Crab Attack achievement in Gunstar Heroes

Crab Attack

Defeat Crab Force in the Underground Mine.

Crab Attack0
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How to unlock the Crab Attack achievement

  • JayourJayour1,039,610
    30 Nov 2010 11 Dec 2010 30 Nov 2018
    35 2 8
    This achievement is easy enough, you'll unlock it by defeating the final boss of the second level, you'll come to find that in Gunstar Heroes you're able to almost mindlessly run through the levels holding down the fire button.

    The only catch is that the final boss of this level is can transform into 7 different bosses, which means unless you're playing on the Hard mode you're gonna have to hope he transforms into "Crab Force", I actually managed to get him to appear on Easy mode using a very easy method. Once the level starts proceed through it fighting the enemies on the train until you reach what looks to be the front of it, you'll know it's the right section because there's an enemy in there wearing red. Start making saves every couple of seconds here while you tackle this part of the level because the boss is next up, doing this will mean that if you don't get "Crab Force" to appear you can quit out and then load up your game right where you were, just keep doing this until you get him to appear, just make sure you make the save before the game warns you that the boss is incoming.

    Once you get him to appear make a new save, that way if you die you can just reload and keep trying until you beat him, he's easy enough, I just got semi-close and took him down in no time at all using the flamethrower.

    Lastly, the only thing that really matters is which weapon you choose to use, I'd recommend either the homing bullets (the small green arrows) or the flamethrower weapons, the homing bullets will take out enemies without you having to aim in their direction constantly while the flamethrower inflicts the most damage, you also have the ability so save whenever you want, make good use of that!

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    AbyssalOrc33The video is no longer available.
    Posted by AbyssalOrc33 on 27 Nov 18 at 06:32
    OFUNBlackI reloaded around 20 times until I finally got the crab roll
    Posted by OFUNBlack on 25 Dec 19 at 20:10
    Ar0nP1aYz05I got extremely lucky, I was just playing the game, got the Crab first try without even knowing this was an achievement!
    Posted by Ar0nP1aYz05 on 04 Jul 20 at 12:45
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  • ArkzeinArkzein400,340
    10 Jun 2009 11 Jun 2009 19 Jun 2009
    27 1 4
    This boss has seven possible forms, however on easy only three of them appear, yet 5 appear on normal giving you a better chance of facing the crab form. (All 7 appear on Hard however the boss becomes tricky on the hardest two settings) It's one of the harder forms as timing your jumps and where to stand can be awkward.

    The first type of attack will send blocks along the upper or lower portion of the screen that rise to walls which can only be avoided if you are on the other side. Quickly double jump to move to the opposite side that they appear on.

    The next attack sens balls of light diagonally across the screen. Either stay on the side that they appear (ie if the upper portion of the crab generates a shot it will hit the lower portion) or move so that the ball doesn't hit you (they strike the same position each time)

    The final attack sees mines laid down on both lower and upper portions of the map. These you can simply jump over and are the easiest to avoid.
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    BuckswanaEasiest way to get this is to play on easy and save right before the boss encounter. If you don't get the crab form as one of the 3, then exit and reload, and try again. Might take a few tries, but it does come up, since this is how I did it. I actually found this to be one of the easier forms once you know it's attacks.
    Posted by Buckswana on 10 Jul 09 at 13:09
    porschephiliacI have a save just before the battle on both Easy and Normal, and I have tried several, several times on each one, and the crab has never shown up. Does it matter which color you are, what weapon you have, or how much health you've earned? Seriously, this is driving me nuts - the last one I need to finish the game!
    Posted by porschephiliac on 26 Jul 09 at 07:09
    B8TINGUI concure. Save right after you blow up the train! I did that only took me 3 tries as red, and I used the super homing bullets too. I played a few more times and sure enough the Crab always comes out third.
    Posted by B8TINGU on 26 Sep 11 at 01:03
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