RadioRadar Podcast 013: Halo there, Mario

It's Halo 4 week! And also Paper Mario: Sticker Star week, and Grand Theft Auto V information week. Let's just say it's a busy week, alright. So listen to a podcast about it!

This Week's Hosts: Hollander Cooper, Henry Gilbert, Ryan Taljonick, and Lucas Sullivan

The Deets

Post date: November 09, 2012
Intro song by: Danny Baranowsky
The Question of the Week: What was your favorite game boss? Enter to win a code for Pid!



  • SunniDee - November 15, 2012 8:41 p.m.

    Ok one of my all time favorite bosses is fighting the Argus Robot during the first Act of Vanquish. The game is already crazy enough with Space Russians and this badass suit, when you find and fight this huge transformer robot unleashing hell on you at. All the while you try to find a place for attack and to regenerate health. And missing its missiles using AR mode (slows down time) was insane and made me go "Oh shit, Oh shit" over and over while playing against it. Then after a satisfying explosion the game moves on like it was no big deal.
  • dizzzydragon - November 14, 2012 12:32 p.m.

    Ganondorf from OoT. After deciding to replay all the zeldas i decided to do something special for OoT so I decided to try and speed run it. After a lot of practice i can now do it in about an hour and a half (which is nowhere near the record, but still fun to do). Now i can beat Ganondorf in under twenty seconds. Since now i can demolish a boss who i have been battling with varying degrees of grief since I have been seven I get a sense of accomplishment never felt before. :D
  • Kailon791 - November 14, 2012 7:41 a.m.

    My favorite boss fight would prolly be fighting Mr. Freeze in New Game + mode of Batman: Arkham City. While it was extremely difficult, at no other time does Batman come off as more of a badass then when he beats up Mr. Freeze with about 12 different moves, not repeating any of them. This fight really showed the versatility of the game's combat and made me think about fighting like I hadn't before, while hiding and constantly being hunted while also hunting. The perfect combination of tension, action, and creativity.
  • JMarsella09 - November 13, 2012 9:23 a.m.

    Believe it or not, Mysterio from Spiderman 2. SO this dick spends the whole game, trying to show you as nothing but a fraud. He uses a trippy haunted house, a giant laser arena, even goes and tries to destroy the Statue of liberty with spaceships. But where you do find him for his boss fight? He falls so far, he attempts to rob a convenience store. He does an evil laugh and then his life bar shoots up 3 times higher then any other in game boss. Then Spiderman walks up, you punch him once, all of his life goes away. To quote the convenience store owner, "Wow that was sick dude, you rock so hard spidey".
  • KGFan - November 12, 2012 3:09 p.m.

    My favorite boss fight will probably have to be the Emperor Ing in Metroid Prime 2, especially when he curled up into his dark shell before transforming into his true self. I would also say that all boss fights I have encountered in Prime 1 & 2 (haven't played 3 yet) are all fun because of how well they implement the mechanics you learn to use such as using the Spider Ball. Back to the Empereor Ing, it was always fun to use the Spider ball and lay bombs to destroys the tentacles that protruded from the holes. Facing him after that is also fun, except when you have to use the Dark Ammo to damage him since the Dark Beam shoots out slowly. After that, it's onto to Dark Samus using the Annihilator Beam and getting out of the Dark World before it implodes.
  • Unoriginal - November 12, 2012 11:25 a.m.

    Asuras mentor, Augus from Asuras Wrath, is my favorite boss fight, at least of the current generation. The battle is preceeded by an entire level of Asura and Augus chilling out in a hot spring, relaxing and buiding up their strength for their final battle. The grace period is ended when a drunk Asura tries to sexually harass a patron and Augus decides that the time for confrontation has come and suggests a relocation. They do the most logical relocation imaginable and go to the moon. That's where the true boss fight starts. It is kinda epic filled with crater forming punches, hands getting ripped off and what can only be called the sword move equivalent of a dropkick from the moon all the way down do earth, piercing the planet from one pole to the next in the process. Asura finishes the battle by blocking Augus' 300.000 mile long blade with his teeth, while being pierced by that very blade in the chest and kills his old master. Yes, this game is Japanese.
  • chiz - November 11, 2012 12:54 p.m.

    I'd have to say my favorite boss is the wizard at the end of castle crashers, nothing beats playing through with 3 of your best friends and taking on that guy...
  • Tranquilbez34 - November 10, 2012 9:26 p.m.

    I don't know if you can call this a boss battle but the helicopter in Uncharted 2 that levels a fucking office building trying to kill Nathan and Chloe. Made me realise helicopters are so badass....until I played the Helicopter fight in Dead Rising 2. Goddamn that was one of the most frustrating boss fights of my life!
  • julian-watkins - November 10, 2012 6:49 p.m.

