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A Case of the Crabs! (Windows)

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A salesman enters the office of private detective Nick Bounty and is stabbed to death right in the beginning of the story. The killer escapes without being seen and it's on Nick to start investigating. The only clue is, that the man was obviously selling crabs...

A Case of the Crabs! is a humorous freeware adventure with black-and-white graphics and film noir atmosphere. Players control Nick Bounty via six verbs, which are placed at the bottom of the screen and allow commands such as "look", "talk" or "use". Most puzzles are of the traditional, object-based kind. The game features a soundtrack and voice actors.


A Case of the Crabs! Windows Title screen
A Case of the Crabs! Windows Talking to a dock worker.
A Case of the Crabs! Windows As long as the rat disturbs him, this guy won't talk.
A Case of the Crabs! Windows A corpse and a crab - this is how the game begins.

Alternate Titles

  • "A Tale of Murder, Counterfiting, and Shellfish in "film noir" style" -- English title with tagline

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Abandonia Reloaded Nov 19, 2005 4.5 out of 5 90 Mar 28, 2006 84 out of 100 84
Hrej! Nov 08, 2005 7 out of 10 70
Just Adventure Jun 11, 2004 C+ 58


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