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23rd Mar '16 9:49:02 AM Prfnoff
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* A variant occurs in ''VideoGame/SuperMetroid}}''. Botwoon is a snake-like miniboss that pops up from holes in the wall. To damage it you must shoot it in the head when it peeks out of one of the holes to spit projectiles at you.

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* A variant occurs in ''VideoGame/SuperMetroid}}''.''VideoGame/SuperMetroid''. Botwoon is a snake-like miniboss that pops up from holes in the wall. To damage it you must shoot it in the head when it peeks out of one of the holes to spit projectiles at you.
23rd Mar '16 9:48:48 AM Prfnoff
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* ''PhantasyStar Online'' has the first forms of Vol Opt and the Episode IV boss do this.
* ''Zelda'' has used plenty of variations:

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* ''PhantasyStar Online'' ''VideoGame/PhantasyStarOnline'' has the first forms of Vol Opt and the Episode IV boss do this.
* ''Zelda'' ''Franchise/TheLegendOfZelda'' has used plenty of variations:



* A variant occurs in ''Super {{Metroid}}''. Botwoon is a snake-like miniboss that pops up from holes in the wall. To damage it you must shoot it in the head when it peeks out of one of the holes to spit projectiles at you.
* That...incredibly suggestive-looking worm thing from ''SilentHill3''. Ugh.
** And the Caterpillar boss from ''SilentHill1'', which pops up in random spots.

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* A variant occurs in ''Super {{Metroid}}''.''VideoGame/SuperMetroid}}''. Botwoon is a snake-like miniboss that pops up from holes in the wall. To damage it you must shoot it in the head when it peeks out of one of the holes to spit projectiles at you.
* That...incredibly suggestive-looking worm thing from ''SilentHill3''.''VideoGame/SilentHill3''. Ugh.
** And the Caterpillar boss from ''SilentHill1'', ''VideoGame/SilentHill1'', which pops up in random spots.
23rd Mar '16 9:47:47 AM Prfnoff
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%%* ''{{Terranigma}}'' has a boss like this.

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%%* ''{{Terranigma}}'' ''VideoGame/{{Terranigma}}'' has a boss like this.
8th Feb '16 7:24:40 PM wolftickets1969
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* In ''VideoGame/OriAndTheBlindForest'', the first boss in the Ginso Tree is a KingMook version of the slime-spitting slug enemies that emerges from multiple holes in the floor and ceiling.
25th Sep '15 5:21:06 PM Berrenta
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* ''VideoGame/StarFoxAdventures'' features monsters like this in the "Crater" area. But it isn't enough to whack them over the head--you have to stun them to expose their [[ForMassiveDamage weak point]] first.

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* ''VideoGame/StarFoxAdventures'' features monsters like this in the "Crater" area. But it isn't enough to whack them over the head--you have to stun them to expose their [[ForMassiveDamage [[AttackItsWeakPoint weak point]] first.
9th Mar '15 11:38:46 AM rjung
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* The gofers Bud and Buzz regularly pop up in ''Pinball/NoGoodGofers'', and the player is encouraged to hit them with the pinball.

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* {{Pinball}} examples:
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The gofers Bud and Buzz regularly pop up in ''Pinball/NoGoodGofers'', and the player is encouraged to hit them with the pinball.pinball.
** The trolls from ''Pinball/MedievalMadness'', who block your entrance to the castle. The "Smack-A-Troll" mode even has them alternating popping up and down, as per the trope.
** Creator/JerseyJackPinball's ''The Hobbit'' has four such monsters -- an orc, a goblin, a warg, and a spider -- to menace the player at various times.
14th May '14 9:58:59 AM FlyingDuckManGenesis
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* In ''VideoGame/SonicAdventure'', it's revealed that Eggman has a whack-a-Sonic game. Amy has to beat the high score to unlock the prison door.

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* ''Franchise/SonicTheHedgehog'':
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In ''VideoGame/SonicAdventure'', it's revealed that Eggman has a whack-a-Sonic game. Amy has to beat the high score to unlock the prison door.door.
** * The final battle of the original ''SonicTheHedgehog'' is a variation on this.



* The final battle of the original ''SonicTheHedgehog'' is a variation on this.