    Dororo from Blood Will Tell. You just finished what you thought was the end boss when it turns out, nope, you now have to fight your side-kick's inner demon persona to free your spirit. And She is harder than shit. A punishing punishing battle, made all the more difficult by requiring you to pull off insane combos just to get in an official strike. Forget about how much you have to endure, and how much damage you have to inflict up to that point. Fail the combo section and it's back to the drawing board. But the relief upon completion, truly a shining achievement.
  • VideoGabes - November 10, 2012 7:01 a.m.

    Can't believe no one said The Great Mighty Poo from Conker's Bad Fur Day. Not only is it a fricking huge pile of poop that you throw toilet paper at, he is an awesome opera singer that sings about the fact that he is a piece of poop. What an awesome boss!
  • Lurkero - November 9, 2012 8:37 p.m.

    I'm going to disqualify the Flying Snake from Shadow of the Colossus because using that game is cliche. This is spoiler, but the game is old. When you fight Julius Belmont in Castlevania Dawn of Sorrow it is a cool and tense fight. Julius figured out that Soma had the spirit of Dracula and he felt the need to do what those crazy Belmont's do best. The fight was fun because it wasn't some giant overwhelming boss, it was a dude who could fight just like the player and really knew how to use a whip. Trying to dodge that whip while on the other side of it is not easy.
  • Cyberninja - November 9, 2012 7:57 p.m.

    My Favorite Boss is Nyx from Persona 3, 12 forms make for a hour of pain just to be it and once the battle is over you get one of the most satisfying game endings ever.
  • JMarsella09 - November 9, 2012 8:33 p.m.

    Love that fight.
  • archnite - November 9, 2012 7:22 p.m.

    Barring the entirety of Shadow of the Colossus, which feels a little cliche at this point to mention, I'm gonna cheat a little and say Liquid Ocelot in MGS4 both times you fight him. First with you in Metal Gear REX and him in RAY, your first and only chance to battle a Metal Gear, in a Metal Gear. ABSOLUTELY AWESOME. Then at the end of the Saga atop Arsenal Gear Outer Haven. In a fist fight, a call back to your first Encounter (also name of song that plays) with Liquid Snake atop REX in MGS1, as you beat back the layers of Liquid through the series as the music, HUD, and his personality shifts between games and his incarnations. The semi-climax with Snake Eater until you finally are just two old men, worn out from 20 years of game fighting to the death; a climax of lore and conflict. This is your final act as Solid/Old Snake, the end of a legacy.
  • Xtapolapopotamus - November 9, 2012 6:49 p.m.

    No Tom this week makes me a saaaaad T-Dard.... Er R-Dard. As for boss fight, what sticks out to me was The End from MGS3. The first time I fought the boss I went in blind, and got SUPER into the fight. Using the directional microphone, making sure I was camouflaged all the time, and taking my time with everything. The whole fight I was super tense (They really should've called him The Fear... He was FAR scarier to fight than The Fear ever was) and lasted at least 45 minutes before I finally took him down. The whole fight is just fantastic and will always stick with me. MGS as a whole has some fantastic boss fights, but this one made a bigger impact on me. I made it a point to wait and play the series in chronological order (MGS3 > 1 > 2) so I had already had the Psycho Mantis fight spoiled for me for years before finally getting a PS2 and playing the games. Oh! And the fact that you can kill him two other ways without fighting him? Fantastic!
  • codystovall - November 9, 2012 6:06 p.m.

    The best videogame boss for me is Red from pokemon gold and silver. Imagine your me adventuring all the way up to the top of Mt. silver, a place so dangerous that is off-limits except to those whove gotten 16 badges and given permission by professor oak. So Im fighting/catching new pokemon and just exploring this new area because Ive beaten everything else and take note there are no other trainers here due to the challenge it presents. I reach the top to find that someone is here, just standing there on the top by himself. I walk up to said person as one would do and all he says is "..." and then a battle ensues and all you know is his name is Red and all his pokemon are extremely high levels. However its not long before you realize from the pokemon he uses (venusaur/blastoise/charizard/pikachu/lapras/snorlax) that this guy is the silent protagonist of the last game and comes here to train because no other place is of challenge to him anymore. I can not express the joy this brought me as what other games had direct continuity and let you fight the hero of the last game. Long story short he kicked my ass. Also wanna give a nod to Alpha from dead or alive, A watery super clone of kasumi who is so frustratingly hard that Its the only time I threw my controller. And also the many wonderfully cool bosses of PaperMario the thousand year door.
  • SunniDee - November 15, 2012 8:31 p.m.

    damn it cody i was going to choose Red.
  • boronben - November 9, 2012 4:36 p.m.

    My favorite boss would have to be Kefka from FF VI. It was such an epic moment to finally reach the asshole that had essentially ruined the world. Plus the battle theme is like a 12 minute masterpiece of snes organ and choir like chanting!

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