History AwesomeBosses / Metroid

22nd Oct '15 6:16:11 PM mlsmithca
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** Flaahgra is similar with the bombing. It is a giant monstrous fly-like plant, which attacks in all sorts of manners, and you have to flip mirrors over in order to get into the tunnels (giant vines guard the tunnels) to damage it with bombs. It is clever enough to flip the mirrors back over, and you're required to flip more mirrors on each hit. This is the first major boss in the game aside from the Parasite Queen, which was just a warm up boss.
* The [[spoiler:Queen Metroid]] from ''[[VideoGame/MetroidOtherM Other M]]'', which definitely delivers as far as 3D boss translations go. Special mention goes to the climax, where you [[spoiler:''blow it up from the inside out with a Power Bomb while your health ticks away like there's no tomorrow.'']].
** A bit of overlap with ThatOneBoss. While fighting it, you've also got a growing swarm of Metroids during the fight [[spoiler:while you put mommy down.]] This is the first and only time in the entire game where you run into the bastards and they get killed just as you would expect; freeze 'em, and blast 'em with missiles. Doesn't seem too bad, but keep in mind there's a lot of them, and you have to switch to first person to fire missiles. So lets review: You've got to freeze one, stop and leave yourself vulnerable to the other three or four, aim at the one you froze, and hope to blast it with enough missiles before one of it's buddies takes a bite. And if one DOES take a bite. it will drain your health FAST and you probably won't get yourself free before the frozen one thaws. [[spoiler:''All the while avoiding their rampaging mother'']] It does get better as you wear down their numbers, but dealing with them is far from easy. Still all this makes it so satisfying to watch the actual boss get vaporized.
* Kraid from ''Super Metroid''. The first time he explodes you think you've beaten him, then ''BAM!'' the real Kraid appears; where the fake Kraid is barely taller than Samus, the real Kraid is ''two screens tall'', making for an epic confrontation that spans nearly four screens all seamlessly connected to each other while you shoot at him above a pit of spikes. ''And he's only the third boss!''
** If you had played and beaten the first Metroid game, this becomes even more effective. The original Kraid from Metroid 1 was much smaller, not much bigger than your own sprite. So those smaller Kraids you encounter on the way would have seemed about the right size. The true Kraid must have been a big surprise to Metroid vets.

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** * Flaahgra is similar to Amorbis with the bombing. It is a giant monstrous fly-like plant, which attacks in all sorts of manners, and you have to flip mirrors over in order to get into the tunnels (giant vines guard the tunnels) to damage it with bombs. It is clever enough to flip the mirrors back over, and you're required to flip more mirrors on each hit. This is the first major boss in the game aside from the Parasite Queen, which was just a warm up boss.
* The [[spoiler:Queen Metroid]] from ''[[VideoGame/MetroidOtherM Other M]]'', which definitely delivers as far as 3D boss translations go. Special mention goes to the climax, where you [[spoiler:''blow it up from the inside out with a Power Bomb while your health ticks away like there's no tomorrow.'']].
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'']]. There's a bit of overlap with ThatOneBoss. While fighting it, you've also got a growing swarm of Metroids during the fight [[spoiler:while you put mommy down.]] This is the first and only time in the entire game where you run into the bastards and they get killed just as you would expect; freeze 'em, and blast 'em with missiles. Doesn't seem too bad, but keep in mind there's a lot of them, and you have to switch to first person to fire missiles. So lets review: You've got to freeze one, stop and leave yourself vulnerable to the other three or four, aim at the one you froze, and hope to blast it with enough missiles before one of it's buddies takes a bite. And if one DOES take a bite. it will drain your health FAST and you probably won't get yourself free before the frozen one thaws. [[spoiler:''All the while avoiding their rampaging mother'']] It does get better as you wear down their numbers, but dealing with them is far from easy. Still all this makes it so satisfying to watch the actual boss get vaporized.
* Kraid from ''Super Metroid''. The first time he explodes you think you've beaten him, then ''BAM!'' the real Kraid appears; where the fake Kraid is barely taller than Samus, the real Kraid is ''two screens tall'', making for an epic confrontation that spans nearly four screens all seamlessly connected to each other while you shoot at him above a pit of spikes. ''And he's only the third boss!''
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boss!'' If you had played and beaten the first Metroid ''Metroid'' game, this becomes even more effective. The original Kraid from Metroid 1 ''Metroid'' was much smaller, not much bigger than your own sprite. So those smaller Kraids you encounter on the way would have seemed about the right size. The true Kraid must have been a big surprise to Metroid vets.
22nd Oct '15 4:13:05 PM muticere
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**If you had played and beaten the first Metroid game, this becomes even more effective. The original Kraid from Metroid 1 was much smaller, not much bigger than your own sprite. So those smaller Kraids you encounter on the way would have seemed about the right size. The true Kraid must have been a big surprise to Metroid vets.
8th Aug '15 7:50:11 AM TokoWH
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** Tearjerker: [[spoiler: The Metroid gets blown up about five seconds after saving your life. Then, [[BerserkButton Samus gets pissed.]]]]

