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Octodad: Dadliest Catch

Octodad Dadliest Catch

Majdi Badri
John Murphy
Seth Parker
Kevin Zuhn
Microsoft Windows, OS X, Linux, PlayStation 4, PlayStation Vita, Xbox One, iOS, Android, Wii U, Nintendo Switch
Release date(s)
Microsoft Windows, OS X & Linux
January 30, 2014 (WW)

PlayStation 4
April 22, 2014 (NA)
April 23, 2014 (PAL)
PlayStation Vita
May 26, 2015 (NA)
May 28, 2015 (PAL)
Xbox One
August 26, 2015 (WW)
Wii U
October 28, 2015 (NA)
October 30, 2015 (EU)
January 15, 2016 (AU)
October 29, 2015 (WW)
November 4, 2015 (WW)

Nintendo Switch
November 9, 2017 (WW)
Preceded by

Octodad: Dadliest Catch, originally titled Octodad 2, is the sequel to the original Octodad. The game was developed by the studio Young Horses. The game was released on Steam in early 2014.


This time, our cephaloprotagonist has gotten himself in a bind between his wife’s mounting mistrust, and a disastrous trip to the local aquarium! Are you dad enough to control the titular octopus father as he strives to hide his nautical nature from his family while keeping his tangled tentacles intact?


Gameplay is similar to the first Octodad in which the player controls the limbs of Octodad. The developers have given Octodad a new rendered skeleton for his body allowing him to stretch farther, slip on banana peels, flail around, and have each appendage react at the same time, as in Octodad spinning.

The Suspicion Meter from the original game returns. This meter is filled up by:

  1. Making a mess with people watching
  2. Hitting people
  3. Going into prohibited areas for customers (Maintenance rooms and later, the closed Aquarium).
  4. Being spotted by security guards and employees (later in the game).
  5. Being spotted by people without a disguise.
  6. Failing some missions (Such as the Amazon Arcade tank leak)

Sometimes places in the Aquarium (and the boat in a flashback) have an instant-kill zone that fills up the Suspicion Bar instantly, such as:

  1. Getting caught by Fujimoto in the kitchen chase scene
  2. Falling off the edge of the boat into the waters (Although harmless, this gives the player and Octodad a Game Over)
  3. Getting caught by the Hammerhead Shark in the Aquarium Chase scene
  4. Falling into the fire in the Cafeteria Chase and beam walk scene (Although this takes some time, it is still classified as an Instant Kill Zone).
  5. Getting hit by Fujimoto at the Cafeteria Final Battle.
  6. Falling in the very left stall in Aquatic Fun Center
  7. Getting sucked into the ride lawnmower
  8. Going out of bounds

Changes from the original to Dadliest Catch[]

- Improved graphics and controls

- New storyline

- Hidden ties in every level


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