Best Mario Party 9 Boss Battles

On October 5th of 2019 it is the 1st anniversary of Super Mario Party. So..., you might be wondering why you're seeing this list as early as May 2019. Well as it turns out, I'm starting a new list series, where I will for every other week release two mario party lists that have something to do with the soundtracks, boss battles or boards, etc of mario party games I own, and the first lists I'd release now on May 6th of 2019 will be the best mario party 9 boards and best mario party 9 boss battles so with that being said, here's the best mario party 9 boss battles list.
The Top Ten
1 King Boo In the Super Mario series, King Boo is the leader of all the Boos and a major antagonist. He is an ally of King Bowser. He is depicted as a large white Boo with a crown similar to that of Princess Peach. In the Luigi's Mansion series, King Boo serves as the main antagonist and Luigi's arch-nemesis. He is depicted as gargantuan, even larger than his Super Mario counterpart, with darker eyes, a purple tongue and pupils, and a golden crown with a corrupted power-enhancing jewel. He is considered to be one of the series' most evil villains.

I played in Solo as Luigi and I lost to Shy Guy (my only opponent) after the battle. When I played the minigame, I thought you could match 2 of the same item, and I lost. After watching a few let's plays and looking Mario wiki and realized you need to match 3 or more of the same items to damage King Boo, not just 2.

My man King Boo makes it the to the top of the list. King Boo is one of my favourite characters in the mario series..., that doesn't mean his bosses are always good. However in Mario Party 9 his boss battle was excellent actually despite if I fooled you a bit there. I mean he's #1 on this list so of course I love his battle. It's the best.

As the boss battle of Boo's Horror Castle, the battle is set in a chamber in a spooky castle, and it's basically a puzzle. Lots of skill is required as you move around items on a giant panel and you must get three in a row in order to damage him. At times there will lightning bolts and moving them in a three in a row will give you ten points but at the same time make your rivals lose ten points. I love this type of gameplay, especially for a boss battle.

The soundtracks do not disappoint either. In fact they are both amazing. The first phase has a sorta spooky but calm theme, very good. The mad phase is one of the best songs in the ...more

2 Chain Chomp

One of the top boss in the game for me goes to the enormous Chain Chomp found at the end of Magma Mine. This is my personal second favourite boss battle in Mario Party 9. This is one of those bosses that require a lot of skill, and I mean a lot!

Basically you must pick a cart that leads to a cannon that you can damage Chain Chomp with but it's not that easy. Some rails lead to Chain Chomp himself and you'll lose points then instead, some rails lead to very powerful cannons, and you really have to be fast here and I love it.

The soundtracks used here are both great. The first phase is just awesome and spine-chilling, and the mad phase is even better as it just sounds so.., I don't know how to describe it, but it's spine-chilling too, and more upbeat than the regular theme. As you see this is one of my favourite bosses in the game.

In fact I think this battle was about as good as King Boo's. It was hard deciding between the two, but I think King Boo had better ...more

My favorite as a kid

3 Bowser Bowser is the main antagonist of the Mario Bros. Franchise. From kidnapping Princess Peach to simply destroying a fun game between Mario and Friends in the Mario Party spinoff series, this king of the Koopas has set up a certain hatred towards himself amongst the large cast of Mario Characters. He first appeared in the 1985 popular videogame, Super Mario Bros., in which he was responsible for kidnapping Princess Toadstool (more commonly known as Princess Peach), which was released in Arcades and on the Nintendo Entertainment System (NES) Videogame System.

Of course, who could forget the epic final boss of the game? Starting with Mario Party 8, the Bowser battles in Mario games started to take place more in space rather than in a castle (excluding 10, though), probably to reference Super Mario Galaxy. And while this battle may not be as epic as your average final boss in a Super Mario game, it's undoubtedly epic nevertheless.

While it's true that this battle is definitely luck-based, as you throw dice and hope for the side with your character's face to be looking up in order to damage Bowser, there are also skillful moments. You must avoid flames by Bowser cool enough to avoid previous boss battles in the game that will come to the platform where the battle takes place and start doing all sorts of crazy stuff during Bowser's mad phase. That's something I really appreciate. So, as you can see, it's very epic stuff.

However, the most epic parts are, of course, the soundtracks used. During the first phase, there's a sort of ...more

4 Blooper Bloopers (Often Referred To Bloobers Until Paper Mario, Though Blooper was in use beforehand) are Squid-Like creatures that are found in the ocean. They made their first appearance in Super Mario Bros., and various kinds of them have appeared in the Mario games since, normally as enemies. Mario Party 8 was the first game to feature blooper as a playable character. Bloopers come in different sizes and colors, though the original variety shown in super Mario Bros is white.

Originally I hated this boss battle. Mainly because of the use of motion controls, which is an infamous gimmick of the Nintendo Wii. I've grown to like this boss a lot recently though, and one thing for sure is that this one takes a lot of skill with the remote. You shoot him with cannonballs when he jumps out of the water now and then.

