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13 greatest enemies that are also round

What is it?

There are two enemies in Dig Dug: Pookas, the round red monsters, and Fygars, the green ones that look like dragons.

Incidentally, there are four colors of dirt on a level, two types of flowers, one type of rock and one guy named Dig Dug. That’s it. There aren’t very many things in the game Dig Dug.

 

But could it be rounder?

Not only could he be rounder, he gets rounder when you play the game! Dig Dug’s primary attack is a hose that inflates enemies until they pop. You can earn more points by killing Pooka and Fygars with the rocks, but what good are points when you’re old and lying in your deathbed remembering all the circular things you saw during your life?

 

Runner-up: Fygar

 

Like we said, there aren’t a lot of things to choose from in Dig Dug.

 

What is it?

One of the most recognizable enemies in the Final Fantasy Series, Bombs have appeared in pretty much every game in the series since the - never released on western shores - NES’s Final Fantasy II.

They’re simple creatures with a hot-headed and highly flammable disposition. Bombs, as their name implies, will explode if not dealt with quickly, and apparently round enemies are inclined to do this, since they’re the second guys on our list who employ a suicide attack.

 

But could it be rounder?

Kinda

Above: A sphere is perfectly round geometrical object in three-dimensional space 

 

What is it?

Galaxy Man is one of the eight Robot Masters built by Dr. Light, err… we mean Dr. Wily to wreak havoc, and it’s up to Mega Man to stop them. Galaxy Man isn’t exactly a sphere, but he deserves an honorable mention because of his both stylish and circle-utilizing robotic form.


Above: Galaxy Man is made of circles and shoots a big circle

But could it be rounder?


Above: The sphere has the smallest total mean curvature among all convex solids with a given surface area.

Runner-up: Mettaur

These Mettaurs are half-way there with their half-circle helmets.

Apr 14, 2009


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77 comments

  • Hendetta - June 8, 2010 5:29 a.m.

    No Ozma from FFIX? He was perfectly round and extremely difficult!
  • oreopizza47 - July 2, 2009 11:32 p.m.

    i squinted and turned myself upside-down, and i'm sorry to say the puff of blood is not round. i'm also sorry for that display of rhyming skills. recaptcha: navarro skeined someone wanna get a dictionary and tell me what in god's name that means?
  • camo510 - April 19, 2009 2:15 a.m.

    wth?!?! wheres Voltorb and his evolvation thing?
  • Dead - April 18, 2009 4:01 a.m.

    Paul Ryan NEEDS to start writing outside of journalism.
  • Spybreak8 - April 16, 2009 9:08 p.m.

    Circles are a design of pure design always looking aesthetically pleasing to the eye. They have point, line, form and shape. Look up the golden ratio for architecture and it will blow your mind.^^ My contribution is kirby should have been here for sure! http://home.btconnect.com/hgi/nintendo-ds/kirby.jpg
  • Bronzus - April 16, 2009 2:30 p.m.

    Congressman Stubbs. THAT IS ALL.
  • jakery22 - April 16, 2009 11:42 a.m.

    awesome article i love circles :D especially teh attack drones sheild from resistance 2 thats pretty round recaptcha: Bile Industry :S
  • BodyDamage - April 15, 2009 7:46 p.m.

    dammit paul ryan, this is hilarious.
  • assassinS17 - April 15, 2009 6:38 p.m.

    I think we should all agree that the boomer isn't a specific shape, but as a "cult" of shapes
  • Ramijiman - April 15, 2009 5 p.m.

    I love this article so much =) Btw i love round thigs too
  • LionheartAce - April 15, 2009 4:13 p.m.

    Bob-omb ftw!
  • Awesomeitude1523 - April 15, 2009 3:33 p.m.

    I am the first guy to suggest that you guys do an article like this, but with squares or triangles. This was just so funny. Great article Also, i am likely the first bum to say I love circles. recaptcha' 1963's midget. okay........
  • TanookiMan - April 15, 2009 3 p.m.

    hehe, jbailboy88 got QED-ed
  • Hobojedi - April 15, 2009 2:19 p.m.

    Hahah, Louis was the runner-up in L4D. Grrrrrrrreat article.
  • solidocelot - April 15, 2009 1:15 p.m.

    i am the first to say goldenme stopped the pattern and it will never be the same
  • Xplosive59 - April 15, 2009 12:41 p.m.

    Is it possible to divide these creatures by PI?
  • pimlicosound - April 15, 2009 12:40 p.m.

    What about Halo? The titular object is both round and very big (bonus points, surely). What about the Milky Way in Mass Effect? Probably the biggest circle in gaming, and it's composed of billions of smaller circles.
  • iKOemos - April 15, 2009 8:51 a.m.

    @jacob816: C-C-C-Combo Breaker!!! You broke the first streak!
  • PopePhred - April 15, 2009 8:36 a.m.

    What about Evil Otto from Bezerk? http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Berzerk
  • C-C-C-C-ComboCro - April 15, 2009 7:38 a.m.

    Paul Ryan, you are simply to big a genius for these interwebz. please show us the way to achieving our perfectly circular evolution!

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