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For detailed information about this series, see: Octopus at In the Attic

Octopus is a videogame released by Nintendo in the Game & Watch Wide Screen series on July 16, 1981. In 1998 it was re-released in the Mini Classics series.


Additionally it was included in Game & Watch Gallery, released for Game Boy on April 27, 1995, in Game & Watch Gallery Advance, released for the Game Boy Advance on October 25, 2002, and in Game & Watch Collection 2, released for Nintendo DS on December 15, 2008. While all three include a "Classic" version of the game, loyal to the original, the two Game & Watch Gallery also include a "Modern" version, with updated gameplay and graphics featuring Mario characters. Game & Watch Collection 2 however features a special mode called Parachute × Octopus, including elements from Parachute.

Links to other series

Direction Series Date Description Type

5Arrow R Game & Watch Gallery19970201 February 01, 1997Octopus is playable in Game & Watch Gallery and unlockable in Game & Watch Gallery Advance; it's also one of the "Gallery" games in Game & Watch Gallery.2

4Arrow L Mario19970201 February 01, 1997UNDIRECT: Modern Octopus within Game & Watch Gallery and Game & Watch Gallery Advance features elements from the Mario series.

5Arrow R Super Smash Bros.20011121 November 21, 2001In one of Mr. Game & Watch's moves he wears the diver's helmet from Octopus, and he turns into the Octopus in his Final Smash move in Super Smash Bros. Brawl; the treasure diver from Octopus also makes a cameo in the "Flat Zone 2" stage.

5Arrow R Wario20061202 December 02, 2006A microgame version of Octopus is featured in WarioWare: Smooth Moves.2

5Arrow R Game & Watch Collection20081215 December 15, 2008Octopus is included in Game & Watch Collection 2.2



Parachute20081215 December 15, 2008UNDIRECT: Parachute × Octopus, released within Game & Watch Collection 2 is a crossover between the two series.1

5Arrow R Nintendo Land20121118 November 18, 2012Nintendo Land features a minigame based on Octopus.2

5Arrow R Splatoon20170721 July 21, 2017A graffiti of the Octopus appears in the stage Ancho-V Games in Splatoon 2.2