Best Mario Party: Island Tour Boss Battles

It's been a little over two weeks since I released the lists of the best mario party 9 boards, and best mario party 9 boss battles. As you might not know and care about, on October 5th, it's the 1st anniversary of Super Mario Party and that's why I'm now doing mario party-related lists every other week until we're there. And this week it's about Mario Party: Island Tour boards and boss battles.

This time it's about bosses so with that being said, here's the list.
The Top Ten
1 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... read more

Bowser is a winner in this list in my opinion. I mean I don't want to sound childish or something, but, this boss battle is honestly one of the best of all time. I don't get too much into my personal life but this boss battle has just left such a huge nostalgia mark on me. I'll just get this straight. I got Mario Party: Island Tour during summer 2014. During summer 2014 I went to Lithuania as well. During that trip I was super ill. However this game made me happy nevertheless and left a huge nostalgia mark on me. I don't have time to explain the entire trip on this list but get this: this game left a huge nostalgia mark on me thanks to that trip. And part of it, is due to this boss battle. That should tell you something about how much I adore this fight.

In the fight, you basically first start on a platform with a cannon, high up in the sky, surrounded by purple clouds and lightning bolts. You must shoot Bowser with the bullets you have (you can have a maximum of six bullets). Unforuntately it's motion controls but they are chill in this minigame actually. After you've run out of bullets, you'll go on a moving platform that will take you to another platform and on the way you must hit blocks that give you bullets and Bowser will do stuff to harm you. Doesn't sound interesting? Well, lemme' tell you the best part of the boss battle.

It's the soundtrack that makes it even better. It's probably one of, if not, the best epic piece of music I have heard in my life, I mean back in 2014 this was the most epic one so it's no surprise I loved it, but even now in 2019 when I've listened to loads of other epic mario songs I'd still say this is a top five worthy of epicness. Both the normal and angry phases are similar to each other but the mad phase I prefer slightly. Combine this music with the awesome setting of lightning and purple clouds and the gameplay of the boss and you have this masterpiece (Just I could go on and on about this fight but I'm moving on... more

2 Dry Bowser Dry Bowser is the fossilized version of the main antagonist of the Mario Bros. Franchise, Bowser. He first appeared in New Super Mario Bros. on the Nintendo DS after Bowser had been dumped into the lava and was left with his skeleton. Since then, Dry Bowser has appeared as a villain in games like Super... read more

This is a close second for me. Ironically it's also the second-to last boss in the game. Don't worry this won't be too predictable. It's kind of strange how you fight Dry Bowser before Bowser and how they are two seperate characters in this game but eh who cares really? Dry Bowser stil has a certainly awesome boss battle that I will discuss.

This is one of those types of minigames where you have to memorize a lot of things. I love these types of minigames because they offer a lot of skill and you really have to think and memorize in order to succed which is very good because it gives you a chance to improve your ability to memorize. In this boss battle you are standing inside a castle tower of some sort. On the opposing side Dry Bowser stands. Between you two a giant hole appears (this setting alone is awesome). Dry Bowser will throw bones at you and you must send them back by slamming them with a hammer. But in order to do it, you must press certain buttons on your 3DS in order to actually slam them, otherwise you'll get hit and take damage. There will be a pic before he throw a bone towards you showing which buttons to hit also. I really love this type of minigame because as I said, it requires a lot of skill.

Like with Bowser's Battle, the soundtrack makes this fight even better and while the soundtrack is not as good as that one, it's one of my top 10 songs in the game nevertheless. It really sounds sorta spooky but at the same time you're getting the feeling that this is dangerous, and the instruments rock. The beat sounds like it has with skeleton bones to do and I love it. So yeah, this boss is at #2, and is another masterpiece.

3 Chain Chomp

So the top three bosses in this game are the ones I consider the best of the best and the ones that really have a special place in my heart. I don't think this boss battle is as good as the one in Mario Party 9, but I do think it is just slightly worse. Let's just get into it.

Now the concept of this boss battle I must say is pretty lame. You are standing on a platform with four smaller ones on each side of it. Chain Chomp will basically chase you around and you must stand on these smaller platforms because at times he will jump towards you and if he lands on these, he will be damaged because these platforms aren't that stable and they will break apart or something like that, and since this battle takes place above lava in a volcano of some sort. I mean yeah this battle sounds lame however there's a few things that makes me really love this boss nevertheless. Like the setting for example which I think it pretty awesome.

And like with Bowser and Dry Bowser, the music..., yeah. I don't think the soundtrack here is better than Bowser's one, but it's a bit better than Dry Bowser's theme, and that soundtrack was in my top ten so yeah I love this theme a lot as well. It's got this sorta chaotic yet calm theme and it also has a very epic feel to it so there's that. Both standard and rage phases are very similar to each other but rage phase is slightly better for me. Overall this is a great boss battle in my opinion.

4 Big 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.

This is a very fun one indeed. It probably has the most fun gameplay of the bosses in this game I must say. While it's not a top three contender in this game, it's the best of the three bosses that don't have a very special place in my heart. Much better than the battle in Mario Party 9. Actually very good this time around.

Basically there will be a bunch of conveyors, and you must make a path of conveyors to him, as the battle takes place in some sort of factory and you must send him bombs to damage him and in order to do it, you must build a conveyor that leads to him, and that way the bomb can be transported on the conveyor now this gameplay I love a lot. It's just so original and fun it honestly almost made me prefer this over Chain Chomp.

However the soundtrack isn't that good compared to a lot of themes in the game. Not the worst boss theme but not the greatest. I like though how it has a bit of a "Think hard" theme to the boss, it requires a lot of thinking in order to make a conveyor that leads to him. The mad phase is a bit more hectic but overall the theme is decent. Overall the boss is great in my opinion.

5 Goomba Tower

This is the only boss that I to an extent don't really like that much, although I think it's decent too. I mean goomba towers is a pretty lame excuse of a boss honestly. The gameplay of this boss battle outshine Chain Chomp and Mr. Blizzard a bit though I must say.

It's a bit more original. Basically goombas will form towers and you must throw an apple at them to make them fall, and when they're on the ground, you can throw another apple at them to defeat them. Then new goombas come in until the health bar of them is at zero and yadda yadda yadda. However goombas are very unoriginal and lame excuses for a boss battle in a mario party game in my opinion.

This boss battle also has the worst music of all bosses in my opinion. While it's a nice remix on the overworld theme from Super Mario Bros., it doesn't sound that good honestly. I still like it a bit though. The normal phase is alright, the raging phase is the same but a bit faster and chaotic. It's decent and so is this boss overall and it's my least favourite in the game as well.

6 Mr. Blizzard

Another pretty good boss battle if I do say so myself. I'll admit this one is sorta lackluster but I generally enjoyed this boss battle as well. Mr. Blizzard is a very obscure mario character and the fact that he'd appear as a boss in a mario party game is pretty neat.

Basically there will be a big slide and a bunch of obstacles and you must become a snowball and roll your way to the dash boost panel at the end of the slide, as Mr. Blizzard can be found. I mean yeah this is sorta boring but at the same time it's pretty fun.

This is probably the only boss in the game in which the normal phase soundtrack and rage phase soundtrack sound pretty different from each other. The normal phase is like a happy theme of some sort, and the second phase is a bit faster and uses completely different instruments. Both sound snowy though which is good. Overall I'm not too big of a fan of the soundtracks though but they're alright. Overall it's a good boss.