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7th May '16 12:52:57 PM FlyingDuckManGenesis
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* In ''The [[WesternAnimation/TheItchyAndScratchyShow Itchy and Scratchy]] Game'', the boss of the "The Pusseidon Adventure" level is Scratchy in a submarine. To defeat Scratchy, Itchy must open the hatch to the submarine to fill it with water and drown Scratchy.
27th Mar '16 1:26:26 PM DrNoPuma
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* In ''VideoGame/MrNutz'', the giant octopus boss is fought in an underwater room.
24th Feb '16 9:09:02 PM Galacton
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[[DownTheDrain Water]] [[UnderTheSea based]] [[SharkTunnel levels]] in games have an odd reputation. They can be seen as the greatest thing ever, if handled well enough, or the [[ThatOneLevel worst possible]] section(s) of a game. But in these levels, assuming the game itself generally has boss fights at all, the inclusion of water in the arena can radically change a boss battle and how it plays out. If handled well, it can easily be a clear example of the best boss in the game. It can also be seen as ThatOneBoss in the opposite scenario. Nevertheless, underwater boss battles (or generally water based battles in general) have a LOT of different possible designs, and as can be seen via the examples below, have been a standard change to the traditional BossBattle formula since the beginning of gaming in general.

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[[DownTheDrain Water]] [[UnderTheSea based]] [[SharkTunnel levels]] in games have an odd reputation. They can be seen as the greatest thing ever, if handled well enough, or the [[ThatOneLevel worst possible]] section(s) of a game. But in these levels, assuming the game itself generally has boss fights at all, the inclusion of water in the arena can radically change a boss battle and how it plays out. If handled well, it can easily be a clear example of the best boss in the game. It can also be seen as ThatOneBoss in the opposite scenario. Nevertheless, underwater boss battles (or generally water based battles in general) have a LOT of different possible designs, and as can be seen via the examples below, have been a standard change to the traditional BossBattle formula since the beginning of gaming in general.



The entire arena is underwater, and the boss (as you can probably figure out) is an aquatic creature that cannot survive on land. Usually not one of the more favoured battles by players, as the changed controls underwater may make the battle quite a bit tougher than it needs to be. Common types of enemies for this are usually sharks, eels, various forms of octopus, etc.

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The entire arena is underwater, and the boss (as you can probably figure out) is an aquatic creature that cannot survive on land. Usually not one of How good or bad this is depends on how the more favoured battles by players, as the changed controls game handles underwater may controls; if the player moves too sluggishly underwater it can make the battle quite a bit tougher than it needs to be. Common types of enemies for this are usually sharks, eels, various forms of octopus, etc.
1st Nov '15 10:24:01 PM SuzukiR
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* Draygon/Botwoon in ''VideoGame/SuperMetroid'' and Alpha Blogg in ''VideoGame/MetroidPrime2Echoes''. In the latter, the Gravity Suit allows Samus to freely move as if she was on the surface.

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* Draygon/Botwoon in ''VideoGame/SuperMetroid'' and Alpha Blogg in ''VideoGame/MetroidPrime2Echoes''. In the latter, former, the Gravity Suit allows Samus to freely move as if she was on the surface.
12th Sep '15 11:31:40 AM LucaEarlgrey
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* ''VideoGame/MonsterHunter Tri'' and ''3 Ultimate'' have a number of bosses that call water their home, including the Lagiacrus, the Royal Ludroth, and the Gobul. In addition, the Plesioth, which can go underwater in previous-generation games that do not permit the player to dive into the water, can now be fought underwater. The Ceadeus and the Abyssal Lagiacrus, on the other hand, are fought in an entirely-underwater area with a one-way entrance. Fortunately, your OxygenMeter is quite generous and can be refilled or extended in many different ways, or [[SuperNotDrowningSkills outright rendered a non-issue]].

