Super Mario Odyssey: Ranking Every Boss Encounter From Worst To Best

The baddies are just as diverse as the game's locations, but which boss is best?


Over the years, Mario has encountered some fearsome foes, and his most recent adventure, Super Mario Odyssey, is no different. Whilst travelling far and wide to rescue his precious Princess Peach, the moustachioed hero of the Mushroom Kingdom must battle creatures great and small in order to reach Bowser.

Super Mario Odyssey features some of the most diverse locations the series has ever seen, with each of the game’s 14 main levels featuring at least one boss fight. The new capture ability, which allows Mario to take control of the enemies around him, means that a lot of the boss battles feature unusual and unique mechanics, making them far more memorable than your average Mario boss.

In a game where the primary collectable - Moons - can literally be found around every corner, those received by beating boss battles don’t feel all that special. As such, it is the experience of the fight which players will most remember about the bosses; the joy of working out a weak spot and finally defeating a particularly tough adversary. Of course, some bosses are vastly superior to others, but luckily Super Mario Odyssey contains some real corkers.


Ollie Dean is a full-time writer and pop culture obsessive.