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17th Feb '18 4:11:57 AM minikiss
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An '''SNK Boss''' (Super Non Killable Boss for short) is an opponent in a FightingGame who [[ScrewTheRulesIMakeThem breaks the rules]] that enforce CompetitiveBalance to such an absurd degree that they are considered to be vastly superior to every other character in the game. The SNK Boss combines NintendoHard with TheComputerIsACheatingBastard and takes them UpToEleven. Powers may include:

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An '''SNK Boss''' (Super Non Killable Boss for short) is an opponent in a FightingGame who [[ScrewTheRulesIMakeThem breaks the rules]] that enforce CompetitiveBalance to such an absurd degree that they are considered to be vastly superior to every other character in the game. The SNK Boss combines NintendoHard with TheComputerIsACheatingBastard and takes them UpToEleven. Powers may include:
17th Feb '18 4:10:41 AM minikiss
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An '''SNK Boss''' is an opponent in a FightingGame who [[ScrewTheRulesIMakeThem breaks the rules]] that enforce CompetitiveBalance to such an absurd degree that they are considered to be vastly superior to every other character in the game. The SNK Boss combines NintendoHard with TheComputerIsACheatingBastard and takes them UpToEleven. Powers may include:

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An '''SNK Boss''' (Super Non Killable Boss for short) is an opponent in a FightingGame who [[ScrewTheRulesIMakeThem breaks the rules]] that enforce CompetitiveBalance to such an absurd degree that they are considered to be vastly superior to every other character in the game. The SNK Boss combines NintendoHard with TheComputerIsACheatingBastard and takes them UpToEleven. Powers may include:
29th Dec '17 1:04:32 PM nombretomado
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These bosses originate from the days of arcade machines, where the high difficulty level was used to separate players from their pocket change while attempting to register their initials in the top spot of the machine's High Scores table. In console games, side effects of continued exposure to an SNK Boss may include [[RageQuit broken controllers]] and increased sales of {{GameShark}}s to "cheat back". Occasionally, these bosses may have an AchillesHeel that utilizes [[OutsideTheBoxTactic special moves from characters that usually have limited utility]]. It is unknown whether these are intentional or not.

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These bosses originate from the days of arcade machines, where the high difficulty level was used to separate players from their pocket change while attempting to register their initials in the top spot of the machine's High Scores table. In console games, side effects of continued exposure to an SNK Boss may include [[RageQuit broken controllers]] and increased sales of {{GameShark}}s VideoGame/{{GameShark}}s to "cheat back". Occasionally, these bosses may have an AchillesHeel that utilizes [[OutsideTheBoxTactic special moves from characters that usually have limited utility]]. It is unknown whether these are intentional or not.
11th Aug '17 12:50:16 AM hagagaga
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[[caption-width-right:290:I thought [[VideoGame/PunchOut this game]] [[TheComputerIsACheatingBastard was about boxing.]][[note]][[FridgeLogic How is he supposed to pull the trigger with boxing gloves on...?]][[/note]]]]

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[[caption-width-right:290:I thought [[VideoGame/PunchOut this game]] [[TheComputerIsACheatingBastard was about boxing.]][[note]][[FridgeLogic How is he supposed to pull the trigger trigger]] [[WebAnimation/HomestarRunner with boxing gloves on...?]][[/note]]]]
17th Jul '17 6:30:02 AM AndyLA
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-->-- '''Announcer''', ''[[VideoGame/CapcomVsSNK2MarkOfTheMillennium Capcom vs. SNK 2]]''

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-->-- '''Announcer''', ''[[VideoGame/CapcomVsSNK2MarkOfTheMillennium Capcom vs. SNK 2]]''
2]]''[[note]]Funnily enough, this is not in reference to any particular enemy (although Shin Akuma and Ultimate Rugal are pretty damn broken); this is just one of the random match-end quotes from the announcer[[/note]]
30th May '17 9:00:54 PM Shotoman
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While this trope primarily applies to fighting games, it ''can'' also apply to non-fighting games, provided they are similarly competitive and have similar ways of ensuring CompetitiveBalance. A {{Racing game}}, for example, may have a champion with an absurdly tricked out car and a knowledge of the track that combine to give it an advantage no mater which vehicle/racer you choose. If a game is non-competitive, such as platformers, RPG's, etc., bosses are not considered SNK bosses no matter how unfair they are. There are other tropes for that.

