5 best boss fights ever

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5 best boss fights ever

Postby jim2wheels » 27 Jan 2012, 18:19

No love for the Deus Ex boss fights? Surprising...
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Re: 5 best boss fights ever

Postby TheLastDodo » 27 Jan 2012, 18:31

I don't believe the Freeze boss fight should be in this list.

The game tells you exactly how to beat him, it shows you all the ways to take him down, hardly a challenge, it's just different to the other AC bosses.
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5 best boss fights ever

Postby danfwarren » 27 Jan 2012, 18:36

Puffy from Nights into Dreams, (including the version with sonic and dr robotnic)

Atolm in Panzer Draggon Saga was brilliant, but so were many of the bosses in that game
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Re: 5 best boss fights ever

Postby MrPirtniw » 27 Jan 2012, 18:38

Alma from Ninja Gaiden. Utter, utter b!tch on Master Ninja mode (from what I remember)- especially as at the time I had limited health items. Taking her down was one of gamings most satisfying moments- I literally high fived the ceiling. She was tough, but Ryu's agility meant that you stood a slight chance as long as you concentrated and kept moving. Loved the challenge.

Good call on Panzer Dragoon, too!
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Re: 5 best boss fights ever

Postby KK-Headcharge78 » 27 Jan 2012, 18:46

I remember that Shinobi fight and thinking Spiderman WTF and then Batman WTdoubleF!

Other faves were Bowser at the end of SuperMarioLand, Vulcan Raven in the PSOne MGS, the berzerker scraps in Gears 1 and the dude at the end of RoboCod who's name I forget.


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Re: 5 best boss fights ever

Postby koimaster » 27 Jan 2012, 18:56

mr freeze? seriously?
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Re: 5 best boss fights ever

Postby Samildanach » 27 Jan 2012, 18:59

Thats a pretty good list, though I think I'd have the Maiden Astraea/Garl Vinland fight from Demon's Souls instead of Mr.Freeze.
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Re: 5 best boss fights ever

Postby Barry316 » 27 Jan 2012, 19:03

The last boss fight in Yakuza 4. It's four great fights in one.
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Re: 5 best boss fights ever

Postby brookie_2001 » 27 Jan 2012, 19:04

Yeah the Mr Freeze one is debatable.
An underrated boss fight i find is the T-Rex in The Lost Valley from the original Tomb Raider (They ruined it in Anniversary), first time i actually got a little scared in a game. The camera shakes and then out of the darkness this huge T-Rex comes running towards you.
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Re: 5 best boss fights ever

Postby wrightandrewjame » 27 Jan 2012, 19:05

CVG on the Psycho Mantis fight:
"You actually couldn't beat him until you unplugged your controller and plugged it in to the second port. Mantis couldn't read your moves when you did that, so it was then possible to defeat him."

Lies. You could beat him without switching your controller. I did it. You can't shoot him, but you can still attack him. It's a lot harder (of course) but you could land a single punch on him then just lie down to avoid his attacks and rinse and repeat until he goes down. It took ages but I did it. Doesn't change what he says, he still thinks you cheated but I consider it a great victory over him.
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Re: 5 best boss fights ever

Postby MagicBoughie24 » 27 Jan 2012, 19:14

You could make The End surrender as well and get his camouflage if you managed to sneak up behind him and draw your gun at his head twice.
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Re: 5 best boss fights ever

Postby skabone » 27 Jan 2012, 19:23

aaaaaaa,,,super shinobi - this game does not get enough love......i still remember the cheat for infinite shuriken. Think I remember all the secret boxes on the first level as well....

I thought the freeze battle was excellent, deserves a place in the top 10 at least.
Surprised not to see R-type in here tho - seems we forget those oldies.

What about longest boss fights ever? I think it took me like 2 hours to beat sephiroth in FFVII (or was it his mother, or something - its been too long)
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Re: 5 best boss fights ever

Postby charliecheswick » 27 Jan 2012, 19:28

Any boss that leaves you shaking and sweating like John Terry at the MOBO awards gets my vote.
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Re: 5 best boss fights ever

Postby B_G_G » 27 Jan 2012, 19:36

No One Lives Forever 2!

You're a super hot 60s spy lady, and you fight a super hot NINJA spy lady! With swords! In a trailer park wooden house! That's being ripped to bits! And is FLYING! Because its caught up in the center OF A TORNADO!

But yeah, sneaking up on a OAP and his budgie sounds like just as much fun.
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Re: 5 best boss fights ever

Postby ginsin » 27 Jan 2012, 19:38

The Phalanx boss on Shadow of the Colossus was very memorable. Riding alongside the flying beast then jumping onto it is something I'll never forget.
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