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WINNER of Australian Game Developer Awards 2013


“I’ve always wanted to be a giant space crab.” - Gabe Newell

“The controls are perfect.” - Touch Arcade

"It’s immediately obvious, and incredibly hilarious." — WIRED

"The crab smiled, the music and action picked right back up again, and I was hooked." — Pocket Gamer, 9/10

"Man, this game is good." — Touch Arcade, 4.5 STARS

"It’s a wonderful dose of originality." — 148Apps, 4.5 STARS

"It may be the most innovative game in the App Store." — Apple'N'Apps, 4/5


Australian Game Developer Awards 2013 - Innovation Award
Australian Game Developer Awards 2013 - Excellence in Design Award


Once, every hundred years, Crabitron descends upon the civilized galaxy to teach humanity a brutal lesson — to stop eating his delicious crustacean brothers.

Humanity never learns. It's time for their lesson.


A lovingly crafted game about destroying the universe as a Giant Space Crab.

• Touch, pinch, and fling your claws to cause destruction
• Battle against waves of enemies, including sharks with frickin’ lasers
• Gobble Burgers of Power, burp fireballs and suck in everything
• Snap, crush and ruin everyone’s day... or life
• The world's most realistic Giant Space Crab simulation

What’s New

Version 1.0.19

Crabitron is back with an additional 32 bits!

- Removed space barnacles
- Updated to support 64 bit devices.
- Removed Facebook integration

Ratings and Reviews

4.4 out of 5
65 Ratings

65 Ratings

Supergrapes ,

App will not work with IOS 11

This is my second favorite game on my iPad, but now you need to update it. I have had great fun playing with friends and family, but now I can’t ever play again unless you update it. I hope that you have enough time to dedicate to this project.

Feanas ,


Hi! I'm writing a review, and I usually don't do that, but this is an exception. I really love this game, and have fully upgraded my crab, and I want more. I restarted it on my new iPad after, well, that. I feel like this review is going no where, but I just want more stuff! The game lost its edge after I fully upgraded it, because I knew I wasn't getting anywhere after that. If there were more and different upgrades added, and some other things, I would greatly appreciate it. I'd love to have different crabs with varying abilities, and mor upgrades to the crab. You would upgrade each crab individually, and each crab would be better and harder to get than the last. Give them interesting and funny names and "personalities." You could add things like magnetic claws and more powerful claw upgrades, and have unique upgrades for different crabs. I see so much more potential for a massively amazing game, and it's just sitting there gathering dust! Also, I think you should be able to switch out your hand for a blaster or something.

yejshjssnwjs ,

Awesome game but...

Ok so hear me out it is an awwwwwwwwwssssssome game but the controls are really annoying please fix it also the invaders come way to fast so I don’t have a chance to do anything and my crab keeps getting its claws stuck plus I can only play for a few seconds and then it crashes for no reason please fix all of this and if you do maybe I won’t sue you guys ok 😟😠😟😠😠😠😠😠😠😠😠😟 also I want more characters like a robot Crabitron or an upgrade for bigger claws or a boss that is your clone and an ending where you take over the world or something or different maps or a leg upgrade so you can walk in the game but please please please please add better controls and if you don’t I will sue you.


Two Lives Left
94.3 MB

Requires iOS 8.0 or later. Compatible with iPad.



Age Rating
Infrequent/Mild Profanity or Crude Humor
Infrequent/Mild Cartoon or Fantasy Violence
In-App Purchases
  1. Coin Tripler $4.99
  2. Double Coin Paradoxer $2.99


  • Game Center

    Challenge friends and check leaderboards and achievements.

  • Family Sharing

    With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.

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