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Octopus is one of the final bosses in the original Darius. It is shaped after an octopus (Octopus vulgaris).

Darius Odyssey Guidebook Bio

  • Name: Octopus (Japanese Name: Sea Devil)
  • Motif: Octopus
  • Type: Multi-legged Attack Ship
  • Size: 100.21 m / 328.8 ft
  • Zone: X (Mountain Area)
  • Weapon: All Range Laser Cannon (legs), Etc.

Attack ship with 8 legs that come with built-in weapons on each of them. they can fire independently, and also serve as a stabilizer for posture control during navigation.

Gameplay

Darius, Darius Plus, Darius Alpha, Super Darius, and Darius-R versions

Octopus will move up and down while constantly firing lasers from its tentacles as well as a bullet spread from its mouth. The tentacles can all be destroyed, severely lowering its firepower and making the fight easier. Its weak spot is between its eyes.

Darius+

In Darius+, aim for the lower-right tentacles, the lower-left, the left, the upper-left, then the eye. Destroying all these components in order will destroy the enemy. Note that the eye sometimes glitches, making the fight unwinnable. The cause of this glitch is unknown.

Gallery

Trivia

  • Octopus is one of the bosses with a self-explanatory name alongside Cuttle Fish and Red Crab.
  • Octopus dies once all of its tentacles are blown away, but in Darius II it still survives even without its tentacles.
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