Tips for Players
How to unlock crabs / rare crabs
The answer is simply - pay or play.
How to win a game
The idea is to kill & eat other crabs and animals (also bananas, coconuts, etc) to grow in size. Then, as you get bigger, you can attack more powerful enemies. You get points for everything and it's point that make you rise through the leaderboard - whoever is #1 is the King! Until they die or quit. There's no real 'win' in the main game mode.
What is the best crab for starters
The first 'Brown Crab' is actually quite good. Because it has unlimited boosts special, you can pick your fight, for example..
- Against AI: Find weaker opponent, wait until they lower their health fighting each other.
- Against bigger opponents: evade, find and stack similar weapons + shield.
- Against different league crabs (Robot/Alien/Coconut): find friend.
Save the special when you're in trouble, or when you need to get an extra power for the final blow.
Note: Elbow crab has one awesome PVP attack.
About size and level
If crabs levelled up and/or have equipment (weapons, shields) then things can get a bit hairy! They can also be using powerups and whatnot - lots more than just size. Size just = health, really. And status.
Also the bigger you are, the faster your HP drains, so you need to keep eating to survive.
The deal with player hermit crabs
Keep hitting him to rebuild up your SP and stamina. When you're at full, bait him out of it by "walking away". You have an advantage because when he turns off his Sp super, he has none and you have yours back at full and proceed to wreck him.
Hermit crabs are very easy to deal with but they are time consuming and frustrating. Be careful not to retaliate if a nearby bigger crab is going to kill you while you're killing the hermit.
Crab level equals to starting size
If you have an Crab on level 20, you start with 20% size. Nothing more or less.
You would need to implement an special "power level" gauge, which shows how many stat points, skill points and what their hat level is, if you want to know how strong/weak someone else is, which is just an cluster of information if you want it displayed while you play.
About speed stat
The speed stat increases only movement speed not attack speed.
About skill points
Skill points work on all crabs, only stat points are for a single crab only and they do not transfer (if you get blue crab skill points you can not use them for brown crab, for example).
You can save them or use them, they are more or less uncommon, but you should get a few from leveling your rank.