Top 30 video game bosses list. Any nominations?

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Top 30 video game bosses list. Any nominations?

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Postby StevieC » Sat May 24, 2008 6:02 pm

First rule: NO SPOILERS ALLOWED IN THIS THREAD

I'll start with listing the nominees I'm putting in to start with the game they're from. I am limiting the final list to include one enemy per series unless there is a really good reason to include more. Nominees might not get included in the final list. Here's my ideas so far

SHODAN (System Shock 1 & 2)
Queen Larsa (Mushihimesama Futari)
The Stone-Like (Ikaruga, and the final boss starts at about 2:55 but watch the hole vid to see how tough it is to even REACH that final boss)
Kefka (Final Fantasy 6)
Bark at the Moon (Guitar Hero 1)
Fascination MAXX (Dance Dance Revolution: SuperNova)
Perfect Chaos (Sonic Adventure)
BioLizard (Sonic Adventure 2)
ALL of the Colossi (Shadow of the Colossus)
Mother Brain (Metroid series)
Saveedro (Myst III: EXILE)
Tycho Brahe (Descent ][)
Eden (Rez)
Durandal (Marathon Trilogy)
Andross (StarFox 64)
YOURSELF (Tetris)

Any other recommendations? Note: Some of the bosses I nominated here will NOT be in the finalized list. I can't promise to include anyone's nomination but I'll consider all that get recommended.
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Postby BobBQ » Sat May 24, 2008 6:09 pm

StevieC wrote:Durandal (Marathon Trilogy)

I fail to see how a loopy AI counts as a boss character when he does relatively little to interfere with the player, is never fought by the player and spends two and a half of the three games as one of the player's biggest allies.

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Postby Space Penis » Sat May 24, 2008 7:01 pm

The Elder God in Legacy of Kain: Defeiance. The fight itself was fairly straightforward, but the emotional build-up and pay off were epic. "And I am not your enemy, not your destroyer...I am, as before, your right hand...your sword! And now you will see the true enemy!"
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House of The Dead 4 - The World...No doubt that's so frikken hard to kill and it's really epic!
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Postby Sachi » Sat May 24, 2008 9:09 pm

StevieC wrote:Bark at the Moon (Guitar Hero 1)

If we're gonna count Guitar Hero, Through the Fire and the Flames (Guitar Hero 3; Expert)
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Postby Kurochi » Sat May 24, 2008 9:29 pm

Sachi_13 wrote:
StevieC wrote:Bark at the Moon (Guitar Hero 1)

If we're gonna count Guitar Hero, Through the Fire and the Flames (Guitar Hero 3; Expert)



Devil went down to Georgia is harder.
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Postby Sachi » Sat May 24, 2008 10:06 pm

Kurochi wrote:
Sachi_13 wrote:If we're gonna count Guitar Hero, Through the Fire and the Flames (Guitar Hero 3; Expert)

Devil went down to Georgia is harder.

Well, I suppose that is an actual boss battle. But if you just played the song by itself, and not against Lou, it's easier than Through the Fire and Flames.

Here's another bitch, Run to the Hills (Rock Band; Expert, Drums)
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Postby zimlord » Sat May 24, 2008 10:17 pm

StevieC wrote:Fascination MAXX (Dance Dance Revolution: SuperNova)

if you're talking dancing games, M.A.G.I.C. Speed Ball (boss song from Mungyodance 2) definitely deserves a spot up there. killer bpm changes, plus, you need to read very slow speeds well. i'm not even gonna start on customs...


kurochi wrote:Devil went down to Georgia is harder.

fiddle hero ftw.

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Postby Kurochi » Sat May 24, 2008 10:37 pm

Sachi_13 wrote:
Kurochi wrote:
Sachi_13 wrote:If we're gonna count Guitar Hero, Through the Fire and the Flames (Guitar Hero 3; Expert)

Devil went down to Georgia is harder.

Well, I suppose that is an actual boss battle. But if you just played the song by itself, and not against Lou, it's easier than Through the Fire and Flames.

Here's another bitch, Run to the Hills (Rock Band; Expert, Drums)


Oh jesus christ.

Not run to the hills...


So hard...


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Postby ThroneofDravaris » Sat May 24, 2008 10:45 pm

Giygas (Earthbound)

Ganon (Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time)

Hydra (God of War)

Dr Robotnik (Sonic 3 & Knuckles)

Those are the only other must-haves I can think of.
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Postby Iron Rooster » Sat May 24, 2008 11:30 pm

MUST RESIST URGE TO BEAT EVERY VIDEO GAME I OWN IN ONE SITTING!!!!!!!!!
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Postby Razeil100 » Sat May 24, 2008 11:58 pm

Nightmare (third fight) DMC

Sepheroth FFVII

Garland then Kuja's dragon THEN Kuja with out stopping FFIX

Light yagami MUGEN

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Postby CorporalChaos » Sun May 25, 2008 12:39 am

Donkey Kong (Donkey Kong)


Aren't we forgetting the obvious, I mean, any villain that throws burning barrels at you is truly a force to be reckoned with.
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Postby Iron Rooster » Sun May 25, 2008 1:16 am

The GIANT FREAKING BABY in Half Life!
Yeah, I know it's called Nihilanth, but it's more fun to call it a giant baby.
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Postby Sachi » Sun May 25, 2008 1:31 am

Iron Rooster wrote:The GIANT FREAKING BABY in Half Life!
Yeah, I know it's called Nihilanth, but it's more fun to call it a giant baby.

That shit was easy.
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Postby Iron Rooster » Sun May 25, 2008 1:41 am

@Sachi - Like beating a baby with a crowbar. :grin:
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Postby Dartz » Sun May 25, 2008 9:25 am

What about the 'Shoot the eyeball' monsters from Nemisis A.K.A. Gradius something or other. I can't quite remember because I was 5 when I played it on an old Amiga 500...

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Postby Eva Yojimbo » Sun May 25, 2008 9:42 am

Most every end villain in Ninja Gaiden. Some sleepless nights and broken controllers trying to make it past those final levels...
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Postby Themaninblack » Sun May 25, 2008 2:35 pm

Big Daddy from Bio-Shock

Neo-Angelus from Devil May Cry

Psycho Mantis Metal Gear Soild

Andrew Ryan Bio-Shock

Serphiroth (kingdom hearts AND FFVII)

Xehort (kingdom Hearts)
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Postby Anonymous_Evafan » Sun May 25, 2008 2:39 pm

Psycho Mantis? I have much more trouble with Vulcan Raven or Sniper Wolf in the first duel.
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