What are the best Zelda bosses?

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    Koloktos, Ancient Automaton is the boss of the Ancient Cistern, the fourth dungeon in The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword. It is a huge golden statue with six arms, two of which hold large Chakram-style curved axes.


    Justin Hu
    Written on March 12, 2019
    "One of the best Zelda final bosses with its menacing size and tight mechanics. The sound cues you get during battle is well done and the motion-driven whip is satisfying to use. It's not a unique take but using its own weapon to defeat it is just feel great after."
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    Zant is a villain in The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess, serving as Ganondorf's principle follower. Zant gains mysterious powers and usurps the throne of the Twilight Realm.


    Nicholas Gonzales
    Written on March 12, 2019
    "One of the best Zelda final boss not for the battle but for his interesting story and quest for revenge on those who oppressed him. The fight itself is great as he sends you to fight all previous bosses throughout Twilight Princess serving as a sort of a throwback."
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    Sorceress Sisters: Twinrova are bosses from The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time. They can be found in the Spirit Temple, the fifth dungeon in the adult portion of the game and the ninth dungeon overall.


    Sun Yuan
    Written on March 12, 2019
    "In Dragon Ball fashion, Koume and Kotake fused together to form Twinrova. You will need some patience and good timing while fighting her using your mirror to absorb attacks and launch your own counter."


The Legend of Zelda game franchise by Nintendo turns 33 this year? Shigeru Miyamoto was behind some of the most popular games such as Donkey Kong and Super Mario. He then developed Super Mario Bros. A game that has sold more than 40 million copies after its release in 1985. Miyamoto began work on what would be his most personal video game yet, The Legend of Zelda. Along with story writer Takashi Tezuka, the pair created a game that was unlike anything else at the time. Something that would have a far-reaching impact on those that would come after it. Deep RPG-like experiences were unknown on consoles of the mid-'80s. The Legend of Zelda would project a very different pace and atmosphere. Zelda would unfold more like a fantasy novel than a 10-minute thrill-ride. It would have an open world to explore and a definite if simple, character arc for its protagonist.

Initial speculation was not great among people at Nintendo. Miyamoto himself had his doubts about the reception of the game. Zelda’s non-linear structure and interconnected puzzles immediately captured players’ imaginations. Released globally in 1987, The Legend of Zelda would sell more than 6.5 million copies. The best Zelda bosses were one some of the best bosses in any RPG across platforms. Zelda often shows up in "greatest of all time" video game lists. Today, the game has spawned different iteration across many platforms. The best Zelda final bosses feature a good mix of platforming and skill to defeat. The Nintendo Switch came together with The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild. It soon became its flagship game and is one of the best games for the Switch to this day.

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    #4Bongo Bongo

    Bongo Bongo

    Phantom Shadow Beast: Bongo Bongo is the boss of the Shadow Temple, the seventh dungeon in The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time. It's a gargantuan, invisible, and evil spirit, appearing as a one-eyed monster with disembodied hands and a black-purplish colorization.


    Juan Snyder
    Written on February 21, 2019
    "A nice and interesting boss level with puzzle elements. It was fairly to defeat him once you know what to do. That creepy sound that he makes is perfect with a role as a boss."
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    Majora is the assumed name of the main antagonist of The Legend of Zelda: Majora's Mask. An evil being inhabiting Majora's Mask, it is arguably the series' most depraved and bizarre villain.


    Sue Mao
    Written on February 21, 2019
    "One of the weirdest and creepiest looking boss in the game that was easy to defeat with the Fierce's Deity's Mask and reflecting its beam attacks."
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    Twilit Fossil, Stallord is the boss of the Arbiter's Grounds, the fourth dungeon in The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess. Stallord is the skeleton of a giant dead beast found inside the Arbiter's Grounds.


    Anthony Price
    Written on March 12, 2019
    "Battling Zant was such a fun ride using the spinner. There's a lot of platforming in this battle, bordering on parkour-like maneuvers to finally land that huge hit on its skull. It was one of the best Zelda bosses in the game and was a lot of fun to defeat."
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    Ganon is the alternate form of Ganondorf, the King of Evil, and the primary antagonist of the Legend of Zelda series. Though Ganon always resembles a boar, his exact form and the method he uses to assume it varies between appearances. 


    Yuan Cao
    Written on February 21, 2019
    "Ocarina of Time is considered by many, including myself, to be one of the best games in the Zelda series and Ganon lives up to that claim. It was a really amazing boss fight with a number of ways and weapons to defeat him."
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    Masked Mechanical Monster: Goht is the boss of Snowhead Temple, the second dungeon in The Legend of Zelda: Majora's Mask. Despite its name, Goht resembles a bull more than a goat, standing over thirty or forty feet tall at the shoulder.


    Joseph Montgomery
    Written on February 21, 2019
    "Fighting Goht was more fun and challenging than later bosses like Majora and you have plenty of option on how to defeat it."
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    Ganondorf is the primary antagonist of the majority of The Legend of Zelda games. Gifted with powerful magic, Ganondorf often seeks the omnipotent Triforce to grant his wish of conquering the entire world.



    Zhang Yan
    Written on March 12, 2019
    "Ganondorf is the best and hardest boss in the entire Legend of Zelda game series. Period. Regardless of what incarnation he appears in, he personifies the ultimate concept of evil in all the games. "
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    Argorok is the boss of the City in the Sky, the seventh dungeon in The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess. Argorok is a massive dragon that resides in the skies over Hyrule. At one point, it attacks the City in the Sky, home of the Oocca.



    Han Lin
    Written on March 12, 2019
    "Giant mechanical robots, ghastly ghosts, and monster are nice and all but fighting a dragon is just plain cool. The mechanics for this battle are also spot on and has you literally dragging the creature down to earth. It's something that would probably find itself in some tv show or movie battle sequence."
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    Gohma is the boss of Dragon Roost Cavern, the first dungeon in The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker. He has a considerable number of legs and body segments, creating the illusion of a scorpion or of it having a slight similarity to the Magtail enemies found in the game.



    Jacob Perry
    Written on March 12, 2019
    "Battling Gohma is a spectacle of lights, smoke, and ash. I'm not really sure what kind of creature it is. It surely is one of the more imaginative bosses in the game. To defeat it requires you doing something comical in the end."
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    #12Dark Link

    Dark Link

    Dark Link is the mini-boss of the Water Temple, the sixth dungeon in The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time. Link's doppelganger, Dark Link appears in an illusionary room within the temple appearing to be a misty pond-like area with a tree in the middle.



    Lawrence Banks
    Written on March 12, 2019
    "It's almost philosophical to say that the greatest foe that you will ever face, if yourself. That is exactly what Dark Link represents, all the darkness, all the doubt within Link that he is trying to battle and kill. From a battle standpoint, he is one of the hardest Zelda bosses that you'll face. You will need to improvise as you will both be basically using the same moves and maneuvers."


Best What are the best Zelda bosses
1KoloktosOther 19 Paid
2ZantOther 13 Paid
3TwinrovaOther 11 Paid
4Bongo BongoOther 4 Paid
5MajoraOther 4 Paid
6StallordOther 2 Paid
7GanonOther 2 Paid
8GohtOther 1 Paid
9GanondorfCharacters 0 Free
10ArgorokOther 0 Free

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