Hardest Video Game Bosses


The Top Ten

1 Queen Larsa - Mushihimesama Futari

Some people can beat Tabuu with no damage even on intense difficulty but Queen Larsa is super harder and I don't think anyone has ever beat Queen Larsa without using continues, but at least a few people defeated Queen Larsa even on ultra mode.

Tabuu was pretty tough, but Larsa makes him look like a walk in the park. She will paint the screen in 3 colors; purple (the millions of bullets she unleashes on you), red (the blood that explodes from your body when you get), and clear (the tears you shed after losing once again for the umpteenth time). This is a boss where it's not a matter of IF you get hit, but WHEN. Unless you're Neo, expect to lose days of your time trying to win against this one.

Queen larsa is the most hard boss ever, Tabu is easy compared to her, All bullets are "ONE HIT KO! " and there are swarms of them..

Compared to everything, the spiritual version of her, is impossible.

(Note: All the bosses from Mushihimesama Futari are hard, but compared too queen larsa, they are just cute puppies)

Its like bullet hell the bullets are like swarms of them and one hit yo dead I think 2nd is alma but she is insanely tough

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2 Tabuu - Super Smash Bros. Brawl

You gotta be kidding me I beat tabuu on intense difficulty 3 times in a row and more times just for fun. You guys need to learn to dodge attacks and stuff haven't you seen the NO DAMAGE INTENSE DIFFICULTY videos? At least learn to play wisely before you vote for a slow, predictable boss

Just impossible, took me a long time just to complete, I was so happy when I beat him!

It took me 5 week's to beat this one guy! I kept trying and trying and within 5 weeks I found and unlocked him, and then in 5 more week's, I finally beat this guy! This guy is seriously hard to beat. By the way, When I won, I used Kirby, and Zelda the most cause sonic sucked a little


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3 Mike Tyson - Punch Out!

I literally beat Tabuu in an hour at best. Mike Tyson, however, took me a span of a MONTH to beat. You have to be almost perfect in this fight. People can't beat Tabuu? Learn to dodge. Can't beat Iron Mike? Dodging leaves a narrow window of success, much smaller than Tabuu's. Half of his fight can leave you on the mat from a single blow, and unlike Tabuu, you get THREE TRIES to avoid being knocked out before having to fight Super Macho Man again! Sure, Tabuu was "hard", but he's not #1 quality.

Tabuu in SSBB on Intense is brutal, but Tabuu can simply be turned down in difficulty, Mike Tyson, the final boss of the 1987 NES game Punch-Out! On the other hand is brutal no matter what, from impossible patterns to those infamous one-hit KO dynamite punches, making matters worse is that not only are the fighters before Mike tough as it is, but Mike Tyson is eons harder than all of them, sorry Ruby/Emerald Weapon, Sephiroth and Tabuu - you've got nothing on the final boss of Punch-Out!, nor do most players, I can only imagine how many gamers conquered the entirety of Punch-Out! Back in the 1980's only to never take down the final boss fight with Mike.

This boss is not only hard for kids, but for adults as well. The first 1:30 are 1 hit kill uppercuts that give you just barely enough time to react. After that, his punches stop knocking you down in 1 hit, but Tyson becomes much more erratic, mixing up his patterns with uppercuts, jabs, and these punches with no animation frames whatsoever. Plus he blinks and then goes into this fast flurry of jabs that I have no clue how to dodge. Good luck beating this guy.

Everybody hates Mike Tyson.

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4 Sans - UnderTale Sans - UnderTale Sans or Sans the Skeleton is a character in the 2015 RPG Undertale created by Toby Fox. He is a lazy, pun-loving skeleton who is a supporting protagonist in the "pacifist" and "neutral" routes of Undertale, and a heroic antagonist/final boss of the "genocide" route. He is known for his incredibly difficult ...read more.

He will cut off his opening speech to attack you, he will falsely give mercy to you, and his attacks are some of the hardest to dodge in this game or many bullet hells in general.

This entire battle is hell. Not because it's unfair. Not because it's unpredictable. Not because it drags on for the longest time. No, it's because, deep down, you know you deserved the beating from the start.

Sans is not only hard to beat because of his tormenting powers, but also because he plays mind games with you. Falsely giving you mercy, telling you about the resets. It's hard to focus when you know deep within you deserve this beatdown. The only way to beat him is to memorize his attacks and ignore his mind games.