It's not that easy though. At times he will throw urchins at random players, if you get hit you lose points so you gotta shoot them to send them to the next player and it goes on until it hits someone. Very cool. During his angry phase he'll also spit ink on the screen, which may not be very memorable but it's still a decent feature for a mario party (unlike some games, looking at you Mario Kart).
The soundtracks are both pretty good but I prefer the first phase. It's got like a theme of "When a ship leaves the harbour and goes into the sea" adventure theme. The mad phase is sounds somewhat like what you'd hear in a pirate movie when the ...more

I like how you actually fight the boss instead of choosing a weapon or something

5 Dry Bones Dry Bones is a common enemy species in the Super Mario series of video games since „Super Mario Bros. 3“ (1988). After his first debut as a playable character in „Mario Superstar Baseball“ (2005), he became a fan-favorite and also got playable in other spin-offs of the Mario series.

A lot of the mid-bosses in not only Mario Party 9, but it's sequel Mario Party 10 were rather boring and too simple. However some stood out. While Dry Bones may not be like the most original ever, he's the most fun mid-boss in Mario Party 9. I even think he's better than some of the regular bosses found in the game and that says a lot.

He's the third mid-boss in the game, whose fortress is found on a balcony in Boo's Horror Castle. And here's the thing, I don't think his battle is like super cool, but it's very fun. Basically there will be four platforms hovering in the air over a pit, and there will be a bunch of cards on the screen you must pick. Memorize where the cards are as they will be turned around, and pick a card with the platform Dry Bones is standing on. Pick right and you get points, pick wrong platform and no points, and pick a Dry Bones face and you lose points.

A notable thing is that all the mid-bosses in the game use the very same soundtrack for the ...more

6 Whomp

Probably the most exciting mid-boss in the game and the only mid-boss in the game that I prefer over its regular boss counterpart. Both of these two, Whomp and Big Bob-Omb, found in Bob-Omb Factory are luck-based bosses. But luck-based =/= bad. It's the quality of the game that matters. And Whomp's battle was done right while Big Bob-Omb's battle was just annoying.

Basically you all stand on seperate platforms all holden up by a rotating platform. Behind one of the plates stand Whomp. You must vote if the rotator will rotate on time or no time. When everyone has voted, depending on how many who voted the platform to move one time, the platform will move for all those times. The player who stands on the platform right in front of Whomp will get squished and lose points. The other ones go to Whomp when he's still on the ground in order to ground pound him as much as you can. As you see that's pretty exciting in my opinion. Luck-based boss done right.

7 Wiggler Wigglers are a species of caterpillar in the Mario franchise. They have a segmented body and comically large nose and are yellow slowly moving when happy, but turn red and run angrily very quickly if they get jumped on

Wiggler is the first regular boss in the game found in the middle of a forest at the end of Toad Road. He will walk around there and you must ground pound on his body and avoid piranha plants that will spawn at times.

It's a kinda basic boss if you ask me as well like Cheep Cheep, I mean it is the first stage boss in the game so it's kinda understandable and it's pretty good overall I say but definitely one of the weaker bosses.

The soundtracks aren't really much better. They generally sound pretty childish compared to other tunes. The first phase is calm and pretty nice but the angry phase sounds like some little kid ragequitting or something like that. It sorta makes me cringe to be honest. Luckily there are some decent phases in that particular song I enjoy like from 00:20 to 00:33.

Overall it's a good boss in my book.

Pretty easy and fun.

8 Lakitu Lakitu, known in Japan as Jugem, is a fictional flying character in the Mario franchise. Created by Shigeru Miyamoto, it first appeared in the Nintendo Entertainment System video game Super Mario Bros., where it dropped enemies called Spinies on the stage.

From now on the bosses are ok. And here we have the very first boss ever found in the game. Yeah yeah Wiggler is technically the first boss, but this is the first mid-boss and mid-bosses are fought before regular bosses so there. It's a tad worse than Wiggler's battle in my opinion.

It's sorta basic and has the same boring mid-boss soundtrack. It takes place on a platform high up in the sky and there will spawn a bunch of blocks. You must hit them at the right time to spawn a certain number of bullet bills. Depending on what spawns after hitting the blocks depends on what is shown there. For every 0,5 second it will switch image and make sure you don't spawn a spiny as they will just be in your way. It's a decent boss in my opinion.

9 Cheep Cheep Cheep Cheeps are a species of fish that are common recurring enemies in the Mario franchise that are found mostly in the water but can jump out of the water as well.

From now on the bosses range from good to ok. Cheep Cheep is the mid-boss in Blooper Beach. It's a bit of a basic boss if you ask me. You are in the water and try to get shells from bubbles and throw them at him, and that's it. Yeah you avoid him when he dashes into the screen but eh.

However I still like him. Despite his genericness, he's incredibly addicting as a boss battle and it's pretty fun to get shells and just send them over to this big fish. Not much else to say here so let's get moving on.

