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The Crawler is the boss for the Scream Train level of The House of the Dead: Overkill. It is the fourth boss of the game. While having a distinctly mantis-like appearance, it is obvious that it was made from a human base. It has developed double joints on each limb, allowing it to perform several acrobatic feats. Its hands have fused into two large talons, capable of slicing through steel. However, these talons are also its weakpoints, possibly housing sensitive nerve endings.


In Creeping Flesh (Extended Cut) the Crawler is seen in a big pipe, apparently it was loose and ate some cows in the slaughterhouse. At several points throughout the level, Crawler is seen running and attacking from above the train.


First Encounter

Before the actual boss battle, at one point Crawler rips off the roof of a train car and you must fight. After a few shots to his weakpoints, he is temporarily blown away.


First, Crawler will attack by hanging on to the sides of the train and attempt to slash at you. To stop him, you must shoot his attacking claw. This will cause him to momentarily fall off the train.

After this is repeated enough times, Crawler will jump over G and Washington onto the train. At this point, you must shoot Crawler in the face.

Differences in Extended Cut

Apart from the scenery, Crawler's fight in The House of the Dead: Overkill: Extended Cut is changed. Its eyes are now its weak points.

Attack Patterns

  • Surprise Attack: stands next to the player, and attacks with its claws if you shoot in time, this movement appears after the original attack.
  • Pus balls: it gets away from the player and spit balls of pus into the sky avoiding disparandoles. It's movement is original attacks after two or three surprise attacks.
  • Hyper claw: Crawls away and jump in front of the player to attack, to avoid this attack is to shoot the targets, so the Crawler's claws get stuck, so to be seized for movement atacarle.este is done after the pus balls.
  • Final attack: The Crawler's last-ditch attack at low health is faster, and its claws protect its weakpoint. faster and protects it with his claws, anyway, when you lose half of the poor health that is, exploits his right eye, losing his life exploits his other eye.
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