Another Crab’s Treasure – Gameplay Guide (Shells, Bosses, Secrets and Tips)

In this guide you will find all the latest information on the game’s walkthrough, achievements, boss battles and secrets, including helpful tips.

Ultimate Guide to Gameplay

Troubleshooting and Settings Part

Issue: Camera keeps pulling up towards the sky

Solution: If you have a gamecube/Nintendo controller then remove the drivers related to them which helped in the meantime. Also you can try to enable steam input for all controllers in the game properties.

Issue: No sound

Solution: it is to disable output devices until you find the one(s) that FMOD doesn’t like.

Issue: Fell into a bottomless pit

Solution: Maybe your “fall damage” is turned off. Turn it back on in the assist settings.

Settings for better performance

Settings i adjusted are:

  • Max Frame Rate – 120 FPS
  • Anistropic filtering – 16x
  • Antialiasing mode – override any application setting.
  • Antialiasing setting – 8x
  • Low Latency Mode – Ultra
  • If your monitor is Gsync compatible make sure its on.
  • Triple buffering – on
  • V-sync – fast

Useful Gameplay Tips and Tricks

  • You can respec attributes, but you need a shark tooth to do so, two can be found in the pawn shop.
  • Blue Fire meter – it’s a status effect that builds up until you’re frightened; status buildup is reduced by your resistance rating and a few different stowaways. It’s like that so you can roll away to avoid it, same as status effects in the souls games.
  • Moveset does change depending on the skill tree selections you make, like a spinning move after a dodge or the ability to slam down with the fork, etc.
  • The weapon itself gains new textures as you upgrade it. The skill tree offers new movesets aswell. However for an exclusive new weapon moveset there is the “hammer” skill tree point where you can use a shell as a hammer.
  • Hooks are used as ammunition for an ability you unlock via skill tree.
  • The melee weapon itself will probably not change, though said skill tree contains abilities expanding its moveset.
  • As you unlock umami powers, you’ll have access to shell spells and to combat abilities that can be obtained from bosess.
  • There’s a setting to disable microplastic loss on death, if it’s that big of a deal to you, just toggle it on and then kill yourself.
  • But by late game the game showers so much microplastics especially if you got fruit stickers on you that its not a big deal if you lose them.

All Shell Locations

With this part of the guide you will obtain Shell Seeker achievement. The rarest achievement in the game.

The Shallows

Soda Can

  • DEF: 30
  • Weight: M
  • A popular shell due to its sturdiness and simplicity. Indecipherable markings line the outside. Fizzle: Releases pressurized air to push enemies away in a cone.

Bottle Cap

  • DEF: 20
  • Weight: S
  • Plastic armor favored by Slacktide’s light infantry.
  • Pop Off: A surprise strike from your shell that launches the enemy in front of you.

Tin Can

  • DEF: 40
  • Weight: M
  • Bonus: +1 RES
  • A sturdier version of the colorful metal shells often worn by young hermits.
  • Shellshock: Transmute your Umami into a bolt of lightning, electrifying your shell.

Shot Glass

  • DEF: 70
  • Weight: S
  • Bonus: +3 ATK
  • Once worn by denizens of The Grove, this shell can withstand seemingly any single hit but quickly falls to pieces afterwards.
  • Shards: Summons retaliatory glass shards that last for as long as you continue to block.

Banana Peel

  • DEF: 10
  • Weight: S
  • A husk of a once-delicious plant, now mostly useful for comedic effect.
  • Munch: Consume some Shell Health to restore Kril’s health.

Party Hat

  • DEF: 20
  • Weight: S
  • Bonus: +2 MSG
  • A colorful paper cone, perhaps once wielded as the tip of a spear.
  • Party Time!: A small blast of confetti that deals damage and interrupts enemies.
  • Pufferfish drops

Coconut

  • DEF: 35
  • Weight: L
  • A fragmented piece of a coconut, its insides long since devoured.
  • Rollout: Roll forward at high speed to cover long distances quickly or smack into your enemies. Slacktide

Teacup

  • DEF: 40
  • Weight: S
  • Intriguing designs line this fragile shell, depicting flora unknown to any land beneath the waves. Morning Buzz: A jolt from a warm beverage that increases attack speed for a short duration.
  • Duchess’ Chambers (After Moon Snail Cave)

New Carcinia

Sauce Nozzle

  • DEF: 25
  • Weight: S
  • Residue if a painful venom lines the outside of this armor.
  • Twist Top: Twist the currents around you to spin a high velocity, damaging any enemy hit by the vortex.
  • Reef’s Edge

Thimble

  • DEF: 40
  • Weight: M
  • Bonus: +1 RES
  • A lightweight shell often equipped by highwaymen seeking to ambush traders on their way to the reefs.
  • Fortify: Grants your shell invincibility from the next three hits it blocks.
  • Reef’s Edge

Tennis Ball

  • DEF: 35
  • Weight: M
  • A soft, bright hemisphere, perhaps designed to imitate marimo.
  • Rollout: Roll forward at high speed to cover long distances quickly or smack into your enemies. Reef’s Edge

F

  • DEF: 30
  • Weight: S
  • Bonus: +2 ATK
  • A token in support of New Carcinia’s military, intended to pay one’s respects to fallen soldiers. Pop Off: A surprise strike from your shell that launches the enemy in front of you.
  • Above Shellfish Desires

Flotsam Vale

Bebop Cup

  • DEF: 25
  • Weight: S
  • Bonus: +3 ATK
  • While less sturdy than its plastic counterparts, this shell’s trendy design makes it well sough-after in the reef.
  • Juggernaut: For a brief duration, withstand all interrupts and knockdowns from enemy attacks, even while not blocking.

