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Murine Corps is a level in Inkwell Isle Three that opens either after beating Sally Stageplay or by completing Rugged Ridge. Either way, a new route opens up leading to a neighborhood area where you'll find the level Murine Corps.

Murine Corps is the boss battle starring Werner Werman and should be the third or second to last boss you'll fight in Inkwell Isle Three leading to Inkwell Hell. The level is set inside a house, but to be more specific, a mouse hole. This fight has three phases, with the first two being you fighting Werner Werman, then the last phase is where you fight a giant cat.

Strategy

Recommended

  • In phase two, when he is down go up on platfrom and use charge, and when he is up use chaser.
  • Weapons: Charge, Chaser

Battle

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"Zat vas easy as eins, zwei, drei!"
Werner Werman, Phase 1 Death Screen

The player is greeted by Werner Werman using a mechanical hand to light his cigar. He then goes inside his can and the scuffle commences.

Werner Werman will use one of two attacks:

  • He can pull out a bomb shooter, which shoots out two bombs on SImple, four on Regular or six on Expert. Once they hit the floor, it splits into two projectiles on the floor, which move in alternate directions.
  • He can also pull out a catapult, which shoots out five projectiles (4 on Simple, 6 on Expert), two or three are pink chewed up gums, which are parriable. The rest are bolts, bottlecaps and coins.

He also has a chance to launch two parriable platforms that can be parried so you can avoid Werner charging over to the other side. When Werner Werman's first stage is defeated, he is shown attempting to use a mechanical arm to launch a bottle-rocket at you, but fails, instead destroying the outer layer of his tank, revealing two flamethrowers at the bottom.

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"Zis tank iz ze ultimate veapon. You vill not vin!"
Werner Werman, Phase 2 Death Screen

Upon Stage 2's activation, a second platform and bottlecaps attached to harmless wooden poles will appear. Werner will now fire his flamers at either the top or bottom level, according to which level his tank is adjusted at. On Regular or Expert, the bottlecaps to the side spin to signal that they are going frontwards, and will either do so with one, two or all 6 bottlecaps on a single platform. On Simple, Werner's tank will only move to the sides while his bottlecaps remain docile, but harmful.

On Regular or Expert, once he has sustained too much damage, his soup can will malfunction as he attempts to pull the levers and the cat that has been stalking him throughout the fight eats him. In Simple Mode, a knockout is declared and Werner will constantly pull the levers while his tank moves vertically rapidly as if it were broken.

WernerCatIcon

"Hiss! Hiss! Me-e-e-e-ow!!"
The Cat, Final Phase Death Screen

Upon Stage 3, the second platform will be destroyed by the cat's head. The cat will attack you in two ways:

  • One is where the cat scratches its claw either to the left or right and tries to nab you up to the middle of the arena. Six wood pieces fall from the sky after this, their direction dependent on which direction the cat stretched its claws. The platforms fall one by one, one getting closer to the other side.
  • The cat's second move is where the cat's mouth resembles that of a cell and a lock. Two Convict Rat Ghosts, or four on expert, appear from the cat's mouth, and will toss parriable balls that split on the floor, but they can be slain.

Once a knockout is declared, the cat's face will fall off, revealing a cockpit with an injured Werner Werman at the controls.

Soundtrack

Version Soundtrack
In-game soundtrack
Cuphead OST - Murine Corps In-Game Version

Cuphead OST - Murine Corps In-Game Version

Original soundtrack
Cuphead OST - Murine Corps -Music-

Cuphead OST - Murine Corps -Music-

Trivia

  • This is one of the few boss levels to not have alterations of any kind in the music.
  • This is one the few boss themes that is not remixed in Admission to Perdition and One Hell of a Time, with the others being Honeycomb Herald, Shootin n Lootin, and The King's Court.
  • The blocks in the bottom-right hand corner shows a toy soldier leaning on some blocks with the letters "M", "D", "H" and "R", a clear reference to Studio MDHR. The letters are stacked in the order "R", "M", "H", "D".