Among the most popular genres on Super Nintendo, platform games occupy a prominent place. And what would a great platformer game be without a fight between cult bosses? Thus, the editorial staff at JV brings you a small selection of the best bosses in Super NES platform games.
- Castlevania Dracula X
- Donkey Kong Country 2: Diddy Kong Quest
- Kirby Superstar
- Mega Man X
- Super Mario World 2: Yoshi’s Island
- Super Metroid
Among the coins exclusive to Super Nintendo, ActRaiser It occupies an exceptional position for its original proposal. Blending platform action phases with top-view management moments, the Enix title also set the spirits off with its rather impressive graphics for a game released early in the console’s life. If you haven’t heard of it before, know that ActRaiser makes you the embodiment of a deity who has lost his power and will have to rely on the help of a little angel to defeat the demon that terrorizes the earth. If all this represents the stages of management seen from above, then we are sometimes led down from heaven to face the infernal hordes ourselves during the action sequence of the platform That makes up the other part of the experience.
In these moments we are fighting bosses and the most famous in the game remains Gauntlet, simply the ultimate boss. When you reach the final level, the faces of all the major enemies you defeated before greet you in a dark and tattered sky, setting the mood. So, before you face the final bosses, you have to once again face all the bosses you have already defeated. Finally, we arrive in front of the Gauntlet, a kind of demon with a strange design, which we encounter in space through the stars. Challenging and epic battle makes victory more encouraging.
Castlevania Dracula X
And the Super Castlevania IV Still the most cult episode on console, it’s not what we’re talking about today. Instead, we will focus on Castlevania Dracula XPregnancy Castlevania: Blood Rondo It was originally released on PC Drive in 1993. We embody Richter Belmont this time through nine stages with the aim of facing Dracula as usual. Moreover, this is the battle we are going to talk about, because the latter is more epic than it was in Super Castlevania IV.
Here, we find ourselves in an arena full of holes in which we must jump off platforms in the hope of dodge the attacks of the magical Count and try to hit him. But that’s not all, because Going through a certain stage, Dracula transforms into a kind of giant Lucifer With purple skin and huge red wings, he cast even more powerful spells. Suffice it to say that it is not given to overcome. Thus, with such transformation and epic music, this fight is not particularly memorable.
Donkey Kong Country 2: Diddy Kong Quest
So obviously, the first Donkey Kong Country It is one of the cult games of Super NES. However, we must not forget that the title had two sequels, Donkey Kong Country 2: Diddy Kong Quest and others Donkey Kong Country 3: Dixie Kong’s Double Trouble Which is just as good, if not better. And therefore , In the second episode we will dedicate ourselves Because the latter is a particularly nice final boss.
With Diddy and Dixie, Rool in the costume of a pirate who shoots cannonballs with his mistake, who must be brought back to him in time.. However, the manager has a total of three phases, with different patterns that you have to learn by heart to get through. In fact, his shots change as we progress into the confrontation. A very nice boss fight that’s more technical than it looks, accompanied by great music that makes the Donkey Kong shoot all the more satisfying.
Kirby Van Buck Or Kirby Super Star is a somewhat atypical game. In fact, it is a compilation of seven or less long mini-games among them We find a certain kind of Spring Breeze which is actually a shortened remake of Kirby Dreamland, the first episode of the saga released in 1992 on the Game Boy. We could have told you about the Revenge of Meta Knight mini-game in which we face the Meta Knight, as its name suggests, but it is of course the final battle against King Dedede in Spring Breeze that we will focus on.
Obviously, Kirby games are not known for their difficulties, quite the contrary. These are relatively easy games that stick to the attractiveness of the environments presented. though, The battle against King Didi is still unforgettable thanks to several elements. First of all we find ourselves facing this last boss in some sort of boxing ring, with a cheering crowd around him adding to the pressure. Then, the confrontational music is very dynamic and exciting, giving a unique atmosphere at the moment. As for the tangible path of combat, the latter is very simple because it is enough to dodge King Dede’s attacks and return his attacks to him after he has swallowed them. Thus, this combat is unforgettable, not by the gameplay but by the atmosphere.
Mega Man X
If we talk about the best bosses in Super NES games, it is clear that the series Mega Man X You will appear in this selection. At the same time, the formula mega man It is largely based on boss battles that allow you to recover powers and unlock new ways to play. Of the three episodes released on Nintendo, today we’ll focus on the first on a special cult duel: Episode Against Sigma.. From the prologue, we meet this character who is nothing but the great antagonist of the game. After defeating (the inevitable) against him, we are saved in the extreme by Zero, the charismatic robot. During the adventure, our goal will be to defeat Sigma’s henchmen in order to find him at the end of the course.
Once the Eight Bosses are defeated, we can finally face Sigma in an epic duel. First, we encounter his robot dog who is only the first stage of the fight. It’s only after the Great Evil appears in the picture and takes off his robe to finally fight with some kind of lightsaber that looks like it came straight out of Star Wars. After bouncing off all the walls, making it especially hard to hit him, it wasn’t over. In fact, In his third form, Sigma fuses with his dog Velguarder to turn into a kind of giant robot Which you have to climb on your hands to try to touch his head. A somewhat technical phase but satisfying once it is complete. Later, Sigma will return to Mega Man X3but differently.
Super Mario World 2: Yoshi’s Island
in its colorful artistic direction, Super Mario World 2: Yoshi’s Island Really unique in itself. We embody a group of Yoshi who are responsible for taking care of Baby Mario who transform on their backs. Thanks to their long tongues, they can swallow enemies before spitting out violently. Highly efficient gameplay accompanied by beautiful aesthetics, it necessarily gives a cult game. Thus, to honor him, today we will focus on his last boss.
Beyond being the main antagonist of Super Mario SunshineBaby Bowser made his Yoshi’s Island debut as the last boss, and what a prelude! Thus, the first stage of combat is very simple since you arrive in a room where you have to dodge your attacks before counterattack. However, once defeated, here the real confrontation begins. In fact, We find ourselves outside in the dark, as the sun sets, and we see Baby Bowser from afar becoming a giant. Gradually, the latter approaches our level until he is defeated. An especially beautiful panorama for SNES and great for anyone who’s already done it.
Good. Obviously, by writing an article about the heads of Super NES games, the Super Metroid was going to have a pass. It has to be said that the bosses in the series occupy an important place, especially in this episode where they are the most memorable. Thus, we think of Kraid, too big to see all of it on one screen, or Ridley, the series’ recurring antagonist with his horrifying sound effects. But despite that, we’ll focus again on the final boss for a very specific reason: the narrative. In Super Metroid, there is no script, except at the beginning of the adventure to lay the foundations. However, the title manages to tell a story, light as it is, thanks to the “viewer” without dialogues. That’s exactly what we saw in his last fight.
Thus, we initially find ourselves facing Mother Brain, the last boss of the first game, in an absolutely identical context. While one may be disappointed at first to encounter something previously seen in the past, it is not. After completing her first stage, Mother Brain comes out of her jar to transform into a hideous two-legged monster with a giant eye. At the end of this sequence, Samos is defeated by the creature’s ray. She is then rescued to the fullest by the Metroid that she had escaped earlier which proceeds to drain the energy of the mother’s brain to give it to Samos. Unfortunately, the monster is still able to defeat the Metroid giant who dies instantly. Despite everything, Samus now takes advantage of the Hyper Beam and easily defeats the monster. A classic boss fight that goes down in history with its simple yet effective storytelling.
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