Octopus Bomber

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Octopus Bomber

Octopus Bomber.png

Gender: Male
Game(s): Super Bomberman R




Octopus Bomber (タコボンバー, tako bonbā)[1] is a playable character who appears in Super Bomberman R. He was made available on December 13, 2017, with the release of the Super Bomberman R Original Soundtrack.[1]

Biography

(Japanese text)

グラディウス星の兄弟星・パロディウス星出身の頭足類ボンバーマン。

職業は「夢と希望のプログラマー」。宇宙を旅しながら、いろいろな星の人々に夢を与えている。ナリはひょうきんだが、情熱は本物。 ビックバイパーボンバーたちと共闘したこともある。

~ Super Bomberman R Official Website[1]

(Unofficial English translation)

A cephalopod Bomberman who comes from Planet Gradius' brother planet, Planet Parodius. His job is that of a "programmer of hopes and dreams". While traveling the universe, he gives dreams to every person on various planets. Though he may seem funny, his passion is genuine. He sometimes fights united with Vic Viper Bomber.

Special Ability

Octopus Bomber's special ability is the Speed Up (スピードアップ, supīdo appu). By pressing the button, he will quickly fly forward in a straight line, only stopping when he collides with a bomb or obstacle. His speed is high enough to allow him to pass through twelve squares in roughly one second. If he is equipped with the Bomb Kick, he will kick a bomb if he hits it during the boost. However, he is completely vulnerable.

The Octopus Bomber code, digitally blurred, found in a copy of the OST.
Octopus Bomber's Speed Up in effect.

Unlocking Method

Octopus Bomber is not available through normal gameplay. He exists as a promotional bonus for the Super Bomberman R Original Soundtrack. A unique code may be found in each of the first-run copies of the CD. When used on the Japanese Nintendo eShop, he will be unlocked.[2] The deadline for using the code is December 31, 2018.[1] He costs no gems in the game.

Although he is intended solely for Japanese players, his name, related text, and dialogue have all been translated in-game, and an English voice actor speaks his lines when the English dub is enabled.

Trivia

  • Octopus Bomber is based on Takosuke, a recurring player character in the Parodius video game franchise produced by Konami.
  • Octopus Bomber shares the exact same special ability and Grand Prix abilities as Vic Viper Bomber.

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 スーパーボンバーマン R 公式サイト, Konami Digital Entertainment, 15/11/2017. Accessed 23/3/2018.
  2. スーパーボンバーマンR Original Soundtrack(CD), Konami Style. Accessed 23/3/2018.