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Murtles are sea turtle-like third level Nightmarens and enemies in NiGHTS: Journey of Dreams.

Physical Appearance

Murtles resemble sea turtles. They have green head and blue and purple flippers. Instead of a shell, they have a blue and yellow mirror in their backs.

NiGHTS: Journey of Dreams

Murtles can only be found in Crystal Castle. They shapeshift either into treasure chests or into smaller versions of NiGHTS drill dashing. If NiGHTS comes close to a Murtle while it is disguised, the Murtle will reveal itself though an explosion, damaging NiGHTS and taking five seconds from the timer.

In Crystal Castle's third mission, the Murtles will try to attack Helen as she tries to guide Will through the level. Helen can protect herself by tossing Blue Chips at them.

Defeating a Murtle will add 100 points for the player's score.


The Murtle Mepians have a round green head with a Nightopian halo and goggling eyes, and a green torso with a golden coat. Their arms are green with a golden stripe and their feet are green and triangular shaped. The Murtle Mepians also have green, blue and purple wings resembling Murtle's flippers.

Descriptions and Profiles

English bio (Journey of Dreams)

"Murtle relies on stealth and cunning to attack its targets. It is always disguised as something non-threatening: a Blue Chip, a Treasure Chest, or even NiGHTS himself! Murtle's disguise isn't perfect, though – it's always a little bit brighter than the real thing. Approach disguised Murtles carefully to get them to reveal their true form, which is the only time you can defeat them."[1]



  • Murtles are like Verols from the first game, as both are Nightmarens resembling a reptile and both have the ability of shapeshifting.
  • Murtle's name is a combination of the words "mirror" and "turtle".
  • Murtles are one of the four Nightmarens who know how to shapeshift, the others are NiGHTS, Reala and Verols.
  • Murtles are the only non-First Level Nightmarens who can drill dash.