Top 10 Hardest Mario BossesYoMikeKirby
The Top Ten
Fiery Dino Piranha at #1 and Culex not even in the top 5?! Oh, well. Flawed list is flawed. As for this battle, Mario & Luigi have 1 HP in this fight, Cackletta's attacks are very hard to dodge, she has high HP and you can only damage her once you've taken out her head and arms (Which rejuvenate, by the way)
Cackletta's Soul is 100+/100 hard (and Mario & Luigi: Superstar saga is average to good).
The Shadow Queen is 100+/100 hard (and Paper Mario: The Thousand ear Door is bad).
Elder Princess Shroob is 100+/100 hard (and Mario & Luigi: Partners in Time was mainly great).
Culex is 100/100 hard (and Super Mario RPG: The Legend of the 7 Stars is unbelievably great).
Bowser X is 100+/100 hard (and Mario & Luigi: Bowser's Inside Story is mainly bad).
Phantamanta is 100/100 hard (and Super Mario Sunshine is average to bad).
Bowser in the Sky is 74/100 hard (and Super Mario 64 on the N64 is beyond perfect/the DS version is average to good).
Bonetail is 100+/100 hard.
Tabuu is 96/100 hard on Easy, 100/100 hard on Normal, 100+/100 hard on Hard, 125+/100 hard on Very Hard and 150+/100 hard on Intense (and Super Smash Bros. Brawl is mainly perfect).
Fiery Gobblegut is 89/100 hard (and Super Mario Galaxy was a mainly average to good game).
This boss is no doubt the hardest boss Mario players ever played. No offense but this list is horrible. Cackletta should be number one.
GUYS! It doesn't have to be that hard. Have Mario wear the #1 Pants that you obtain in the store and he will get to go before Cackletta, giving you the opportunity to use a max nut. It makes it much easier. Trust me with the #1 Pants she is probably like #6 at best on this listV 50 Comments
All I can say is that I've been trying to beat the shadow queen for about 8 years...
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!
A boss so powerful you have to correctly choose a perfect ratio of health, flower power, and badge power throughout the game to even have a chance at winning. If you don't, you will never win.
She can give you multiple status effects, do a crap ton of damage, and HEAL ALL HER HEALTHV 27 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
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 $#%@ing impossible while you still didn't reached this point, making this battle just not right. Well.
This boss is pure insanity taking it down in less than 35 turns is pure @$#%&¥. And he can inhale your bros attacks.V 25 Comments
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!
The elder princess shroob started out small, with a few irritating attacks, like football charge and fireball cannon. However, she heals.
The next form however, can kill you in a hit. You need to destroy the gold crown with copy flowers or trampolines, to be able to injure the main body. Use mix flowers to knock off the limbs. After an incredibly long and tedious battle, you have the choice: die, or have that massive beast die.
I remember struggling so hard with this boss first time I tried. I did not connect the fact that the gold crown on top of her head reduced the power of my attacks so drastically... That and its THREE consecutive boss fights.
I Spent literally 6 hours on her fight as a kid. It was hard.V 24 Comments
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!
This guy is impossible! How could Squizzard beat him? How could anything beat him? I strongly disagree with this list.
The reason this isn't #1 is because not many people have played the game or found him.
Culex is hard I haven't played the game he's in but he is hardV 19 Comments
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.
EasyV 25 Comments
The phantamanta is very hard to defeat, unless you stand on top of a tree. If you battle it alone, It splits up and attacks you from behind and all kinds of things like that. It is so hard to beat.
I gosh... Guys I've commented on tabuu bouldergeist and bonetail... And now this? I found it easy to take down phantamanta! Just take down 1 part at a time before all the angry little ones try and get u and you will be fine - Blazedude77
Phantamanta in Sirena Beach is a giant manta ray that leaves behind electrical slime and splits into more rays every time you spray him. And the order of division is up to 6, with a cleft into 3 at the final stage, meaning that you will ultimately need to deal with ninety six little mantas to fight. Even worse, when only the small ones remain, they turn pink and actively chase you. And when going to refill FLUDD, you will find that the water pools are electrically charged. - Extractinator04
I'm An Expert At Beating This Guy - JPKV 4 Comments
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!
I always used danger Mario and never failed. It did take me a few tries the first time as I wasn't prepared. The badge you get is very cool, makes up for the 1 star point you get
Mum...V 13 Comments
While a seemingly simple boss at first, he has attacks that are hard to dodge if you are not constantly running around and he can outright block your path with dirt spikes that have a chance of appearing right in front of your current path, which can easily throw you off guard. The only way to hurt him is by flailing Explosive Boos at him, and you need to throw three at his stone body and then one more at his exposed vulnerable body which then registers as a damage point. It only gets hard on his second, and last, health point when he forms two boulder hands that outright block you from actually hitting his body. Granted, they can only take two Bomb Boos each, giving you an opportunity to hit his body once again, but they reform after a short while. His one saving grace is that he occasionally lops gold rocks with coins at you, which does take away the frustration. To top it all off, though, players that aim for 100% Completion will come to dread the unspeakable horror that is the ...more - Extractinator04
Now you can argue the same for cackletta's soul being hard, but oh boy, here's a news flash.
