Music Monday: Never Gonna Get the Final Boss Tamed
The final boss battle–the moment that an entire game leads up to. You’ve been anticipating, maybe even dreading, that final confrontation with the baddest bad guy throughout the whole game. Now it’s here, and you finally have to face your fear and battle your nemesis.
In a lot of games, the soundtrack plays a big part in the tension-building–both before and during the battle-to-end-all-battles. This week, we’re going to listen to some classic examples of this. Enjoy, and feel the dread!
Zelda: A Link to the Past–Agahnim’s Theme
Super Mario Bros.–Castle Theme/Bowser Theme
Final Fantasy IV (II)–Zeromus Boss Battle
Ikaruga–Butsutekkai (Boss Battle)
Kirby’s Dream Land 2–It’s Boss Time!
Pokemon Red/Blue–The Last Road
Donkey Kong Country 3–Final Boss Theme