King of Crabs Review!

“Fight to become the biggest crab on the island.

Intense multiplayer fun, battle with up to 100 real players per game!

Scrap, scavenge and slaughter your way to becoming the King of Crabs!

Collect weird and wonderful crab species, upgrade and customize them to help you climb the ranks. Team Up with friends to help or fight each other – it’s up to you!

A huge island world is waiting to be explored and conquered. Find a variety of funny and dangerous weapons to give you the edge.

This game combines easy to use touch controls with fun-packed game-play.

Incredibly detailed 3D graphics, animation, and sound make the experience come alive.

BECOME THE KING

Climb to the top of the leader-board to prove you’re the mightiest crab in the land!

CRAB ‘EM ALL

Collect, upgrade and grow a variety of Crabs. Discover advanced skills and collect unique skins.

WEAPONS GALORE

Find an array of crazy and deadly weaponry to help skew the odds in your favor.

MULTIPLE GAME MODES

Test your worth in the intense PvP game mode, or try PvE for a more friendly time!

REGULAR UPDATES

Look out for new Crabs, skins, maps, special events and games modes in the future.”

iOS Link: https://apps.apple.com/us/app/king-of-crabs/id1354478141

Android Link: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.RobotSquid.KingOfCrabs&hl=en_GB

Company: Robot Squid

Genre: MMORPG

Rated: 9+

Offers in-app Purchases

Gameplay

Become the King of Crabs!

King of Crabs is a survival game where it’s your job to become, well, the king of crabs. When you first enter the game you’re told how to move and attack, apart from that there’s no other tutorial. No warning to watch out for other crabs, no heads up to make sure you eat smaller animals to get bigger. I was very confused at first but after a while, I got used to it and found the game really fun to play.

You need to attack every crab that comes in your sight because if you don’t, then the chances are they’ll kill you. Watch out for larger crabs as you won’t stand a chance next to them and eat smaller animals to get bigger. As you get bigger, the map will zoom out and you will see more of it. This means you’ll be able to plan your next attack strategically.

If you’re killed/eaten, you can use your lives to regenerate in a different spot but you only have so many lives. Once you’re out, you have to pay for more but we’ll get to that.

Graphics

The graphics are nice but the game lagged at times!

As for the graphics, they’re pretty good for the type of game. I found the game to be colorful, well detailed and there weren’t too many buttons on the screen. However, it did lag in places which gives the impression that some updates are needed. I hate lagging so much, it just stresses me out and ruins the gameplay.

Music & Sounds

King of Crabs has no specific music, however, the added sounds fit in really well with the theme of the game. As you play, you can hear waves crashing and once you get closer to other crabs, you can hear attacking and you should probably run or attack them depending on how big they are. When you get hit, there’s a crunching sound and it’s a bit like ASMR to me.

Controls

Control with the left and right buttons!

The controls are really easy to follow. To move, use the d-pad on the left-hand side of the screen or tap and to boost, second touch or double tap on the right-hand side of the screen. As there are only two controls, they’re easy to get used to. However, they are notably harder to use when you first start the game as your crab is a lot smaller than the rest.

The Power of in-app Purchases

Purchase pearls from the store!

At the shop, you can purchase a variety of things.

Pearls

  • 20 pearls for £1.99
  • 50 pearls for £4.99
  • 110 pearls for £9.99
  • 230 pearls for £19.99
  • 600 pearls for £48.99
  • 1300 pearls for £19.99

Coins

You can earn coins by playing the game.

Others

  • Rare hat offer (pirate hat) for 10 pearls
  • Extra lives pack (x50) for 20 pearls
  • Rare crab offer (stone crab) for 20 pearls

The pearls allow you to purchase crabs and you can also win them with a prize-grab which costs 500 coins.

The Verdict

What did you think of King of Crabs?

In conclusion, King of Crabs is a super engaging and fun game to play when you have a few minutes spare, although it can definitely get addictive. The problem with this is that it gets to the point where you run out of lives and you can’t play anymore – how frustrating!

I think my favorite part was the overall aesthetic and sounds in the game – I’m a sucker for the beach and it made me feel so at peace. Of course, removing the fact that I was about to be killed by a crab… very relaxing!

King of Crabs Overall Rating: 3/5

iOS Link: https://apps.apple.com/us/app/king-of-crabs/id1354478141

Android Link: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.RobotSquid.KingOfCrabs&hl=en_GB

Company: Robot Squid

Genre: MMORPG

Rated: 9+

Offers in-app Purchases


About Post Author

By Phoebe Ruberto

Hey! I’m Phoebe and I’m one of the contributors on The Casual App Gamer. I’ve been gaming since the moment I could hold a controller and my first memory was playing Sonic The Hedgehog 2 on the PlayStation 2 with my siblings. Happy gaming and I hope you enjoy the reviews!