Octopus

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Octopus
Octopus G&W.png
Game Information
Release date: 16 July 1981
Character: Divers (Game & Watch)
Mario (modern version)
Range: Gold
Recover the sunken treasure.

Game and Watch Gallery

Octopus is a Game & Watch game, released again for Game & Watch Gallery, Game & Watch Gallery 4, and Game & Watch Collection 2.

In this Game & Watch game, three divers in a boat are present. They have to get the content of a treasure underwater, but it is guarded by an octopus, who constantly moves his tentacles, in no pattern whatsoever. If one of the divers touches a tentacle, he loses a life. If all three lives are lost, the game ends.

In the modern version of the game in Game and Watch Gallery, the diver who collects the treasure is replaced by Mario, and Princess Peach sits in the boat. Mario gets slower as he gains more of the treasure, but he can throw the treasure to relieve himself of the weight. This can also stun the Octopus to make him retract his tentacles for a short time. When 200, 500 and 700 points are gained, a Lakitu will drop an extra life in the form of a heart. As all other modes, five skill stars in Game and Watch Gallery will unlock the Very Hard mode.

Appearances and references in other games[edit]

  • In Super Smash Bros. Brawl, Mr. Game & Watch's Final Smash makes him transform into the Octopus from Octopus. He can harm players by touching him and extending his tentacles.
  • In WarioWare: Smooth Moves for the Nintendo Wii, there is a microgame where Game & Watch Diver must scoop all the treasure he can from beneath the Octopus, before automatically retreating and celebrating.


Game & Watch consoles
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