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August 25th, 2013, 3:53 PM
I'm surprised there's no thread for this.

Anyway just list some of you favorite boss fight music from your favorite games and all that.

I'll start with the best one. (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sCNyNmuFSlw)

Let the fight for second place commence.

yes i did make this thread just to have an excuse to post that song.

Miss Doronjo
August 25th, 2013, 4:02 PM
I had no idea you played Blue Dragon :3

Anywho! My favourite boss musics:

P4 Reincarnation - I'll Face Myself (Battle) (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N0KGRjTIa7I[/url)
Kid Icarus Uprising Boss Theme (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9U3DAmE0nWw)

I'll post more.. soon. D:

August 25th, 2013, 4:07 PM
It definitely has to be Miror B's battle song!


August 25th, 2013, 4:17 PM
I had no idea you played Blue Dragon :3

Best RPG this gen...or last.

Anyway I have to say, the boss theme for Donkey Kong Country Tropical Freeze (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ObN8-_BYWmw) is shaping to be really damn good. David Wise at his finest. Would be awesome if each boss got a different boss theme too.

And I have to give Metal Gear Rising the honorable mention. What a dope game and an even doper soundtrack. Particularly this one. (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ULQgMntenO8) Best part about these is that the vocals kick in right when the boss is at CRITICAL HEALTH. So, yeah, if you didn't buy MGR yet, I just gave you an excuse.

August 25th, 2013, 4:40 PM
I am disappointed this song isn't here yet even though there has only been 4 posts.

Live & Learn from Sonic Adventure 2 has to be my all time favourite boss theme.


Coming in second would have to be Supporting Me from the same game :P


Though I think Lances/Reds Battle Theme from Gold/Silver would definitely be up there somewhere. Those are the ones I can think of right now anyhow.

August 25th, 2013, 9:35 PM
My Personal Favourite.

Final Fantasy VI- Dancing Mad (http://http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JbXVNKtmWnc): 1 of the downright most epic things I've ever heard in a video game, even over some other sited favorites like One Winged Angel. I think what's coolest is this is all done on a Super Nes Sound chip, which is..well..amazing!

August 25th, 2013, 9:43 PM
It might be my Gen III favoritism but I always thought the Magma and Aqua Admin boss music was intense af. (considering it's in the same gen with Miror B's music I don't think it's just bias though)


dat bass

August 31st, 2013, 7:07 AM
Final boss theme from Sonic 3 is my favorite. It fits the atmosphere of the fight very nicely, and it never fails to get you hyped. I used to constantly re-challenge the boss just so I can hear the music again, haha. The final theme from Yoshi's Island is also my favorite. When I first heard this theme after I had taken down Baby Bowser, I started to think that I'd defeated the last boss. As it started to get more intense, I knew that I wasn't done, so I had to prepare for another match. It was quite a nice swerve.

August 31st, 2013, 7:51 AM
The final boss music for Mario & Luigi: Dream Team Bros. (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Elb6A7iT6P0) is fantastic, in my opinion.
Although, Magnus von Grapple (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lYE3pH3Q8xk) from Paper Mario: The Thousand Year Door is also a personal favourite of mine.

August 31st, 2013, 8:29 AM
As bad as Sonic 06' was, I really like the His World instrumental version, it just has a fantastic tune to it. The lyrical version doesn't really work that well in my opinion and the instrumental version is a lot better. It has a really good beat to it and flows so well.


September 2nd, 2013, 8:48 AM
A lot to choose from. I personally would go with Lufia II's Sinistral battle theme. I find it epic on every level and it makes the battles just that more intense.


September 2nd, 2013, 10:24 AM
My personal favorite boss battle musics are Kaptain K.Rool's theme from Donkey Kong Country 2 and Xi-Tiger battle from Alien Soldier.

September 2nd, 2013, 10:59 AM
I absolutely love the orchestral final boss themes that the "modern era" Sonic games had (except for the one in Generations. The Time Eater theme sucked.) But of all of them, the Perfect Dark Gaia Theme (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m7RFXLUQoLo) from Sonic Unleashed is by far the best.

Dter ic
September 2nd, 2013, 11:04 AM
The final boss music for Mario & Luigi: Dream Team Bros. (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Elb6A7iT6P0) is fantastic, in my opinion.

Have you heard the one in Bowser's Inside story (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ckxy-i7Dc5U)? That, I think was the greatest boss theme ever. It has the energy that pumps you up for battle theat I feel Dream team lacks in some way.

