Submitted by geniusgamerdoc 991d ago | opinion piece

Top 7 Easiest BOSS Battles in the History of video Games

The sole intention for the inclusion of boss battles in almost every single video game is to provide that final bit of intense effort leaving us totally satisfied at the end of the day or even save a damsel in distress from the clutches of an evil mastermind.

But what if the final boss were to be easier to defeat compared to the miniature foes you have fought throughout the whole length of the game. Will it leave a Black hole in your imaginative mind that was surprised by a totally unexpected underwhelming boss fight?
These are quite possibly the Top 7 Easiest Boss battles ever. (Android, Culture, Earthworm Jim, Fable 2, GameCube, Industry, iPhone, Mega Man 2, Nintendo DS, PC, PS Vita, PS2, PS3, PSP, Sin, Sonic the Hedgehog, The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion, Wii, Xbox, Xbox 360)

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geniusgamerdoc  +   991d ago
Flash Man boss battle in MEGAMAN 2 was a cakewalk with the Metal Blades.
Just aim them in a straight line or in random directions over and over again and defeat Flash man without even taking a single step.
Sharodan  +   991d ago
Hah! The entire game was made into a cakewalk by Metal Blades! Certainly threw me for a loop when the final boss was only susceptible to one of the lamest powers though. Bubble Lead, really?!
young juice  +   991d ago
king allant from demons souls deserves a spot. i feel like fromsoft intentionally made him extremely easy to say "hey, you made it this far? nice" then hands you an easy boss on a stick
rdgneoz3  +   991d ago
Old King Allant was easy only if you did the cheap way of killing him (thief ring + poison cloud / bow was always easy). But then half the bosses you could kill in a cheap way without too much effort (most being ranged bow attacks or drop poison / disease and run and hide + refresh it as it runs out).
BiggCMan  +   991d ago
@rdgneoz3: Old King Allan (or "the old one") is what he means, the FINAL boss of the game, the little blue blob. The boss you're thinking of is the FALSE King Allant, the corrupted one.
Kalowest  +   991d ago
R.I.P to gamings greatest boss
His name was Marauder Shields.
dark-hollow  +   991d ago
Metal blades made everything easy actualyy.

And why a seven games list is spread into THREE pages?
DFogz  +   991d ago
That site is solely trying to generate hits. They constantly make stupid lists of whatever they can think of.
Just yesterday I saw a 5 item list spread over three pages from them, complete with giant in-your-face ads, pop-ups, and annoying audio.
BldyShdw  +   991d ago
Can't stand the ads on this site. Agree about MegaMan.

One of my surprisingly easiest boss fights in recent memory was the Four Kings in Dark Souls. I was freaking out in the beginning but didn't even get hurt that much...wimps
synchroscheme  +   991d ago
Agreed. The site is awful.
Here's the short version for those who want to avoid this ad-filled mess.

Number 7) FLASH-MAN – MEGAMAN 2 Platform - NES
Number 6) ELIXIS SINCLARE – SIN Platform - PC
Number 5) The WARRIOR: Final confrontation – PRINCE OF PERSIA Platform - PS3, Xbox 360, PC
Number 4) BOB The Goldfish – EARTHWORM JIM Platform - SNES, GBA, PC, XBLA, PSN
Number 2) LUCIEN FAIRFAX – FABLE II Platform - Xbox 360
Number 1) MEHRUNES DAGON – The Elder Scrolls IV: OBLIVION Platform - PC, PS3, Xbox 360

@BldyShdw Funnily enough, the Four Kings is one of the few bosses that really gave me a lot of trouble my first time around. I just couldn't wrap my head around him. Given the right equipment though, he's a breeze. :)
krazeecain  +   991d ago
@synchroscheme I don't think Oblivion really counts, simply because of how the game was built. If you happened to make a really good character and get all the good weapons, all the enemies are easy. But if you played through the game a little more casually, I'd imagine the boss battles would be a bit harder.
EmperorDalek  +   991d ago
Beat them on NG+++, then come back and tell me they're easy.
mynameisEvil  +   991d ago
Man, speaking of NES games, I can think of two boss battles in one game that makes Mehrunes Dagon look like the hardest boss ever.

Castlevania II: Simon's Quest

Boss #1: Death/Grim Reaper (pick a name). I remember going all the way to the end of the game and just walking past him. I walked across the damn room and skipped him altogether.

Boss #2: Dracula. Well, at least this one you 'fight'. Though, as James Rolfe pointed out, all you had to do is just keep him pinned down with the sacred flame (or the golden knife) until he dies.

