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29th Mar '18 9:34:03 PM nombretomado
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** Several in some of the newer 2D games. SonicAdvance 2's Super Sonic fight entailed smacking missiles back into Eggman. Sonic Advance 3 has a boss which can be damaged by the platforms that fall as you jump off them as everything scrolls up, and also one where you hit balls to make them deadly to Eggman (the balls bounce around the room). In Rush, there is a scarab beetle boss in which you have to smack the ball, and make it hit the back of Eggman. And in Rush Adventure, there's a boss in which you must smack a pendulum based system with enough force to hit the weak point at the top. Both Rush games also have you knocking missiles into the Eggmen in the Super fights.

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** Several in some of the newer 2D games. SonicAdvance 2's ''VideoGame/SonicAdvance2'''s Super Sonic fight entailed smacking missiles back into Eggman. Sonic Advance 3 has a boss which can be damaged by the platforms that fall as you jump off them as everything scrolls up, and also one where you hit balls to make them deadly to Eggman (the balls bounce around the room). In Rush, there is a scarab beetle boss in which you have to smack the ball, and make it hit the back of Eggman. And in Rush Adventure, there's a boss in which you must smack a pendulum based system with enough force to hit the weak point at the top. Both Rush games also have you knocking missiles into the Eggmen in the Super fights.
14th Mar '18 5:18:27 PM LlamaAdventure
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* Three bosses in ''VideoGame/MotherRussiaBleeds'' have to be beaten this way: The level 3 boss can only be damaged by knocking her into the giant thresher that [[AdvancingWallOfDoom pursues you throughout the fight]], the level 4 boss takes place on the tracks of a busy train station, and the boss has to be blinded with flash grenades so that he can't dodge out of the way of oncoming trains, [[spoiler: the Premiere]] has to be repeatedly kicked off of a rope ladder before he can make his escape, and [[spoiler: the first phase of the Nekro fight can only be defeated by throwing syringes at the walls of flesh closing in from either side of the stage.]]
12th Mar '18 5:59:41 PM nombretomado
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* TheWitcher has a stone golem boss which you have to re-animate and then kill [[spoiler:using pillars surrounding it that generate lightning bolts]] (you can kill it very quickly this way). The monster can also be killed by conventional weaponry, but this will take a long, long, LONG time. A skilled player can keep hacking at it and dodging its attacks until it dies, so this makes it a Puzzle Boss or a MarathonBoss depending on how the player tries to kill it.

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* TheWitcher ''VideoGame/TheWitcher'' has a stone golem boss which you have to re-animate and then kill [[spoiler:using pillars surrounding it that generate lightning bolts]] (you can kill it very quickly this way). The monster can also be killed by conventional weaponry, but this will take a long, long, LONG time. A skilled player can keep hacking at it and dodging its attacks until it dies, so this makes it a Puzzle Boss or a MarathonBoss depending on how the player tries to kill it.
8th Mar '18 5:38:07 AM Zoriax91
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** All of the bosses in the Mer-Kin Temple are a variation of this:
*** Shub-Jigguwatt has counters for almost any tactic that isn't [[AttackAttackAttack inflicting purely phyisical damage through normal attacks]]; in particular, damaging him with anything else will be met with a progressively stronger counterattack. However, he has no counters against non-damaging items, and doesn't prevent you from spamming buffs before the fight starts.
*** Yog-Urt Is a lot weaker, but makes up for it with a nasty debuff that locks your skills, inflict you PercentDamageAttack each turn, and insta-kills you if the boss takes any damage. The solution is to use healing items to resist until the debuff wears off - and even then you'll have to stock up on them, because you can only use 1 item of each type.
*** [[spoiler:Dar Sea Monkee]] is vulnerable to one form of damage out of six - and it changes its weakness each turn. Its introductory message provides the clues to said weaknesses, but [[GuideDangIt deciphering it is obscenely difficult without a guide]]. At one point you have to convert previous weaknesses into numbers, and then put them into an equation.
14th Feb '18 10:15:25 PM Gadjiltron
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* ''VideoGame/TitanSouls'' is filled with this. Every boss in the game can be defeated in one hit if you strike their weak point -- the challenge is finding the opportunity when they're vulnerable while dodging their attacks, as you're a OneHitPointWonder.
4th Feb '18 12:47:32 PM nombretomado
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* NiGHTS. This franchise has among the most cryptic bosses in video game history -- as [=NiGHTS=]'s only means of attack is the Paraloop, which is a circular vacuum attack done by tracing a full circle in the air, [=NiGHTS=] very rarely engages into direct combat. In addition, [=NiGHTS=] is invincible and can only lose by time running out, so the bosses tend to focus around stalling and wasting time rather than a blitz of powerful attacks.

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* NiGHTS.''[[VideoGame/NightsIntoDreams NiGHTS]]''. This franchise has among the most cryptic bosses in video game history -- as [=NiGHTS=]'s only means of attack is the Paraloop, which is a circular vacuum attack done by tracing a full circle in the air, [=NiGHTS=] very rarely engages into direct combat. In addition, [=NiGHTS=] is invincible and can only lose by time running out, so the bosses tend to focus around stalling and wasting time rather than a blitz of powerful attacks.
4th Feb '18 9:37:03 AM nombretomado
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* ''[[NicktoonsUnite Nicktoons: Globs of Doom]]'' does this with:

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* ''[[NicktoonsUnite ''[[VideoGame/NicktoonsUnite Nicktoons: Globs of Doom]]'' does this with:
28th Jan '18 3:59:06 PM CybranGeneralSturm
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*** And the Swiggler from the Vim Factory. If you didn't get rid of the mushrooms that the doctor shroobs had, they would feed them to the Swiggler and fully heal him. Unless they were grey mushrooms, in which case they made it ill.

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*** And the Swiggler from the Vim Factory. If you didn't get rid of the mushrooms that attack the doctor shroobs had, while they have mushrooms out, they would feed drop them to into the Swiggler Swiggler's drink and fully heal him.it when it gets its turn. Unless they were grey mushrooms, in which case they made it ill.
27th Jan '18 2:00:01 PM PkChanInParadise
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** Arcade's HumungousMecha, which can only be defeated by luring him onto the giant target on the floor, then jumping through one of the trapdoors so you get shot out of a cannon onto his head, followed by button-mashing to push back his fist until he punches himself in the face.

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** Arcade's HumungousMecha, HumongousMecha, which can only be defeated by luring him onto the giant target on the floor, then jumping through one of the trapdoors so you get shot out of a cannon onto his head, followed by button-mashing to push back his fist until he punches himself in the face.
27th Jan '18 1:55:21 PM PkChanInParadise
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** And then, in the same game, there's BonusBoss in Neverland, qho is also a TimeLimitBoss. He can set a 12-second timer above your party members' heads. When it gets down to 0, they disappear for the rest of the battle, and you can't get them back. After killing both of your party members, he'll do it to you, too. The trick to beating him is to use Stopra on Big Ben. As an insult to injury, the prize for being the Phantom is Stopga, the strongest Stop-spell, meaning [[BraggingRightsReward you get the spell just after you could have really used it]].

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** And then, in the same game, there's BonusBoss in Neverland, qho who is also a TimeLimitBoss. He can set a 12-second timer above your party members' heads. When it gets down to 0, they disappear for the rest of the battle, and you can't get them back. After killing both of your party members, he'll do it to you, too. The trick to beating him is to use Stopra on Big Ben. As an insult to injury, the prize for being beating the Phantom is Stopga, the strongest Stop-spell, meaning [[BraggingRightsReward you get the spell just after you could have really used it]].
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