Looking (and Cursing) at Last Bosses in Fighting Games

"While I’m no Seth Killian or Daigo, I like to amuse myself with the thought that I’m at least halfway competent in the fighting game genre. From dabbling in Street Fighter IV to full on obsessing over Mortal Kombat and Tekken 5, I’ve tried to become well-rounded in this space even if it means not liking every loaf of bread in the bakery. Despite differences in region or time period, they almost always have one thing in common: a cheap, rage-inducing final boss fight. Rules are broken, conventions are tossed out of the arcade, and, if the time period corresponds, quarters are lost when it comes to that broken tenth fight. So why are these encounters so busted? Easy. Money. Well, quarters anyway. So who are these assholes causing us all the grief? Let’s take a gander at a couple of these jerks."

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