What's Your Favourite Boss Music?

The journey's at an end. A final challenge awaits. Time for a guitar solo. It's also time to list our favourite boss music. I've been wanting to ask this one for a while, and since getting inspired by a few other lists I saw floating around, I thought I'd make one of my own.

I have a few favourites. While it's a clichéd choice, I have to say that the standard boss music from Final Fantasy VII kicks so much arse that I have to put it up top. Additional favourites include "Master of Shadow," the sub-boss music from Persona 3:

As well as a recent addition, the Gilwing boss fight music from NiGHTS Into Dreams, which (at 1:05) has my favourite sax solo in video games:

OK, those are three of my favourites. Now it's your turn. What's your favourite boss music in any game, any genre? Be sure to include a YouTube link for our listening pleasure.


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    My favourites are from the same game (one of which we may never hear in battle again, since the boss is dead).
    Rise of the White Raven: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fi-PTm9kMaU
    Good King Moggle Mog XII: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GpftrjYCzpA

    Sonic and Knuckles - the mini-bosses at the end of each level (coincidentally sharing the same structure as Flying Battery Zone)

    The final fight against Bowser/Kamek in Yoshi's Island.

    Kazuya/Devil's theme from Tekken 2. Always was awesome for me.

    Ocarina of time was alright, but I really enjoy most of MGS's final boss music because it makes the situation feel more desperate. I also like long walks in the park, eating cheese and bitch slapping hoes!

    Last edited 03/08/13 2:05 pm

      I love the intro music to MGS more than anything including the pre-main menu intro. Perfect

    Well, this could have been a really long list... but I'll restrain myself. In no particular order (WARNING, SPOILERS);

    Vs. Dark Bowser - Mario & Luigi: Bowser's Inside Story
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Df-mjdvdeuI

    Dark Impetus - Kingdom Hearts: Birth By Sleep
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1-bQe6YmnSY

    Battle Vs. Giratina! - Pokémon Platinum
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v9KNs7SXfMI

    Boss Battle 2 - Super Smash Bros. Brawl
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-QLu3vjzsdk

    The Dark Messenger - Final Fantasy IX
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ghSi6_hbpo8

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CZMWszd5SRk

    Force Your Way - FFVIII

    Grace and Glory, when "fighting" A.Ku.Mu in Jet Set Radio Future.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3YNfX1oU2XA Dancing Mad from FF6, only one thats REALLY stuck in my head, without me wanting it out

    Come on, Blue Dragon had the best boss music of all time.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WWtpAzbEnc8

    Nobuo Uematsu + Ian Gillen? Bloody awesome.

    Sonic 3 & Knuckles - Doomsday Zone: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=smJ3HoxaaL8
    It's like an electronic heavy metal song, with solos.

    Yes, the electric guitar version is pretty sweet too :D

    Final boss battle of Super Mario Galaxy had the best music.

    Big Boss theme at the end of MGS 4

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=liDvOK7CAXk

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    I think One Winged Angel deserves a mention.

    I'd say Lance's battle theme from G/S/C is pretty fantastic too.

    Easy. The final battle with your rival in the original Pokemon games.
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ptXXzQ_dXwg

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xg1HLA1IZaE

    Breath of Fire 3's boss battle music will live with me forever as one of my favourites.

    While I'm a big fan of epic boss battle music, the music when you're fighting the final boss of Dark Souls is amazing. There's just something special about fighting tooth and nail while you have a mellow classical piano piece playing. More games should do this.
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QH3mbB3H57g

    can't believe no one's mentioned the boss music from Donkey Kong Land - classic: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6_UhQegLvzM

    Vol Opt from Phantasy Star Online: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WpOLK4Zwnlo

    This thread looks vaguely familiar, to that end I will post the same link that I did last time.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SUGDp39srk0
    Boss Battle Final Fantasy Mystic Quest

    and also

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Vdd4rBlsj2o
    because there is always room for this

    Final Fantasy IX, Final Boss Kuja battle.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hnmoS596vXg

      Hey there, hopefully this is far enough back to avoid spoilers for everyone else.

      So I'm working on solving the metapuzzle, but I'm not even sure I'm on the right track. Some commenters are talking about matching pairs of words and looking for patterns or something in common which is what I've been doing, but I'm not making much progress.

      I've considered pairing words that start with the same letter, but that doesn't work.
      I've considered rearranging the words to fit the order in which the pictures appear in the trailer. Nothing there either.

      The one lead I thought was making sense was that I was pairing words that would then have answer an that provided another word...for example Scottish Lake Monster == Nessie. But after finding a few pairs with that, I've hit another dead end.

      Are you able to point me in the right direction at least, and tell me whether any of those options I've tried is on the right track?

      Last edited 06/08/16 9:54 pm

        I'm not great at giving hints without giving to much away but I'll do my best.

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        Last edited 07/08/16 1:55 am

          Thanks, that's what I started doing and I think I'm making progress and beginning to see a pattern, however I've got to a point where nothing is making sense anymore and I suspect it's because I have the ordering of the static images wrong. I can't figure out what to do with them. There's no static in the trailer at all.

          EDIT: So I think I've matched most of the words now and found the meanings to the matched words, but I'm not sure where to go from here, and the final 2 unmatched pairs of words don't make any sense when matched (I see no match for hawkins for example). I'm not sure how some are getting a question out of this, the only pattern I can see is the repeated first letters of the meanings but they don't form anything coherent.

          Last edited 07/08/16 2:51 pm

          People are talking about a "question"...where on earth are they getting this question from?

            You're on the right path man.

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            Last edited 10/08/16 10:14 am

              I haven't watched the show, no, but I have watched the trailer many times, trying to find the connection. I have 4 words left to match but they don't seem to match with anything. I am also not seeing the "question" either. I have no idea where I'm going wrong.

              Last edited 08/08/16 12:40 pm

              Hmmm... I'm not to sure what else I can do to help @whitepointer.

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              Last edited 10/08/16 10:14 am

                I've clearly done something wrong or we are on different wavelengths because I've done exactly that and not getting anything conherent, with or without the static images. But everything I've matched so far makes sense.

                As you can see, most pairs I have matched make sense, apart from the two marked the ?????. The thing I see in common apart from their general supernatural theme is their meanings starting with repeated letter.

                Even ignoring the duplicate letters, I'm not getting anything that makes sense. Where am I going wrong?

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                Last edited 09/08/16 6:20 am

                  dude you've nailed it! that's all correct. Now whether or not the puzzle helps you arrange the letters is something I'm still working on but because I'd watched the show and knew what it was about I could see the answer straight away with the letters I had left.

                  Last edited 10/08/16 10:12 am

                  BTW you might want to edit your comments now to remove some specific stuff like I have done, just in case someone finds this in our histories and stumbles onto the answer without having done the legwork.

                  Last edited 09/08/16 7:53 pm

                Oh wow, how did I not see that? I've had the answer staring me in the face for a couple of days while I was convincing myself I'd done something wrong! Thanks for making me feel like an idiot :P

                  haha sorry! you're not on your own though, it was a day before I got the right order for the postcards, I spent hours trying to figure out what the letters might mean. tbh I've felt like a dummy for not seeing the obvious answers these last 3 weeks.

                  Last edited 10/08/16 10:13 am

                See what I said below about editing comments (accidentally replied to myself instead of you)

    The boss battle music from super meat boy were pretty sweet.

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