I tired searching for this, but I couldn't find anything, and since this is a subject that people change their minds on a lot, it doesn't hurt if there's a newer version.
So what are your favorite boss battles? I'll put mine in a list I guess.
5, Black Tiger - Resident Evil. Walking through a Zombie and monster filled mansion as a kid was great, but walking through a door and suddenly being faced with a giant-ass rotting spider solidified in my mind that this is the best game I had ever played.
4. Ultimate One Winged Sephiroth - Final Fantasy 7. Spehiroth is still a great villain in my mind, because he was a large part of the story, and you felt like you needed to kill him. And when he killed Aerith, it was one of my first "Shit is going down" moments.
3. King K. Rool - Donkey Kong Country. I will forever remember this boss, the feeling I had when my brothers and I finally beat all the levels, and were faced with the big boss is something no other game matched until #1 on this list. The music combined with the setting alone took it to the HNL.
2. THE BOSS - Metal Gear Solid: Snake Eater. This was here to begin with, I didn't change it later after that guy replied.
1. Majora - Legend of Zelda: Majora's Mask. Majora is at the top of this list, because I don't think any other villain embodies absolute evil like Majora does. Unlike most bosses, Majora being evil is constantly being thrown in your face, you're never allowed to forget, that if you don't stop him, the entire world is doomed. Majora was not only a great villain, but a great character overall. While little of it is said in the game, the amount of detail Nintendo put into the character is fantastic. But the reason I like Majora as a villain so much, is that too often in games you don't feel like the boss is that big of a deal. Like beating the boss is more of an inevitability than an urgency. Recently replaying Ocarina of Time, reminded me that Ganon isn't a great villain. His motives are too vague. Take over Hyrule? You have the Triforce of power, and all you want to do is take over a single kingdom? As an adult, I still don't know exactly how Ganon took over the kingdom; He was chasing Zelda off before you became an adult, but what happened next? What exactly did he need to do to complete his goals? It's all unclear, and when compared to Majora, whose motives are in your face the entire game. Ganon looks like a guy who just happened to take over the kingdom, and you had to stop him. I never felt the urgency, or need to defeat him. Majora also had a better battle. With three different forms, all increasing in their monstrosity, and with each form, I felt as though I was really doing something extremely important. That if I wasn't doing it, the world was over, it was all up to me. That combined with the setting, music, utterly amazing lead up to the battle, and for lack of a better word, epic Fierce Diety mask, makes Majora my favorite boss.
And now I realized I just rambled about how much I like Majora's mask. So yeah, let's have some fun guys! And please tell me what Ganon was doing, I've googled it, but it took way too much effort for something that doesn't really detract from the game that much.