Captain Claw Demo
The myth of the one-legged pirates that are always on the lookout for treasure is definitely one of the greatest sea stories, especially in the case of supposedly legendary pirates, who plundered everything in sight and hidden all the gold on a deserted island, right under the X sign. This happens to be the story of the game at hand as well, since the main character is one of these famous pirates and he is on the lookout for an ancient and powerful artifact.
A humorous plot riddled with puns
Right from the bat, it becomes quite clear that Captain Claw is all about fun, especially when you first get into the game and see that the main character is a cat by the name of Captain Nathaniel Joseph Claw. In addition, beside the must-have captain hat and uniform, he also has a parrot around with him from time to time, which completes the classic pirate look down to the last detail.
The back story revolves around the fact that the captain is caught and imprisoned by the Cocker-Spaniards, who, as the name clearly implies, are actually a breed of dogs. Naturally, the Spaniards decide that Claw must die, but he manages to make an escape a day before the execution. In his cell, however, he finds a hidden map that supposedly leads to the Amulet of Nine Lives, a powerful rune that can make the wearer immortal.
Classic platformer gameplay and mechanics
As far as the gameplay is concerned, Captain Claw uses a basic 2D engine and a classic sidescrolling interface to render the captain's adventure, which means that the action's all about jumping over obstacles, defeating enemies and avoiding the numerous traps scattered around the levels. Naturally, boss fights are present as well and they require much more concentration in order to pull off.
While the 2D perspective does not allow for too much detail when it comes to character animation and object modeling, the environments are very nicely drawn and they range from lush jungle forests, to castles and dungeons. Obviously, each location comes with its own specific threats and obstacles, but none of them are a match for the mighty Claw.
An addictive game that quickly gets under your skin
In the end, Captain Claw's adventure should put a smile on everyone's faces, especially since the story is filled with puns, funny events and various other humorous situations that make the game incredibly addictive. Moreover, the platformer mechanics are easy to learn, but hard to master, which means that you'll definitely run into some trouble toward the end of the game.