Amusing a Bemused Muse

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04-04: Splash the Block Party
Return of the Mammalians missions
04-06: Those Aren't Birds

Amusing a Bemused Muse
Aim carefully and copy the template.
Site Landfill Dreamland
Fee Power Egg Alternas 40
Lives 5

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Music Smoke and Mirrors
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Amusing a Bemused Muse
In this mission, you'll zip around with the Zipcaster to break crates and recreate the shape shown on the left. Destroying the wrong crates will cause you to fail the mission.
O.R.C.A. describing the stage

Amusing a Bemused Muse is the 35th level in Splatoon 3's story mode, Return of the Mammalians.


To pass the level, the player must use the Zipcaster and one of the provided weapons to break the crates to match the shape on the other side of the platform. Breaking a crate that is not supposed to broken will cause O.R.C.A. to splat the player.

Enemies and mechanics

Previously introduced



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Agent 1's Quotes

You can use the Zipcaster to get to those platforms. Just hit .
We're stuck here if you mess up, so think BEFORE you ink those crates!
Ooo, that part looks complicated...
Aaaaaand done! Behold!
Don't forget to admire your handiwork.
Hm. Why does it look so familiar...
It's all good—don't sweat it. Just keep calm and take your time.
— After getting splatted

Agent 2's Quotes

I think you gotta copy what's on the left.
Hey, there's no messing up in art! But do be careful, Agent 3.
Art takes time, even if you're copying. Don't rush it.
Want to take a closer look at your masterpiece? Or just hit the road?
It looks even cooler from here!
We HAVE seen that somewhere, right?
If you REALLY need to get the ink out there, tap !
— After getting splatted while using the Squeezer
Remember—the Sloshing Machine flings ink in an arc.
— After getting splatted while using the Sloshing Machine
Y'know, a fully charged shot will blast through those crates. Just sayin'.
— After getting splatted while using the Splat Charger

O.R.C.A.'s Quotes

Mission...failed. You broke an incorrect crate.
... ... ...


  • The statue the player is supposed to copy resembles a bottlenose dolphin. This is because O.R.C.A.'s Japanese name, I.R.C.A, is the word for dolphin, イルカ (iruka). In addition, orcas are a species of dolphin.

Names in other languages

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Language Name Meaning
Japan Japanese 「引き算」とは「美しさの足し算」である。

「Hikizan」 to wa 「utsukushisa no tashizan」 de aru.
Otehon to yoku mikurabe mashō.
"Subtraction" is the "addition of beauty".
Observe and compare with the examples carefully.
Netherlands Dutch De kunst afkijken
Mik goed en maak het voorbeeld na!
Learn by watching
Aim well and create a copy of the example!
CanadaFrance French L'art du sculpté-collé
Vise soigneusement pour reproduire le modèle.
The art of sculpting and glueing.
Aim carefully to replicate the example.
Germany German Auf den Spuren großer Kunst
Ziele genau und kopiere die Vorlage.
On the Path for Great Art
Aim well and copy the example.
Italy Italian Impara l'arte
Mira con precisione per copiare il modello.
Learn your art[note 1]
Aim with precision to copy the model.
Russia Russian Искусство копирования
Аккуратно прицельтесь и скопируйте образец.

Iskusstvo kopirovaniya
Akkuratno pritsel'tes' i skopiruyte obrazets.
The art of copying
Aim carefully and copy the sample.
SpainMexico Spanish Inspiración por eliminación
Imita la figura del modelo.
Inspiration by elimination
Imitate the figure of the model
China Chinese (Simplified) "减法"即是"美的加法"。

"Jiǎnfǎ" jí shì "měi de jiāfǎ".
Zǐxì guānchá bìng duìzhào fànlì.
"Subtraction" is the "addition of beauty".
Observe and compare with the examples carefully.

Translation notes

  1. Pun on the Italian saying "Impara l'arte e mettila da parte" (learn your job and put it aside).