Tentacular Circus

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Tentacular Circus
S Band Turquoise October.jpg
Performer Turquoise October
Album Splatune
Splatune 2
Game Splatoon
Splatoon 2
Heard in Splatoon Gusher Gauntlet
Inkrail Skyscape
Tumbling Splatforms
Pinwheel Power Plant
Squid Beatz
Heard in Splatoon 2 The Octopark
The Octogalaxy
Length 2:04 (Splatune)
BPM 180
Genre Electronic
Key signature C Major
Track list no. 12 (Squid Beatz)
10 (Splatune Disc 2)
19 (Splatune 2 Disc 2)
Audio file

Tentacular Circus is a song performed by Turquoise October.


Tentacular Circus, like many Turquoise October songs, is an electronic song, featuring many chiptune influences and unorthodox production. It appears to contain various unusual samples of vocals, whistles, bells and trumpets. It is heard in the Octo Valley missions Gusher Gauntlet, Inkrail Skyscape, Tumbling Splatforms, Pinwheel Power Plant, and can also be heard in Squid Beatz.

It makes a return in Splatoon 2, alongside Cephaloparade and Octoling Rendezvous, and is heard in Octo Canyon missions The Octopark and The Octogalaxy. However, it is unavailable in Squid Beatz 2.

Other versions

Tentacular Circus (Splatoon Single Player Trailer)

Tentacular Circus was first heard in the reveal trailer for Splatoon's Hero Mode. It starts playing about 37 seconds in, after a short Cephaloparade remix. Unlike other versions, it has a proper ending, consisting of a modified version of the beginning.


Tentacular Circus is based on a portmanteau of 'tentacle' and 'spectacular'.

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