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    Favourite Boss Music

    I've always felt that boss music in video games can essentially make or break an entire climactic fight. Whether it's cathartic, fitting, a throwback to a previous game or just a really great track, having good boss music greatly adds to the presentation, and having great presentation leaves a huge lasting impression on the player that'll stick in their mind for years.

    So, what are some of your favourite boss tracks that you can still remember? Obviously, there's a chance of potential spoilers but try to keep them to a minimum if possible. Also, don't worry about variation or stuff like that, you can post multiple songs from the same series or even the same game. Here are a few of my favourites:



    Maybe this is a cheap-shot, since all No More Heroes is is basically a huge boss rush. Still, I love the OST to bits and even though I could probably recommend every track on it, I'll have to go for this one in particular. Plays during one of the best fights in the game, one that marks the turning point in the game's difficulty. The song follows a slow, ominous beat until around 2:10, where it completely flips over into hard rock.



    Remember what I said about variation? I couldn't leave this one out, though. Even though the bosses from No More Heroes 2 really pale in comparison towards the ones from the first game, this song easily makes the best fight in the entire game. It sounds odd at first, but the hook is how insanely catchy it is, so much so that the game itself even acknowledges how good it is.



    I feel like this boss alone was what solidified Persona 3 as people's favourite game in the series. Follows the same musical style as most of the other battle themes in the game and really makes the final boss even more cinematic.



    Despite the fact that this plays during every boss (until later in the game), this doesn't actually sound like anything special. That's kinda what I like about it though, it's just a really simple song and it's not repetitive enough to really get old. Really defines a boss fight when it has to, and a sample of it is orchestrated and used in the very final boss. (I really love when games take samples from their soundtrack and remix them.)



    Nobody saw this coming. Rising has an amazing soundtrack and there's some serious competition since all of the boss themes are done great. I'd have to pick this one though just because of the fight, although it's strange how Rising's final boss of swordplay, muscles and fire still never really stands up to the final boss of Metal Gear Solid 3, which has the exact opposite setting...

    I have a ton more but we'd be here all day if I listed them all. :p These are just the ones that I thought of first from the top of my head. What are some of your favourites?

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    The Warship Gunner series had some pretty good music as you faced off against the enemies Superships. There was a piece of music that played during the first supership battle on Warship Gunner: Commander that really fitted the scenario. It really gave a sort of feeling like you're making a stand against this global enemy and taking the first steps to freeing nations from it's rule.

    The Ace Combat series overall has a great soundtrack with every game but there is always something special about the music when you encounter super weapons or battle on the final mission. Listen to "Megalith" and "Zero" for prime examples.

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    For me, it really depends on what game I'm playing at a given time. Right now, I'll go with Flowers of Antimony and The Vital Vitriol (The Vital Vitriol is the actual boss theme, but both themes go together) I've been playing Shovel Knight a borderline unhealthy amount again, and these two tracks are what made me commit to buying the entire OST of the game.

    I've always had true respect for virt aka Jake Kaufman, the main composer of Shovel Knight, and his work with chiptunes is among the best, but Flowers of Antimony is actually composed by a guest composer, Manami Matsumae, who is most noted for composing music for Mega Man 1 (and right now, Mighty Number 9, among others). FoA is a brooding theme that really captivates your character trudging through a dank observatory filled with exploding rats, ravens which drop exploding chemicals, and so much more. The Vital Vitriol takes the brooding melody of Flowers of Antimony - what we call a leitmotif in music theory - and ups the tempo, pumps it full of chaos and just lets it ride into oblivion. So good. If you haven't played Shovel Knight, what are you waiting for?
    A boy has the right to dream. There are endless possibilities stretched out before him. What awaits him down the path he will then have to choose; the boy doesn't always know. At some point the boy then becomes an adult, and learns what he was able to become. Joy and sadness will forever accompany this. He is confronted with a choice; when this happens, does he bid his past farewell in his heart? Once a boy becomes an adult, he can no longer go back to being a boy; the boy is now a man. Only one thing can be said: "A boy has the right to dream.". For those endless possibilities are stretched out before him.

    We must remember...all men were once boys.

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    Megalith (from AC4, I assume that's the right one) sounds great; I love grand orchestrated stuff like that, it's probably the most appropriate format for a final level/boss. Zero sounds nice as well albeit maybe a little "calmer" than Megalith.

    Never been a huge fan of chiptunes, but Vital Vitrol still sounds great, if a little hectic. Leitmotif was the word I was looking for - Punch-Out!! takes it to the max by making every boxer's music a rendition of the same melody but based on their nationalities/quirks.

    Punch-Out!! - Minor Circuit

    Punch-Out!! - Glass Joe

    also i haven't played shovel knight please don't kill me

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    Alright Skatetro, I'll try to convert you. Back in the Famicom days, Konami released an expansion sound chip called the VRC6 which allowed for more varied melodic sound channels as well as a "sawtooth" wave channel; this was mostly used to accentuate the bass in a NES/FC song. This is pertinent because there were two releases of the third Castlevania series: one of these was released in America with the standard sound chip we all know, and the Japanese release featured the VRC6. There are HUGE differences between the songs in both versions, but the one I like the most is the song Overture. I'll link both the standard sounding one in America - otherwise known as 2A03 - and the enhanced Japanese version - referred to as VRC6.

    Overture - Castlevania 3 (2A03)

    Overture - Castlevania 3 (VRC6)
    A boy has the right to dream. There are endless possibilities stretched out before him. What awaits him down the path he will then have to choose; the boy doesn't always know. At some point the boy then becomes an adult, and learns what he was able to become. Joy and sadness will forever accompany this. He is confronted with a choice; when this happens, does he bid his past farewell in his heart? Once a boy becomes an adult, he can no longer go back to being a boy; the boy is now a man. Only one thing can be said: "A boy has the right to dream.". For those endless possibilities are stretched out before him.

    We must remember...all men were once boys.

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    Boss music!

    In recent memory, my favorite boss theme would have to be Maria from Atelier Ayesha. The game itself is pretty ok, but man it's soundtrack really catches you off guard.

    Also, I don't know if the monster hunter ost counts as boss music (since the game is pretty much boss fights), but the Zinogre's theme and the Brachydios's theme are great listens.

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    Some great choices there. My personal favorite is the final boss music when battling Sephiroth in Final Fantasy VII. As a standalone piece of music, I can't say it totally blows me away. But it's so fitting during that final boss scene that it would give me goosebumps when I was playing the game. Also incredibly grand and epic that truly sets the tone for the ending.

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    If I had to pick my #1 favorite, that's fairly easy. Final Boss theme from Yoshi's Island. That theme is so damn epic. I love it. Such a stark contrast to the rest of the game, much like the boss himself.
    If I'm picking just other faves, I'd say Blue's Champion Theme from Pokemon Red/Blue/Fire Red/Leaf Green and Lance's Champion Theme from Gold/Silver/Crystal/Heart Gold/Soul Silver.

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    I agree, MGRR has to be one of my favourite games in terms of soundtracks. This is one of my favourite boss music in that game.



    As well as Monsoon's



    As well as Mistral, Armstrong, BladeWolf, and Jetstream Sam. In all honesty I absolutely loved every single one of them. They did such an awesome job choosing these soundtracks.

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