Top 10 Hardest Mario BossesYoMikeKirby
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Really easy, shouldn't even be on this list
She's LV40 but both my bros were LV44 when I beat her. Too bad they didn't add a Battle Ring in the remake. That would have sure been fun...
Um she's not that hard. You are over-exaggerating. Shiny RoboBowser from Paper Jam is way harder - darthvadern
Well yeah this one is so long! - darthvadernV 55 Comments
All I can say is that I've been trying to beat the shadow queen for about 8 years...
Come on she will blow up everyone she meets into simthrines
Without the help of the Shadow Siren Vivian, this boss is impossible. her attacks do so much damage! She can charge herself, making her even more devastating, and hit you, killing you almost instantly!
She can give you multiple status effects, do a crap ton of damage, and HEAL ALL HER HEALTHV 28 Comments
To reach Bowser X, you must do Boss Rush. You have 35 turns to kill Bowser X, and six enemies before it. Once there, Bowser X does ridiculously powerful attacks, and even eat your Bro. Items, and won't spit them out until 5 turns pass. And don't forget his 7000+ health, limited healing items, and almost unavoidable attacks. This should be #1.
No contest, Bowser X is the hardest boss the Italian plumber has ever faced. What, he isn't a plumber anymore? Well he's always a plumber in my eyes, you can't stop me! Back on topic, let's list off the reasons why Bowser X destroys the other fights in the Mario series in terms of sheer difficulty. Let's start with the fact that Bowser has 7,000 HP, and you're on a turn limit. While the turn limit seems generous, with a maximum of 35 given to you, the other factors of this fight don't make it so forgiving. Firstly, Bowser X does insane damage, able to kill one of your bros in a few hits, sometimes he's able to one-shot you. And if Bowser X doesn't kill your other bro outright, you have to waste a turn reviving. Bowser also takes away your special items, which means you have to make as much use of them as possible. In other words, you need to have mastery on avoiding Bowser X's attacks (Which make Cackletta's Soul's attacks seem tame in comparison) and a mastery on each special ...more - nerffan8000
Bowser x seemed pretty impossible
This should be number 1. They start giving you a recommendation of level 50, which takes around a week to reach. And $#%@, this is so $#%@ing impossible while you still didn't reached this point, making this battle just not right. Well.
If you use a challenge medal it will be 100% impossible for players to beat this soul-meltingly challenge - HarjasPanesarV 26 Comments
I haven't beaten him yet, but I sold the seed for Lazy Shell armor, so I may have screwed my self over, but you have no chance to dodge Culex. P.S Did you know that it's playing FF4 (I think) music in the background?
Has a awesome boss theme and can only be deafeted with a lazy shell. If u do not have one this guy will show no mercy
I have not played the game, but I've heard Culex is a nightmare.
Only reason why Culex isn't #1/2 is because not many have played that are on here...
Culex is crazy, unless you have lazy shell armor!
Putting Bouldergeist a few ranks above this is... Unbelievable!
Nearly impossible the first time, but kinda easy after that... - bleep
Really hard - benpiano800
Took me FOREVER to beat her! Her Tentacle attack thing... IS IMPOSSIBLE TO DODGE IN HER 2ND FORM! Plus it took me forever to realize I am supposed to attack her crown... You only have a limited time to hurt her before her gold crown regenerates and then you have start all over again knocking off her tentacle-like legs, and then attacking the crown...
However, her theme is actually a very good!
Yes this guy's hard, the arena will fall into pieces - darthvadern
The most difficult Bowser: hard to avoid flames, harder to catch him by the tail, tedious to shoot him the bombs' right direction.
Yeah my thumb was so sore from turning the control pad. It's even harder when you miss and have to do it again.
This does not deserve to be, even in the top 10. This boss is hard the first time, yet the second time, it is easier. The rotation, timing, and dodging is part of this. One of the hardest techniques to dodge, must be the multiple flames.V 27 Comments
Many people agree that this is harder than The Shadow Queen... So why isn't this placed above The Shadow Queen? - Doge4lifeGaming
Sure he's overall weaker then the shadow queen, but the fact of going through 99 floors of pain and miserable battles will lower your stats for the beginning of this battle
Bonetail should be stronger than Shadow Queen. It's much hard to beat him after going through 99 floors with stronger and stronger enemies. If you fail to beat him, you will have to go through the pit of 100 trials AGAIN!
This Boss Is Hard. He Has The Most HP Than Any Other Boss In The Game He Has 2 defense 8 Damage A Turn And 200HPV 15 Comments
I hate this boss! The hardest on the list!
