Twintacle Octotroopers are enemies in Hero Mode. They are a more advanced version of the standard Octotrooper. They present a deadlier threat than the average Octotrooper, and nearly entirely supplant the Octotrooper by the end of Hero Mode.
Twintacle Octotroopers resemble the standard Octotrooper, but have two tentacles instead of one. Their eyes display an angry expression, compared to the slightly clueless ones of the standard Octotroopers. Additionally, their hovercrafts have gained a massive upgrade- having a firing button and joystick, instead of just a joystick. This allows the second tentacle of the Twintacle Octotrooper to mash the firing button, letting loose a barrage of shots that travel quite quickly compared to the standard Octotrooper's fire.
Besides this deadly capability and increased firing speed, Twintacle Octotroopers are not all that different from the standard Octotroopers. They will still gape at Splat Bombs sailing overhead, and forget about the player if they merely vanish behind cover. Additionally, they still have the durability of the Octotrooper, meaning that they will not stand up to the Inkzooka or Ink Cannon.
By the end of Hero Mode, standard Octotroopers are almost never seen. Twintacle Octotroopers entirely supplant them at that point, supported by Octolings, Octosnipers, Octobombers, and various other Octarian fighters.
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