The recent feature from IGN on the best and worst bosses in Ocarina of Time has got me thinking a lot about which boss fights are my favorite from the The Legend of Zelda series. Almost two years ago we, as a site, released our Top 10 Bosses video, which you can see the list of below.
When it comes to my personal favorite bosses I must say that I love the later end of Ocarina of Time – from Morhpa, to Bongo Bongo, to Twinrova, to the epic finale with Ganon. A Link to the Past’s final fight, as well as both rounds against Agahnim stand out to me. Dark/Shadow Link in all of his incarnations will always be a favorite – especially in The Adventure of Link and Ocarina of Time.
Majora’s Mask (all three stages) is potentially my all time favorite, along with Ocarina of Time’s Ganon fight. In fact all Ganon/Ganondorf fights are pretty good, including The Wind Waker and Twilight Princess. Gohdan from The Wind Waker is cool, as is Spirit Track’s Malladus, Phantom Hourglass’s Bellumbeck and Twilight Princess’s Stallord. There’s so many great fights that its hard to narrow them down. The finale to The Minish Cap might even have ranked up here if it wasn’t for the frustrating room with three-darknuts beforehand.
It’s always hard to pick the best, but the two Nintendo 64 classic final battles have had my heart won over for almost a decade now. Be sure to let us know you favorites in the comments below; and the list below is what we at ZI said the top ten best bosses are back in July 2009. Isn’t it ironic that what IGN says are some of Ocarina of Time’s worst, are on our list of the best? No it’s not ironic – it’s ignorance from IGN. And hey, you can’t spell ignorance without IGN. We do agree on Phantom Ganon though.
Zelda Informer’s Top 10 Bosses List (as at July 2009)
10 – Molgera (The Wind Waker)
9 – Barinade (Ocarina of Time)
8 – Ganondorf (Ocarina of Time)
7- Volvagia (Ocarina of Time)
6 – Ganondorf (The Wind Waker)
5 – Majora’s Mask (Majora’s Mask)
4 – Ganon (A Link to the Past)
3 – Goht (Majora’s Mask)
2 – Phantom Ganon (Ocarina of Time)
1 – Stallord (Twilight Princess)
Thanks to KaijuSamurai for the image.