Eight-Legged Advance

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Eight-Legged Advance
Artist Turquoise October
Game Splatoon
Heard in
Splatoon
Octotrooper Hideout
Lair of the Octoballs
Floating Sponge Garden
Spreader Splatfest
Propeller-Lift Fortress
Octosniper Ramparts
Far-Flung Flooders
Squid Beatz
Album Splatune
Track list no. 11 (Squid Beatz)
9 (Splatune Disc 2)
Genre Electronic
BPM 150
Key signature C♯ Minor
Length 2:52
Audio file

Eight-Legged Advance is a song performed by Turquoise October.

Description

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Eight-Legged Advance, like many Turquoise October songs, is an electronic song, featuring many chiptune influences, unorthodox production and Octarian-sounding vocals. It features a prominent guitar line. Just before the minute mark the beat slightly switches. The intro is an interpolation of the Hero Mode - Onward! jingle heard after beating a mission, which is also sampled in I am Octavio. It is heard throughout various Octo Valley missions, and can also be heard in Squid Beatz.

Remixes and covers

Octo Eight-Step

Main article: Octo Eight-Step

Octo Eight-Step is an extensive rework of Eight-Legged Advance, sampling the beat, but with a brand new structure.

Crater Eighters Routine

Main article: Crater Eighters Routine

Crater Eighters Routine is a remake of Eight-Legged Advance, following the same general structure of Eight-Legged Advance, but with a somewhat more irreverent tone.

Other Versions

Eight-Legged Advance (Kettle)

This version is simply just the beat, but muffled and echoey, making it sound like it is being played from a distance. It plays when the camera is near a kettle containing a level with the main track.

Samples and interpolations

Ebb & Flow (Demo)

Main article: Ebb & Flow#Ebb & Flow (Demo)

Marina's original version of Ebb & Flow samples the beat of Eight-Legged Advance, hinting at her Octarian origins.

Inkopolis Memorial Mixtape

Main article: Inkopolis Memorial Mixtape

In the Inkopolis Memorial Mixtape, the eerie, ghost-like set of notes that plays during Eight-Legged Advance is heard right after Octo Eight-Step plays. After the Hero Mode - Onward! jingle from the track, it transitions into The Girl from Inkopolis.

Etymology

Eight-Legged Advance implies a march of the Octarians, which, as octopuses, have eight legs.