If you survive her first attack, you can just use a nut and heal yourself making it just a long, tedious, fight that actually took me 30 minutes. But you can't just get your 6 life back on a daredevil run, nope.
And here's the funny part, bouldergeist was a tricky boss already, but now he's harder with the fact that if you slip up, game over.
I died about a whopping fifty times on this one boss until I overcame him.
Everyone has their own experiences but let's face it, it was at least hard to beat no doubt, we can't deny that.
Unless you that guy who's like "Noah what are you talking about I've been playing Mario since I was 2 and now I can't lose to anything in this game ever."
And all that.
Coming from the Ghostly Galaxy which is located in the Kitchen, this boss does not dissapoint. He is overall my favorite boss in the series and might even be in the whole Mario franchise. This boss has the right amount of difficulty to make the game more interesting. His first phase is pretty straight forward. What you have to do is hit the bomb boos which he summons, at his rock body. After doing this three times you meet his second phase. Whats diffrent about this phase is that he has arms and now could do more moves using them. Most are his fist punch, growing rocks, and his hand slam. Normally you get 3 or 6 lives depending on the amount of star bits you have. But on daredevil you cannot decide. You will only have 1 and you will have trouble.
I don't know why, but when I was younger, this was my favorite SMB Boss. It has gone to be my favorite Mario boss of all time. The only thing I don't get about it is that why people think it's hard. It can be a challange, but not hard.V 27 Comments
WHAT? THIS TOOK ME FOREVER TO BEAT HOW IS IT NUMBER 10 IT AT LEAST SHOULD B IN 5!
This boss really isn't that hard but ON INTENSE MODE! HE IS LIKE EASILY 1. I did say culex is hardest but nuthin beats tabuu on intense mode on here
Actually the shadow queen from paper mario was easy it was fast to beat but shes cool - SexySiren666
Some people disagree with you 15+ people. They think, which I agree with, that Tabuu (Intense) is EASY!V 16 Comments
The secret rematch with Bowser is hard without a LifeUp Heart. In the previous fight, Bowser throws destructible brick rocks and fiery, invincible gold stones modeled after his shell. Here he only throws the latter, and frequently so. He also takes more hits overall, and his fire breath can take many attempts to fully wrap your head around, as he does it for a long period of time and moves a bit unpredictable directions. - Extractinator04
It may be 5th for example
This boss is easy. He's pretty much identical to his original form other than the flames. I always defeat him by running in circular motions.
To easy shut it suckers
This boss is hard but I beat it twice.
relly hardV 3 Comments
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.
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.
I had more trouble with this boss than Daredevil Bouldergeist and Cackletta's Soul combined. Time limit bosses...
JUST CRUSH THAT GODDAM TRAIN WITH YOUR GIANT FOOT BOWSER!V 10 Comments
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 dificult
Breeze - TyoshiV 4 Comments
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 ...more
This isn't ranked high on the list because the game is new. This guy isn't as hard as Cackletta's soul or EPS but he's still difficult because his attacks do about 103 damage on each hit and you can't attack him until you destroy his right arm. His left arm will grab one of the bros so you will be unable to do bros. Attack. He will also heal himself including his arms which will bring them back to normal. He can also send troops to help him.
This has to be a joke. Mario and luigi SS has such a loose dodging system, and each of cackletta's attacks are simple, the only slightly hard one is when she summons balls of energy with her mouth. Dreamy Bowser, on the other hand, is a b! Tch. With his triple fire breath that follows with a shockwave, and the hammer attack that you must be 100% precise with, and him grabbing a bro with his left arm and throwing him, it requires an extremely accurate dodge. It already is harder than cackletta. That's not the end though. He will summon his minions, and go in the background to heal 150 Hp while you can't do sh! T to stop him from getting a few off. He heals his right arm, and before you can even attack the head again, he does it again, making damage you dealt moot. I have no clue why cackletta is rated as harder than this
I almost died, even with the super OP rainbow rank gear. And I wasn't even on hard mode! How is Mario 64's final boss above this? That was a cakewalk compared to this.V 11 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
Try beating him and getting 3-star ranking. Actually don't because IT'S IMPOSSIBLE!
Try it in the car. Then come back to me and tell me how hard it is to get three stars
The bombs bounce like crazy, and the tube arena makes it way too inaccurate
I got him with 3 star rating! - KoopalingBrosV 4 Comments
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
At first this boss might be a little tricky but it is actually pretty easy when you get used to it
Can't inhale the stupid Fawful spider unless you improve Bowser's speed a whole bunch throughout the game. Nice soundtrack, though.
Easiest final boss in the franchise - KoopalingBrosV 10 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!
Advice: Use parakarry at ultra rank to get ride of the little ice things and his clones. He's not hard, he just takes a long time to beat but beat him on first time on both of my playthroughs of the game.V 2 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.
