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Octopus
Octopus
User Mr. Game & Watch

Type Transformation
Effect G&W moves around the stage, body does damage, extending tentacles do damage
Mr. Game & Watch's Final Smash is based on the Game & Watch game Octopus. Simply put, Mr. G&W transforms into a large octopus that is the color of Mr. Game & Watch that float-crawls freely (quite slowly) through the stage. Even though the Octopus looks like it's flying, it still requires terrain in order to move, meaning it results in a self-destruct if it falls off the stage, although it can jump and double-jump a small bit. The Octopus has unlimited swim time, and isn't affected by the current of moving water in stages such as Jungle Japes. Out of its eight arms (1 of which can't be seen), four of them can extend to about 7 times their length. Normally, only the body will damage the opponents, but if the tentacles are extended, only the tips of the tentacles will damage opponents until they withdraw. The tentacles in the back deal less damage than the ones in the front, which can be a problem since the Octopus can't turn around. Touching the G&W Octopus causes 16% of damage. The Final Smash lasts about 17 seconds. Whilst activated, most of the screen turns slightly white, (causing the screen to somewhat resemble a Game & Watch's white background) and a strange noise is heard. This Final Smash can be deadly on small stages such as Smashville.

Origins

Octopus was a Game & Watch game where three treasure hunting divers avoided a giant octopus guarding a sunken pirate ship and collected its sunken treasure. If one of the divers got caught by the octopus, the next diver would come down and substitute. The octopus would keep watch over the ship until all of the divers were caught. Mr. Game & Watch's Up-Smash attack also originates from Octopus, where he uses his diver's helmet to headbutt his opponents.

Trophy description

Octopus Trophy

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.

Wii U/3DS

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 his 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.

Trivia

Mr. Game & Watch's Special Moves
Melee Brawl SSBWU/3DS
Standard Special Chef
Side Special Judge
Up Special Fire
Down Special Oil Panic
Final Smash Octopus

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