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Scary bosses?

Post by DRS » Sun Jan 12, 2014 9:05 am

Hello all - I wondered if I might pick your collective brain, fellow forumites?

I'm doing a little feature on Scary Bosses in videogames to go with a piece I'm writing about Sinistar - one of the first truly terrifying bosses in games, I reckon. I've got a list in my head but have realised it's quite 'arcade-centric'... I was thinking of Evil Otto from Bezerk and Dobkeratops (yup, I had to check that spelling :s) from R-Type amongst others.

Soooo, I just hoped you might find a minute to nominate a scary boss you think deserves a mention. It would be nice to get a mix of 8-bit, 16-bit and 32-bit and across platforms but all ideas gratefully received.

Cheers!

Paul

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Re: Scary bosses?

Post by HalcyonDaze00 » Sun Jan 12, 2014 10:08 am

Baron Von Blubba - on Bubble Bobble when the timer runs out

The Bella Sisters - chopping your head off on Resident Evil 4

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Post by NickThorpe » Sun Jan 12, 2014 10:11 am

Resident Evil 3's Nemesis definitely warrants a mention. Being stalked throughout the game by a more intelligent enemy added extra tension to the RE formula, and Capcom's Pavlovian use of music just heightened the terror.
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Post by mlucifersam » Sun Jan 12, 2014 10:43 am

My boss is usually quite nice but get him in a bad mood and he's totally scary!
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Post by The Laird » Sun Jan 12, 2014 2:23 pm

The huge disgusting spider that is the final boss in Gates Of Zendocon on the Lynx:

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The infamous "penis" boss in Gynoug on the Mega Drive:

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Most of the bosses in Splatterhouse:

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Post by DRS » Sun Jan 12, 2014 4:06 pm

Aaah these are great - cheers chaps! keep 'em coming... and that penis boss is really disturbing. You can't un-see some things :s

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Post by PaulEMoz » Sun Jan 12, 2014 5:08 pm

The Hydra and the Demogorgon from Beyond the Forbidden Forest on the C64.

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Post by Hitman_HalStep » Sun Jan 12, 2014 7:25 pm

psycho mantis reading my memory card,i found that very 4th wall breaking creepy.
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Post by crusto » Tue Jan 14, 2014 1:05 am

Most of the bosses from demon/dark souls. The adjudicator was vile lol.
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Post by ArchaicKoala » Tue Jan 14, 2014 11:02 am

The last boss on Dynamite Duke for the Master System used to terrify me as a kid. It's creepy enough as it is but when those insta-death tentacles extend out it goes beyond creepy into just plain scary! :cry:

Hey I was only 6 at the time! :lol:

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Post by Fawltykog » Tue Jan 14, 2014 3:26 pm

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Icon Of Sin... DOOM 2

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Post by The Laird » Tue Jan 14, 2014 3:33 pm

ArchaicKoala wrote:The last boss on Dynamite Duke for the Master System used to terrify me as a kid. It's creepy enough as it is but when those insta-death tentacles extend out it goes beyond creepy into just plain scary! :cry:

Hey I was only 6 at the time! :lol:

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That reminded me of this one in Streets Of Rage 2:

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Post by TheDude18 » Wed Jan 15, 2014 2:01 pm

The boss that broke his way through the background in Contra III(SNES)

Any time the Cyberdemon makes an appearance in Doom 2(PC) (though strangely I didnt find the Spiderdemon (or is it mastermind?) remotely scary.
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Post by Matt_B » Wed Jan 15, 2014 2:07 pm

Fawltykog wrote:Image

Icon Of Sin... DOOM 2
Yeah, but it's a lot less scary when you know that behind the façade there's really just John Romero's head on a spike. :lol:

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Re: Scary bosses?

Post by DRS » Wed Jan 15, 2014 3:14 pm

These are excellent! Cheers - I REALLY appreciate it! Love you posting pics too :)

Do keep suggestions coming - I have to finalise my top ten at the weekend.

You rule chaps!

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