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The Top 7...Big Bosses

2.  Stage 3 (all of it), various R-Type games

In the R-Type scrolling shooters, the boss of Stage 3 is typically Stage 3 itself - a massive war machine that you spend the entire level picking apart, gun emplacement by burner rocket, while avoiding being shot down or crushed beneath its moving parts.



Above: That's not a roof above you, but about a fifth of R-Type Final's destroyer.

The original R-Type's battle cruiser gets the nostalgia vote but the PlayStation-only sequels have the most imaginative reruns. R-Type Delta on PSone offers a stomping great four-legged walker, while PS2's R-Type Final has a mothership so massive that it features a parking garage big enough for a giant robot sub-boss to pop out of mid-way through.

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  • CommandantOreo - April 8, 2011 2:56 p.m.

    Cleopatra from DI??? lol Recaptcha: Ifeedi Two. I don't have enough food to feedi two people!
  • Chaoscoolperson - November 5, 2010 10:44 p.m.

    Plants vs. zombies dr. Zomboss. Biggest zombie ever in giant robot suit and you half to kill him with watermelons and jalepenos and cabbage and corn and frozen mushrooms.
  • someguy125 - June 20, 2010 5:49 a.m.

    i want to make a colossi sanctuary and seperate one for the with the beard.
  • narutofreak1 - February 19, 2010 4:18 p.m.

    WTF what about that city sinker from GoW 2? that thing was massive it took me like 30 min just to saw off the arteries around its heart???
  • martinlindved - February 17, 2010 9:46 p.m.

    to me, it is really lazy to put sotc as number 1. yeah, they were big, but not all of them. and wouldnt Atlas from gow2 be an honourable mention? they should make a list of the biggest colossi in the game!:)
  • archnite - April 21, 2012 6:42 a.m.

    The Colossus at Delphi, not atlas.
  • Kytl - January 6, 2010 3:23 a.m.

    Monster Hunter bosses
  • kare123ty - December 11, 2009 2:37 a.m.

    What about Spyro: Dawn of the Dragon? There was one boss so big in that game that you had to find tons of enemies on top of it. It doesn't fit on any screen at all. The boss is HUGE.
  • jackthemenace - November 29, 2009 3:44 p.m.

    where's the leviathon from GoW2? or the final boss thing from Jak 3? or- god forbid- even the weird saviour thing from DMC4?
  • breener96 - November 26, 2009 8:17 p.m.

    Big Boss should've got an honourable mention!
  • Black_X_1111 - November 23, 2008 3:30 p.m.

    You forgetted that wooden giant thing in Phantom Hourglass. The one you kill with a hammer.
  • jakeroks - October 22, 2008 2:30 a.m.

    Ganon in ocarina of time
  • Smeggs - October 22, 2008 1:20 a.m.

    Last colossus is biggest.
  • SaulFidgeonGuy - October 21, 2008 8:44 p.m.

    woohoo! shadow of the colossus!!! yeah, i always feel guilty after killing a colossus... except the last one, he was just just an evil bastard. but where was kingdom hearts in this list for darkness(that giant heartless u fight at the start and the end of the game) and the huge heartless monster that ansem transforms into at the end?
  • oryandymackie - October 21, 2008 5:02 p.m.

    Big bosses are easy... anybody remember beating the big cheese after his body had split and he was hanging from the rafters of the burning barn? That, was hard
  • GamesRadarJoeMcNeilly - October 21, 2008 2:53 p.m.

    LOL @ Death Star
  • Manny-Faces - October 20, 2008 11:40 p.m.

    Lol Shadow of Colossos is always a fun game to replay luv those giants :D
  • pyro9393 - December 7, 2008 11:29 p.m.

    wat about the skyscraper boss on devil may cry 2
  • Satanshadow94 - November 24, 2008 8:04 p.m.

    I'm glad god of war got on the list but they should have put the minoture machine thing in the temple I kept my ps2 because of shadow colosus
  • gatornation1254 - November 19, 2008 12:24 a.m.

    I never had the pleasure of playing shadow of the colossus. For some reason i never got around to playing it. I'm kind of regretting it after seeing that massive colossus.

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