Game heroes do what they please. Destroying cities, wrecking cars and using the innards of creatures as a playground aren't uncommon occurrences. These protagonists may be bold and daring heroes, but that’s no reason to go use a giant worm’s uvula (the hangy ball thing in your throat) as a punching bag.

The allure of being a small thing in a very large place must be irresistible to developers, considering just how many times it has happened. Much like our Kraken feature, we’ve compiled a list of some of the most memorable “inside a big thing” levels and bosses, and consulted with a seasoned traveler to get his notes on the subject. Enjoy!