September 2nd, 2013, 6:58 PM
Kid Icarus Uprising Boss Theme (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9U3DAmE0nWw)
Yes yes yes yes yes yes yesssssssss yes. This theme is just purely epic; it's such a dramatic and appropriate soundtrack for such a spectacular boss fight. Granted the boss itself doesn't feel too epic because it's such an easy fight (if you've got the right cannon on!) but the music sure helps to ramp up the event. I was considering posting the music from Ape Escape 2's final battle, but after having remembered Kid Icarus I'm not sure anything can beat it haha.

September 2nd, 2013, 7:46 PM
While Runescape may be a mediocre game, the music has always been phenomenal. The boss tracks are some of my favorites.

From the Dungeoneering skill/dungeon-crawling activity in Runescape 2 & 3, the music for Shadow-Forger Ihlakhizan:
This one is a heavily-remixed version of the main Dungeoneering theme (and for a while, RS2's login theme), "Born to Do This". The Shadow-forger uses both light and shadow during the fight, and the pillars pictured in the video are a huge mechanic in the fight. He can use a damaging flash of light and can spray acid, and the only way to avoid them is to hid behind the pillars; however if you're behind them for longer than a few seconds he can attack you with their shadows, so you have to duck in and out from behind them often.

From Runescape 3, the boss theme(s) from The Death of Chivalry quest (a remake of the quest Black Knight's Fortress from Runescape 2):
Major quest spoilers:
The premise of the quest involves the player and a white knight named Sir Owen (a friend from earlier in the game, the white knight pictured) chasing down a lead that the black knights are in possession of some super-powerful weapon that they plan to use to attack a nearby city. At the end of the quest, you discover the black knights were working with a sorceress named Dawn who was looking into using necromancy. Dawn eventually slays Sir Owen then re-raises him from the dead as a distraction while she escapes. Part I (start-3:09) plays while the player fights the undead Owen. Part II (3:09-end) starts once the player catches up to and confronts Dawn. She uses powerful magic blasts, can forcibly teleport the player away from her, and can re-raise the bodies of nearby dead soldiers

September 4th, 2013, 2:33 AM
Sometimes I'd go around trying to find different boss musics, and well, here are my favorite two:

Thunder Force 4: Evil Destroyer
I came across this trying to look for good sounding boss music, and I think that I had found the best one for the retro games.

Dino Crisis: Final Boss Battle
This indeed brings back memories. Fighting the T-Rex here was very tough at first, and the music brings on panic.

September 4th, 2013, 1:52 PM
This seems like the perfect thread for someone who's into collection good battle themes (people like me xD)

Seiken Densetsu 3 (final battle) (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cVOXiofGVHc)
Chrono Trigger (World Revolution) (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ojQAmkL2NXc)
Radiant Historia (An Earnest Desire of Grey) (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fLhlvOZVxfo)
Final Fantasy Mystic Quest (final battle) (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KMYXYewC0Y0)

There are many other good themes but I guess it would be a little over the top to link them all xD

New Eden
September 4th, 2013, 9:48 PM
Mario & Luigi: Bowser's Inside Story - Vs. Dark Bowser & Fawful (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ckxy-i7Dc5U)
Paper Mario: The Thousand Year Door - Vs. Bowser and Kammy Koopa (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZX2BHu9v7OY)
Banjo-Kazooie: Vs. Gruntilda (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0eKK3CZPKac)
Sonic Adventure - Open Your Heart (theme against Perfect Chaos) (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uEzXFuYN89k)
Sonic the Hedgehog 2006 - Solaris Phase II (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vRe3h1iQ1Os) (probably my favorite boss theme ever. The game sucked but the music was amazing.)
Touhou 10: Mountain of Faith - Faith is for the Transient People (Sanae's theme) (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q4gqGhN0xnE)
Touhou 07: Perfect Cherry Blossom - The Doll Maker of Bucuresti (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H4CvoGYZtZw)

September 4th, 2013, 10:50 PM
I've got a few I really like.

Zero (Ace Combat Zero: The Belkan War) (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XKDzOnRydWk)
Dark Saint (Lost Odyssey) (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YSXyriI2Eug)
Birth of a God (Final Fantasy VII) (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oQwQnEfbh0U)

All three are terrific and unique in their own way. I know in some of these games, others might think there are better boss music, but these are my personal favorite.