Salt Shaker

  • DEF: 10
  • Weight: S
  • Bonus: +3 ATK
  • +3 MSG
  • When emptied into the ocean, the substance in this container dissolves, with seemingly no effect. Shards: Summons retaliatory glass shards that last for as long as you continue to block.

Coffee Pod

  • DEF: 25
  • Weight: S
  • A seemingly ridiculous vessel that once contained a powerful elixir.
  • Morning Buzz: A jolt from a warm beverage that increases attack speed for a short duration.

LEGAL Brick

  • DEF: 25
  • Weight: S
  • Placed to defend against invading footmen, stepping on this trap causes unbearable pain to larger creatures.
  • Pop Off: A surprise strike from your shell that launches the enemy in front of you.

Spring

  • DEF: 25
  • Weight: M
  • A worm that has been turned to metal by some sort of dark magic.
  • Pop Off: A surprise strike from your shell that launches the enemy in front of you.

Shotgun Shell

  • DEF: 40
  • Weight: S
  • Bonus: +3 ATK
  • This tube emits an alien smell. Perhaps it held spiritual significance.
  • Bombs Away!: Eject upwards from your shell and detonate it, dealing massive damage to enemies in the blast radius.

Rubber Duck

  • DEF: 35
  • Weight: S
  • Bonus: +2 MSG
  • A cruel pastiche of a once-proud race of creatures.
  • Decoy: Abandons your shell and causes enemies to attack it instead for a brief time.

Boxing Glove

  • DEF: 25
  • Weight: L
  • Bonus: +5 ATK
  • Despite its softness, this material can take quite a punch without yielding.
  • Squash: Leap into the air, dealing heavy damage to any enemies beneath as you slam back down.

Cardboard Box

  • DEF: 20
  • Weight: L A flimsy, easily destroyed shell, but better than nothing in a pinch.
  • Smokescreen: Your Umami becomes a dense cloud of ink that causes enemies to lose track of you.

Tissue Box

  • DEF: 25
  • Weight: M
  • Bonus: +3 RES
  • A flimsy paper cube that barely passes for protection. Its forger must have been a cheapskate or a fool. Cleanse: Scrubs away all negative status effects and heals you slightly.

Dumptruck

  • DEF: 25
  • Weight: L
  • A replica of a terrifying colossus from beyond the waves, responsible for the destruction of many kingdoms.
  • Rollout: Roll forward at high speed to cover long distances quickly or smack into your enemies.
  • At the very end of the level, just before Voltai’s boss fight.

Ink Cartridge

  • DEF: 25
  • Weight: S
  • Bonus: +5 MSG
  • A blocky device meant to artificially imitate a squid’s stealth abilities.
  • Smokescreen: Your Umami becomes a dense cloud of ink that causes enemies to lose track of you.

Plug Fuse

  • DEF: 30
  • Weight: M
  • Bonus: +5 RES
  • A mysterious artifact required for certain electric devices to function.
  • Shellshock: Transmute your Umami into a bolt of lightning, electrifying your shell.

Mantis Shrimp Boss

I beat him through normal gameplay, no gun… Didn’t parry any attacks either.

For his teleport attack he has two variations:

  1. The variation that happens during the sandstorm.
  2. The variation that happens with no sandstorm.

For variation one, you dodge to the left or right as soon as he appears.

For variation two, you dodge to the left or right a few moments after he appears (need to get the timing down) If you dodge at the wrong time, you won’t have enough recovery time to time the dodge correctly the second time.

Now his other attacks

  1. His attack where he stands up straight then does some sort of combo punch followed by a big punch after:

As soon as he stands up, dodge backwards, then you will need to dodge back 1-2 more times after. Once you get the timing down, you can do the last dodge diagonally to his side to get an attack in.

  1. His attack where he punches two times in a row in a cleaving motion

For this one you want to dodge backwards for the first hit, then diagonally towards him for the second hit (to get an attack in)

He might have a 3rd attack but I don’t recall what it is.

The big thing about this boss he requires patience, since he is so fast, you only get one to two good strikes in per opening. I used the Party Hat shell because the shotgun blast is very very strong.

I had way more trouble with the The Consortium and his gimmick because basically any attack he hit me with (except gun blast aoe) killed me instantly… I had to beat The Consortium flawlessly without taking any hits.

Pagurus the Ravenous Secret

There is a prawn stuck in a bong somewhere in Roland’s Junk Area. If you free him from the bong using the mantis punch ability he will tell you a juicy secret. The secret being Pagurus, the guardian of the sands between, is in fact allergic to bananas.

Honestly I thought the game was gas lighting me like “haha funny npc” but no. I tried this myself unfortunately not recording gameplay, but it was true! While wearing the banana shell and getting hit by Pagurus’s unblockable attack (the red one) he will swallow your banana shell.

This deals 3/4ths of his health. If you have the ability to turn your shell into a hammer you can store an extra banana on you to kill him completely.

Lamprey+ Location

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Egor Opleuha, also known as Juzzzie, is the Editor-in-Chief of Gameplay Tips. He is a writer with more than 12 years of experience in writing and editing online content. His favorite game was and still is the third part of the legendary Heroes of Might and Magic saga. He prefers to spend all his free time playing retro games and new indie games.

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