Although early video games really didn't use the concept of the final boss battle, it didn't take long for programmers to realize that a final, tough challenge, was the way to go.
One of the first boss battles appeared in an arcade game in the 1980s, which rose from the ashes, you may say. And so the boss battle was born. Over time, the boss battle has advanced. In the early days, it was a case of just hitting the boss, be it a demon, spaceship or animal, enough times with your sword, laser or whatever weapon the game have given you.
As hardware became more impressive, so did the boss battles and today, its no longer a case of a finger on the trigger until the boss is dead. Now you need to learn their attack patterns, their defenses, what weapons work against them, what combos you will need to use and a range of other important factors to bring them down.
But no matter what you play, from early arcade classics to the latest PC and 4th generation console games, fighting toward that boss battle is what drives you on.
Now the questions is, can you name the games these bosses made their appearance in from just their image?
This one is tricky!
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