8 Weirdest Bosses in Side-Scrolling Beat-’Em-Ups

8 Weirdest Bosses in Side-Scrolling Beat-’Em-Ups

by | Mar 8, 2018

Punching a bunch of henchmen is all good and fun, but without a boss battle at the end of each stage, things would get quickly repetitive.  Having kicked, punched and whirlwind kicked your way through a stage, having paused briefly to eat an apple of piece of meat you found on the floor (yuck!),  it’s only fitting that you should fight someone a little more harder than your average foot-soldier. Outsidexbox looks at some of the most bizarre of these video game bosses, ones that we still can’t explain.  


Side scrolling beat-’em-ups need to have loads of enemies in them, otherwise they’d be 10 minutes long. But you can’t just recolour everyone or make the player fight evil clones of themselves forever. That’s how we ended up with bizarre boss designs that are surely the result of a late night, a looming deadline and way, way too many cups of coffee. Consider these, our eight favourites.




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