Murray lets out a massive hippopotamus roar, scaring all enemies away temporarily. After around 8 seconds, the enemies will recover from their fright.
If Murray uses the Guttural Roar out of an enemy's line of sight, they'll just start running for the given amount of time, which is around 8 seconds. After recovering from their fright, they will just slow down and act normally, walking slowly back to their patrol area. However, if Murray is spotted and have been fighting the enemies, they will run as before, but after recovering, they will start chasing Murray again. However, the enemies will usually give up after 5 seconds, and walk back to their patrol area.
The Guttural Roar is a quite handy power-up in a tight situation, where even Murray's mighty physical power just aren't enough, or if he is on very low health. To some point, it could be considered Murray's version of escaping from enemies quicker. Similarly, Sly has the Smoke Bomb, and Bentley has the Adrenaline Burst.
- Bob Cooper has a similar ability in Sly Cooper: Thieves in Time.
- The roar Murray uses for the Guttural Roar was the same roar he used while under the effects of the spice and the hypno-boxes during "Operation: Trojan Tank."
- A slightly low-pitched version of the roar is used by the dragons summoned by the Chinese pig guards in A Cold Alliance.
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