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Giant Bombcast Aftermath: Miniature Bosses with Jeff and Ben

Join us as we definitively rank the top 10 mini bosses of all time.

Ben Pack and Jeff Gerstmann unite after the Giant Bombcast to further expound on the day's events and take your calls and questions, live!

Feb. 20 2019

Posted by: Ben

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My suggestion of the awesome mountains from Gradius that shoot rocks at you and that awesome music plays has been COMPLETELY IGNORED and dont worry everyone will remember what side of history this so called "list" is on and you will not be forgiven

EDIT: Also, I could swear when I am in edit mode on this post I have a video embedded but after I post it the video disappears. I cant tell if it is there or not, but I have a video linked to the specific mountains in question. Here is a URL if you cant see it https://youtu.be/3wxyQy7sI1s?t=201

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Ben is 1000% wrong on Pokemon

Edit: Also Ridley is definitely in Metroid Prime

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They missed my favorite the Butcher from Diablo

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@amorphis_1: I never played Diablo, did he cap the end of the first crawl? I know that he makes another appearance in the first pits of Diablo III as well as Heroes of the Storm. Does the outline for a miniboss also include that they permeate the franchise history?

In the same vein as Protoman, I think Vile from Mega Man X should at least make this list--the ranking is a different conversation. Vile encapsulates the challenges you will face over the game (as well as how powerful Zero is as your Maverick Hunter superior), gives you a sweet mech preview, and builds some tension as X is helpless in this initial confrontation. So the next time you face him, you can definitely trash him with the secret Hadouken and you feel mega-upgraded as a player character.

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The thumbnail for this says its an hour long but now that I'm playing the podcast, the player says its only 48 minutes. Weird.

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@chrisflavin: I thought it was the case in Yellow being Gary but been so long since I played.

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Oh jeeze, fucking Ben messing up Blue/Gary really really really badly was so hard to listen to. Yikes.

Edit: then he messes up Mt. Silver and Cerulean Cave omg.

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Hornet from Hollow Knight deserves a place on this list. So good that she's the playable character of the upcoming sequel.

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Ben didn't know Boom Boom, what the hell dude! ; )

Minion gets my mini boss vote.

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Ben doesn't know SHIT about pokemon

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Where. Is. Mid-Boss (from Disgaea of course)!? I should've called in dammit.

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I watched the wicked weasel and i don't care how many buttons you need to press to jump, that seems like a very run of the mill boss to me. He doesn't even mix up his attacks, or has a huge healthbar. This list is a sham! Good day, sir.

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The Ben Pokemon stuff was really funny due to how adamant he was about being correct*

*wrong

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Rice and curry from Gunstar hero XD

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Kicking myself for forgetting to leave a voicemail nominating Allen O'Neil from the Metal Slug series.

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"Come on, boy!"

"See you in hell . . . "
The only video game character to survive being eaten by a killer whale. Also a nice touch that when you beat him you can pick up his gun for Heavy Machine Gun ammo.

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The reason why ben is confused is that in the let’s go remake they split gary and blue/red into two separate characters

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Ben really needs to stop digging in when he is mistaken. Blue/Green has always been the character Gary was based on, eventually they seemed to decide on him being "Green" and they just called the Female Protagonist "Blue" With the male protagonist being our hero "Red".

If he's talking about "Let's Go" did he assume those were the exact same as the old games, if so why?

There's nothing wrong with being unsure.

It's just... don't dig in, it never ends well, especially with the attempt at recovery at the end.

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You don't have to shoot the bridge dragon's nearly that many times to get the sword, I think it takes like 20 to 30 shots.

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I'm shocked no one thought of Death from Castlevania.

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I'm not gonna sit here and say this Kahn guy from Breath of Fire IV is the best miniboss out there, but people should know about him at least.

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He's a bumbling fool that keeps crossing paths with you, says GACK all the time and has a hard time keeping all his teeth together. At this point he's such a joke that a character just shoots him in a cutscene to prove her strength without a real battle occuring.

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You guys left out what's easily the best Miniboss of all-time: Big Daddies

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That KK Slider version of Sicko Mode is a gosh darn bop