Best Kirby and the Forgotten Land BossesKirby and the Forgotten Land is an excellent Kirby game, and the first to get in 3D. And the first 3D Kirby bosses we got for the franchise managed to be around the same quality as the other bosses in the Kirby franchise, which says a lot because boss fights are probably the biggest highlights of Kirby games! There is one rule for this list, and it is that if we have a boss who is basically an harder version of another boss, it will be group together. For example, Gorimondo should be grouped alongside Phantom Gorimondo. Either way, let's start this ranking!
It isn't too surprising that the final boss is my favorite boss in the game! However, this might also be my favorite boss in the whole Kirby franchise! First the atmosphere and music is absolutely amazing, as usual for Kirby final bosses. But then there is the fight itself. His attacks are very fun to dodge, and there is an outstanding amount of attacks! He can do multiple sword fights, circle swords around you to hit you with them, create shockwaves by stabbing giant swords in the ground, shoot lasers through portals, can attack you himself through portals, can create a rain of meteors, rush at you at super high speed, shoot laser that tracks you down, and he even tries to heal himself and distract you with doubles. This is by far the most challenging fight in the main game, is extremely fun, and there is even a part where you need to stop him with Big Rig Kirby, which is the classic ending super form finale! And that's just Fecto Elfilis! In the colosseum cup Z, you basically have ...more
How do you make King Dedede's fight in Forgotten Land even better? By giving him a mask of course! The fight already very strong, with Roar of Dedede still being the song, which is good. He has two hammer, allowing for faster swings, creates fire with those hammer, can leave lava on the ground where he ground pounds, and can even turn around like a tornado with those hammer! And then there is the second phase! So there is a new song for this phase, and of course it's amazing, being an amazing remix of Masked Dedede's theme! He starts to run around like a he is a pig, jumps and shoots fire even faster, and dives at you at ridiculous speeds! The phantom fight is of course even faster, attacks you with rocks, and can even sink part of the stage in the lava below, which limits you field, and can be devastating if you fall into it! This fight is phenomenal, and an amazing challenge!
Even though he is a villain with no build up, Leongar has an amazing boss fight! When you first fight, he attacks you with his claws and creates shockwaves. But then, his second phase begins, where he becomes an uncontrollable beast. His attacks becomes all scary, from his beam slashes, to when he rushes at you while trying to bite you, to his giant laser! And they are so satisfying to dodge as well! And then there is Forgo Leon! When you fight him, he is already at the second phase of Leongar's fight, but even more dangerous, and in his second phase, you fight him while the soul of Elfilis attacks you with projectiles and shockwaves, which makes for a super intense fight! Honestly, this fight could have been my favorite in the game, but I ended up liking two fights even more!
Fighting King Dedede in 3D is such an amazing experience! Dodging his dive, hammer swings, and slams is so satisfying to do! And this is without talking about the second phase! There he drops his hammer (which you can inhale by the way), and instead swing a big pillar at you to try and attack you! He can even create shock waves with it! The Phantom version of that fight has even faster attacks, and attacks with his gordos! And the music man! Roar of Dedede is one of the remix of Dedede's themes we got in the franchise! What a great fight!
Meta Knight is just so fun! You don't have to take the sword he gives you at the start if you attack it away, but personally, it makes the fight much more fun when you take that sword. Dodging all of his sword swipe, and striking back is very satisfying, especially with the harder Phantom Meta Knight fight. He can also attack you with projectile, can drop rocks on your head, and you can even sword clash with him! There is even a detail where you can destroy or absorb his own sword, and that if you do that, he will go away and take his old sword instead of the Galaxia you just got rid off! Amazing reference! On top of all that, the music is absolutely amazing! I didn't know it was possible to rival the Meta Knight boss theme from Star Allies, but turns out this one is about as good, which is crazy! What an amazing fight, and this is only my fifth favorite fight in the game!
So for those who somehow didn't expect a countdown of the best bosses in a game with only 11 main bosses to spoil them this list, I am sorry that you had to learn this way that Morpho Knight indeed appears in this game! Those who already played this game probably might wonder why this boss is only in the middle of my personal ranking, and to put it simply: the bosses in this game are that good! It is pretty similar to the Meta Knight fights, but harder, and with slightly less energy to it if you ask to me, which is why it isn't as good for me, but don't think it is a strictly better fight than Meta Knight, because he has his own attacks and other things. He teleports around constantly, which not only makes him hard to hit him in a way that is engaging, but also tests your reaction time to the max. He also attacks you with wild attacks like his pillar of fire, his disorienting shock wave, and his big sword, but he can also attack with those spirits who tracks you down. A very hard, and ...more
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Tropic Woods is a very good take on the Whispy Wood fight, and a good way to make this kind of fight into 3D. The first part of the fight feels like the average Whispy fight, with the blowing wind and dropping fruits on your head, but the second phase is where it really gets interesting. Tropic Woods starts to blow a larger gust of wind, making his roots create walls around you and attack you, and makes a fence to protect himself from attack and even attack yo if you are to close to him. Phantom Tropic Woods has even more crazy ideas, with him creating a fence maze you need to get through to attack him, and blowing a wall of wind so big that to dodge it, you need to jump on his roots to jump over the wind! Overall a very good fight, and it's still on the weaker half of the bosses in the Forgotten Land because he is that good!
First thing, I really like Sillydillo's design. He really looks crazy and everything! And his boss fight reflects that! He tries to put you in a cage throughout all of his first phase, and after a second phase where you need to dodge him rolling in your direction on top of his other attacks, in his third phase, he makes a dancing partner out of the thrash he collected, and dances all over the arena before yeeting it into your face when he is done! Sillydillo is just a fun crazy fight that is also a good challenge, especially in his harder Phantom form where he is faster, and can make sandstorm to limit your visibility a bit. One of the reasons why I think he is on the weaker half of the bosses in Kirby and the Forgotten Land though, is because it can be annoying to hit him, and it's not annoying in a way that feels punishing and like it is my fault, like with other bosses on this list.
It feels weird to put this very good boss so low in my personal ranking, but in a game with bosses this good, something had to be lower on the list at one point. I think this boss is particularly good to make you learn about the dodge at the point you fight her in the , since while you can dodge most if not all of her attacks without it, it makes the fight much easier and much more satisfying when you know how to use it. She has some really quick attacks, can throw knives at you, and can dive into you from the background. Phantom Clawroline is even faster, and even attacks you with duplicates of herself. So yeah, she is a very good boss!
Gorimondo is rather simple, that's why I think it is one of the weaker bosses of the game, but he is still very good, especially for a first boss. I like how he reacts depending on how close or far you are by either throwing rocks or stomping the ground, and the tornado attack is cool. Plus, Phantom Gorimondo is surprisingly one of the hardest bosses in the post game due to how fast his attacks are, especially his grab. So yeah, Phantom Gorimondo is a good boss, but one of the weaker bosses of the game.