Shrimp Thug

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Shrimp Thug[1] is an enemy in Pizza Tower.


Shrimp Thug is a shrimp with arms that wears gloves. His whiskers are shaped in a way that makes it look like a mustache. He also has large eyebrows and usually visible teeth. He is usually seen with an angry expression. Elite Shrimp Thugs seem to be cooked shrimp and as such are a darker red.


When spotting the player, Shrimp Thug will dash towards them and attempt to punch them. The punch has a wide hitbox, and can even break some blocks. If the player is too far away, he will also charge forwards in an attempt to reach them. Shrimp Thugs can also jump if terrain is blocking their path towards the player.

Elite Shrimp Thug throws knives instead of punching.

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  • Shrimp Thug was inspired by classic beat 'em up games, mostly from Streets of Rage.
  • Shrimp Thugs had two variants:
    • Blue Shrimp Thugs would throw knives instead of punching. Eventually they were added back in, but with a different palette.
    • Green Shrimp Thugs would throw junk in a small arc.
  • The green Shrimp Thug seems to be based on another enemy from McPig's earlier game, Weenie Cop. In it, there was a burger enemy that also threw junk in an arc.
  • The palette for the green and blue Shrimp Thugs were found in the game files of the April 2021 Build, confirming they were palette swaps.
  • Shrimp Thug's Heat Meter attack was throwing a knife at the player, being reused for his Elite behavior.


Regular animations

Scrapped animations


  1. We had an old level called “Kung Fu,” which featured yet another city. This one was overrun by Shrimp Thugs that would throw knives at you. - Sertif,