Game News 6 most original Super Nintendo bosses!
It’s obvious, you necessarily have, as a player, your favorite boss. That victory was snatched after hours of training, that its design is memorable or that it marks the culmination of an unforgettable adventure, the reasons are many! But today, we are going to focus on the most original fights of the Super Nintendo. Ready? Let’s go !
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Turtles in Time
While the excellent Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Shredder’s Revenge has just been released, here is a little step back in time – and it is the case to say it – with Turtles in Time, the Super Nintendo episode of the famous quartet. As often with the series, we are here in the presence of a beat’em up where the heroes progress from left to right, and must face many enemies. But that does not prevent Konami’s game from playing with perspectives! As, for example, during a clash against the infamous Shredder – shortly after the opening of the adventure. As he first looks at you from the back of the stage, threatening to turn you into turtle soup, the image slides to the right and the villain is in the foreground ! In reality, the whole fight will therefore take place from this perspective. A great idea for staging.
Super Mario World 2
As long as we’re talking about perspective, you should know that the Super Nintendo has had a field day in this area, especially thanks to the famous Mode 7. It’s a graphics mode that gives the illusion of 3D using 2D models. A technique exploited at full speed on F-Zero or Super Mario Kart. But it is sometimes the object of surprise use, as for the last boss of Super Mario World 2 Yoshi’s Island. Since the player is piloting Baby Mario here, it’s Baby Bowser who will have to be stopped. After a more than easy first phase, the Kamek magic gives the reptile an unreasonable size. First in the back of the stage, the animal will keep approaching. Your mission: to swing eggs at him when his mouth is open – all against the backdrop of twilight. An unforgettable end point for one of the best platform games!
donkey kong country
We stay on planet Nintendo but with another animal: the famous Donkey Kong, and more precisely in the incredible platform game Donkey Kong Country. It’s simple, it’s a monument of its kind. So of course, for such a particular game, there had to be a surprise for the end boss. The last fight takes place against the horrible King K. Rool, who took the liberty of stealing all the bananas on the island. The phase first takes place in a fairly classic way: avoid the crown of the crocodile and then the cannonballs falling from the sky. And after a few bounces on his head, it’s victory, the end credits arrive! Really ? As the text panel ends on a mysterious “The End?”King K. Rool wakes up and he will have to be taught one last lesson to put him out of harm’s way for good. The trick of fake credits!
If you don’t know “Earthbound”, it’s a Japanese role-playing game that features the capped hero Ness, also known in Super Smash Bros. A software whose originality is to take place in a contemporary era. But as a comet falls near the town of Onett, the boy is given a mission: to stop Giygas, the “Universal Destroyer” who is about to destroy the world in ten years. That’s good because it’s precisely this fight that we wanted to talk to you about. After a whole adventure, here you are, facing this absolutely frightening creature. The boss takes the form ofa face crushed by reddish linespsychedelic, continuing to warp as the fight progresses. Of course, the utterly distressing soundscape contributes to making this moment a highlight. A really special action phase!
Super Probotector / Contra III
To continue with universes | ever weirder bosses, here comes Super Probotector better known as Contra III Alien Wars. You probably know this series of run and guns – basically, a beat’em up with firearms – published and developed by Konami. In this third episode, in the year 2636, the Earth is the subject of a huge alien invasion. To stop them, humans (or robots in the censored version of the title) are sent to the front to fight them. Given the title of the section, it’s sure, you’re going to come across some hell of monsters. There is one in particular that has marked the fans, the first boss, the Alien Tortoise. It must be said that the animal has an unattractive designin addition to waddling nonstop and sending larvae to attack. A great introduction that players are not ready to forget.
To end on a high note, here is undoubtedly one of the most striking creatures of the Super Nintendo. This is found in Super Metroid, and it is of course the last boss: the famous “Mother Brain”. If you’ve never heard of it, know that it’s a very big brain that the heroine Samus must destroy. So at the beginning, everything goes calmly: the gray matter remains wisely in its tank and pays the price for your missiles. When suddenly, the lab begins to collapse, and Mother Brain rises thanks to a body made of organic matter and metal. For once, it’s the staging, the design that makes this boss really special. At the time, no one expected such a transformation. One more reason that has made Metroid one of Nintendo’s favorite – and most surprising – licenses. A cult moment.