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"Cling cling, clang clang, Your bell has rang!"
Pachi-Pachi, Death screen

Pachi-Pachi is an unused mini-boss in Cuphead that was originally going to appear on one of the board game spaces in King Dice's fight.

Appearance

Pachi-Pachi is a pachinko win pocket that bears a resemblance to The Devil, with a slightly bigger nose and eyes and wheels under him that move him around the bottom of the stage.

Intro

Before the battle begins, Pachi-Pachi turns on his ears, grows two horns in the top of the head and his nose to fight Cuphead and Mugman.

Battle

Pachi-Pachi would move across the room, occasionally shooting a beam of fire through the hole of his head. It could easily be dodged by moving the opposite way as Pachi-Pachi, as it shortly disappears 3 seconds after it's fired. Balls would drop from the top of the arena, which would cause the platforms to tilt. As the boss took more damage, he would move faster as more balls started falling.

Pachi-Pachi's death animation would've consisted of his eye popping out of its socket, starting to explode while rocking back and forth.

Personality

very little is known about Pachi-Pachi's personality, apart from the fact that he seems to enjoy talking in rhyme, as evident by his unfinished death screen.

Trivia

  • One of the reasons Pachi-Pachi may of been scrapped was to not make All Bets Are Off! unfair, or to so the spaces were accurate to the board King Dice uses.
  • Pachi-Pachi is by far the most complete of the unused bosses still present in the final game's coding, having a complete set of fully-animated sprites (including intro and knockout sprites) and a near-final stage design.
  • Pachi-Pachi might of been intended to be used on spaces 10-12, with The Light and Card
  • Despite the debug level ID being Pachinko, the localization files list "Pachi-Pachi" as their name.
  • Pachi-Pachi's name is based from the word Pachinko, which is a type of mechanical game originating in Japan and is used as both a form of recreational arcade game and much more frequently as a gambling device.
  • Pachi-Pachi's death screen quote mentions the phrase "Your bell has rang", which is a euphamism referring to someone getting a concussion.


Gallery

Bosses
Inkwell Isle One
The Root Pack (Moe TatoWeepyPsycarrot) • Goopy Le GrandeHilda BergCagney CarnationRibby and Croaks
Inkwell Isle Two
Baroness Von Bon BonBeppi The ClownDjimmi The GreatGrim MatchstickWally Warbles
Inkwell Isle Three
Rumor HoneybottomsCaptain BrineybeardSally StageplayWerner WermanDr. Kahl's RobotCala MariaPhantom Express (Blind SpecterT-BoneBlaze BrothersHead of the Train)
Inkwell Hell
King Dice (Tipsy TroopChips BettiganMr. WheezyPip and DotHopus PocusPhear LapPiroulettaMangosteenMr. Chimes) • The Devil
Scrapped/Unused
ToastBetty BeetRadishJelly The OctopusGiant SpiderPachi-PachiThe LightCardDemon Bat