Doctor Tiberious Riptide is the antagonist in In Search of Dr. Riptide. He is an evil scientist who creates the Tuna-Matic, to conquer the oceans. He makes sea creatures become his mindless goons, and hides in his underwater laboratory off the coast of Australia. He is the boss of Episode 3.
The Tuna-Matic is a device created by Dr. Riptide which turns sea creatures into a marketable delicacy. Riptide uses the device to create expensive, fake Tuna intended for the evil and powerful to buy. Its name comes from the word "automatic" combined with tuna.
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Dr. Riptide appears at the end of episode 3 as the game's final boss. Riptide drives a relatively large, powerful submarine armed with heavy torpedoes.
To defeat Riptide, the player must first destroy the heavy cannon on the boss submarine. After this cannon is destroyed, the boss's main body becomes vulnerable. At this point, the boss will rapidly fire smaller torpedoes which can very quickly drain the player's shield.
- An unused boss destroyed graphic exists in the game's data, and shows what may be an old design for the Dr. Riptide boss.