So, actually, Death himself is the easiest boss in gaming history...
Emilio_Estevez  +   991d ago
Dammit, haven't completed Oblivion, now know how it ends.
myps4  +   991d ago
That's bound to happen mate. Spoilers are quite obvious when end bosses are concerned.

I was spoiled the death of Aerith even before completing Final Fantasy VII. Spoilers totally kill the will to play that particular game.
Oblivion'S boss was underwhelming.
BldyShdw  +   991d ago
Yeah it sucks being relatively young (21) since I didn't start "gaming" until I was 17 and I have a HUGE backlog of ps1-2 era games that unfortunately have been spoiled for me since everyone assumes since it's old it must have been played. I hold no hard feelings though since it's my fault I never tried games when I was really young.
MASTER_RAIDEN  +   991d ago
Yeah, thanks a lot everyone. just got fable 2 back from a friend a few days ago. i know what i WONT be popping into my xbox anytime soon..
snipes101  +   991d ago
Well after about a year or two you can't really keep putting spoiler warnings on everything haha
Relientk77  +   991d ago
Does Bob the Goldfish from Earthworm Jim actually count as a boss fight? lol. You literally do nothing, and you win.
cpayne93  +   991d ago
Anyone think the last boss in RE4 was horribly easy and repetitive? I was kinda disapointed by it.
geniusgamerdoc  +   991d ago
Yep. Now that you mention it. But not as silly as the Fable 2 end boss.
Are_The_MaDNess  +   991d ago
Mehrunes Dragon?

lols XD

where is this so called dragon?
the only dragon is Akatosh, The Dragon God of Time
and of course every dragon in next game

his name is Mehrunes Dagon
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GamePodunk  +   991d ago
Definitely agree on Mehrunes Dagon. It's just like running past Bowser in order to beat him in Super Mario Bros, haha.
guitarded77  +   991d ago
This site is the worst for intrusive ads.
mttrackmaster38  +   991d ago
Just use Ad block.
Mantis1  +   991d ago
I agree with all of these.

One thing though.......Surely every boss battle in Deus Ex Human Revolution is worth mentioning as well. lol.
shreeveera  +   991d ago
Boss battles single handedly ruined such a stellar game.
Jourdy288  +   991d ago
Huh, I played EWJ as a kid, never beat it. Didn't know there was a goldfish antagonist...
shreeveera  +   991d ago
Chrono Trigger end boss should have been included.
Totally easy and lame as he takes like 10 seconds to power up his weapon by the time we could beat the living crap outta him.
helghast102  +   991d ago
I don't know, one of his moves (when he uses that time travel thing and 65,000,000 BC appears in the background) can be VERY deadly.
Cablephish  +   991d ago
How about that enemy from Chrono Trigger who was afraid of heights? Wasn't he a boss of some sort at one point in the game?
Mantis1  +   991d ago
Yeah, but Chrono Trigger was so damn good that most o fus avoided the last boss until we completely overpowered.

Same for me in Final Fantasy 10..........leveled up so much that I one-shotted all the last bosses. (including the final boss)
geniusgamerdoc  +   991d ago
Speaking of FFX, Im totally Hyped up with excitement as its coming for my JRpg hungry PS Vita.
KrimsonKody  +   991d ago
I was sooo not powered up by the time I made it to Jecht.
His sword swipe alone would always kill 2 or 3 of my characters. I used everything that I had available.
& then, those damn twin pagodas?!
I've lost so many times.
But I did eventually beat him without leveling up anymore. So it made the ending all the more satisfying for me.
pinwheelherman  +   991d ago
Nice article, but you forgot Bowser in the original Super Mario Brothers. No matter how many times you face him, all you have to do is run under his jumps and hit the drawbridge switch. I suppose this game was made before the idea of a boss was fully fleshed out....
Mantis1  +   991d ago
At the time that was probably considered innovative.

The usual way to deal with a boss around that time was shoot like crazy to lower his health and dodge the occasional pixelated fireball.

Hitting a switch........????

Probably one of the first times to use that at all.
annus  +   991d ago
No mention of The End in MGS(3?). Turn off your playstation at the start of the fight and don't come back for some time ( a week?) and he dies of old age.
Kalowest  +   991d ago
LMFAO hell yea, i heard of that.
onyoursistersback  +   991d ago
lol....."O you want to fight!!!" *gets up turns ps2 off,comes back a week later* "not so tuff now buddy!!!"
KrimsonKody  +   991d ago
There's an cheesier way to do it also;
Save your file.
Advance the PS3 clock beyond a week.
Return to game.
The End is dead.

