Breath of the Wild’s diverse landscape
hides many secrets in its dark caves, high cliffs, and grassy fields. With Link
stumbling upon a Korok seed every ten seconds, it isn’t too long before he’s
squaring off with one of Hyrule’s overworld bosses.
While many of Breath of the Wild’s bosses
reside in ‘dungeons’ as the main obstacles in story quests, the sub-bosses
dotted around Hyrule’s stunning scenery are bountiful and offer a modest
challenge for players. They become a splendid change of pace between enemy
encampments, and can offer enticing rewards once defeated.
After a few encounters, however, players
may notice that many of these bulky adversaries fall into the same
sub-categories of Taluses and Hinoxes. Yet there are more than a few specific
examples that stand out amongst their peers. An environmental factor may make
the battle more formidable, or a story element could add poignancy to the
encounter; maybe the aesthetics will leave the player in awe.
By ‘overworld bosses’, we’re not counting
anything classed by the game as a ‘dungeon’ boss, including bosses in the
divines, shrines, Yiga Clan Hideout, and Hyrule Castle. However, some enemies
not considered ‘bosses’ by the game may be included if they act as an obstacle
in progressing a story or shrine mission.