Metascore
66

Mixed or average reviews - based on 5 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 2 out of 5
  2. Negative: 0 out of 5
  1. Sep 5, 2013
    83
    And, most importantly, there's this: The HD Adventures of Rotating Octopus Character may not be the cheapest or most original game, but it's still fun and well-made.
  2. Jun 7, 2013
    80
    Overall, this is another mini that is more than welcome on the Vita in a native form. Beneath the cute visuals is an excellent and tough piece of reaction based gaming and we can see many Vita owners drawn to it for far longer than they probably expect to be.
  3. Oct 28, 2013
    60
    There’s an old school vibe that permeates through The HD Adventures of Rotating Octopus Character. Its simplicity, difficulty and colorful, Japan-inspired visuals are a call back to a bygone era of games.
  4. Jun 7, 2013
    60
    The HD Adventures of Rotating Octopus Character isn’t a bad game by any stretch of the imagination. Its quirky name, visuals, and music are a joy to behold, but that was already the case with the original. The standard option can be incredibly frustrating, but the challenge mode does at least take some strides to redeem it. However, there are plenty of Vita games that are far more deserving of your attention.
  5. Games Master UK
    Jul 29, 2013
    55
    Instantly irritating. [Sept 2013, p.73]
User Score
6.9

Mixed or average reviews- based on 7 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 0 out of 1
  2. Negative: 0 out of 1
  1. Nov 5, 2014
    6
    'Octopus' is a simple game that challenges the player to collect a set number of baby octopuses on each stage within a certain time limit.'Octopus' is a simple game that challenges the player to collect a set number of baby octopuses on each stage within a certain time limit. Your character keeps moving at all times and you have just two possible inputs, jumping and reversing direction, to control where they are going.

    For me the standard mode became repetitive quite quickly as the gameplay only allows for so much variation but the challenge mode that offers gold, silver and bronze stars depending on your completion time (as well as having global and friend leaderboards for the quickest times) certainly offers a little more. There's still very little depth to the game of course but it is well made and I still keep it on my Vita memory card to occasionally put on if I have 20 minutes or so to kill.
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