Sans is pretty hard to fight, and his low stats just rub your losses in your face.

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5 Sephiroth - Kingdom Hearts

I'm kinda torn between this and brawl to beat him as a heads up have the ultimate weapon which can be synthesized after synthesizing all other items and have your items be all epoxied if he uses the move that pits a halo in your head go to your items thing the second he strikes immediately use an elixir and along with taboo sobic is normally a bode I am training to be awesome with Zelda because she's awesome but sonic dies because taboo is capable of inflicting high damage and extremely powerful launch attacks since sonic is a relatively light character genus afflicted terribly compared to others so is lucario which sucks because him sobic Zelda and captain falcon plus yoshi are my only good people gannondorf probably rocks he is extremely slow but has the same special moves as captain falcon bit he's super hard to launch because he's so heavy hope this helps you

This guy is number 1, because it took me 3 years to even get CLOSE to beating him. Still never beat him.

cheater! he has a super mega hyper long sword! still don't beat him =(

Ornstein and Smough>Sephiroth
Nameless King will beat him too,
What about the Orphan of Kos
Don't leave out Artorias
Or Gehrman
Or Flamelurker
Or Manus
Or False King

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6 Shao Khan - Mortal Kombat Trilogy

Shao Khan should be much higher here. He was strong, powerful and almost unbeatable. I said "almost" because I beat him 3 times in MK 2. I used Kitana, Mileena and Scorpion. It looked like real Holiday cause he seemed so strong - Magnolia

Wow #34 This Should Be Like In top 5! I Us Kitana and Mileena I love them they're powerful and I kept dying because of his strength

Shao Kahn is unbelievably tough and should be much higher. It took me almost 50 tries when I first got the game!

Shao khan wins
Shao khan wins
Shao khan wins
You know the rest

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7 The Death Egg - Sonic the Hedgehog 2

Whats really frustrating about it is you have to fight Metal Sonic in order to get to him and you have no rings which means all it takes is one hit and you die and then your forced to fight metal sonic again.

We can all tell that The Death Egg is a blatant ripoff of The Death Star from Star Wars.

What makes him so hard is that he does instant-kill attacks. One moment of bad aim, and you have to fight him all over again.

This is nothing compare to Sir Lancelot Returns.

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8 The Shadow Queen - Paper Mario: The Thousand Years Door

The devil's reincarnation in video games is this monster. She has a ton of deadly attacks, and grows hands! The hands can kill you. Plus, she has a huge arsenal of attacks, and has two forms. Altogether she has 300 HP! The second form is invincible for a few turns. AGH! I hate this creep!

With all the attacks she has, she stumped me for a long time. Her having health absorbing hands didn't help.

She gave me lots of hard times as a kid. But then I played through the game again got to the Shadow Queen and I was able to beat her first attempt!

How is the Shadow Queen above Cackletta's Soul? - gakiguru

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9 Cackletta - Final Battle

Realistically, Cackletta's Soul would be harder than many of the people up there. - gakiguru

Hard but should be much lower on the list

Queen Larsa IS harder, but this should be 2.

You start with 1hp and cackletta attacks first. Her attacks are very hard to dodge so you can lose without even getting the chance to attack!

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10 The 3 Final Bosses - Ninja Gaiden

Masked Devil is rather easy, but then the Jaquio. HOW I HATE THE JAQUIO. He spams homing fireballs, and then there's the TRUE final boss. You CANNOT HOLD BACK AT ALL.
And if you die against ANY of them, you have to go back to Stage 6-1. - MasterH

I witnessed these before being battled. If you lose, you have to go ALL THE WAY BACK! - gakiguru

Totally agree but mainly for the fireball shooting jaquio

The Jaquio was absolutely ridiculous. Jashin is also challenging, and if you die on either of them you need to go all the way back to 6-1!

The Newcomers

? Venom Vamdemon - Digimon Adventure

Being the first Mega in the game, this guy is a living nightmare!

In his first form, he uses very strong attacks (especially Inferno) and much like all main story bosses, he is allowed to attack twice. He is also a huge HP wall and Auto Heal gives 1000 back to him every time, he has a turn.

Hooray! You've finally beat him! (and most likely used up all your items in the process.)
Don't start celebrating too soon! He's got a second form, which is just like the first.
Except he has even more HP and insanely strong attacks. And if instead of Gatomon and Gabumon you've picked two of your lowest level team member AND saved right before the boss, you'd better get ready for hours of grinding. - TheDancingGhost

? Cloud N. Candy - Yoshi's Story

You have to be kidding.