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** Tearjerker: [[spoiler: The Metroid gets blown up about five seconds after saving your life. Then, [[BerserkButton [[MamaBear Samus gets pissed.]]]]
8th Aug '15 7:47:50 AM TokoWH
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*** Using the [[GameBreaker Wavebuster]] with a sufficient supply of missiles makes the fight much easier, although that was an oversight on the part of the developers, corrected with the PAL and Trilogy re-releases. Ridley probably ate the testers who missed that one.
28th Jun '15 2:16:03 PM mlsmithca
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* Quadraxis from ''Prime 2'' is pretty sweet too, being a HumongousMecha and all. It's a different version of the quads you've been fighting all through the Sanctuary Fortress and Ing Hive, except instead of being about your size, it's like 20 times bigger. Then it uses the Annihilator Beam against you, other forms of lasers, spinning attacks, and is just generally huge. After hitting its weak points on its knee joints, it's dismantled. But you're not done yet! Then it tries to repair itself, where you blast the core with beam attacks in Echo Visor mode (yeah, most of the body was destroyed halfway through the fight already) before attacking it's floating head, and THEN after that you finally hit it again a few more times by planting bombs in it's head by using the Spider Ball and Boost Ball up there. After that you're finally done, where the head flies around and destroys everything else, and Samus makes a ThreePointLanding from morph ball mode, while the head bounces around behind her, and the Annihilator Beam appears for the taking. You literally dismantle it bit by bit, and it is epic, with the [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kpQ_OQAtgDQ dark, menacing music]] being the icing on the cake.

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* Quadraxis from ''Prime 2'' is pretty sweet too, being a HumongousMecha and all. It's a different version of the quads you've been fighting all through the Sanctuary Fortress and Ing Hive, except instead of being about your size, it's like 20 times bigger. Then it uses the Annihilator Beam against you, other forms of lasers, spinning attacks, and is just generally huge. After hitting its weak points on its knee joints, it's dismantled. But you're not done yet! Then it tries to repair itself, where you blast the core with beam attacks in Echo Visor mode (yeah, most of the body was destroyed halfway through the fight already) before attacking it's floating head, and THEN after that you finally hit it again a few more times by planting bombs in it's head by using the Spider Ball and Boost Ball up there. After that you're finally done, where the head flies around and destroys everything else, and Samus makes a ThreePointLanding from morph ball mode, while the head bounces around behind her, and the Annihilator Beam appears for the taking. You literally dismantle it bit by bit, and it is epic, with the [[https://www.[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kpQ_OQAtgDQ dark, menacing music]] being the icing on the cake.
28th Jun '15 11:13:23 AM magmablock
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* Quadraxis from ''Prime 2'' is pretty sweet too, being a HumongousMecha and all. It's a different version of the quads you've been fighting all through the Sanctuary Fortress and Ing Hive, except instead of being about your size, it's like 20 times bigger. Then it uses the Annihilator Beam against you, other forms of lasers, spinning attacks, and is just generally huge. After hitting its weak points on its knee joints, it's dismantled. But you're not done yet! Then it tries to repair itself, where you blast the core with beam attacks in Echo Visor mode (yeah, most of the body was destroyed halfway through the fight already) before attacking it's floating head, and THEN after that you finally hit it again a few more times by planting bombs in it's head by using the Spider Ball and Boost Ball up there. After that you're finally done, where the head flies around and destroys everything else, and Samus makes a ThreePointLanding from morph ball mode, while the head bounces around behind her, and the Annihilator Beam appears for the taking. You literally dismantle it bit by bit, and it is epic.