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* ''VideoGame/MonsterHunter Tri'' and ''3 Ultimate'' have a number of bosses that call water their home, including the Lagiacrus, the Royal Ludroth, and the Gobul. In addition, the Plesioth, which can go underwater in previous-generation games that do not permit the player to dive into the water, can now be fought underwater. The Ceadeus and the Abyssal Lagiacrus, on the other hand, are fought in an entirely-underwater area with a one-way entrance. Fortunately, your OxygenMeter is quite generous and can be refilled or extended in many different ways, or [[SuperNotDrowningSkills outright rendered a non-issue]].
non-issue]] with the right skill points.
12th Sep '15 11:30:40 AM LucaEarlgrey
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* ''VideoGame/MonsterHunter Tri'' and ''3 Ultimate'' have a number of bosses that call water their home, including the Lagiacrus, the Royal Ludroth, and the Gobul. In addition, the Plesioth, which can go underwater in previous-generation games that do not permit the player to dive into the water, can now be fought underwater. The Ceadeus and the Abyssal Lagiacrus, on the other hand, are fought in an entirely-underwater area with a one-way entrance. Fortunately, your OxygenMeter is quite generous and can be refilled or extended in many different ways, or [[SuperNotDrowningSkills outright rendered a non-issue]].
27th Aug '15 8:09:28 AM MyFinalEdits
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* ''VideoGame/{{Banjo|Kazooie}}-Tooie'' has an anglerfish of the type 1 variety named Lord Woo Fak Fak. You can actually fight him as the submarine transformation in this level or as bear and bird.

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* ''VideoGame/{{Banjo|Kazooie}}-Tooie'' ''[[VideoGame/BanjoKazooie Banjo-Tooie]]'' has an anglerfish of the type 1 variety named Lord Woo Fak Fak. You can actually fight him as the submarine transformation in this level or as bear and bird.
27th Aug '15 6:55:22 AM Cryoclaste
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* GuildWars2 features a significant amount of underwater battles. A fight with a giant escaped shark being one of the earliest.

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* GuildWars2 ''GuildWars2'' features a significant amount of underwater battles. A fight with a giant escaped shark being one of the earliest.



* ''VideoGame/{{Banjo|-Kazooie}}-Tooie'' has an anglerfish of the type 1 variety named Lord Woo Fak Fak. You can actually fight him as the submarine transformation in this level or as bear and bird.

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* ''VideoGame/{{Banjo|-Kazooie}}-Tooie'' ''VideoGame/{{Banjo|Kazooie}}-Tooie'' has an anglerfish of the type 1 variety named Lord Woo Fak Fak. You can actually fight him as the submarine transformation in this level or as bear and bird.



* Doujin game ''{{Rosenkreuzstilette}}'' has you fight Trauare Wrede underwater or above water depending on which path you take in her stage.

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* Doujin game ''{{Rosenkreuzstilette}}'' ''VideoGame/{{Rosenkreuzstilette}}'' has you fight Trauare Wrede underwater or above water depending on which path you take in her stage.



** ''VideoGame/{{Kirby}}'s Dream Land 3'', Acro the orca starts off as a land-based boss until he destroys the floor and begins the second phase in an underwater arena. He also appears in ''[[VideoGame/Kirby64TheCrystalShards Kirby 64]]'', but this time the whole fight takes place underwater.
** The angler fish Sweet Stuff, from ''Kirby's Dream Land 2''.

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** ''VideoGame/{{Kirby}}'s Dream Land 3'', ''VideoGame/KirbysDreamLand3'', Acro the orca starts off as a land-based boss until he destroys the floor and begins the second phase in an underwater arena. He also appears in ''[[VideoGame/Kirby64TheCrystalShards Kirby 64]]'', but this time the whole fight takes place underwater.
** The angler fish Sweet Stuff, from ''Kirby's Dream Land 2''.''VideoGame/KirbysDreamLand2''.



* All of the boss fights in the Atlantis mission in the first ''MarvelUltimateAlliance'' game, including Tiger Shark, Attuma, and the Kraken.

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* All of the boss fights in the Atlantis mission in the first ''MarvelUltimateAlliance'' ''VideoGame/MarvelUltimateAlliance'' game, including Tiger Shark, Attuma, and the Kraken.