The Contenders

11 Marx Soul - Kirby Superstar Ultra

Not that hard if you use stone but if you get killed you must replay the true arena over to get to him. And you have limited healing items

Right after a hard boss and this boss starts with a black hole and then who knows what he will do next?

Hard and right after galacta knight as well, so if you fail, you go all the way back to the start of the true arena. And there is very limited healing supplies so it's even harder to get back to where you were. - CatsOMG

Very, very easy! - Mariomaster63

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12 Death - Castlevania

Just getting to this boss is hard. You have to kill 2 knights (9 whips each), while dodging an army of Medusa heads. Once you get past them, if you're not already almost dead, you have to fight him while dodging all his scythes. Goid luck with that.

So annoying as hell

He's a pain, but try beating Galamoth without the lightning absorbing circlet or the talisman with a crap load of luck. Unless we're talking the death from the PS2 castlevania, then he was hell. So were some of the LOS bosses, especially the final DLC boss.

13 Culex - Super Mario RPG

Actually to me this was a really easy boss, I think Smithy is harder, and he's still not that hard, just be all level 30, take down the crystals by weakness, I usually do lowest HP to most HP, but he's not that hard if you do it right.

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14 The HAG 1 - Banjo-Tooie

Tough ass and long fight... Had to get the comb regenerator ability to be able to beat this thing... Took me lots of tries aswel

15 Inbachi - DoDonPachi SaiDaiOuJou

Inbachi is what I consider to be one of the hardest, if not the hardest boss in video game history. Her attacks are nearly impossible to dodge, making most hardcore veterans having to use multiple continues, just to beat her. I'm actually surprised that we have a boss even harder than Queen Larsa (Mushihimesama Futari).

By comparison, it is (barely) possible to beat Queen Larsa without any misses (and maybe bombs used).

So, we all know that Tabuu (Super Smash Bros. Brawl) is like an easy opponent in comparison with Queen Larsa. Well, Queen Larsa is just like a tricky opponent in comparison with an insane boss known as Inbachi.

So, if Queen Larsa is extremely difficult, if not almost impossible to beat, then Inbachi is very close to being impossible to beat, which is why I consider her to be (one of) the hardest boss(es) in video game history. - SamHalls2015

16 Lancelot Returns - Sonic and the Black Knight


Are people on this list dumb?! Most of the bosses here are cakewalks, especially this one.

Its annoying how he keeps repeating his chaos spear attack.

Hard as hell, his first fight is a cakewalk,but his second fight is a nightmare,he has chaos sphere,chaos blast and can regenerate health,Took me weeks to beat him

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17 Aki - Mushihimesama
18 The Biolizard - Sonic Adventure 2

So many hours of gameplay to kill it... It took what seem like forever. I am not going to fight this boss again... Too damn hard!... - Horrible_Username

The Biolizard isn't that hard though, especially when compared to other bosses on this list. - Rangaman

Sorry, but this guy was kinda easy. But still on the hard side

HARD AS HELL, but a good boss. Why is Tabu no. 1? He was so easy

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20 Ghaleon - Lunar: Silver Star Story

Yep, Ghaleon is very hard, and also very annoying. He attacks twice when it's his turn, and he keeps saying "Time to die" over and over it gets so annoying. His attacks all are bad, but it is possible to negate the instant death spell! When he is holding some purple ball in his hands, he is about to use it, so have Alex use the White Dragon Protect spell (if you have the MP) and your party members won't die from it. And yeah, after the battle, play the ocarina, definitely. - NuMetalManiak

Has a crapton of HP, will constantly find ways to stall you, uses an attack that INSTANTLY KILLS one of your party members, and at the end, pulls an I Wanna Be The Guy. If you didn't have the ocarina and save, you would HAVE TO FACE GHALEON ALL OVER AGAIN. - MasterH

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Top Remixes (39)

1. Sans - UnderTale
2. Mike Tyson - Punch Out!
3. Tabuu - Super Smash Bros. Brawl
1. Inbachi - DoDonPachi SaiDaiOuJou
2. Aki - Mushihimesama
3. Queen Larsa - Mushihimesama Futari
1. General Tor - Iji
2. The Guy - I Wanna Be the Guy
3. Shadow Devil - MegaMan X5

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