Crab Dub Review

by | Jan 21, 2017

A Sea Snell and an Underwater Rhino Wage War Against an Evil Taco

My subtitle isn’t something clever or a reference this time, that is just the actual store of Crab Dub. Literally, nothing about this game makes sense but that is kind of the draw of it.

That and it costs a dollars (less on sale).

Crab Dub
Steam Page
Developer:
Anatoliy Loginovskikh
Publisher:
Sometimes You
Release:
January 19, 2017
Price:
$0.99
Rig:
Intel i7-3930K @ 3.20 GHz
32GB DDR3 RAM
EVGA GeForce GTX 980

For a game that can be completed 100 percent in under an hour, Crab Dub is rather diverse. The game is split up into three very different sections. The first section is a platformer that has you finding underwater cats while shooting things before finding the exit of the level to advance. The second is you floating up a test tube on a duck while clicking falling objects and tossing goop into the air to destroy giant apples. The third section is in space where you’re once again finding those cats and getting to the exit, only this time you can continuously jump and die in one hit.

The platforming section is the tightest and most fun, as well as the lengthiest. The gunplay is rather pointless as you’re never required to shoot anything (although you can) as it seems it is just there for laughs.

While not side-splittingly funny, the overall attitude and character of the game is cute and smile worthy. I mean, a rhino that sits at a desk like a human and smokes a bubble pipe underwater? That is some Rocko’s Modern Life or Spongebob shit, and I love it.

The second section where you’re just going left and right on a duck and clicking projectiles is annoying and tedious. It isn’t really difficult, just dull and long. While the third section isn’t nearly as polished or difficult as the others once you realize you can skirt on the edge of the map to be safe from most all hazards.

While short (took me 53 minutes from start to finish, which included getting most achievements) Crab Dub is worth the asking price. Fun, cute, silly, and colorful, all things I’m a sucker for in the current gaming climate of colorless ultra realism.

“a rhino that sits at a desk like a human and smokes a bubble pipe underwater? … I love it.”

Score: 85/100

[A copy of the game was provided by the developer or publisher for the purpose of this review.]

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