So I've done the list of my favorite bosses, but I never got around to the hardest bosses before. Basically, this is a list of the hardest bosses I have ever had to fight in my history as a gamer. NOTE: I have not played every game ever. If you feel that something should be on the list that isn't, feel free to mention it in the comments. And yes, this will be long. Just a warning.
11 and 1/2 - The 8 Coin Luigi stage in Mario Galaxy
For those of you that don't know what I mean, in Mario Galaxy, one of the extra stars is an 8 coin challenge on the Luigi side of an 8bit Mario. I have never beat that mission, and it is the only thing in the entire game that I have never been able to finish. I consider that to be tougher than any thignelse in the Mario series to me. Maybe one day I'll go back to it and try again, but I don't think I can ever finish that one last star.
11 - Galamoth - Castlevania: Symphony of the Night
This guy was the thing that made me hate the game. He is so huge that his sprite doesn't even fit on one squre of the screen size. He has a huge range for melee attacks because of his size, and his electricity is the most unfair thing I've seen in any Castlevania game. There are items in the game you can find to equip that make the fight easier. One to make you take no damage from electricity, and one to make you recover HP from it. I had no idea these thigns where around when I first played the game. I sat around for over 3 hours the first time I got to him dying over and over again just because of this, and I hate the boss to this day. He is either extremly easy, or very difficult. It all depends on how you prepare.
10 - The God - Silent Hill 3 Melee Weapons Only
If you want the unlimited ammo sub machine gun in SH3, you have to beat the final boss with only melee weapons. The thign is, he's not hard at all, he just has a patern that is slightly faster than Heather. The damage he does makes it hard to keep up just for fear of getting hit and wasting health. Most bosses in the series aren't very hard, but for some reason, I always had trouble doing this with melee only on Hard and up.
9 - Musha Gundam Mk. II - Dynasty Warriors: Gundam 2
Again, another boss that isn't so bad on his own, but on some of the later missions, he just takes too many advantages. There is on mission in Extra mode where you have to fight him, the Musha Gundam, and 5 (if I'm remembering right) other random aces all at once. You can go around wasting your time fighting each one individually, but since the mission difficulty is level 10 on Extra and forced to be set on Hard on top of that, every ace will take at least a good 7 minutes to beat individually. On top of that, they will eventually all team up and you have to fight three or more at once. If you go straight for Musha Mk. II, you have to fight him and Musha Gundam at the same time no matter what, and every ace you leave on the fild will immediatly rush to help attack you. All your alies will die withing seconds, and you will be stuck with all 7 opponents at once. Even if you take each ace seperatly, you only have 90 minutes to finish the mission, and will be near only 20 left by the time you finish them and move to Musha and Musha Mk. II. It one of the most time consuming and unfair boss fights I have ever played.
8 - Chelsea - Bunny Must Die
Chelsea is the final boss of the first game in the Bunny Must Die game. The fight goes on for a bunch of phases, and covers many genres in her phases. From Platformer type boss, to Danmaku Shhoter type boss, Chelsea tests you with over and over with increasingly difficult paterns and attacks that get to the point where you have to perfect gaurd almost every super attack in her last phase to survive at all. If you die at all, you have to start the entire process over again. The game has a very limited ammount of extra lives, and if you run out, that's all there is, ever. If you wasted all your extra lives on the way to the fight, or during the fight, you will have to try it with just no second chances at all.
7 - Death - Castlevania: Lament of Innocence
I remember when I was in high school trying to finish this game, and I remember Death being the reason that I suddenly decided that the best armor in the game was now a manditory purchase. lol. Overall, he's not that bad once you get used to his attacks, and how to perfect guard them. The I tried it on Crazy mode. I think that may be the toughest boss in any Castlevania game. His attacks do huge damage as it is, but on Crazy mode, he is just too powerful. Buying any armor in Crazy mode is just pointless, and beating him with no armor at all was probably to this day the toughest thing I ever had to do in a Castlevania game. I love the series to death, but some of those bosses are just too strong sometimes.
6 - Bloodbane - Valkyrie Profile
One of the toughest JRPG bosses I have ever had to beat. If you play the B ending of the game, he is optional. If you go for the real ending, he is a forced fight. Bloodbane is a dragon that swallowed one of the most powerful treasures. He has insanely high stats, and has most magic avalable to use in the fight. If you don't beat him in under 6 turns, he will just heal himself back to full life anyway. This will happen no matter what. He has attacks that let him attack one person in the party, and then attack every one all at once, in the same attack. His attacks break the game, and he is immune to almost everythign you can use against him. Even if you do beat him, there is still 2 more bosses to beat right after him anyway. When you get to the fight, you will only be between levels 20 and 38 depending on how many time you revist areas to level grind with your left over time in the game. This boss makes most other thigns in the game seem extremely out of place due to how easy they are in comparison, and is only beat in difficulty by the post game bosses.