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While this trope primarily applies to fighting games, it ''can'' also apply to non-fighting games, provided they are similarly competitive and have similar ways of ensuring CompetitiveBalance. A {{Racing game}}, for example, may have a champion with an absurdly tricked out car and a knowledge of the track that combine to give it an advantage no mater which vehicle/racer you choose. If a game is non-competitive, such as platformers, RPG's, etc., bosses are not considered SNK bosses no matter how unfair they are. There are other tropes [[EasyLevelsHardBosses other]] [[ThatOneBoss tropes]] for that.
30th May '17 8:54:19 PM Shotoman
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This trope can also apply to non-fighting games, provided they are similarly competitive and have similar was of ensuring CompetitiveBalance. {{Racing game}}s, for example, may have a champion with an absurdly tricked out car and a knowledge of the track that combine to give it an advantage no mater which vehicle/racer you choose.

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This While this trope can primarily applies to fighting games, it ''can'' also apply to non-fighting games, provided they are similarly competitive and have similar was ways of ensuring CompetitiveBalance. A {{Racing game}}s, game}}, for example, may have a champion with an absurdly tricked out car and a knowledge of the track that combine to give it an advantage no mater which vehicle/racer you choose.
choose. If a game is non-competitive, such as platformers, RPG's, etc., bosses are not considered SNK bosses no matter how unfair they are. There are other tropes for that.
8th Apr '17 3:37:24 AM IndirectActiveTransport
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This trope can also apply to non-fighting games, usually in a genre that is similarly competitive and has similar rules of CompetitiveBalance. Racing games, for example, may have a champion with an absurdly tricked out car and a knowledge of the track that combine to make this trope.

Applied to inherently asymmetrical games (such as [[RolePlayingGame RPGs]] or platformers), the trope means that the boss violates the rules and conventions previously established, whether within the game, by the genre, or even general video game conventions or design practices.

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This trope can also apply to non-fighting games, usually in a genre that is provided they are similarly competitive and has have similar rules was of ensuring CompetitiveBalance. Racing games, {{Racing game}}s, for example, may have a champion with an absurdly tricked out car and a knowledge of the track that combine to make this trope.

Applied to inherently asymmetrical games (such as [[RolePlayingGame RPGs]] or platformers), the trope means that the boss violates the rules and conventions previously established, whether within the game, by the genre, or even general video game conventions or design practices.
give it an advantage no mater which vehicle/racer you choose.
20th Feb '17 4:39:33 AM ArcaneAzmadi
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[[caption-width-right:290:I thought [[VideoGame/PunchOut this game]] [[TheComputerIsACheatingBastard was about boxing.]]]]

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[[caption-width-right:290:I thought [[VideoGame/PunchOut this game]] [[TheComputerIsACheatingBastard was about boxing.]]]]
]][[note]][[FridgeLogic How is he supposed to pull the trigger with boxing gloves on...?]][[/note]]]]
15th Jan '17 2:47:43 PM DustSnitch
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In some fighting games, the FinalBoss is a unique opponent in both design ''and'' ability (such as a [[{{Kaiju}} 30-foot]] EldritchAbomination) that is PurposelyOverpowered and only appears in single-player/non-competitive game modes; it's slightly more sensible that such a boss would have those high-powered attacks rather than a human-sized villain. [[BraggingRightsReward It can also feel pretty good for a player]] who manages to use an otherwise-mortal BadAss to [[DidYouJustPunchOutCthulhu beat the crap out of a godlike monster]].

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In some fighting games, the FinalBoss is a unique opponent in both design ''and'' ability (such as a [[{{Kaiju}} 30-foot]] EldritchAbomination) that is PurposelyOverpowered and only appears in single-player/non-competitive game modes; it's slightly more sensible that such a boss would have those high-powered attacks rather than a human-sized villain. [[BraggingRightsReward It can also feel pretty good for a player]] who manages to use an otherwise-mortal BadAss badass to [[DidYouJustPunchOutCthulhu beat the crap out of a godlike monster]].
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