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The Crawler is the boss for the Scream Train level of The House of the Dead: Overkill. While having a distinctly insect-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. It's hands have fused into two large talons, capable of slicing through steel. However, these talons are also it's weakpoints, possibly housing sensitive nerve endings.

Introduction

At several points throughout the level, Crawler is seen running and attacking from above the train.

Battle

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.

Tactics

Crawler Weakpoints

Crawler's weakpoints

First, Crawler will attack by hanging on to the sides of the train and attempting 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.

After the Battle

After Crawler is defeated, he falls in front of the moving train as G and Washington watch, to which Washington responds by saying it's "icky" and revealing his dislike towards bugs.

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Characters
GIsaac WashingtonVarla GunsCandi Stryper (Extended Cut)Papa CaesarClement Darling
Bosses
JasperCoco and Sindy (Extended Cut)ScreamerNigel and SebastianMeat Katie (Extended Cut)CrawlerLobberBrutusMother
Chapters
Papa's Palace of PainNaked Terror (Extended Cut)Ballistic TraumaCarnyCreeping Flesh (Extended Cut)Scream TrainThe Fetid WatersJailhouse JudgmentOverkill
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