To be honest, uummm, I think I ended up doing that trick.
I've got so fustrated chasing around The End, from some to zone, trying to snipe his ass. & he would stay in a zone for a mere minute, them he's gone.
I did beat him by shot though, just to see what would be different.

Oh, & you can pop him while he's in the wheelchair.
maddfoxx  +   991d ago
Last boss in Final Fantasy XIII-2 was way too easy for me.
RustedMan  +   991d ago
I agree.
how about Bowser at the end of Mario 64?
I also thought that whats-his-name from Uncharted 2 was pretty damned easy as well.
maddfoxx  +   989d ago
I died a few times on the Uncharted boss, but I was also playing on the hard difficulty. Bowser was pretty easy, it was just hard getting him to hit that last bomb. lol
ignorantsonsof_  +   987d ago
Did you do a lot of the side quests and have a lot of fragments? I only had like 40 fragments and that boss took me about 45 minutes in which if I messed up even for a second I would die. I freaked out when I beat it finally.
ElasticLove  +   991d ago
When you finally get to fight Mysterio face to face in Spider-Man 2.
Tainted Gene  +   991d ago
Lol, I surprised somebody even brought that up. I literally dropped my control at what happened after hitting him once.

But it was well played by the developers to do that with Mysterio, all his levels were pretty challeging and then you come to fight the guy himself and "smack", down for the count.
ChocalateDog203  +   991d ago
I was getting ready for the hardest boss fight of my life and than he got knocked out in one punch. My jaw had just dropped and than I burst out laughing.

Best troll move by any game dev.
Wyvern  +   991d ago
Why is the final boss from gears 2 not on this list?
acemonkey  +   991d ago
Joker in Batman AA

the lil cube thing in halo
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cr33ping_death  +   991d ago
wheres the last boss for Gears??? just aim and nothing else
cr33ping_death  +   991d ago
i meant gears 2 :)
JohnApocalypse  +   991d ago
I found the last boss in RE4 pretty easy. Its a shame because throughout the game he always has a smile on his face even though your'e killing hundreds of his minions and I'm thinking to myself "OMG when I fight this guy hes gonna be impossible"
Goldenarmz  +   991d ago
I would say Keith Courage for TurboGraphix 16 has to be one of theeeeeeeee easiest bosses iv ever faced. It was probably a glitch, but if you jumped over to the left side of the screen and then land DIRECTLY in front of him on ur way to fight him. The boss basically froze in place and you just hit him until he dies. Iv finished that game a 1000000 times because of that glitch. I think that was probably the first glitch iv ever experienced.
Blastoise  +   991d ago
Last boss from bioshock anyone? I forget his name
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smashcrashbash  +   991d ago
All the bosses in the first Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles were embarrassingly easy compared to the rest of the game. Even Shredder just required that you stand on a single platform and throw boomerangs, ninja stars or anything and he went down in flames
kaelix  +   991d ago
i think uncharted 3's final boss battle was pretty dam easy o.o i wouldnt even call it a boss battle -.-
NeXXXuS  +   991d ago
The zelda game for CD-I isn't on there?
Wand of Gamelon or something like that.
All you have to do is throw a book at Ganon and you win.
hazelamy  +   991d ago
they probably only listed games that people would willingly play. ^_^
NeXXXuS  +   990d ago
well i didn't bother to read it since these articles are all over the place...
badz149  +   991d ago
Talbot is pretty easy compared to the likes of Navarro or Lazaravich. what makes it a bit hard in crushing was the absence of button prompt but playing up to the last point of the game, those QTE without button prompt is getting quite easy to time
Awesome_Gamer  +   991d ago
What prince of persia sands of time? I mean the final boss is just.. Too fucking easy
TenSteps  +   991d ago
The final boss fight in Demon's Souls, King Allant. I mean after fighting bosses like maneater and flamelurker even enemies like those octopus heads and black phantom knights the last boss was just too ridiculously easy.
hazelamy  +   991d ago
how was fable ii no number 1?
i mean, once you use the magic box, you don't even have to do anything.
if you don't kill Lucien, Reaver will do it for you, he gets bored very easily you see.
RufustheSage  +   991d ago
Spider-Man 2 the first time you fight Mysterio, this not being on the list is a shame.
Eamon  +   991d ago
lol I was just about to write this.

Remember the huge health bar for Mysterio and it filling up itself 3 times over.

And then one single punch, and it's all over XD
memots  +   991d ago
With a pic like that.. The title of the article should be Top 7 Easiest BOOB
Battles in the History of video Games
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