: $19.99

Thank you Playism for sending us a review code!

There are a few movies that are so bad they’re good, the first that comes to mind for me is Kung Pow! Enter the Fist. People looking for a deeper motive other than absurdity would be disappointed. Fight Crab is one of those kind of games. With the premise of giant enemy crabs attacking each other with over fifty different types of weapons, do you really need an emotional back story?

I highly recommend going through the tutorial levels so you learn the basic controls for fighting, blocking, using weapons, and so forth. Once you have a feel for things it’s time to pick a fight against the computer or challenge a fellow human locally or remotely. Unfortunately, if you’re looking for online matches to join, don’t get your hopes up as I wasn’t able to find any.


Strong Points: A unique fighting game with giant crabs
Weak Points: Nobody to play against online
Moral Warnings: Crabs fighting against each other with guns, swords, chainsaws, lightsabers, and more

The campaign mode has many different backdrops including beach, city, dojo, restaurant, and a grocery store. The restaurant and grocery store level have a stage that gives you an instant win if you knock the opponent crab(s) off of it. The other way to win is to have them stay on their back for more than three seconds.

The battles are pretty straight forward. As the crabs take damage they’ll have less of a chance to get up when knocked over. You’ll want to block attacks from and disarm your opponents. If you’re empty-handed you’ll want to grab nearby objects that are themed to the level you’re on. For example, in the city levels you can grab nearby cars and weaponize them.

During battle you or the enemy may enter into a hyper mode and during that time, you’ll do more damage than normal. If you lose a battle, you’ll have the option to retry with the help of an AI crab. This comes in handy when you’re outnumbered! In the last area you can request the assistance of an air strike which is different.

Fight Crab
Score Breakdown:
Higher is better
(10/10 is perfect)

Game Score - 82%
Gameplay: 17/20
Graphics: 7/10
Sound: 7/10
Stability: 5/5
Controls: 5/5

Morality Score - 94%
Violence: 7/10
Language: 10/10
Sexual Content: 10/10
Occult/Supernatural: 10/10
Cultural/Moral/Ethical: 10/10


When you win a battle, you’ll earn experience points which can be used to buy weapons and different crabs to fight with. Aside from crabs, you can also fight as a lobster or deer. Experience points can also be used to level up stats such as strength, resistance, endurance, dexterity, and agility.

Along with the goofy controls and fighting mechanics, half of the fun in this game is using weapons. I bet you’re wondering what kind of weapons these giant uncoordinated crabs use. Through the wonders of videogames, these crabs can fight with knives, katanas, leeks, fish, cars, guns, chainsaws, lanterns, lightsabers, drills, nunchucks, and plenty of others.

Since this is a fighting game, violence is a given. Though red flares appear when the crabs are stuck, it doesn’t splatter or behave like blood.

If you enjoy fighting games and crustaceans, you can’t go wrong with this silly title. If you’re looking for a story and relatable characters you won’t find them here. Though this game normally sells for $19.99 I have seen it as low as $15.99 during a Steam sale.

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