What’s your most memorable video game boss? This question came up when we were discussing how our evils bosses should be in Ninchanese. Yup, there are evil bosses in Ninchanese. Just like in your favorite video game. Had to figure out a way to sneak in a few tests to make sure you learned your Chinese good and all 😉
So we started wondering: which video game boss do we remember the best? Who made the most lasting impression on us?
And the winners are
Without any further ado, here’s the Nincha team’s top memorable video game bosses! They may not be very charismatic but their ugly mugs were sure burned into our memory…
Warning: many of these bosses appear at the end of games; so if you haven’t played the games: spoiler alert! Also, the choices and ranking we’ve made here are personal and not particularly objective :).
The master of the evil laugh and epic Mario torturer, Bowser!
Jean-Rémi says: “The King of all bosses.”
The final evil boss, in Quake 1. A game he started playing at the tender, impressionable, age of 11.
A notable more recent boss: the evil mastermind in Portal 2
Winner: The mana beast
Secret of Mana’s final boss. Deadly
“The one thing that’s keeping me from finishing the game (I think!). Haven’t even managed to figure out how to inflict damage on it. Keep getting killed first. If you know how to defeat this boss, tell me. Seriously.”
Ganondorf, in Zelda Ocarina of Time
Grimmir, in Magicka
Charlotte, illustrator and animator
Winner: The ugly Mutant
The tiny-headed, big-ribcaged, awful mutant in Tomb Raider 1 was Charlotte’s nightmare for a while.
She says: “Horrible, horrible, horrible”.
M. Stone, in Rayman (PS1)
Manticore, in Golden Sun
Loïc, character designer and illustrator
Winner : Deadbeard
Deadbeard appears in the middle of Golden Sun and is so hard to defeat! He’s a lot worse than some of the bosses towards the ending!
Loïc says “So horrible”.
The giant mantis in Secret of Mana
He played this game when he was 6. Entirely in Japanese. Talk about intense.
Ramirez, from Skies of Arcadia
How about you? Which is your number one video game boss? What is your most memorable evil video game bad guy?
The Nincha Team, who now all really badly want to play video games!
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