A boss usually found in 2D platforming games or as just a stage hazard, the Octoboss is just too damn big to fit on the screen all at once. What's a developer to do? Why, make it grab at you through holes in the walls, of course!
- The Kraken bosses in Kirby and the Rainbow Curse count as this before they turn red. You merely have to dash into the tentacles after the spikes retract.
- The Irate 8 level in Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze is this, mixed with Rise to the Challenge .
- The multi-legged battlemech in Guardian Rock in Sonic Forces counts as the obstacle variant, due to it using its legs like crushers throughout the stage.
- The Big Blooper midboss fight in Super Paper Mario counts as both variants, as it sticks its tentacles out of the water before you reach it to try and harm you, while in the fight you have to keep swimming and only drop when it shows a red tentacle, which is its weak point.