The 2D Adventures of Rotating Octopus Character
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There have been some silly titles for Minis, but “The 2D Adventures of Rotating Octopus Character” from developer Dakko Dakko takes the crown as the most ridiculous yet. The cute name belies the hardcore nature of the gameplay, though. With a shorter, slightly confusing name like say, “Rotoc” or “Octopan,” it would have fit in the early ’80s arcades next to Pac-Man and Frogger. Indeed, it even seems very much inspired by a toy popular in the early ’80s, the Wacky WallWalker. These were small, sticky, rubber octopuses that you would throw against a wall. They would stick, then slowly climb down the wall using their tentacles. They also didn’t taste too bad. But, you could slap that license on this game, and it would fit, perfectly. Incidentally, while Wacky WallWalkers didn’t have an official game, they did have a TV Christmas special, Deck the Halls with Wacky Walls, which sadly is not on YouTube.