Slow Ride Station
Slow Ride Station is a mission in the Octo Expansion.
When the player begins the stage, they find themselves on a platform with a small Splat-Switch and a rotating platform in front of them. When they ink the Splat-Switch, the platform stops rotating and a yellow lock inside a triangle appears in the top of the screen along with beeping noises. After a few seconds, the beeping gets more intense and the sign starts to flash, indicating that the platform will start to rotate soon again. When the player gets to the other side, they see another Splat-Switch and a rotating block which they have to climb with another time limit. Activating the switch and climbing the wall leads to the second checkpoint.
The player stands before a shallow path with four swinging blocks and a Splat-Switch above, and they have to activate the switch at the right moment to stop the blocks from moving and make room to cross the path. By doing it correctly, and in time, they end up at the third checkpoint.
Another shallow path leads to nothing but a Splat-Switch and some Octotroopers and a Twintacle Octotrooper in the distance. Hit the switch and the platforms of those Octarians move around to extend the path. Splat the Octarians that block the path and collect the Power Egg Container at the end, then turn around to find the same Splat-Switch which, upon activating again, puts the platforms in their original position. Follow the path and take out the Octarians that block the path and hit the same switch again to move the platforms to the fourth and final checkpoint.
Four swinging blocks with more Octotroopers are used as platforms to reach the other side, but have to be stopped at the right time with a Splat-Switch above. Reach the other side while collecting some armor and splatting some Octarians before the timer runs out. Now the player has to stop the next swinging block with a Splat-Switch attached to it with the right timing and climb it, then, before time runs out, cross the blocks which the player crossed before to get to the goal.
C.Q. Cumber's Quotes
|“||What lies beyond the vortex of spinning despair? The answer is hope.||”|
|“||Switches... They are the lifelines that will lead you to that hope.||”|
|“||Proceed with care as you make your way across.||”|
|“||Get ready - it's gonna start moving!||”|
|“||If you spin them enough, it looks like you can get on top.||”|
|“||Jump across when the pendulums stop!||”|
|“||Huh - it stopped?!||”|
|“||Get up there. Let's go!||”|
|“||Stop, time! I command you!||”|
|“||Wait... There's no bridge here?||”|
|“||BAM! You made it across!||”|
- The station's English name and subtitle are references to the song Slow Ride by Foghat.
- Slow Ride Station was revealed before the Octo Expansion was released.
- This station has Bubble Tape floating around in the background. This particular gum was very popular in the 1990s due to its unique packaging.
- The Russian title is a reference to Turbo, which was a brand of chewing gum popular in the early nineties.
Names in other languages
Add/complete Japanese, French (NoA and NoE), Italian, Russian translations
|Dutch||Wachten bij de schommel
Bereik het doel!
|Waiting at the swing|
Honest cross[note 1]
Reach the goal!
|French (NOE)||Le Parvis des pendules||The Parvis of clocks|
|German||Deine Augen werden schwer...
Lass dir Zeit auf dem Weg zum Ziel!
|Your eyes are getting heavy...|
Take your time on the way to the goal!
|Italian||Piazzale Pendolo||Pendulum Square|
|Spanish||El tiempo vuela
Sigue el ritmo para llegar a la meta.
Follow the rhythm to reach the goal.
- "Eerlijk oversteken" or "gelijk oversteken" is a Dutch proverb. If two people do not trust each other in an exchange, they cross over honestly/immediately.
- Comes from "Pendel" (pendulum) and "scheid" (separates), but the latter most likely refers to the suffix found in certain German city or district names, since that has been the theming for many station titles.
Octo Expansion Stations