10 King Bob-omb King Bob-omb became a recurring boss in later games, specifically spin off games such as Mario Party 9 and Mario & Luigi: Paper Jam.

By far the worst regular boss. I mean I still think the mid-boss of Bowser Jr. is more dreadful but this one ain't much different. It's luck-based. "But vadern, yo said luck-based isn't always bad.", while that is certainly true, this time, the luck-basing was done terribly bad. I originally thought this boss was fun, and to this day, I still think it can be a bit exciting at times, it's also highly irritating.

Basically there will be a platform of four bombs. Pick one. Be careful though because only one can take the bomb and you don't know which bomb your opponents will pick. If two or more pick the same bomb, well good luck, you'll bump into each other and the bomb explodes and steals points from you. If no one takes your bomb, then you're lucky. Good gods.

This is a shame as the music is pretty good in my opinion. The calm phase song is alright and sorta exciting, but the mad phase is awesome. It's very epic with great electric guitars and the very epic phases of the ...more

The Contenders
11 Spike

Inside a volcano can Spike be found, and that volcano is Magma Mine. And he's the mid-boss. Anyway, this is one of the more boring mid-bosses. Like his regular boss counterpart, you must be very fast in this battle in order to get points and this one is easier too, but that also makes it a bit more boring.

The big difference here is that you use motion controls and in Chain Chomp's battle you just hold the remote sideways and you push the buttons. Motion controls don't always work and while it's true that Blooper's battle required motion controls as well, at least there was more skill put into that. This is just picking the right weapon to attack Spike with with the annoying motion controls and that's it. Combine that with the bland mid-boss music and you have this. Chain Chomp had it's own soundtrack unlike this one.

12 Bowser Jr. Bowser Jr., or sometimes simply Jr., is a video game character who appears in Nintendo's Mario franchise as the secondary antagonist. He is the youngest son of the series' primary antagonist, Bowser.

This is my least favourite boss battle in the game. Like the visitor said, it's the mid-boss of Bowser Station, found in in the upper-left corner of that borefest loop the board is and this boss battle is just annoying.

You basically just hit the dice, hope to get the right number. There's this line in the bottom of the screen and you must pass certain points, if you do, you can start damaging Bowser Jr. and get points. Keep in mind that after each roll the dice is handed over to the next player and that's the whole minigame. Yeah sure there are bad points on that line on the bottom of the screen and if you get exactly there you lose points but that barely happens and it just drags on and on. Keep in mind that it's luck-based too as you roll a dice. Man that's a terrible combination. At least luck-based bosses like Bowser and Whomp don't drag on because there's always something interesting happening. Then there are the ones like this one and Big Bob-Omb that drag on forever at ...more

You roll the dice to defeat him. Mid-boss of Bowser Station.

13 Donkey Kong Donkey Kong is an arcade game released by Nintendo in 1981. It is an early example of the platform game genre, as the gameplay focuses on maneuvering the main character across a series of platforms while dodging and jumping over obstacles.

Ok, so technically both him and Diddy Kong aren't necessarily "bosses". However they are classified as boss battles in-game, although they work more or less like bonus minigames in which you must get as many bananas as possible, and in my opinion Donkey Kong's minigame is the better one. Way crazier than the other ones and bananas spawn everywhere, and there's a special cannon where you can shoot up to a deluxr banana giving you more points than usual. I like it and I consider this minigame to be rather decent.

The music, and ONLY music used is a pretty darn good one. I like the sorta epic and chaotic theme of it and it does fit the minigame. Donkey Kong will come at #11 because of that

14 Diddy Kong

His minigame is the less chaotic and more simple version of Donkey Kong's, and kinda serves as the mid-boss in Donkey Kong's Jungle Ruins. This is visible as the music is way more calm and has more of a safari theme in the jungle which I personally like, and instead of shooting upwards to get bananas, instead the cannons are in a circle and the bananas in that circle and thus I find this one to be slightly worse than Donkey Kong's minigame, but still I think it's decent.

15 Shy Guy Shy Guys are an enemy from the Mario and Yoshi series that have been seen in many games, and they are masked because of their shyness.
16 Kamek Kamek is a common enemy in the Mario Bros. Franchise. He usually appears in New Super Mario Bros. Games, Super Mario Bros. Games, or other similar games. He also appears in spinoff titles, like Mario Party, in which he is not a playable character but creates an obstacle for the players on their way more.
17 Nabbit
18 Boom Boom
19 Tails Miles "Tails" Prower is a fictional character in Sega's Sonic the Hedgehog series, and the title character's best friend and sidekick.

Tails can fly.

20 Sonic Sonic the Hedgehog, trademarked Sonic The Hedgehog, is the title character and protagonist of the Sonic the Hedgehog series released by SEGA, as well as numerous spin-off comics, five animated shows, and an animated OVA.

Sonic has shared, "I'm Sonic, speed is my game."

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