Bubbler the Octopus

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Residence Sherbet Island
Species Octopus
Affiliates Wizpig

Games Diddy Kong Racing
Diddy Kong Racing DS

Bubbler the Octopus is the boss of Sherbet Island in Diddy Kong Racing and Diddy Kong Racing DS. He challenges the player to a three-lap race around an island. The water is rather rough and has quite a few obstacles, while Bubbler himself drops mines (in the first race) and bubbles (in the second).


A reliable strategy for defeating Bubbler is to build up to the third Red Balloon upgrade during the first lap; collecting any of the Blue Balloons is a severe disruption to this strategy. On the final stretch before the finish line, he is wide open to the missiles, so the player can fire as many as nine of them at him to slow him down. By not firing the last missile, the player can maintain the ten missile upgrade and replenish the missiles just by collecting another Red Balloon. After taking the lead from him with the first missile barrage, the player won't really have to worry about Bubbler throwing Bubbles or Mines in front of him or her as he often does; some Mines or Bubbles may remain from previous laps, however. As long as the player keeps missiles ready, he or she can disrupt Bubbler any time he tries to take back the lead.


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