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Great Videogame Bosses

Posted: Wed Jan 23, 2013 11:09 am
by Darran@Retro Gamer
I'm sure I posted this already, but I can't find a thread.
Tell me your favourites.

Re: Great Videogame Bosses

Posted: Wed Jan 23, 2013 11:20 am
by The Laird
Mr X on Streets Of Rage 2

Hitting him with a fireball, while is firing his gun, to kill him is just so satisfying!!!

Re: Great Videogame Bosses

Posted: Wed Jan 23, 2013 11:22 am
by snowkatt
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i hate bosses
i dont think they are a challenge or a goal or a puzzle
i tend to think they are a obnoxious block in my progress to finish a game and are only there to artificially increase the life span of a game and i hate them utterly

Re: Great Videogame Bosses

Posted: Wed Jan 23, 2013 11:46 am
by ShadowMan
Pretty much anything from any of the Megaman games - most notably Dr Wily's Alien form from Megaman 2 along with the Yellow Devil boss fight from the first fortress stage in the original Megaman.

The Starwolf boss battles were always my favourite part of Starfox 64, especially the battle which took place on Venom with their enhanced ships.

Garuda on Street Fighter EX+@ was refreshing. A nice tough boss character on a Street Fighter game that wasn't either Akuma or Bison.

Geese Howard in any Fatal Fury game he appeared in. I just liked his character design, moves set and music. Plus he felt like the most "fair" of SNK's bosses!

Metal Sonic in Stardust Speedway if that counts. Rather than a straight up battle against him you had to race him instead which I've always liked. That and the great music that accompanied it.

I quite liked the second boss from Splatterhouse on the PC Engine - the Poltergeist. Just the fact that it felt like a different type of boss battle compared to the norm.

Re: Great Videogame Bosses

Posted: Wed Jan 23, 2013 11:52 am
by Dam
Good boss fights are what make a game for me! Axelay contains 5 awesome bosses, I'm not counting the final one becuase its a sh1tbag.

Shadow of the Colossus should have been the best game ever, but the horse riding was stupid and broken and infuriating.

recently I quite liked the omega supreme one in War for Cybertron. The PS2 transformers game has some good ones too.

Re: Great Videogame Bosses

Posted: Wed Jan 23, 2013 11:53 am
by nakamura
Devil Hand.

Re: Great Videogame Bosses

Posted: Wed Jan 23, 2013 11:56 am
by koopa42
Bowser - he's the king ..... of all.

Re: Great Videogame Bosses

Posted: Wed Jan 23, 2013 12:07 pm
by will2097
Back in the day (1994) i thought this was pretty cool.

It's the second level boss in Total Eclipse on the 3DO.

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Re: Great Videogame Bosses

Posted: Wed Jan 23, 2013 12:18 pm
by snowkatt
Dam wrote:
recently I quite liked the omega supreme one in War for Cybertron. The PS2 transformers game has some good ones too.
the bosses especially tidalwave in that game were pur satan spawn and i hated them utterly
or in this case unicron spawn

Re: Great Videogame Bosses

Posted: Wed Jan 23, 2013 12:39 pm
by Mire Mare
Ganondorf/Ganon at the end of Ocarina of Time. The first time a boss battle took my breath away and really meant something!

Re: Great Videogame Bosses

Posted: Wed Jan 23, 2013 12:43 pm
by Dam
snowkatt wrote:
Dam wrote:
recently I quite liked the omega supreme one in War for Cybertron. The PS2 transformers game has some good ones too.
the bosses especially tidalwave in that game were pur satan spawn and i hated them utterly
or in this case unicron spawn
Tidalwave was a little frustrating, I'll give you that. A great spectacle though.

Re: Great Videogame Bosses

Posted: Wed Jan 23, 2013 12:46 pm
by RUOK
For you, the day Bison graced your village was the most important day of your life. But for me, it was Tuesday

Re: Great Videogame Bosses

Posted: Wed Jan 23, 2013 12:58 pm
by SirClive
R-Type level 3. The whole level is a single boss. Awesome.

Re: Great Videogame Bosses

Posted: Wed Jan 23, 2013 1:06 pm
by samhain81
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Level 5 Burning Boss - Axelay boss

All of the bosses in Axelay screamed quality, but the lava boss was something else. Still one of the most amazing bosses in all of the 16bit era, if a little on the easy side.

Re: Great Videogame Bosses

Posted: Wed Jan 23, 2013 1:09 pm
by Mire Mare
The transforming, and uber cool, Seven Force in Gunstar Heroes.