* ''ShadowOfTheColossus'' has 2 water-based colossi battles. One is the terrifying electric eel, and the other is a later fight with a colossus who walks around a lake. The first one is unique in that [[ColossusClimb the boss itself is the only platform in the arena]], and it tends to drag you underwater, too.

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* ''ShadowOfTheColossus'' ''VideoGame/ShadowOfTheColossus'' has 2 water-based colossi battles. One is the terrifying electric eel, and the other is a later fight with a colossus who walks around a lake. The first one is unique in that [[ColossusClimb the boss itself is the only platform in the arena]], and it tends to drag you underwater, too.



** The Chykka larva from ''VideoGame/MetroidPrime 2'' swims around in toxic water while you stand on a platform. You can attack it while it's swimming, though it's very hard to hit. He does occasionally jump out of the water and also occasionally jump onto onto the platform partially to try to eat you.

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** The Chykka larva from ''VideoGame/MetroidPrime 2'' ''VideoGame/MetroidPrime2'' swims around in toxic water while you stand on a platform. You can attack it while it's swimming, though it's very hard to hit. He does occasionally jump out of the water and also occasionally jump onto onto the platform partially to try to eat you.



* De Rol Le in ''PhantasyStarOnline''.

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* De Rol Le in ''PhantasyStarOnline''.
''VideoGame/PhantasyStarOnline''.



* ''Diddy Kong Racing'' features a boss race against an octopus.
* The second boss of ''Super [[VideoGame/GhostsNGoblins Ghouls 'n Ghosts]]'', the Kraken, is fought from a tiny raft.

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* ''Diddy Kong Racing'' ''VideoGame/DiddyKongRacing'' features a boss race against an octopus.
* The second boss of ''Super [[VideoGame/GhostsNGoblins ''[[VideoGame/GhostsNGoblins Super Ghouls 'n Ghosts]]'', the Kraken, is fought from a tiny raft.
24th Jul '15 6:30:55 AM Prfnoff
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* Shark from ''ClashAtDemonhead''. His base is underneath the sea on Route 22, which you'll need an Aqua Lung to reach (and survive).

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* Shark from ''ClashAtDemonhead''.''VideoGame/ClashAtDemonhead''. His base is underneath the sea on Route 22, which you'll need an Aqua Lung to reach (and survive).
3rd Jul '15 2:46:05 PM Prfnoff
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* ''TyTheTasmanianTiger 3'' has you battle a giant green mutated crab while underwater. Notably, your air meter is also your LifeMeter, and both are replenished by surfacing or swimming into jets of bubbles. Since there are five such jets in the arena, it is literally ''impossible to lose''.
* The hammerhead shark in ''{{Ristar}}''. Hitting it would knock it into a cork which would lower the water level. After knocking out all the corks, all the water is drained and you win, but until that point it just gives you less room to swim around and dodge his attacks.
* ''DrawnToLife'' has an anglerfish boss that is fought entirely underwater.

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* ''TyTheTasmanianTiger ''VideoGame/TyTheTasmanianTiger 3'' has you battle a giant green mutated crab while underwater. Notably, your air meter is also your LifeMeter, and both are replenished by surfacing or swimming into jets of bubbles. Since there are five such jets in the arena, it is literally ''impossible to lose''.
* The hammerhead shark in ''{{Ristar}}''.''VideoGame/{{Ristar}}''. Hitting it would knock it into a cork which would lower the water level. After knocking out all the corks, all the water is drained and you win, but until that point it just gives you less room to swim around and dodge his attacks.
* ''DrawnToLife'' ''VideoGame/DrawnToLife'' has an anglerfish boss that is fought entirely underwater.



* King Kuraselache (boss of the First Epoch) and King Rogon (one of the bosses of the Fifth Epoch) in ''EVOSearchForEden'', a great white shark and a [[Film/CreatureFromTheBlackLagoon Gillman]] respectively.

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* King Kuraselache (boss of the First Epoch) and King Rogon (one of the bosses of the Fifth Epoch) in ''EVOSearchForEden'', ''VideoGame/EVOSearchForEden'', a great white shark and a [[Film/CreatureFromTheBlackLagoon Gillman]] respectively.
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