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24th Nov '17 4:10:37 AM FRizer
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* The first fortress boss in ''VideoGame/MegaMan8'' acts like this. Four parts of the ceiling, and the boss appears in one of them, along with three dummies. What makes it worse is its weakness: the Mega Ball, which is always fired at an angle.

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* The first fortress boss in ''VideoGame/MegaMan8'' acts like this. Four parts of the ceiling, and the boss appears in one of them, along with three dummies. What makes it worse is its weakness: the Mega Ball, which is always fired at an angle. When its health goes low, it can also summon a special dummy that looks like himself, that if attacked, will instead fall to the ground and release a massive explosion that'll hurt you. Its name, Atetemino, is a pun on "atetemina!" ("try hitting me!")
* Several ''Videogame/MegaManClassic'' games have mooks that fly up from the BottomlessPits and then fall back down, in a similar fashion to a whac-a-mole. In this case, however, it's better to ignore them and jump over them; their real purpose is similar to LedgeBats, i.e trying to make you fall into the pits.
* Volteel Biblio, one of the bosses of ''Videogame/MegaManZero 3'' goes like this. His boss room has 4 holes, and he starts the battle hiding in them. He'll poke out his head at one hole and his tail at another, which will fire a homing electric projectile. Once his health go low enough, however, he'll get out of the hole to deal with you personally.
11th Nov '17 12:39:22 PM Theriocephalus
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** Extremely literally for Volvagia, in ''VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaOcarinaOfTime''. You even hit him with a hammer as he pops randomly from a number of holes dispersed through the arena.
*** Less literally, Phantom Ganon, also from ''Ocarina of Time''. Substitute 'hole' for 'picture'.

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** Extremely literally for Volvagia, in ''VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaOcarinaOfTime''. You even hit him with a hammer as he pops randomly from a number of holes dispersed through the arena.
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arena. Less literally, Phantom Ganon, also from ''Ocarina of Time''. Substitute 'hole' "hole" for 'picture'."picture".



* Jester Hole, the first boss of ''VideoGame/GoofTroop''.

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* %%* Jester Hole, the first boss of ''VideoGame/GoofTroop''.



* Monty Moles in ''VideoGame/SuperMario64's'' Tall Tall Mountain level, and by extension in ''VideoGame/MarioKart64'''s Moo Moo Farm level (although in that version, you can't fight them).

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* Monty Moles in ''VideoGame/SuperMario64's'' ''VideoGame/SuperMario64''[='=]s Tall Tall Mountain level, and by extension in ''VideoGame/MarioKart64'''s ''VideoGame/MarioKart64''[='=]s Moo Moo Farm level (although in that version, you can't fight them).



* Sandworm from ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyV''

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* %%* Sandworm from ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyV''
11th Nov '17 12:37:03 PM Theriocephalus
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* The Super Scope game ''Mole Patrol''.

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* %%* The Super Scope game ''Mole Patrol''.%%ZCE



* The Whack-a-troll minigame featured in ''[[VideoGame/MysteryCaseFiles Mystery Case Files: Return to Ravenhearst]]''.

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* %%* The Whack-a-troll minigame featured in ''[[VideoGame/MysteryCaseFiles Mystery Case Files: Return to Ravenhearst]]''. Ravenhearst]]''.%%ZCE
11th Nov '17 12:36:08 PM Theriocephalus
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* The monster that you must kill is above ground but cannot be hurt, and only hitting the 'mole' will allow you to attack it directly.

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* The monster that you must kill is above ground but cannot be hurt, and only hitting the 'mole' "mole" will allow you to attack it directly.
9th Nov '17 2:56:38 AM Theriocephalus
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* Multiple 'moles' pop up, and only one can be hit for damage. Hitting the wrong mole may provoke counter attacks in order to de-emphasize Area of Effect attacks. This type often happens with {{Doppelganger Spin}}s.

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* Multiple 'moles' "moles" pop up, and only one can be hit for damage. Hitting the wrong mole may provoke counter attacks in order to de-emphasize Area of Effect attacks. This type often happens with {{Doppelganger Spin}}s.



* ''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 [[AttackItsWeakPoint 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 head -- you have to stun them to expose their [[AttackItsWeakPoint weak point]] first.



* That...incredibly suggestive-looking worm thing from ''VideoGame/SilentHill3''. Ugh.
** And the Caterpillar boss from ''VideoGame/SilentHill1'', which pops up in random spots.

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* That...The Caterpillar boss from [[VideoGame/SilentHill1 the first game]], which pops up in random spots.
%%** That...
incredibly suggestive-looking worm thing from ''VideoGame/SilentHill3''. Ugh.
** And the Caterpillar boss from ''VideoGame/SilentHill1'', which pops up in random spots.
Ugh.%%ZCE



* {{Subverted}} in ''Manga/AhMyGoddess'' with the Angel Eater: when it's thrown in a portal that will bring it back to hell [[{{Determinator}} the monster grabs the edge and refuses to go]], putting himself in this position, so Urd and Skuld grab the hammers (and Peorth grabs a whip) to do this... At which point the Angel Eater, [[OhCrap realizing what's about to happen]], [[ScrewThisImOuttaHere lets himself fall through the portal]].

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* {{Subverted}} in ''Manga/AhMyGoddess'' with the Angel Eater: when it's thrown in a portal that will bring it back to hell [[{{Determinator}} the monster grabs the edge and refuses to go]], putting himself in this position, so Urd and Skuld grab the hammers (and Peorth grabs a whip) to do this... At at which point the Angel Eater, [[OhCrap realizing what's about to happen]], [[ScrewThisImOuttaHere lets himself fall through the portal]].
3rd Oct '17 8:48:26 PM wolftickets1969
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* In ''VideoGame/MetroidPrime'', to expose Flaahgra's weak points, you must circle-dash around the arena and deactivate all the solar mirrors before it can reactivate any of them, stunning it with weapons fire if necessary.
7th Jul '17 4:08:50 PM FlyingDuckManGenesis
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** 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.

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** Acme All-Stars ''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.


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* One of the mini-games in ''[[SylvesterTheCatAndTweetyBird Tweety]] and the Magic Gems'' for the UsefulNotes/GameBoyAdvance is "Hit The Ghosts", wherein WesternAnimation/BugsBunny, WesternAnimation/DaffyDuck, WesternAnimation/Porky Pig, Sylvester, WesternAnimation/YosemiteSam, and Marc Antony have to whack as many moles and ghosts as they can. Each mole is worth one point, and each ghost is worth two points.
27th Jun '17 10:18:04 AM Jubileus57
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* A traditional Whack-A-Mole minigame named "Veggie Guardin'" is featured in ''VideoGame/WiiPlayMotion''.

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* A traditional Whack-A-Mole whack-a-mole minigame named "Veggie Guardin'" is featured in ''VideoGame/WiiPlayMotion''.
27th Jun '17 10:17:21 AM Jubileus57
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* The Whack-a-troll minigame featured in ''[[VideoGame/MysteryCaseFiles Mystery Case Files: Return to Ravenhearst]]''.
* A traditional Whack-A-Mole minigame named "Veggie Guardin'" is featured in ''VideoGame/WiiPlayMotion''.
5th May '17 5:05:49 AM Eggy0
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* ''VideoGame/EagleIsland'' has two kinds of enemies (one of which is a boss) that can burrow into the ground and then jump out to attack the player.
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