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* ''WesternAnimation/TinyToonAdventures'' games:
** One of the Mini-games in ''Babs' Big Break'' for the Game Boy involves your character hitting as many Montana Max and Roderick Rat targets as they can within the time limit. Each character wears different attire and whacks with a different object; Buster is dressed as Biff Vanderbunny and whacks with a cane, Plucky is dressed like a superhero and whacks with a hammer, and Hamton is dressed in his normal attire and whacks with a frying pan.
** Acme All-Stars has a Montana Mash mini-game as well. You get points for every Montana Max target you hit, and lose points for every Elmyra Duff and Dizzy Devil target you hit. Look out for Gogo Dodo, who tosses bombs. Getting hit by one of his bombs will stun you for a few seconds.
* ''VideoGame/GarfieldCaughtInTheAct'' has a mini-game like this if you find the hammer. The game has six holes and thus requires the six-button Genesis controller to play. You must hit every target except the one shown at the beginning in order to win a continue.
10th Feb '14 8:08:29 PM erforce
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* Traditionally, the first form of Dracula in most of the 2D {{Castlevania}} games is an example of a teleporting mole.
* Mission 23 of ''MagicalBattleArena'', where an infinite number of [[MagicalGirlLyricalNanoha Gadget Drones]] pop in and out of the [[ShiftingSandLand sand]] and you have to see how many you can smash before the time is up. [[DropTheHammer Naturally]], you control [[MagicalGirlLyricalNanoha Vita]] for this mission.

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* Traditionally, the first form of Dracula in most of the 2D {{Castlevania}} ''Franchise/{{Castlevania}}'' games is an example of a teleporting mole.
* Mission 23 of ''MagicalBattleArena'', ''VideoGame/MagicalBattleArena'', where an infinite number of [[MagicalGirlLyricalNanoha Gadget Drones]] pop in and out of the [[ShiftingSandLand sand]] and you have to see how many you can smash before the time is up. [[DropTheHammer Naturally]], you control [[MagicalGirlLyricalNanoha Vita]] for this mission.



* ''{{Okami}}'' has a minigame like this that does feature moles. There's a ring of holes, and you need to headbutt the leader three times. You can predict where he'll pop up by the dirt clouds he sends up as he travels underground, but he's also got two or three henchmen doing the same thing to throw you off. And they speed up every time you make a successful hit. Fortunately you only ever need to do this once to [[HundredPercentCompletion fulfill a sidequest]].
* ''{{Terranigma}}'' has a boss like this.

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* ''{{Okami}}'' ''VideoGame/{{Okami}}'' has a minigame like this that does feature moles. There's a ring of holes, and you need to headbutt the leader three times. You can predict where he'll pop up by the dirt clouds he sends up as he travels underground, but he's also got two or three henchmen doing the same thing to throw you off. And they speed up every time you make a successful hit. Fortunately you only ever need to do this once to [[HundredPercentCompletion fulfill a sidequest]].
* %%* ''{{Terranigma}}'' has a boss like this.



* One boss in ''{{Persona 2}}'' creates 3 [[DopplegangerSpin mirrored illusions of herself.]] The illusions reflect all damage thrown at them. Also she casts berserk on the party to incite them to attack blindly. Hopefully you'll [[RandomNumberGod get lucky]] and someone will crit on her, [[SpannerInTheWorks short circuiting the battle altogether.]]
* The "[[ThatOneBoss Dual Sockets]]" boss in ''AlienHominid''. Don't hit the [[AttackItsWeakPoint pink glowing core]] (out of the multiple cores) in time? Prepare to be '''''[[ShockAndAwe electrocuted]]''''' [[OneHitKill immediately]]!

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* One boss in ''{{Persona ''VideoGame/{{Persona 2}}'' creates 3 [[DopplegangerSpin mirrored illusions of herself.]] The illusions reflect all damage thrown at them. Also she casts berserk on the party to incite them to attack blindly. Hopefully you'll [[RandomNumberGod get lucky]] and someone will crit on her, [[SpannerInTheWorks short circuiting the battle altogether.]]
* The "[[ThatOneBoss Dual Sockets]]" boss in ''AlienHominid''.''VideoGame/AlienHominid''. Don't hit the [[AttackItsWeakPoint pink glowing core]] (out of the multiple cores) in time? Prepare to be '''''[[ShockAndAwe electrocuted]]''''' [[OneHitKill immediately]]!
21st Jan '14 12:46:51 AM Sammettik
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** ''VideoGame/ZeldaIITheAdventureOfLink'': The Dragon in the hidden palace pops out of holes in the floor to spit fire at you. You need to stab in in the head on the way up/down.

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** ''VideoGame/ZeldaIITheAdventureOfLink'': The Dragon in the hidden palace pops out of holes in the floor to spit fire at you. You need to stab in him in the head on the way up/down.
10th Jan '14 7:42:11 PM wolftickets1969
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* In ''VideoGame/FalloutNewVegas'', one branch of the Brotherhood of Steel's quest "Still in the Dark" has you play whack-a-mole with a computer virus by attempting to isolate it in three [[LuckBasedMission random]] terminals before it jumps again.
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