Flash of the Day! – Craqua


Genre: Shoot-em-up

Rating: 4/5

Publisher: Gimme5Games

This pelagic little title, while arguably being standard shoot-em-up fair, brings an unprecedented level of ‘WTF is going on here’ style of cute to the genre, which in my eyes, never goes astray.

Craqua’s art direction reminds me of the work of McCarty PhotoWorks, in that you don’t particularly understand what’s going on, but you want to stick around for exactly that reason. The little effects such as the floating of the score, health and powerup HUD or the calming Hawaiian soundtrack also add a cute little touch to this nautical shooter.


Yes, you play as a crab. Yes, by some freak of nature said crab can shoot lasers out of his, at most, six claws. So why are you still around asking stupid questions then? CRAB! SIX-CLAWS! Whats not to love.

It has the age old genre staples of powerups which are represented by stars here, levelling up to 10 which sees our little crab friend shooting lasers out of his mutant appendages like Rambo on crack (which probably wouldn’t be too far off given the subliminal messaging in the title).

You are protector of the seafloor for some odd reason, as you don’t appear to have any legs, but at any rate if any of those fishy fiends reach the bottom you’re losing health as a result. But do not fret! Your foes are packed to the gills with powerup stars, health hearts and general score markers.

Flash shoot-em-ups are rather generic these days but why the hell fix what ain’t broke? This cute little title is a great way to kill a couple of minutes whilst you get the one-up on your greatest subconscious fear: SnM fish.

SnM Fish

You sick BASTARD!!

Related posts:

  1. Flash of the Day! – Gibbets 2
  2. Flash of the Day! – Age of War 2
  3. Flash of the Day! – The Gravity Game


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7 Comments on "Flash of the Day! – Craqua"

  1. Schism June 3, 2010 at 11:20 am -

    Fuck Mr. Nothing was hard

  2. Chris June 3, 2010 at 11:45 am -

    Best. Game. Ever.

  3. Procraster June 3, 2010 at 1:37 pm -

    Thanks for doing the hard work for me today. Would have never found this game had you not posted it. If you want you can always submit game ideas to me by email or tumblr if you want me to review them. Great Job though, couldn’t have done it better myself

  4. Lilwayne June 3, 2010 at 11:34 pm -


  5. Schism June 4, 2010 at 2:25 am -

    he so was hard for you

  6. Lilwayne June 4, 2010 at 6:18 pm -

    I lost first time, coz i was low on health, but i raped him 2nd time. i made him lick the wrapper

  7. Combat Games February 25, 2011 at 3:46 am -

    Very nice… I’d like to put this game on my sites, if I could…

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