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 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.

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). ...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 Mario 3D Land, New Super Mario Bros games, and similar titles. He also appears in some Mario Spinoff series, including Mario Kart.

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 ...more

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..., ...more

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 ...more

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 ...more

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.