1000 Tiny Claws Coming To PS minis This October

I’m Jeff, one of the writers and producers at indie games company Mediatonic, you may remember us from such audacious adventures as “Monsters (Probably) Stole My Princess” and “Who’s That Flying?!” – and now we’re massively excited to reveal details of our THIRD, rum-soaked minis title – 1000 Tiny Claws!


First, the super-sharp summary for those amongst us who are too busy to read a WHOLE rambling blog from some guy at some games company ‘somewhere’ (and who could blame you?):

Your LEGENDARY sky-pirate crew may have been responsible for unleashing an apocalyptic curse of giant insects upon the world – and now there’s only 24 hours to save their necks from the hangman’s noose…

Despite protestations that ‘dangerously cursed islands’ should REALLY be more clearly sign-posted, First Mate Rana sets out to SMASH her way through the relentless scuttling horde in a sword-swinging arcade battler set against an epic backdrop of sky-islands and piracy!

Can YOU survive against overwhelming odds? Deploy combo attacks and running swipes, blocks and dodges, then use DEVASTATING special moves to turn the tables on the SWARM and send the bugs spiralling into the clouds. Just make sure you keep solid ground beneath your own feet at the same time…

Join Rana, Captain Bluebell and Mr Yoho as they DEAL OUT sky-pirate justice! Make BARELY COHERENT plans! ENJOY celebratory fruit cocktails!

…and BREAK the curse of 1000 TINY CLAWS!

  • Story mode featuring 25 levels over 5 exotic stages
  • 12 Unique enemies
  • 3 Epic Boss battles
  • 5 Survival Mode Stages
  • 25 Challenge Mode Stages
  • 16 Revealing Ship’s Log entries to discover
  • 15 Awesome Awards to place in your Treasure Room
  • 6 Animated Piratical cut-scenes

The integral game mechanic is Rana’s ability to send enemies scattering over the edge of the island, first by weakening them with sword swipes, and then using a huge swipe to eliminate them. We spent a lot of time making this as satisfying a possible – so you can also bounce the bugs off of scenery, or knock over big bugs and swipe them along the ground to clear a pathway when things start to step up!

All you have to do to survive is stay on the island, but with each variety of Swarm fighting back using their unique attacks, and the waves quickly ramping up in difficulty – you’ll soon need to use every trick at your disposal to stay on top of things.


The response to our previous games has been overwhelming and hugely appreciated – and as with those minis titles, we’ve tried to load as much of what you loved into 1000 Tiny Claws as humanly possible!

The Story Mode will feature animated cut-scenes, following the crew’s 24hr race against time to ‘reverse a curse’ (an approved witch-doctor term) over 25 action packed stages, and FIVE beautifully realized island regions – as well as throwing in some truly huge and pumped boss and hive island encounters in there!


The 25 stage Challenge Mode will require different strategies and approaches to get those gold medals – we played with the core mechanics here to create a real range of play styles for each type of challenge!

We’re very proud of 1000 Tiny Claws, it’s been a blast to make – and we can’t wait for you guys to play it and let us know what you think. We’re currently in QA, and if all goes well *crossing fingers/sacrificing our first-born to the gods of Sony QA* – the game should be hitting the PSN Store in October.


You’ll hear more from us before then – but check out the screens and let us know your first impressions.


4 Author replies

Looks just as great as your previous games :)

TheKillerSnowman 15 September, 2011 @ 17:57

no more minis :( i don’t like minis

Looks pretty awesome, but will only get it when it’s on sale

Good news Robben, the game will be Free on Plus :)

come on sony.. trophys for miniS, and you get my bucks

Paul Croft# Free for psn +!!!! I now officialy love you sir!!!

Haha, Enjoy! :)

@Paul Croft

How is it profitable for you when the game is free ?

Well it’s just free on plus (Sony contribute towards this) and we earn money from the rest of the sales.

Dose anyone know if the ps3 blue ray player can play the BDXL 128GB DISK or can it only play 50GB

Looks awesome!!!! all the minis is great i never disappoint with that. I relax and enjoyed with my my psp go :) Great work guys tnx for give it us for free
Sure you has great ideas to make minis for PsVita with all this new portable staff :)

8# Yeah Really can’t wait for minis one the psv. Think their will be some really unique ideas their.

I’ll get this one cause it looks so awesome. Dont get me wrong, but for me has an old school look :O

Btw, how much euros will it be?


Glad you like it!

The game will be priced at £1.99, €2.49 and $3.49 respectively

The PS Store is one Big Fail and plus I had that for 1 year never again and minis look rubbish a big pixel blur it belongs on the 64 bit Atari system that was really two 32 bit processors failing that they should be free they look like its been made it someone bed room there never be good as the real pac-man.
Why Don`t Sony advertise the PS3
(Me No Troll)

Carnivius_Prime 15 September, 2011 @ 22:00

Looks good. I seem to be building up a big collection of Minis whether by buying them outright cos I like the look of them or because they were free on Plus (seriously Plus subscriptions more than pay for themselves. Great value!) and I get surprised by enjoying them even if they weren’t something I thought looked good (Echoes for example looks pretty poor at first glance but is actually quite an addictive lil game).

Sure beats yet more overpriced boring tedious samey FPS games anyways

It’s free on Plus but mine is gonna expire before October update :(

But I thought it would cost 4,99€, costing half of that means a day one purchase :D


Graphics are important, but they aren’t everything. What matters the most is the gameplay. And I guess you don’t like PS1 Classics either, unlike many people.

Most minis are also designed for the PSP, that’s why they look like that on PS3.


I’m actually looking forward to this one. When in October will it be released?

6 October for Plus and 13/20 October for main store, I think.

Free for Plus.. and here I was willing to fork out some money for it. Looks immense. Will you guys be developing stuff on Vita? Will a minis type platform be on there?

Oh, MediaTonic, love you guys.

Wait, free for Plus? Yeah!!! That’s awesome, thanks.

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