The Scurvy Crew is the second boss in the game Donkey Kong Country Returns and Donkey Kong Country Returns 3D. The group is the boss of the Beach area, and are fought in the level Pinchin' Pirates. Donkey Kong and Diddy Kong are first encountered by the Scurvy Crew while in an attempt to blow up Donkey and Diddy Kong with bombs and an anchor cannon in Peaceful Pier, but fail at this task. The Scurvy Crew are then found in an island, eating the bananas of the Banana Hoard. However, right before the Kongs could take some action, the Maraca Tiki Trio hypnotize the crew to fight against the duo.
The Scurvy Crew is made up of three crabs, notable for having a sharp object replace their left claws. The yellow crab has a fork. The blue crab has a sword. Their leader, Cap'n Greenbeard, a red crab with a blue pirate hat, an eyepatch, and a green beard, has a hook.
For the first phase, the crew attacks individually. Their only attack is moving from side to side. Occasionally, they will put their claws in the air to prevent being jumped on. As a group, the crabs will form a tower and move from side to side as well. The crew member will put his claws up occasionally to prevent Donkey Kong and Diddy Kong from stomping on them. During their third and fourth phase, their attacks are the same, but they put their claws up more often and they move faster.
To defeat the Scurvy Crew, Donkey Kong and Diddy Kong must jump on each crab four times. When the Scurvy Crew are fighting individually, they must be jumped on first. This will make them vulnerable to a Ground Pound, which will flip them over. They should be jumped on again for them to take damage. Using a roll instead of a Ground Pound can cause a heart or a banana to drop, but will not flip them over. When fighting as a group, Donkey Kong must roll into the bottom crab while their claws are up. This will knock them over and make them vulnerable to a jump.
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