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Catchin' Waves is a game about surfing located at the Cove. In this game, the player must move their cursor up and down to go fast and do tricks to get coins. In order to perform tricks, the player must press the Arrow Keys or WASD, individually or simultaneously. This game contains a Game Upgrades catalog, and the Flame Surfboard, Daisy Surfboard, and Silver Surfboard can be brought and used in here. If a Red Puffle is brought, it can surf alongside the player and earn extra coins.

Game modes

Catchin' Waves features four different game modes.

  • Surf Lesson: The player will learn how to surf. This serves the purpose of being a tutorial in case you don't know how to play, and it awards the Graduate Stamp upon completing all of the instructions and finishing the wave alive.
  • Freestyle: The player can surf freely and do whatever they want.
  • Competition: Follow the judges instructions to make them happy. You will get three tasks (do a certain trick, do lots of flips, have perfect balance, etc.) that will appear in the bottom-right corner of the screen. This lasts for three rounds, with different objectives each time.
  • Survival: The hardest mode. The player must survive a very long time on a dangerously fast wave. This mode features exclusive obstacles, like icebergs and a shark. 500 coins are awarded to the player who can complete it.

Tricks and Moves

Tricks can be done with the keyboard; WASD or Arrow Keys. If one key is pressed, it will award the player 10 points. If two keys are pressed, it awards 20 points. Different types of tricks, such as grinds, flips, spins, and shooting the tube can be performed with varying amounts of points.

  • Up or W: Wave
  • Down or S: Lie Down
  • Left or A: Handstand
  • Right or D: Dance
  • Down and Right or S and D: The Blender
  • Right and Up or D and W: Surf Fever
  • Up and Left or W and A: Ice Breaker
  • Left and Right or S and D: Coastal Kick
  • Down and Up or A and W: Lazy Wave
  • Down and Left or S and A: Backstand
  • Grinds: When landing on the wave after jumping, hold down the mouse button.
  • Flips: Circle the mouse in mid-air.
  • Spins: Perform a trick in mid-air.
  • Shooting the tube: Go close to the curl of the wave. This can be done with other tricks to get more points.

Stamps

Easy

Image Name Description
First Trick stamp First Trick Master your first trick on the board
Pufflesurfinstamp Puffle Surfin' Take your red puffle for a surf lesson
Easy Flip Stamp Easy Flip Perform 1 flip
Easy Tube Stamp Easy Tube Hit 100 point combo while shooting the tube
Easy Grind stamp Easy Grind Hit 100 point combo while grinding the wave
Graduate stamp Graduate Finish the surf lesson
Easy Spin Stamp Easy Spin Perform a 3 spin jump

Medium

Image Name Description
Trick Star Stamp Trick Star Master 13 different tricks in a surf
Podium puffle stamp Podium Puffle Finish in 1st, 2nd or 3rd place with your puffle
Flip Star Flip Star Jump and flip 3 times
Easy Jump Stamp Easy Jump Jump the height of 8 penguins
Super tube stamp Super Tube Hit 1000 point combo while shooting the tube
Super spin stamp Super Spin Perform a 7 spin jump
Super grind stamp Super Grind Hit 700 point combo while grinding the wave

Hard

Image Name Description
Max grind stamp Max Grind Hit 1200 point combo while grinding the wave
First place stamp First Place Win first place in a competition
Max Flips stamp Max Flips Flip 10 times
High jump stamp High Jump Jump the height of 20 penguins
Max tube stamp Max Tube Hit 5000 point combo while shooting the tube
Max spin stamp Max Spin Do a 10 spin jump

Extreme

Image Name Description
Shark! stamp Shark! Spot the shark
Survivor stamp Survivor Complete Survivor Mode

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