More annoying than hard but yeah it really sucks - darthvadern
Ooh I hate it - MarioBros11
Sirena Beach- I hate thisV 11 Comments
Not Mario but extremely difficult.
QUITE hard. I did it in my first try
Tabuu is so dang hard!
Should this be considered a Mario boss? - Tyler730V 22 Comments
If your mic is broken, well, just try to find some cheat code for this boss as it will be totally unbeatable.
I remember a few years ago this boss gave me trouble because you can only make two mistakes and that is it. If you don't win quick enough, then you will fall off the cliff and die. And you can't punch the train because it is very low. So you have to burn it which means you can't crush the train.
JUST CRUSH THAT GODDAM TRAIN WITH YOUR GIANT FOOT BOWSER!
I hated this boss so much as a kid. The Mic on my DSI is terrible. You only get a few chances to mess up. And then it's game over.V 11 Comments
Not that hard, but time consuming. The daredevil comet is very hard, though. - MarioBros11
It was not hard I beat him for first try
Really? It's super easy. Sure it takes a while after those hands spawn but he is like one of the easiest - darthvadern
This guy is No. 13 for easiest bosses ever in Mario. Yup, look on this website for easiest Mario bossesV 35 Comments
Uh... Smithy is nothing compared to Culex.
Smithy should be higher on the list than Bowser in the Sky. I could very easily beat Bowser in the Sky compared to Smithy.
Yeah I definitely agree
I tried to beat this boss a few years once I beaten the gigantic bowse4 and BOI is he hard maybe I was super rusty but I struggled so hard I died in the first few attacks
I had to beat him without one of the best moves. After about 6 game overs and 60+ 1up deluxe I finally won.
Really? He's super easy for a final boss. I mean sure he heals himself at times but as long as you have that star bros. attack this guy's a piece of cake because it takes 600 damage and this guy only has about 2000 health - darthvadern
This guy is hard! First you most likely would like to disable the arms. If you don't then your in trouble. The right arm makes sure that most of the time that you can't do damage to Bowser or his arm. The left arm is equally bad. Guess what. One second you have to players, the next you don't. He grabs Mario and Luigi and you can't use BP. Then even if you get those arms disabled, you got to beat Bowser himself. He can still use moves even with arms disabled like a hammer attack that You have a second to react and even you react correctly he still hits the other bro. Another attack where timing is everything so he shoots fireballs and then splits in two and shoots even more fireballs. Then where he runs at you and shoots 3 rays of fire. And don't you dare get me started on the minion attack. He spawns a bunch of his troops while he goes and eats which heals him tremendously and then the troops run at you and even if you dodge then Bowser Pounds the floor. Then that shy guy ship. again ...moreV 15 Comments
Time limit bosses. Time limit bosses everywhere. - Synchronocity
It's so hard trying to shoot as his ice shields because it constantly spins! - darthvadern
Try it in the car. Then come back to me and tell me how hard it is to get three stars
Try beating him and getting 3-star ranking. Actually don't because IT'S IMPOSSIBLE!V 6 Comments
Not that tough - MarioBros11
I am amazing at the RPGs but I am terrible at regular Mario games especially Mario Galaxy 2 and this is the hardest boss
He's way harder than Bouldergeist! - darthvadern
I diedV 7 Comments
What kind of a name is 'Giant Baby Bowser'? - MarioBros11
And one of the best bosses ever. I love Super Mario World 2: Yoshi's Island, one of the best Mario games ever for too many reasons!
He is one of the hardest Bosses ever
Its fun and dificultV 5 Comments
Jesus Christ is this hard I took an EXTREME pummeling
At first this boss might be a little tricky but it is actually pretty easy when you get used to it
Dark star core was a hard boss, I mean, what is with the limits of 10 turns, he goes back to dark Bowser, he heals himself, he heals dark Bowser, seems like you've done all that to remake it again
Can't inhale the stupid Fawful spider unless you improve Bowser's speed a whole bunch throughout the game. Nice soundtrack, though.V 11 Comments
Not really a boss, you just have to keep running. - MarioBros11
No, not that hard - darthvadern
I remember my siter and I were playing and my dad was watching. My sister and I played co-op and we stepped on the button and bowser was in the lava. I was thinking it wasn't over and my dad told me it was, I rescued the princess, but I really rescued that annoying drunk turd Kamok. He made a GIANT bowser taking over the whole screen and it took me and my sister a WHOLE DAY to beat him.
