15 Best Sega Genesis Boss Fights Of All Time
It’s just a really cool boss battle that fits the game perfectly, and whether the devs did it on purpose or not, the level setting and tactics have been reused by countless other titles, although this Warhead battle can always be the best.
9. The Mad Hatter – The Adventures of Batman & Robin
While the completely different SNES version of The Adventures of Batman & Robin has long been lauded, the Genesis version was initially considered a generic run and gun title upon release. Thankfully, opinions have changed over the years as its fast-paced gameplay, great graphics, and creative bosses like the Mad Hatter have been re-evaluated.
Sure, he’s a B-list villain in the comics, but the Mad Hatter is surprisingly great here. He spends the battle hovering above Batman (and/or Robin), continually launching attacks at you, which isn’t very innovative on its own, but the whole time you’re also on a red and white road scrolling towards forward, and you must avoid playing roadblocks of cards that keep appearing faster and faster. There really isn’t another boss fight like this, and it’s a truly unique way to bring out one of Batman’s lesser-known villains.
8. Maternal Brain – Phantasy Star II
So how does a turn-based boss battle a barely animated enemy to make it onto a roster like this? First, Mother Brain (not to be confused with the metroid boss) has a truly stunning design, perched atop the screen like a four-armed goddess, with different colors constantly pulsing throughout her body. That’s about as close as Genesis can convey to a confrontation with a higher power. It was really intimidating at the time.
And as for the fight itself, it requires a real strategy to win. No, it’s not the toughest final boss fight in a JRPG (not even close), but it takes a solid mix of defense and offense to come out on top, and if you don’t know what you’re doing , Mother Brain will. quickly wipe out your entire party.
7. Wolfgunblood Garopa – Alien Soldier
alien soldier has so many great bosses that it’s hard to pick just one to put on this list, but in the end, that honor has to go to Wolfgunblood Garopa. Look at this design! Straight from a high school notebook doodle, it’s a massive cyborg-wolf-cowboy atop a metal steed. He wouldn’t even have to do much, but stay there and he’d be one of the best bosses ever.