It takes me about 6 damn days to beat this boss
Even with cheats he kills me in one hit
This was surprisingly easy - KoopalingBrosV 4 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 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
If you are saying ludwig is harder Bowser I was stuck Bowser on for 10 days you hear that!
Um don't mind the previous comment Ludwig is really hard and that was 3 years ago when I had bad grammar so yeah... - Enderspark2791
Very hard you are on three tiny platforms and he shoots like five fireballs at a time
The only problem to his fight is you can slightly see where he lands so its kinda easyV 6 Comments
Oh, that thing. At least 2 months it took me. Still not as bad aa Dark Bowser, who I've been trying to beat for over a YEAR. NO KIDDING.
I don't get it. Everyone acts like blizzard MIDBUS and crystal king are the hardest bosses ever. I beat both on my first try ith out any retry clocks or life shrooms. They're both pushovers if you know their trick which are both pretty obvious.
This boss makes you wanna throw your 3ds or ds out the window
Snowfuls were so annoying and he could heal himself. Should be higher. Took me months.V 4 Comments
It's not really hard, Just annoyingly long. I beat it on my first try but took FOREVER because I kept getting ones - cabennett18
Fun game in my opinion though in my opinion though! - HeavyDonkeyKong
Annoying and luck based
So hardV 1 Comment
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 is probably the hardest boss, from what I've seen. I beat Wracktail no problem, but In the Flopside Pit of 100 trials, I was at 2 HP by level 40. - cabennett18V 2 Comments
The final fight with Bowser in New Super Mario Bros. Wii is the hardest final boss in the entire SERIES! In the second phase, Bowser grows humongous and chases you down the hallway, while shooting incredibly big fireballs! Later on, magma waves appear as well, so you will need to keep track of Bowser, his fireballs, the lava flows, and an already impossible platforming challenge, all at the same time! - Extractinator04
It's hard because you have to dodge attacks and do plat forming and make sure not to fall in the lava. How to make it harder: Don't use the Propeller Mushroom or bring along a friend or 2. Or 3.
This is only hard in multiplayer and not single player because you have to flee from him. 2 other players make it a nightmare
I still haven't beat himV 7 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.
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 first
Princess shroob and right after elder princess shroob are way harder because it is three bosses in row plus they have an very long and annoying cutscene between them that doesn't even make a lot of senseV 2 Comments
Easy, but the daredevil not so much
He was so hard!
A boss that is literally INVINCIBLE. The only weak thing is that he falls if you get an excellent in snack basket.
I am terrible at button mashing on that one part of the attack. I failed about 50 times because of that ONE PART!
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
Swap for 1 and 2 and it makes sense. Tentacles are SO ANNOYING!V 1 Comment
He could be a pain in the butt sometimes but he is easy for meV 1 Comment
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.
This guy could have been made harder but it wasn't hard, it just took time.
This took me ages. Don't get me started about the daredevil comet...
It was fun.V 10 Comments
This boss is just pain. First I had to be level 34. 2 I kept running out of coins. 3 I hadn't found falling star.4 I didn't have very good gear. 5 stupid lx healed mx like five times FIVE TIMES.6i kept running out of turns. 7 I had 2 1 up mushrooms 3 super syrup jars and 6 super mushrooms.
Attack Lx with falling star until he runs away, then use falling star on Mx till he comes back. Reapeat process and your done with the battle.V 2 Comments
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!V 1 Comment
Extremely hard to beat without getting hit.
He keeps eating those dark balls which makes her stronger at every turn. How is that not hard?
If you get damaged, you fall asleep and end up in an nightmare skipping a whole turn!
I hate how he sometimes turns the screen upside down. It's the part I always die on!
Wait Antasma is a female?!V 15 Comments
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 cake
Easy is easy I used Mario and jumped on him and it was easy
He's easy! Use Bowser and carrie the whole battle and he's dead in only 3 minutesV 1 Comment
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.V 1 Comment
I hate this boss you final phase is a pretty hard
Boss hardest ever in the game
His castle is hard to
Wario in my opinión is a one Best character of Mario in this game is a annoying and intense a Hard boss in the 3 phaseV 1 Comment
Iggy was the first boss of this game! Even his castle was easy. How is this ahead of other bosses that are near the end of their game?
He's not hard. He is annoying. You have to admit it is a little annoying to push him into the lava
You better be worried about Bowser if you think Iggy's hard. Like A LOT.
It is easy, but the fight is a bit funV 1 Comment
He's easy after the 1st time plus I beat him on the first tries
Cat Peach would never be able to defeat Cat Bowser, but Rosalina nonetheless can!
Quite easy but gets hard when he makes clones of himself appear.
This battle was really fun and inventive! He's not the hardest boss though.V 3 Comments
I think Princess Peach is trying to kill Mario.
Super peach's castle is from Mario & luigi bis
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 peopleV 1 Comment
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
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 stinker
Use jump attacks to jump on him (not luiginary stack) and he will only get a little mad also look at how he positions him and the minions sometimes you can hit him with luiginary ball and not hit the minions
My personal hardest boss from this game was actually the Zeekeeper. - cabennett18V 2 Comments
This boss is super easy
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