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Cuphead boss walkthrough (Ruse of an Ooze)

 A detailed guide to the passage of the bosses of the first game of world Cuphead: how to kill the bouncing blue bubble

Ruse of an Ooze

Ruse of an Ooze is another boss level set in the Inkwell Islands of the first game world. You can start this level by interacting with the trees located north of Porkrind's Emporium (trader's shop).

In this fight, you fight against a bubblegum blue guy named Goopy Le Grande. The battle is divided into two or three stages, depending on the chosen difficulty.

Phase 1 - Regular Goopy Le Grande

In its original form, Goopy the Grande is a large and smiling blue bubble that can attack you in two ways. And here they are:

  1. Jumping - the boss will jump around the location from left to right and right to left, hitting the edges of the screen. You have to run under it, periodically using dashes on the Shift key.
  2. Big bubble blow - periodically the boss will stop in order to swing and hit you with a big bubble (stretches into a string). Either squat, standing near him, or run away to the side, but at a great distance.
Phase 1 - Regular Goopy Le Grande

During the first phase of the fight, you have to hold down the attack key almost all the time (in fact, this applies to almost every fight in the game). Stay in one part of the area and shoot the boss while watching him move. When he approaches your position, then jump over or run under the boss when he jumps off the ground. At this point, run to the far end of the location, turn around and start shooting at the enemy. Repeat this process again and again.

Sometimes the boss will stop. This is a sure sign that he is about to use a head attack, stretched out to attention. If you're far enough away, you can still stay out of attack range, continuing to shoot at the enemy while they're still. If you are too close, you can crouch and continue shooting at him in this position, because in this case he will not contact you.

After a sufficient amount of damage, the boss will take on its new form - its dimensions will increase significantly.

Phase 2 - Angry Goopy Le Grande

Goopy the Grande's second form is an aggressive blue bubble that also attacks you in two ways, namely:

  1. Jumping. As in the first stage, the boss will continue to jump from one corner to another, trying to land directly on you or hit you in the jump, causing damage to the main character.
  2. Glove Punch - The boss will stop, then lean back a little while swinging, and slam his fist in front of him. You can still either crouch or run away.

The second stage of the battle is almost the same as the first. However, there are slight differences! Firstly, the boss becomes larger than in the first form, and therefore takes up even more space and will be more difficult for you to dodge. Due to the increased size, you can no longer jump over the enemy, so you have to run under him. To make your task more difficult, the height and length of the jumps will also change, making them more random.

Just like in the first stage, the boss will stop. This is a clear sign that you should run as far as possible, or duck. Standing away from him or crouching, continue to fire regular projectiles at the enemy. The main thing here is to avoid taking damage, so you can not be too zealous. After enough damage, the boss will supposedly be destroyed. But it was not there…

Phase 3 - Tombstone with Goopy Le Grande

In the final phase of the fight, the image of the boss will be attached to the tombstone located in the background. The plate will move from left to right and right to left, trying to flatten you with its impact on the ground.

At this stage, you should shoot as often as possible at the boss, aiming up or diagonally up. When the boss stops trying to crush you, quickly move to the left or right to avoid the attack, and then continue with the same combat strategy. Eventually, the tombstone will collapse and the level will be completed.