Mr. Crab Review – Another Doodle Jump Wannabe But With A Twist

On June 20, 2013

App Type: Uncategorized

Mr. Crab Review – Another Doodle Jump Wannabe But With A Twist

Our rating:

By: Illusion Labs

Version #: 1.1.1

Date Released: 2013-05-08

Developer: Illusion Labs

Price: 1.99

User Rating:

We’ve all played Doodle Jump back in the day when iOS devices first hit the market. It was a pioneer in iOS games and one that quickly rose to much popularity. Cute graphics, and a simple game play system that merely involved advancing upwards? It was no wonder the concept was such a hit. Needless to say, clones of the genre quickly spawned and here we have on our hands another game attempting to join the fray.

Mr. Crab, a seemingly random name for an equally random game. Gameplay involves moving vertically upwards, dodging obstacles and collecting bonuses. Sounds cliche enough?

Thankfully the game adds in a significant difference to set itself apart from its competition and add a flair of uniqueness to it. For one, instead of an automatically bouncing character, players have to control and time their jumps by tapping on the screens of their devices. Also, instead of using the accelerometer to tilt the character around, the game features multiple stages of spiraling towers that rotate automatically for the player to jump around on. A novel concept, indeed.

I must say I did enjoy myself playing this game as compared to the numerous other clones out on the App Store.

However, the game does raise a few eyebrows with the choice of level designs. With an app name like Mr. Crab, one would expect an oceanic based theme to stay constant throughout the game. Granted yes, the game did have a few aquatic themed stages, but it left me wondering what a crab would be doing trying to scale a forest. I didn’t like the 3D based graphics than made the game rather difficult to navigate around, and if that was the intent of the developers to make levels harder to complete then I must say they did their jobs well.

All in all, for $1.99, there are many different other apps out there available for a  lower price or even free that place better in the terms of gameplay. However, Mr. Crab is still great nonetheless and I would recommend it to those who have the extra cash.

Quick Take


Would I Buy Again:Yes

Learning Curve:Easy. Just tap and time.

Who Is It For:Casual gamers

What I Like:The spiraling towers

What I Don't Like:The price is a little steep for such a casual game

Final Statement:I've never actually seen a crab jump in real life.

Read the Developer's Notes:
Join Mr. Crab on his greatest adventure!

Mr. Crab is a super fast arcade game with a twist. Take control of Mr. Crab and jump your way to the top, rescuing as many baby crabs as possible.

Just tap on your screen to jump and climb to reach the top of the ever-spinning tower. But be aware, there are some foul enemies that will do anything to stop you.

Timing is everything
In Mr. Crab. you´ll need to use all your timing and quick thinking to get three stars on every level.

44 challenging levels to unlock
You will find different levels, like Beach Party, Ice Climber and Temple of boom. Will you master them all?

Meet, defeat or avoid enemies
Encounter new enemies in every level. Say hello to Blowfish Bob, Bernard the bat or The scorpion King… if you dare.
It´s up to you how will take care of the enemies, avoid them or defeat them…. otherwise they will defeat you.

Game Features
•Super fast & fun adventurous game at its best
•Face 8 foul bosses
•Run, jump, climb through over 40 levels in different worlds
•Meet & defeat the giant bosses
•Universal: Works on iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch
•Stunning 3D graphics

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A water polo player from Singapore, Wei Jie devotes most of his time to training. However, when he's not occupied by water training or pushing himself in the gym, expect to see him squinting at his iPhone testing out new apps.

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