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* Quadraxis from ''Prime 2'' is pretty sweet too, being a HumongousMecha and all. It's a different version of the quads you've been fighting all through the Sanctuary Fortress and Ing Hive, except instead of being about your size, it's like 20 times bigger. Then it uses the Annihilator Beam against you, other forms of lasers, spinning attacks, and is just generally huge. After hitting its weak points on its knee joints, it's dismantled. But you're not done yet! Then it tries to repair itself, where you blast the core with beam attacks in Echo Visor mode (yeah, most of the body was destroyed halfway through the fight already) before attacking it's floating head, and THEN after that you finally hit it again a few more times by planting bombs in it's head by using the Spider Ball and Boost Ball up there. After that you're finally done, where the head flies around and destroys everything else, and Samus makes a ThreePointLanding from morph ball mode, while the head bounces around behind her, and the Annihilator Beam appears for the taking. You literally dismantle it bit by bit, and it is epic.epic, with the [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kpQ_OQAtgDQ dark, menacing music]] being the icing on the cake.
9th Jun '15 2:38:22 PM mlsmithca
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* In a memorable moment of VideoGame/MetroidFusion, your AI mission control tells you that your only option for accessing your next upgrade at the moment is in a section where one of the stations more interesting specimens has escaped. So what else is new? Whats new is that you aren't going to kill this one, because its an experimental weapon designed by the federation which the researchers nicknamed [[NamesToRunAwayFromReallyFast Nightmare]]. And it will {{Curb Stomp| Battle}} you with your current loadout. As you wander through the damaged sector, [[ParanoiaFuel a shadowy figure darts across the screen]] at random intervals accompanied by [[HellIsThatNoise synthetic screeching]]. Later, you return to the area, to find it completely trashed- the same bulkheads that stand up to the SA-X are torn like tissue paper. And your mission is to kill it because it's going to destroy the station if you don't. All of this is nothing compared to what happens as you fight the thing however- firstly, it is most definitely a cyborg and not a robot. An [[BodyHorror incomplete cyborg]]. As its [[MadeOfIndestructium Indestructium]] armor, GravityMaster powers, and [[IntangibleMan ability to selectively phase through matter]] screw with your ability to even land a solid hit on the thing, you fire away at the [[AttackItsWeakPoint stiched together face]]. And this is where you discover that the [[FacialHorror stitched together organic abomination was in fact a vast aesthetic improvement over the alternative it covered]].