5 - Dr. Wily - Megaman VII
Most Megaman game, not that hard. Most Dr. Wily fights, not that hard either. Megaman VII however, is one of the games that decides to wait till the last second to completely change everything. Megaman's sprite is so large that it already makes most things harder to dodge, but the hight Dr. Wily can stay at, and the speed of his projectiles make this fight way harder than the rest of the game. If his attacks do connect, they take a good chunk of your life away, and leave you stuck either frozen, on fire, or other things, so that you can be hit again by soemthing else. Any time I think of replaying that game, I always thinlk of that boss first thing and always decide to not play anymore just because of that.
4 - Yukari Yakumo - Touhou Youyoumu: Perfect Cherry Blossom
Personally, I consider her to be the hardest non-forced boss in the series. The ammount of effort needed to just unlock her stage is itself more than enough to make anyone give up. You not only have to beat the game with no continues, and beat the EX stage, but to get to the Phantasm stage, you also need to get a perfect ranking on almsot every fight in the game, as every character, on every difficulty. Sure, the game can be beat in under 30 minutes, but the ammount of time it takes to go through and do it that many times in that many variations, and do it perfectly every single time, is just insane. Plus, once you get the stage unlocked, you still have to fight Ran again, and then when you fight Yukari, she throws Ran and Chen at you, while you fight her. In the commentary for the stage music, Zun himself even talks about how the fight drags on for a long time. Last time I played, it took about 10 minutes just for the part that Yukari is present. No boss should go on for that long in any game.
3 - Marisa Kirisame - Touhou Eiyashou: Imperishable Night
Marisa is probly my most hated boss of all time. She acts like a douche bag before the fight, runs away in the middle of it, and then goes on for one phase when you catch up before acting like a dick and mocking you even more, and then starts to fight again. Marisa is a reacuring boss in the series starting back in Story of Eastern Wonder Land. She is one of the fastest bosses in the series, steals attacks form other bosses, and for me, is the hardest boss in the main story in Imperishable Night, eventhought she is only the stage 4 boss. Her attacks start out simple enough, but eventually she starts to use Master Spark, which is a giant laser attack, for a lack of better words, that takes up literally 6/8ths of the screen when used. Later on she starts to use it as a directional attack, while using multiple smaller ones form the bottom of the screen, while firing stars in curving paterns that spin arouns her and move outward, while a chain of larger stars do the same in the other direction. I have never beat that stage without losing at least 4 lives in the process. Seriously, f*ck you Marisa.
So that people have some idea of how much I hate this fight, here is a link to a replay of someone else doing the stage.
2 - Dissapearence of Hatsune Miku Hard Mode - Hatsune Miku: Project Diva
I don't play very many rythm games, but when people need to build a robot, just to beat something on Hard mode with a perfect, you know it's a little too much. I strongly believe this is impossible to get a perfect on by any human being ever. There's just no way, and if you can, I 'd love to see it. I mean, yeah, it starts out easy enough, but that song is way too hard just on Normal. Maybe it's just me since I don't play those games much. I dunno. lol.
1 - Ethereal Queen - Most Tri-Ace games
Every good RPG company has their cross over super boss. Except Square, becuase they suck ass at creativity, and just recycled the same stuff over and over after one point in their history. Anyway, Ethereal Queen is the super boss that shows up in most Tri-Ace games. She is in almost every Tri-Ace game, and is usually the most powerful boss. The fact that she is rediculously difficult is just a given, but as far as super bosses go, I think she may be the toughest one ever. Some people may say Baal form the Nippon Ichi games is, just because even at level 9,999 he can still one hit kill you, but I think Ethereal Queen gave me a tougher time. Beating her usually rewards you with the most over powerful item the game has to offer. It's also nice to see how Tri-Ace always works her into the stories of the post game scenerio for the game she is showing up in each time.
So yeah, that's my list. There are probly a few bosses that I will think of in the next few days and think "Oh, I should have had them instead," but whatever. lol. Like all my lists, I hope if you saw something new, it might inspire you to try some games you might not have before. With this kind of list, I don't see that happening much. lol. I wouls have used more pictures, but there are none of Bloodbane, and most of the rest are things people pretty much know already anyway, so it would have just wasted space. lol.