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all had those boss battles that have stuck out in our mind long after
the final blow has been struck. You know, the ones that have us
breathing very heavy after you see the enemy fall because you were
holding your breath the whole fight. Those battles that had you
muttering profanity and sounds that mean nothing at all while moving
the controller all over the place because you think it will help.
Well here's a list of the most epic and angering boss battles I've
Phantom Ganon of
the Forest Temple (Ocarina of Time)
not even Ganon. It's some wannabe Ganon...phantom...thing. From
his hiding in the paintings and faking you out with his clones to the
sadistic game of evil energy ball ping-pong you have to play, this
boss annoys the crap out of you and keeps you glued to the screen.
After he starts shooting energy balls at you, it comes down to timing
your hits just right so that a) you don't get hit with one, and b)
he doesn't hit it back since it can get pretty fast if the game
continues for very long. The fact that he doesn't stay down for
more than a single hit most of the time after taking his own attack
to the head does little to help the frustration.
Smithy (Super Mario
game definitely ranks in my top ten list of greatest games ever, so
it seems fitting that the final boss would make this list. Smithy is
not so much powerful (though his area attacks can take a pretty good
chunk of your life away) as he is resilient and resourceful. If you
don't take out the monster making machine, then Smithy keeps
pounding out shy guy pogo stick dudes to make your life miserable.
After the FIRST HALF of the fight, he transforms into this thing that
can morph and generate new attacks, all of which take away a lot of
life or just make it a hard fight. His large amount of health makes
it to where you will definitely experience all of this and more.
act surprised, you knew he'd be up here at least once. Sephiroth
is probably one of the most well known bosses in video games,
particularly due to his difficulty in every incarnation.
Kingdom Hearts took this and upped his bad-ass dosage to higher
levels and beat us to death with it. This epic showdown is
particularly hard if you are not a high level and the master of all
your techniques. With his big *** sword that gives him unbelievable
reach, his unfair speed, and his magic blue mines and meteor attack,
you can be sure you will be using Curaga every five seconds.
All Colossi (Shadow
of the Colossus)
there are some colossi in Shadow of the Colossus that over
shadow...(***, I said I wouldn't use stupid puns)...others, but
overall, each colossi is epic and frustrating in its own unique way.
Whether they're taking you into the air and dropping you hundreds
of feet, smashing you with their hands or feet, or just not standing
still long enough to f***ing stab them in the glowing sigil, each one
kicks your butt and makes you like it. Don't even get me started on
the ones that can shoot lasers.
Lt. Surge (Pokemon
know you guys are thinking this is an odd entry, but if you played
Pokemon Stadium (you did too), remember back to the gym leaders.
Remember Lt. Surge? Of course you do. He's the one who has the
Raichu who knows surf, so all your rock and ground pokemon that make
up most of your team die off within minutes. This was quite an
unexpected (and a little ***) move on the creators' part. The
rest of the gym leaders were a breeze if you ever got past this one
with his freak of nature pokemon (I know, seems redundant, huh?).
Ice Titan (Kingdom
Hearts is back. You know, you gotta give Square props for trying to
make your life a living Hell while flashing Disney in your face all
the time. The Ice Titan had the potential (that it almost always
lived up to) to become a frustrating fight to no end. It starts out
easy...er...kind of easy enough with just deflecting his icicles.
But as you wail on him with your keyblade, he starts to get creative.
As he throws ice sickles, he also shoot up ice spikes from the
ground. As time goes on, you then have ice falling on your head as
well, so you constantly have to keep moving. These attacks take off
a good amount of health so all it takes is a few slip ups to have to
Culex (Super Mario
is one of those bosses, well like Sephiroth in Kingdom Heats, that
you don't have to fight, but you just really really want to see how
tough he is. Turns out, it isn't just Culex that's tough, it's
the four crystals that fight with him that each have a special
attack. That's right, Culex gets to attack FIVE times a turn.
He's powerful too, so good luck going straight in and getting the
win. He even has the audacity to resurrect any crystals you destroy
after a few turns.
Ruby and Emerald
Weapon (Final Fantasy VII)
don't have to fight them. It's like the presents up in your
parents' closet before they wrap them: you know you're gonna get
your ass whipped, but you just gotta try. If you don't have the
right strategy for each of this behemoths, then you are in for
possibly the quickest fight ever. Their attacks are super strong,
sometimes one hit kills, and they have ridiculous amount of health.
With the right strategy, they become much easier, but I had no
internet or money for a strategy guide soooo...yeah...
Azazel (Tekken 6)
games are already extremely unfair when it comes to final battles.
It's like the computer suddenly can predict your movements and just
wants you to know that you are now its b*tch. Azazel takes this to
the next level. Not only does he take up most of the screen and have
extreme reach, but his moves are devastating and he has this ability
to pull pillars up from the ground that will hit you nearly every
time. Truly after defeating him, you feel like you are the King of
(Final Fantasy X)
b*tch has to be the toughest opponent in FFX. She starts out in
normal form, casting stupid status effects like sleep and silence,
and absorbing your life on top of that. After you've done enough
damage (a LOT) to her, she transforms. She gets a bigger cloak and
some tentacles...and gets a heck of a lot more powerful. Her attacks
hit harder and she has more health. But don't worry, if you are
loving this fight, then you will love this: she transforms once more
after taking enough damage. She becomes one big Medusa head snake
thingy with ultra hurtful attacks and a sh** load of health. Thank
you Square, your super powered, multi-form bosses never get old...or
right. He's back and he's tougher and meaner than ever. He has most
of his old attacks, but spends a lot of his time in the air this time
around. He's faster, much stronger, and I swear he has a long reach.
Some of his attacks are nearly instant kills and if you aren't
constantly on your toes, well I think you can remember what happened
last time. This Sephiroth was the grand daddy of all boss fights in
my opinion, the funnest, hardest, and most frustrating.
Got any awesome boss
battle stories? Any I missed? Let me know what you guys think.