favorite final boss battles

Discussion in 'General Off-Topic Chat' started by Pahicken, Feb 27, 2011.

  1. Pahicken

    Pahicken Advanced Member

    Jan 30, 2011
    United States
  2. Joe88

    Joe88 [λ]

    Jan 6, 2008
    United States
    RE3 - Nemesis

  3. Langin

    Langin HI! ^O^

    Jul 29, 2008
    The Hague

    Mario & Luigi Super Star Saga, Big Witch in Bowsers Body
    Zelda Twilight Princess/Wind Waker, Ganondorf
    Mario 64, Bowser
  4. Law

    Law rip ninjacat that zarcon made me

    Aug 14, 2007
    the last bossfight of the first Dead to Rights game.
  5. SmokeFox

    SmokeFox Jesus Christ is the Lord

    Dec 27, 2010
    Castlevania - Dracula
  6. Master Mo

    Master Mo F.R.E.E.

    Nov 22, 2005
    Gambia, The
    Man Mo Temple
    Metroid Prime!

    I don`t know why but there was nothing in gaming that was as satisfying and nerve wrecking as fighting and beating him for me...
  7. Cyan

    Cyan GBATemp's lurking knight

    Global Moderator
    Oct 27, 2002
    Engine room, learning
    Final Fantasy 6
    Seiken Densetsu 3 (long boss, his power depends on the days and hours you meet him, it's even better when it's hard and you can enjoy long battle !)
  8. Kijof

    Kijof Advanced Member

    Dec 27, 2007
    Kefka from FFVI.
    Lavos from Chrono Trigger.
  9. Blaze163

    Blaze163 The White Phoenix's purifying flame.

    Nov 19, 2008
    Coventry, UK
    To me a truly great final boss has to have the following qualities:

    - Epic location. Quite what defines epic depends on the style of the game, but it has to be something jaw dropping in scope in my opinion. IE: Planet's Core from FF7, the ruins of Ganondorf's Castle in Ocarina of Time, etc.

    - Music that gets your blood pumping. The prime example of this in my mind is either One Winged Angel or Summoned Beast Battle from the Final Fantasy series. It has to be grand, dramatic, exciting and generally works better if it's orchestral music as it gives a better sense of scale, if you ask me.

    - Personal reasons. It's not enough to just save the world, final boss battles work SO much better when it's against someone or something you just can't wait to face with your ready-to-open can of whupass. A bad example of this, where it somehow went wrong, was Final Fantasy 9. The final battle against Trance Kuja, that's fine. Suitable location, good music, long awaited beatdown. But then Necron appears pretty much out of nowhere (was he even mentioned before that?) and all of a sudden you're facing something you don't really care about. Personally I'd have had it as Kuja in his normal form, then Necron as an Eidolon he calls when things are going tits up, then his Trance form as the final battle. Would've worked much better.

    - Difficulty. These battles are the culmination of your entire efforts for the entire game. They HAVE to give you at least some challenge, unless you've gone the extra mile for all the extra stupidly overpowered stuff that's near impossible to get your hands on, like Knights of the Round. Yu Yevon will always stick in my mind as the ultimate anti-climax of a final boss. The battle against the Aeons with that kick-ass music is unbelievable, filling all my criteria, then this tiny little purple blob shows up in a battle you can't possibly lose unless you deliberatly inflict Petrify on all your characters, which you have to do to yourself as he can't do it. What a let-down. At least the ending mostly made up for it.

    Truth be told the one that comes straight to mind when I think of boss battles that fill all these criteria is the battle against Ganondorf/Beast Ganon at the end of Ocarina of Time. Fighting in the crumbled ruins of his dark castle as he launches one last-ditch attempt to take you down with everything he can muster, surrounded by walls of flame, your trusty Master Sword just out of reach, Zelda screaming if you take a hit, dramatic music playing overhead, a decent challenge (until you figure out Light Arrows are unnecesary as you can roll through his legs if you time it right, or if you went the extra mile to get the Biggoron's Sword), and the definitive battle against one of the greatest villains in gaming. A truly phenominal experience that even after over a decade still feels fresh and exciting. I eagerly await the 3DS rerelease to see how it feels.
  10. Cloak519

    Cloak519 GBAtemp Advanced Fan

    Oct 7, 2010
    None actually came straight to my mind in all honesty... but then I've been out of gaming for a while now.
  11. Devante

    Devante Crescent fresh at best.

    Nov 29, 2002
    United States

    The music is intense and matches each form perfectly, she's evil as hell, and the battle is momentous followed by an epic ending. It's incredible! It is all a truly grand finish to an amazing game.
  12. tijntje_7

    tijntje_7 GBAtemp Advanced Fan

    Jul 26, 2008
    Under your bed
    Sephiroth - kingdom hearts 2. Epic boss battle, epic music, epically hard.
    Man, I LOVE challenges. [​IMG]
    Next up: beating him @ hard mode.
  13. Snailface

    Snailface My frothing demand for 3ds homebrew is increasing

    Sep 20, 2010
    Engine Room with Cyan, watching him learn.
    Mike Tyson. The sense of pride I got from beating that MF'er hasn't been equaled since.
  14. ttarang

    ttarang Member

    Feb 21, 2010
    United States
    FarAway Islands
    My favorite boss is Alpha from Megaman BattleNetwork 3.
  15. 8BitWalugi

    8BitWalugi Taiyohhhhhh!

    Mar 22, 2008
    Side 7
    Giygas and Masked Man.
  16. Leo Cantus

    Leo Cantus So zeta slow!

    May 23, 2009
    Nyx - Persona 3
  17. Mesiskope

    Mesiskope Banned

    Jul 30, 2008
    United States
    Union Hotel
    sounds good, let me show you
  18. Coto

    Coto -

    Jun 4, 2010
    Majora´s mask with Fierce Deity Link-

    Lavos both first (cell-like from DBZ) and lavos final form along his 2 magical barriers.

    Why did no one ever mentioned vs Smithy from Super Mario RPG? One of the best bosses around.

    Yoshi´s Island Giant baby bowser (with his epic boss music)


    Mario & Luigi´s:

    2: VS older sister granny (I don´t remember her name, besides a boss which never dies)

    1: VS crackletta´s main Bowser possesion.

    The 3rd ML:Saga(BIS) final boss was a joke, so it doesn´t count.


    VS Galacticmon in Digimon World 3 /2003 but it also was too easy if you ever had a counter crest held (a few years ago, when I finished that game)

    VS Ganondorf in twilight princess (sword contest yay!)

    VS Andross´s true final form in Starfox64 (yep, the brain with eyes)

    VS the mother of meredy in tales of destiny 2 (tales of eternia) PSX, FUCK when she used that dark holy sacred evil sword of death and you´d fail counter attacking it. (an instant death )

    VS nightmare in kirby´s adventure (nes)
  19. Fear Zoa

    Fear Zoa Still Alive

    Jun 18, 2009
    United States
    The final boss in Legend of Dragoon (god damn was that hard...and overly time consuming)
    And In this order....Gannon from wind waker, Gannon from OoT, Gannon from twilight princess

    Zelda games almost always have epic final bosses...

    Oh and dark genie from dark cloud 1 & 2 ...(or dark cloud and dark chronicle)
  20. Pahicken

    Pahicken Advanced Member

    Jan 30, 2011
    United States
    I forgot smithy. that was a pretty cool final boss. form changing and all. culex was another good fight.