Bodacious 8-Ball Station
Bodacious 8-Ball Station is a mission in the Octo Expansion.
When the player begins this stage, they find themselves on a platform looking at the 8-ball on a rail and a platform below. Shooting the 8-ball causes it to roll along the rail and the player has to ink a Splat-Switch which is moving slightly parallel to the rail. Ink the switch to rotate the next rail in the right direction before the 8-ball lands on it. If done right, the 8-ball rolls through five Squid Rings before landing on a platform below. The player can use a Ride rail to get it, and to the second checkpoint.
The 8-ball is ready to be launch on a rail, and after hitting an "8-ball switch", an uninkable wall with a small Splat-Switch raises which has to be inked fast. After the 8-ball has been launched on top of another platform, an inkable wall raises which allows the player to get to the same platform. Before reaching it, the player encounters a Shielded Octotrooper, which they can splat or ignore, and get to the third and final checkpoint.
The player has to hit the 8-ball onto a rail and immediately get on a nearby ride rail to ink a Splat-Switch on their way. Many Squid Rings are collected by the 8-ball while Agent 8 jumps on a narrow but long platform with another Shielded Octotrooper blocking a Splat-Switch. Take care of the Octarian and hit the switch before the 8-ball rolls off the rail. If done correctly, both the 8-ball and the player can collect three Squid Rings each before landing on the last platform with the goal. Hit the 8-ball onto the pedestal and the player clears this station.
C.Q. Cumber's Quotes
|“||Here you must chase after the 8-ball and ink the switches as fast as you can.||”|
|“||If the ball falls off the side, you'll fail.||”|
|“||If the ball stops on a rail, shoot it with your Blaster to get it moving.||”|
|“||Be aware that the cushions will absorb some of the 8-ball's speed.||”|
|“||You let an 8-ball fall - test failed.||”|
Cap'n Cuttlefish's Quotes
|“||Whaaa?! Get after that switch and ink it!||”|
|“||There's a switch - ink it!||”|
|“||Pushing the ball yourself should allow you to move it along more carefully!||”|
|“||OK, Agent 8 - that switch is next!||”|
|“||Woo - nice going!||”|
|“||You're through the first bit!||”|
|“||There's a switch behind that bad guy too!||”|
|“||Whoa - The rail is moving!||”|
|“||Through the second bit!||”|
|“||Woo-hoo! Wait... what about the ball?||”|
- The title's "bodacious" is a nineties slang term meaning "great" and the subtitle is one of the possible results on a Magic 8-Ball.
- This slang term "bodacious" is shared with another station's title, Bodacious Rotation Station.
- This station has cassettes, pencils and some sort of electric connectors or switches floating around in the background.
- Roll Out Station has cassettes and pencils floating around in the background as well.
- The European Spanish title of this station outright mentions the cassettes.
Names in other languages
Add/complete Japanese and Russian translations
Eitobōru, utte hashitte suitchi ON
Eitobōru o hakobe!
|Dutch||Hopelijk klikt het
Breng de 8-bal naar het doel!
|Hopefully it feels at home|
Bring the 8-ball to the goal!
|French||Boule et fil
Passage des aiguillages
Mène la bille 8 à bon port !
|Ball and thread|
Passage of signals
Lead the 8 marble to arrive safe and sound!
Bringe die Achterkugel zum Ziel!
|Switch on fast!|
Bring the 8-Ball to the goal!
|Italian||Frenesia sulla corsia
Trasporta la palla otto!
|Frenzy on the lane|
Transport the eight ball!
|Russian||...Теплый ламповый плюх!
...Teplyy lampovyy plyukh!
|...A warm and cute splat![note 2]|
Roll the 8-ball!
|Spanish (NOA)||Diversión sin interrupción
Bola Ocho 4800
Sigue la bola ocho.
|Fun without interruption|
Eight ball 4800
Follow the eight ball.
|Spanish (NOE)||Diversión sin interrupción
Transporta la bola ocho.
|Fun without interruption|
Transport the eight ball.
- Comes from "Flitz" (whiz) and "-bühl", a suffix found in certain German city and district names, but it is also a name of a German city on its own.
- Lampovyy is a Russian slang for cute.
- -sk and -ov are common endings for names of Russian cities and towns
Octo Expansion Stations