When it comes to video games, there are several types of enemies a player might face. The “boss” is the big bad — that’s the enemy players have to take down to end a stage or finish the game, and they can be insanely difficult to beat.
Just beneath the boss is the “mini-boss,” and they are pretty much what you think they are. A mini-boss is a difficult enemy who is harder to defeat than the underlings beneath them, but they are easier to take out than the bosses they protect.
At least, that’s how a mini-boss should be. They shouldn’t be so insanely difficult that a player will want to rage-quit whatever game they are playing to be done with them. If a mini-boss’ power or abilities are too OP, it can be incredibly frustrating.
There are thousands of mini-bosses belonging to just about every game genre out there, but some are harder to defeat than others. Those deadly, dangerous, and dastardly mini-bosses are listed here, though they’re hardly the only ones who made gamers want to break their controllers over the years.
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