Thursday, February 2, 2012

Top 5 Strangest Bosses

One staple of video games is the bosses.  They make for a great end to a level, and they serve to prepare the transition to the next level.  But every now and again, you'll run across a boss that makes you scratch your head, say, "what the f***?" and walk away.  With that in mind, here's:

Top 5 Strangest Bosses

5. Psycho Mantis (Metal Gear Solid)

Psycho Mantis was odd for his "mind reading" abilities.  Go look him up on google if you've never played this classic before.  He'll read your memory card, and call you out for playing other Konami Games that he recognizes.  Then he makes your controller move around by playing with the Dual Shock.

The actual fight with him is pretty crazy, too.  Konami did a good job with breaking the fourth wall on this game, and I hope they don't ever change that.

4. Valentina (Super Mario RPG)

Valentina is, well...she's just weird.  She relies on an obese toucan named Dodo to do her dirty work, she looks nothing like mallow or anyone else in Nimbus Land, and she looks like she had her plastic surgery done by an unregistered doctor in Cuba.  She's just plain weird, if you ask me.

3. Mayor Bitores Mendez (Resident Evil 4)

This guy shows up a couple of times during chapters one and two, but it's the point where you fight him in that warehouse that earns Mayor Mendez this spot.  Evidently, the laws of mass do not apply to las plagas.  He's also a rather challenging boss to fight, especially on professional mode.  

2. Ozma (Final Fantasy 9)
With an attack like Doomsday, why do you look so harmless?

This hidden boss in Final Fantasy IX was a bit of a head scratcher.  It essentially looks like a giant bouncy ball, yet it has enough power in it to kill most of your team without flinching.  Usually, developers want something that lethal to be big and fearsome, or just plain unsettling.  Just like...

1. Junior (CarnEvil)

"Don't wake the baby..."

If that's a baby, then I'm a Meat Popsicle.  CarnEvil may have been all sorts of creepy, but Junior really takes the cake.  The music is what really sets it off.  They used such an innocent tune, yet this gigantic baby is trying to kill me!  What the f***, man? What the f***?

I hope you were as disturbed by this list as I was.  See you in two weeks!

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