Having just finished Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time for the second time, I was struck by how bad the final boss was. While the game is brilliant and is not really about combat, the final boss is terrible(more on that below).
Anyway, it got me thinking. What are the best boss fights and what are the worst?
Dragon God from Chrono Cross: This battle kicked my butt for a few days of gameplay. He’s awesome, hard, and memorable. This was one of the best games I’ve ever played and he is one of my long lasting memories.
Ganon from Twilight Princess: I know, people usually choose Ocarina of Time for Ganon. I prefer the fight at the end of Twilight Princess. You chase him on your horse and fight him hand to hand. He’s pretty hard, but amazing looking and fun.
Zecht from Final Fantasy X: He’s huge and the music rules. It was so unexpected, hard(if underleveled), and awesome. Granted, the final boss is wimpy, but it doesn’t matter.
El Gigante from Resident Evil 4: Oh, come on! This dude defined huge and scary boss for me. In a game that rocked from beginning to end, this guy was one of the defining moments.
Gilgamesh from Final Fantasy V and XII: He’s hilarious and hard in both games. Also, he has one of the best songs in game history.
The Vizier from Sands of Time: This guy basically hides behind a curtain and has you fight clones of himself. They are all weak and vulnerable to the most basic attacks.
After you defeat his clones, you hit him once and it is game over.
Easiest and Lamest Boss.
Andross from Starfox Adventures: I never beat him. Way too hard, mainly because poor controls made it too hard to avoid getting sucked into his mouth. I felt like I was playing a non-patched version of the game. I hated this fight.