Octopus (character)

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Mr. Game & Watch Octopus Wii U.jpg
Species Octopus
First appearance Octopus (1981)
Latest appearance Super Smash Bros. for Wii U (2014)

Octopus from the Game & Watch games is a giant octopus that guarded treasure from both Mario and the diver from the self-titled game.



In the Game & Watch game Octopus, the Octopus guarded sunken treasure from the player. It would attempt to grab the player, and if it was successful, the game would register a miss.

Game & Watch Gallery series[edit]

Game & Watch Gallery[edit]

The Octopus guarding treasure from Mario while Princess Peach waits in the boat in Game & Watch Gallery.

In Game & Watch Gallery, a port of the original octopus exists where it is played exactly the same, and so the Octopus's role is the same, however a remake also exists in which Mario replaces the diver and goes down to steal the Octopus's treasure, Mario however would not just let the Octopus grab and attack him and would sacrifice his treasure to use as a weapon and throw it at the Octopus, stunning which ever tentacle was hit temporarily.

Game & Watch Gallery 4[edit]

In Game & Watch Gallery 4, another port of the original Octopus is unlockable and playable, it is a more authentic port than the one seen in Game & Watch Gallery. Another remake also appears; this time the Octopus had the ability to change color (red, green or blue), and it did so each time Mario stole 200 pieces of treasure from it, Mario can fight it back again this time again by throwing his treasure sack at it, which makes it recoil and cry.

WarioWare: Smooth Moves[edit]

The Octopus guarding treasure in the microgame in WarioWare: Smooth Moves.

The Octopus appears in the microgame Game & Watch Octopus in WarioWare: Smooth Moves in which the player must raise the Wii Remote at the correct time for the diver to escape the Octopus.

Super Smash Bros. series[edit]

Main article: Octopus (Final Smash)
The Octopus in Super Smash Bros. Brawl.

Octopus is the Final Smash of Mr. Game & Watch in Super Smash Bros. Brawl and Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS / Wii U.

Nintendo Land[edit]

The Octopus in the background of Octopus Dance in Nintendo Land.

Octopus appears in the minigame Octopus Dance, in Nintendo Land, which requires the player's Mii to copy dance patterns by flicking the GamePad. Octopus can be seen in the background of the screen, but he appears to have no effect on gameplay. However, if players lose all hearts, the octopus picks their Mii up and take them away.

Mario franchise appearances[edit]

Title Description Release Date System/Format
Octopus Enemy 1981 Game & Watch Widescreen
Game & Watch Gallery Enemy in port of Octopus and remake. 1994 Game Boy
Game & Watch Gallery 4 Enemy in port of Octopus and remake. 2002 Game Boy Advance
WarioWare: Smooth Moves Cameo as enemy in Microgame 2006 Wii
Super Smash Bros. Brawl Playable Character (Power-Up) 2008 Wii
Nintendo Land NPC 2012 Wii U
Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS / Wii U Playable Character (Power-Up) 2014 Nintendo 3DS / Wii U

Trophy information[edit]

Super Smash Bros. Brawl[edit]

Name Image Game Description
Octopus BrawlTrophy070.png Wii Super Smash Bros. Brawl Mr. Game & Watch's Final Smash. He turns into the huge cephalopod that made its debut in the Game & Watch game Octopus. Of course, you can damage enemies by running into them, but you can do more damage by pressing the attack button to extend four arms and launch foes. In the original Octopus game, you had to avoid the octopus while salvaging treasure from the sea.

Super Smash Bros. for Wii U[edit]

Name Image Appears in Description
Octopus OctopusTrophyWiiU.png N/A The Game & Watch title Octopus featured a hero collecting treasure while avoiding a bothersome giant octopus's tentacles. Activate Mr. Game & Watch's Final Smash to transform into that octopus! Ram into opponents, and use the attack button to extend the tentacles. The only thing you can't do is change the direction you're facing.