Bowser from the Super Mario franchise is the most famous video game boss of all time. Anyone who played the original Super Mario Bros. remembers the first time they came face-to-face with the devilish dinosaur on that lava bridge. Collapsing that bridge and causing the King of Koopas to plunge into the molten lava below is one of the most cherished memories of any gamer during the NES era.
Gamers loved this battle so much, Nintendo incorporated it into many other games. Ever since the Italian plumber's first encounter with his nemesis, the Super Mario franchise have used the classic "press the switch to drop Bowser into the lava" strategy over 25 times!! It's understandable Nintendo wants to commemorate the first battle between the two iconic characters. Their rivalry is unequalled in the gaming world. But at a certain point, it just comes across as lazy.
At one time, you could argue this laziness was due to the limitations of the system. And yet, we have modern Nintendo games that are, in terms of software, lightyears ahead of the old platformers, that suffer bosses with repetitive strategies, rehashed attacks, or pose no challenge.
Here are ten laziest bosses that Nintendo ever devised for the Super Mario franchise.
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