Cave Crawler Guide (Controls, Items, Environment, Bosses, Achievements, etc)

This Guide will go over everything i have found throughout the Game. The Guide will go over Achievements, Strategies, and other Random Information about the Game

 

The Basics

In this game you have to beat the previous level in order to have the ability to play the next level, starting with the tutorial.


Once you start the tutorial you are shown these set of easy to understand controls.

W / Spacebar / C / Arrow Key Up = Jump
D / Arrow Key Right = Right Walk
A / Arrow Key Left = Left Walk
Left Mouse Button / X = Shoot

Note: These controls I have listed are only the ones for PC, not the controller ones.

Options

In the options setting, there are five things you can control.

  1. Game sounds
  2. Music
  3. Bloom
  4. Fullscreen
  5. Show cursor

The Game Sound and Music Slider are easy enough to understand, they just change how loud each is.

The Bloom setting changes pretty much the whole game by adding a glowy effect to Everything.

With Bloom

Without Bloom

The Fullscreen option is pretty obvious as to what it does.

Last there is Show Cursor which makes your cursor visible. (wow who would of though)
Note: Cursor is not needed at all to play the game, only the Left Mouse Button.

Items/Pickups

Point Orb


Description

Found throughout almost all Levels
When collected give you +10 points to your score

Health Orb


Description

Only found about once per level
When collected will increase your Health by +1

Environment/Obstacles

Lava Pits


Description

Found in literally every level
High in danger
Insta-kill when you fall in

Spike Block


Description

Found pretty much everywhere
Acts as a normal block but deals one damage if you touch it
Is able to be shot through to kill enemies in tricky spots
Will not harm enemies


Falling Spike


Description

when approaching will show red particles around it to notify you of it
when it falls on the player it will deal one damage

End Point


Description

Is at the end of every level
When touched will finish the level and unlock the next one (if there is one to be unlocked)

Enemies + Boss

Crab


Description

Most common enemy
Walks on the floor at a pretty slow pace
When killed will give the player 100 points (sometimes 200)
Will only turn around when hits an object with collision
Will fall in lava if able
If touched will deal one damage to the player
Takes 3 shots to kill

Bat


Description

A sorta common enemy
Moves in a diagonal pattern
When killed will give the player 120 points
Will die if touches lava
If touched will deal one damage to the player
Takes 2 shots to kill


Monster Hand


Description

Is found in the ground
When you get close to it red particles appear notifying you of it
When you get close to it it will sprout from the ground (goes back in ground if you go away)
When killed will give the player 450 points
If touched will deal one damage to the player
Takes 3 shots to kill

Turret


Description

A pretty uncommon but bothersome Enemy
Is stationary
Always aims at the player
Shoots bullets every so often at the player
If bullet is touched it will deal one damage to the player
When killed will give the player 550 points
Takes 4 shots to kill (some are invincible and cannot be killed)

Boss


Description

Is only accessible in level 5
Has a sort of turret on its face that is constantly shooting at you (same fire rate as turret)
Has a stomp attack which moves him closer to you
When killed will give the player 2000 points
Takes 20 shots to kill

Tutorial

Difficulty: Easy
Point Orbs: Yes
Health Orbs: Yes
Spike Blocks: Yes
Lava: Yes
Crabs: Yes
Bats: No
Falling Spikes: No
Turrets: No
Monster Hand: No

Max amount of points obtainable: 190

Analysis
The level is called the tutorial so it should be easy. Just make sure you understand your jumps well and make sure when you come to the first crab you shoot through the spike blocks to kill it

Achievement earned when beating this level:

Level 1

Difficulty: Easy
Point Orbs: Yes
Health Orbs: Yes
Spike Blocks: Yes
Lava: Yes
Crabs: Yes
Bats: No
Falling Spikes: No
Turrets: No
Monster Hand: No

Max amount of points obtainable: 1380

Analysis
No new elements added yet so the only real problem you can face is falling in lava or maybe the crabs. so just make sure you time your jumps well and get used to the sliding that happens.

Achievement earned when beating this level:

Level 2

Difficulty: Medium
Point Orbs: Yes
Health Orbs: Yes
Spike Blocks: Yes
Lava: Yes
Crabs: Yes
Bats: No
Falling Spikes: Yes
Turrets: No
Monster Hand: No

Max amount of points obtainable: 860

Analysis
Now we see the addition of the falling spikes. Just make sure you are always wary of the ceiling when going for a series of jumps. you can also time it so you can jump right over a falling spike when it falls so you lose no speed.

Achievement earned when beating this level:

Level 3

Difficulty: Medium
Point Orbs: Yes
Health Orbs: Yes
Spike Blocks: Yes
Lava: Yes
Crabs: Yes
Bats: Yes
Falling Spikes: Yes
Turrets: No
Monster Hand: Yes

Max amount of points obtainable: 4840

Analysis
Now we have two new obstacles, Bats and Monster Hands. Bats are pretty easy to dodge, just don’t be too reckless around them, and for Monster Hands always be cautious of the ground because they can very easily disguise as grass.

Achievement earned when beating this level:

Level 4

Difficulty: Medium/Hard
Point Orbs: Yes
Health Orbs: Yes
Spike Blocks: Yes
Lava: Yes
Crabs: Yes
Bats: Yes
Falling Spikes: Yes
Turrets: Yes
Monster Hand: Yes

Max amount of points obtainable: 3390
Note: There are two point orbs that if you collect one, you cannot collect the other, leaving a hypothetical score of 3400

Analysis
Now we have turrets. There is only one turret in the game that you can actually kill, which is the first one you encounter that is on the floor, all the rest are invincible (From what I have attempted). The turrets bullets are pretty slow so you can easily jump over them if you time it right.

Achievement earned when beating this level:

Level 5

Difficulty: Hard
Point Orbs: No
Health Orbs: No
Spike Blocks: Yes
Lava: Yes
Crabs: No
Bats: No
Falling Spikes: Yes
Turrets: No
Monster Hand: No
BOSS: Indeed

Max amount of points obtainable: 2000

Analysis
there is no real threat other than the boss in this level. here are some strategies for beating him

  • Make sure you hold down your shoot button, this will allow you to get a lot of shots on him quickly.
  • Stay as far away as possible
  • If he is very close to you, time your jumps to he tries to shoot you while you are in the air

Achievement earned when beating this level:

Bonus Level

Difficulty: Hard
Point Orbs: Yes
Health Orbs: Yes
Spike Blocks: Yes
Lava: Yes
Crabs: Yes
Bats: Yes
Falling Spikes: Yes
Turrets: Yes
Monster Hand: Yes

Max amount of points obtainable: 2190

Analysis
Everything is back again (Except the boss) so just use everything you’ve learned from the past levels to beat this one.

Achievement earned when beating this level:

Final Notes

The main struggle in this game at first will probably be the jumping/sliding but once you over come that you should be fine.

Note: There may be some inaccuracies with point totals and or enemies point when killed

Note 2: The names for the Objects, Enemies, and Environment Stuff are just what i have called them, I am not sure if they have actual names or not.


Thanks to Dragonrider_J for his great guide, all credit to his effort. you can also read the original guide from Steam Community. enjoy the game.

Post Author: Robins Chew

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