Hard - darthvadernV 15 Comments
I hate this fight a lot he just keeps healing and healing and HEALING
It is hard but it is too easy if you have a baseball bat
Just keep using thing stickers - computerfan0
You MUST be prepared! Each have 100 hp, with 10 attack, but mario's hammer, Luigi's high jump, and bowser's attacks all are 20 attack each. AND you have to go through the flopside pit of 100 trials TWICE.
The game was the best, the music was the best, the story was the best, and the bosses were the best. And by that I don't mean that they were the easiest.
It is easy if you use Bowser and use your flames to knock them back and use barry to defend yourself the annoying thing that you have to do the pit twice. I had 90 hp, and 34 attack with Bowser, and it was not too hard, and it was pretty easy when I was flaming at it.
THIS SOULD BE HIGHER EACH OF THE CLONES HAVE 100HP THAT IS a lot IN PAPER MARIO AND THEY CAN DO 10 Damage that's a lot in paper mario and you have around 60HPV 2 Comments
Guess what this boss is easy put on a spike shield boss and you've beat him! He's so easy I beat him on the first try without any life shroom beside paper Bowser one and sensei form three are much harder
This guy is so easy. Just have on Spike Shield, Super Jump Charge, Mega Jump, (at least 1) power plus, defense plus and probably damage dodge. - cabennett18
I can't believe nobody put this on the list, This guy has 70 HP, Can heal 20, and has attacks that do 5 damage!
Use Watt at Super or Ultra rank.V 2 Comments
The Attacks Are Easy To Dodge, Although It Does Take A Long Time To Beat Him.
To be honest, he (she? ) was actually easy for me. It just took a small amount of level grinding.
How is she ahead of Antasma?
I feel sad that Galaxy is my favorite game and I don't know who this is. - MarioBros11
Not too terribly hard, but yes a bit annoying - darthvadern
Not hard but in the throwback boss speed run he is
The flaming tail is annoying but he's not hardV 4 Comments
Special 8 Crown
Not hard at all - darthvadern
He could be a pain in the butt sometimes but he is easy for me
Swap for 1 and 2 and it makes sense. Tentacles are SO ANNOYING!
Why Isn't This At Least Number 3
It's hard just getting to him in the final boss for world 7. - MarioBros11
It's pretty hard - darthvadern
If you are saying ludwig is harder Bowser I was stuck Bowser on for 10 days you hear that!
Yes he is very hard and is even more powerful than the other koopalingsV 9 Comments
There are 5 stages to this battle. It's so frustrating!
Is too hard when you don't have any thing stickers but if you do it becomes a cakewalk almost
Very creative in that you need so many thing stickers. They should've added a save/health block after Kamek, though.
This boss would have been so much easier if there was a save and heal block AFTER Kamek. - cabennett18V 6 Comments
Not that hard - darthvadern
so easy - MarioBros11
Easy, but the daredevil not so much
He was so hard!
This is the hardest, most difficult boss known to the Mario series. I never beat this shroob leader for as long as I played the game! So dang it hard!
Don't worry it not the final boss...
That music man
I've been stuck on Dark Bowser for over a year. Seriously, I'm not exaggerating. If it's taken me THIS long, only to get that far, I'm never going NEAR Cackletta's Soul.
High attack, high defense, moves that mess with your mind and take advantage of your instincts, and a timed 4th phase. This boss is hard. - JFought
Two bosses in one wow you see me most likely to defeat fawful firstV 3 Comments
Extremely hard to beat without getting hit.
Break dat hot tub - MarioBros11
It took me 12 tries to beat him
That fight was a joke even a level 1 mini boss in the game was 3x hard than him
Easy and boring. The only parts that are somewhat hard are the occasinal lag, and the occasinal glitch where you go through the crumbling rock platformsV 2 Comments
He's harder than Dreamy Bowser but he's a piece of cake - darthvadern
He is the sheer combination of every final boss in the Mario and Luigi series. He may not be the final boss, but it's the thought that counts.
It took a LONG time, but I actually beat him after a couple of times
Antasma X is top 10 at least. - Doge4lifeGamingV 19 Comments
I am terrible at button mashing on that one part of the attack. I failed about 50 times because of that ONE PART!
A boss that is literally INVINCIBLE. The only weak thing is that he falls if you get an excellent in snack basket.