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* In a memorable moment of VideoGame/MetroidFusion, ''VideoGame/MetroidFusion'', your AI mission control tells you that your only option for accessing your next upgrade at the moment is in a section where one of the stations station's more interesting specimens has escaped. So what else is new? Whats What's new is that you aren't going to kill this one, because its it's an experimental weapon designed by the federation which the researchers nicknamed [[NamesToRunAwayFromReallyFast Nightmare]]. And it will {{Curb Stomp| Battle}} Stomp|Battle}} you with your current loadout. As you wander through the damaged sector, [[ParanoiaFuel a shadowy figure darts across the screen]] at random intervals accompanied by [[HellIsThatNoise synthetic screeching]]. Later, you return to the area, to find it completely trashed- trashed - the same bulkheads that stand up to the SA-X are torn like tissue paper. And your mission is to kill it because it's going to destroy the station if you don't. All of this is nothing compared to what happens as you fight the thing however- however - firstly, it is most definitely a cyborg and not a robot. An [[BodyHorror incomplete cyborg]]. As its [[MadeOfIndestructium Indestructium]] armor, GravityMaster powers, and [[IntangibleMan ability to selectively phase through matter]] screw with your ability to even land a solid hit on the thing, you fire away at the [[AttackItsWeakPoint stiched stitched together face]]. And this is where you discover that the [[FacialHorror stitched together organic abomination was in fact a vast aesthetic improvement over the alternative it covered]].
9th Jun '15 9:56:52 AM Scorpion451
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* In a memorable moment of VideoGame/MetroidFusion, your AI mission control tells you that your only option for accessing your next upgrade at the moment is in a section where one of the stations more interesting specimens has escaped. So what else is new? Whats new is that you aren't going to kill this one, because its an experimental weapon designed by the federation which the researchers nicknamed [[NamesToRunAwayFromReallyFast Nightmare]]. And it will {{Curb Stomp| Battle}} you with your current loadout. As you wander through the damaged sector, [[ParanoiaFuel a shadowy figure darts across the screen]] at random intervals accompanied by [[HellIsThatNoise synthetic screeching]]. Later, you return to the area, to find it completely trashed- the same bulkheads that stand up to the SA-X are torn like tissue paper. And your mission is to kill it because it's going to destroy the station if you don't. All of this is nothing compared to what happens as you fight the thing however- firstly, it is most definitely a cyborg and not a robot. An [[BodyHorror incomplete cyborg]]. As its [[MadeOfIndestructium Indestructium]] armor, GravityMaster powers, and [[IntangibleMan ability to selectively phase through matter]] screw with your ability to even land a solid hit on the thing, you fire away at the [[AttackItsWeakPoint stiched together face]]. And this is where you discover that the [[FacialHorror stitched together organic abomination was in fact a vast aesthetic improvement over the alternative it covered]].
15th Mar '15 2:27:13 PM Tuckerscreator
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* Quadraxis from ''Prime 2'' is pretty sweet too, being a HumongousMecha and all. It's a different version of the quads you've been fighting all through the Sanctuary Fortress and Ing Hive, except instead of being about your size, it's like 20 times bigger. Then it uses the Annihilator Beam against you, other forms of lasers, spinning attacks, and is just generally huge. After hitting it's weak points on it's knee joints, it is dismantled. But you're not done yet! Then it tries to repair itself, where you blast the core with beam attacks in Echo Visor mode (yeah, most of the body was destroyed halfway through the fight already) before attacking it's floating head, and THEN after that you finally hit it again a few more times by planting bombs in it's head by using the Spider Ball and Boost Ball up there. After that you're finally done, where the head flies around and destroys everything else, and Samus makes a ThreePointLanding from morph ball mode, while the head bounces around behind her, and the Annihilator Beam appears for the taking. You literally dismantle it bit by bit, and it is epic.

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* Quadraxis from ''Prime 2'' is pretty sweet too, being a HumongousMecha and all. It's a different version of the quads you've been fighting all through the Sanctuary Fortress and Ing Hive, except instead of being about your size, it's like 20 times bigger. Then it uses the Annihilator Beam against you, other forms of lasers, spinning attacks, and is just generally huge. After hitting it's its weak points on it's its knee joints, it is it's dismantled. But you're not done yet! Then it tries to repair itself, where you blast the core with beam attacks in Echo Visor mode (yeah, most of the body was destroyed halfway through the fight already) before attacking it's floating head, and THEN after that you finally hit it again a few more times by planting bombs in it's head by using the Spider Ball and Boost Ball up there. After that you're finally done, where the head flies around and destroys everything else, and Samus makes a ThreePointLanding from morph ball mode, while the head bounces around behind her, and the Annihilator Beam appears for the taking. You literally dismantle it bit by bit, and it is epic.
22nd Jan '15 11:53:02 AM mlsmithca
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** In Videogame/MetroidPrime 2, after defeating the Emperor Ing after everything you've been through and all of its three forms and damage you've taken, you're treated to the familiar sight of the escape countdown. The problem? Just as you get out of the Temple, Dark Samus interrupts your escape and starts the true final boss fight. ''No healing beforehand allowed, and the timer is STILL counting down''. Plus you get that awesome escape remix [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C_oNDCY8Nak complete with emergency beeps so you won't forget the timer is still up]].

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** In Videogame/MetroidPrime 2, ''VideoGame/MetroidPrime 2'', after defeating the Emperor Ing after everything you've been through and all of its three forms and damage you've taken, you're treated to the familiar sight of the escape countdown. The problem? Just as you get out of the Temple, Dark Samus interrupts your escape and starts the true final boss fight. ''No No healing beforehand allowed, and the timer is STILL counting down''. down. Plus you get that awesome escape remix [[https://www.[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C_oNDCY8Nak complete with emergency beeps so you won't forget the timer is still up]].
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