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Claw (Windows)

Claw Screenshots

Windows version

Claw Windows Title screen

Title screen

Claw Windows Main menu

Main menu

Claw Windows The intro is magnificent, setting the mood perfectly...

The intro is magnificent, setting the mood perfectly...

Claw Windows ...introducing our intrepid hero sneaking on a comically-looking cat pirate with a parrot on his shoulder...

...introducing our intrepid hero sneaking on a comically-looking cat pirate with a parrot on his shoulder...

Claw Windows ...and eventually showing the feline adventurer getting captured by an elegant dog nobleman

...and eventually showing the feline adventurer getting captured by an elegant dog nobleman

Claw Windows First stage: comical animation of an enemy

First stage: comical animation of an enemy

Claw Windows Big trouble early in the game

Big trouble early in the game

Claw Windows Move, you mutt!.. He is guarding the checkpoint; and he just shot me in the head!..

Move, you mutt!.. He is guarding the checkpoint; and he just shot me in the head!..

Claw Windows This unlucky dog is no doubt contemplating an early retirement

This unlucky dog is no doubt contemplating an early retirement

Claw Windows Swordfighting with your arch-enemy Le Raux - and that is only the game's first boss enemy!..

Swordfighting with your arch-enemy Le Raux - and that is only the game's first boss enemy!..

Claw Windows Check out the body slam!..

Check out the body slam!..

Claw Windows A single cat versus a gang of thieves. Not good odds

A single cat versus a gang of thieves. Not good odds

Claw Windows Animated cutscenes appear after every two levels. Mounted dog guards pursue Claw!..

Animated cutscenes appear after every two levels. Mounted dog guards pursue Claw!..

Claw Windows The second boss is a bitch!!.. No, seriously, quite literally!.. ... ... Sorry, I just had to have such a caption

The second boss is a bitch!!.. No, seriously, quite literally!.. ... ... Sorry, I just had to have such a caption

Claw Windows Wonderful cutscene showing the city Puerto Lobo...

Wonderful cutscene showing the city Puerto Lobo...

Claw Windows The two city stages are among the most beautiful ones in the game. Lovely backgrounds, birds are flying, wolf guards waiting below...

The two city stages are among the most beautiful ones in the game. Lovely backgrounds, birds are flying, wolf guards waiting below...

Claw Windows City streets continue. Treasure hanging in the air, nice stony walls, and an enemy comically paying his respects to the statue

City streets continue. Treasure hanging in the air, nice stony walls, and an enemy comically paying his respects to the statue

Claw Windows After each regular ("boss-less") stage, a map segment is added and displayed

After each regular ("boss-less") stage, a map segment is added and displayed

Claw Windows Climbing a cat cage

Climbing a cat cage

Claw Windows Spectacular city center level. Dueling a regular, yet fearsome-looking enemy

Spectacular city center level. Dueling a regular, yet fearsome-looking enemy

Claw Windows Note the detail: silhouettes of shaving dogs appear in the window!..

Note the detail: silhouettes of shaving dogs appear in the window!..

Claw Windows This sword icon can mean only one thing: we are nearing a boss battle!

This sword icon can mean only one thing: we are nearing a boss battle!

Claw Windows A hilarious movie in the middle of the game depicting a tavern, complete with dog sailors, dog musicians, and even dog whores!..

A hilarious movie in the middle of the game depicting a tavern, complete with dog sailors, dog musicians, and even dog whores!..

Claw Windows Completing boss levels adds amulets to your collection

Completing boss levels adds amulets to your collection

Claw Windows Beautiful, moody level in the docks

Beautiful, moody level in the docks

Claw Windows Err... "dog hug"?.. The arrow points to your destination

Err... "dog hug"?.. The arrow points to your destination

Claw Windows Jumping in an empty space. Just admiring the beautiful background with ships

Jumping in an empty space. Just admiring the beautiful background with ships

Claw Windows Boarding a ship

Boarding a ship

Claw Windows Swinging on ropes would be much easier if cats had opposable thumbs

Swinging on ropes would be much easier if cats had opposable thumbs

Claw Windows Successfully captured a ship

Successfully captured a ship

Claw Windows This boss is apparently concerned about his appearance. He still shoots at me from the canon below, and throws random stuff at me

This boss is apparently concerned about his appearance. He still shoots at me from the canon below, and throws random stuff at me

Claw Windows Pirate caves. New, tougher enemies keep appearing. I've been shot...

Pirate caves. New, tougher enemies keep appearing. I've been shot...

Claw Windows Ouch, be careful where you swing that thing!

Ouch, be careful where you swing that thing!

Claw Windows Typical Claw situation: treasure, disappearing platforms, deadly spikes below, and a clueless, yet dangerous enemy standing opposite me

Typical Claw situation: treasure, disappearing platforms, deadly spikes below, and a clueless, yet dangerous enemy standing opposite me

Claw Windows If the water's shallow enough, you can wade across it

If the water's shallow enough, you can wade across it

Claw Windows Mercats are dangerous opponents

Mercats are dangerous opponents

Claw Windows The sirens will sing to hurt you! No, really!..

The sirens will sing to hurt you! No, really!..

Claw Windows Wading through water and meeting angry fish!..

Wading through water and meeting angry fish!..

Claw Windows Captured by a giant squid. Looks like a quiet day at the office

Captured by a giant squid. Looks like a quiet day at the office

Claw Windows Lush backgrounds - but what you see in front of you is unfair: how can you jump so precisely as to avoid those rapidly popping spikes?..

Lush backgrounds - but what you see in front of you is unfair: how can you jump so precisely as to avoid those rapidly popping spikes?..

Claw Windows The penultimate boss of the game. He is very tough - but wait till you meet the final one...

The penultimate boss of the game. He is very tough - but wait till you meet the final one...

Claw Windows The final stage of the game begins. It is insanely difficult

The final stage of the game begins. It is insanely difficult

Claw Windows Using an invisibility potion to sneak past a pair of tigers

Using an invisibility potion to sneak past a pair of tigers