HE's NOT EVEN A BOSS! THEY JUST GAVE HIM BOSS MUSIC FOR SOME REASON 9 like in paper Mario here every once in a while a random small horde of enmies attack you and it says it's a boss but there are normal types of enemies that are harder than that
Get an excellent snack basket and no prize?!V 3 Comments
Somewhat hard true - darthvadern
So annoying when he clones himself and shoots 2-3 balls
No, not really once you know what to do. - MarioBros11
It's harder than the sequel at least - darthvadern
What?! He is easy! Almost too easy!
This boss is a piece of cakeV 1 Comment
I hate this boss you final phase is a pretty hard
Boss hardest ever in the game
His castle is hard to
This is intense hardest boss año annoyingV 1 Comment
Only because it's the final boss - MarioBros11
Yeah - darthvadern
He's easy after the 1st time plus I beat him on the first triesV 6 Comments
The added fact that you have a limited time to beat him, and then the invincibility segment and the increased HP, Attack and defense just makes this boss a pain in the rear.
Even with cheats he kills me in one hit
It takes me about 6 damn days to beat this boss
This was surprisingly easy - KoopalingBrosV 4 Comments
Grodus is hard
Grodus is annoying & ugly. I would give Paper Mario: The Thousand Year Door a 3.9/10.
He is so powerful: he has 50 hp and 1 defense point. Plus he can shoot little minions that attack you and boost his defense even more. He has so many attacks, including lightning that deals 7 damage (as much as the shadow aueen) to both people
This isn't even a boss - MarioBros11
This boss is super easy
If you thought junker was a pain in the butt, Junker X will make you give up your hopes and dreams of EVER facing Bowser X or beating the Boss Medley. It's even harder with the challenge medal.
If it's so hard, what's it doing at 123?
Especially when it's mad - darthvadern
Yes - MarioBros11
This boss is so hard! It took me five tries to beat it. I think it is the hardest boss in the Mario series! This guy should be at least in the top 3.
It was fun.V 12 Comments
I'm surprised he's so low on the list(and after the crystal king). This boss was a pain to beat, because it had strong attacks and healed over and over again. The worst part is when you mash A, and you know no matter how hard you try you will always take two hits. Fighting the boss left you with sore thumbs.
Hard but much easier if you use bows outta sight ability on his electric attack
How to beat him. Step 1: Bow. Step 2: Outta Sight/Repel Gel. Step 3: Multibounce. Step 4: Power Plus. - cabennett18
I was trying to beat him just now. I quitted playing Paper Mario because of that CURSIN' cloud but I might go on playing it again sometime. Anyway, he is VERY hard because, as many times you damage him, Ruff Puffs come out. And, he can eat up all the Ruff Puffs to gain more HP, like 4, 18 or even 20 HP. AND, he gains a electric attack after a few damage which deals...12 damage! You read that right, 12! He also gains another electric attack which deals 10 damage.
This guy is just HECKING HARD.
No, he's just average - darthvadern
He's easy! Not hard at all! I could beat him with my hands tied to my back!
If you are using Bowser's fire power and Carrie, he is a piece of cakeV 3 Comments
You know, this is actually harder than the last two bosses in the game - darthvadern
Pi'llodium is really difficult, but it really gets insane when you have to fight it in the Battle Ring. Its already difficult-to-avoid attacks become much more powerful, sometimes taking you out in one hit. The limited turns mean that the "take out both wings and then attack the body" tactic is no longer a good idea, so you'd better have a high attack stat in order to penetrate its defense. But probably the worst part about this fight is the fact that when it's health becomes low, (I remember it being around 400 HP) it starts a self-destruct timer. You have 40 seconds to deplete the rest of it's health before it explodes. And these seconds are not affected by turns, they will keep ticking down even when you are selecting an action during your turn! If you manage to destroy it before it explodes, then congratulations, you've just finished the boss fight without any hassle. But if you don't, he explodes and deal an ENORMOUS amount of damage to both Mario and Luigi, most likely killing ...more
I bet he thinks "oh you hammered the button, it would be a shame if someone, put you in a hard ass boss battle
Lost on first turn damn itV 4 Comments
The time on toad town docks was the hardest especially if you don't have spike shield on
Jr. Troopa is sooo annoying. He has way too much HP In Shiver Snowfield and Bowser's Castle, and at the Toad Town Dock after Chapter 5, just have the spike shield on or spam Squirt. Its easy because that time he only has 20 HP. - cabennett18
Somewhat - darthvadern
Not really, he’s pretty easy. One of the hardest battles in this game is the guy that sleeps and gains health from it
This guy is just plain evil his attacks and mini boss fights are a real challenge to face.
His attacks do so much damage, but once you know the tells, he is an easy stinkerV 4 Comments
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