Wings Don't Cry
September 5th, 2013, 10:17 PM
I can't believe no one has mentioned Dreadful Fight (Final Fantasy IV) (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DvJkKwk8qYE).
As soon as you heard that beat you instantly knew s-bomb was about to get real especially how one of the bosses decides to heal your party before he fights you.

September 5th, 2013, 11:19 PM
Touhou Subterranean Animism - Green-Eyed Jealousy
Persona 4 - I'll Face Myself
Apollo Justice: Ace Attorney - Objection! (Not a boss theme, but I still love this one)
Prinny: Can I Really Be the Hero? - Asagi Metamorphose (2catchy4me)
Labyrinth of Touhou - Death Labyrinth
BlazBlue - Love So Blue

I think somewhere along the line I stopped listing boss music, and just listed non-boss music from a game haha. Whoops. Anyway, these are just off the top of my head, and are in no particular order.

Nakala Pri
September 6th, 2013, 12:54 AM
I don't really listen to Boss music much, but I really enjoy the Lengend of Zelda: Skyward Sword boss music, well, most Zelda music, actually.

Though Kirby's Mass Attack held some pretty great music when you were punchin' up the baddies.

Sweets Witch
September 6th, 2013, 6:13 AM
Mmm, let's see.

Star Ocean: TTEOT - Bitter Dance
Persona 3 - The Battle for Everyone's Souls
Persona 4 - I'll Face Myself
Banjo-Kazooie - Grunty's battle theme; no clue if it's got a proper name
Dragon Quest Monsters Joker 2 - Boss Battle
Metal Gear Rising: Revengance - A Stranger I Remain (Maniac Agenda mix)

September 6th, 2013, 7:39 AM
I pulled a lot of these out quickly.

Okami- Rising Sun
Kirby Returns to Dreamland- Final Battle (Actual name? Probably not)
Pokemon Mystery Dungeon: Explorers of Time/Sky/Darkness- Primal Dialga & Defy the Legends
Megaman ZX Advent- Soul Ablaze
Megamn X5- X vs. Zero
Chrono Trigger- Magus's Theme
Chrono Trigger- Chrono Trigger
Chrono Trigger- World Revolution
Mario & Luigi: Partners In Time- Final Boss
Radiant Historia- An Earnest Desire for Grey
Radiant Historia- The Red Locus

About Chrono Trigger [Chrono Trigger]- Not sure it qualifies as boss music, but if you fight through Lavos's attack modes, that's the music you hear.

Nyeh. So many themes.

September 6th, 2013, 9:52 PM
I like:
Dancing Mad (Final Fantasy VI)
One Winged Angel (Final Fantasy VII)
Pokey Means Business! (Earthbound)
Boss Theme (Final Fantasy III)
Boss Theme (Cave Story),
but my honest-to-god favorite is the Champion Rival Battle song remix from FR/LG. Sounds more like Rock, which I feel the original version aimed for.

September 6th, 2013, 11:30 PM
I totally forgot about this one!

Dragon Quest VIII-Defeat the Enemy! (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=meygA7NcuBg)

I adore the soundtrack from this game, it's so..full and rich!

Ultra - Retro Reviver!
September 8th, 2013, 3:04 AM
Oh god, where do I start? I love video game music and I litteraley have a folder full of 242 songs. Roughly half of it is battle music, too!
Okay, here we go. >=3

Mario and Luigi: Bowser's Inside Story - Dark Star Core
Chrono Trigger - Battle Against Magus
Chrono Cross - The Brink Of Death, Dragon God, People Seized With Life
Earthbound - Pokey Means Buisness, Sanctuary
Banjo-Kazooie - Gruntilda
Banjo-Tooie - Mr. Patch
Final Fantasy Origins (FF1) - Final Boss
Final Fantasy 3 (Japan) / 3 Adv. - Boss
Final Fantasy 4 (Japan) - Final Boss
Final Fantasy 8 - Boss
Golden Sun - Boss
Megaman 2 - VS Robot Master
Paper Mario - King Of The Koopa's
Pokemon R/S/E - Champion
Pokemon B2/W2 - Kanto Gym Leader
Pokemon B2/W2 - Hoenn Champion
Pokemon Colosseum - Miror. B
Pokemon XD: Gale of Darkness - Miror. B
Pokemon Emerald - Frontier Brain
Super Smash Bros. Brawl (Subspace Emissary) - Boss 1, Boss 2
SMW2: Yoshi's Island - Baby Bowser
The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker - Molgera

That sure is one heck of a list! xD