I have to battle WHAT now?! 5 ridiculous retro gaming bosses

Star Fox's slot machine in space

Hooray! What do I win? ‘Death’? Ah, crud

It’s hard being a retro gaming villain. There you are, ruling your kingdom with all the power and evil henchmen you could ever wish for, when some upstart comes along and ruins everything.

That’s bad enough. But what if the game designers made you… different? If those infernal tormentors gave you a ridiculous body or put you somewhere you don’t belong (like in space – more on that later), then your misery is compounded. It can be hard being evil.

Retro games feature some of the best, wackiest villains out there. In a time when developers were less concerned with incredible realism, there was more room for characters, plots and bosses that were just plain weird. So here’s our homage to 5 of our favourite ridiculous retro gaming bosses.

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Retro resurrections: 5 classic games that deserve an awesome comeback

Banjo Kazooie, a retro classic

Gone but not forgotten: some retro games are simply too good not to make an appearance on next generation games consoles

As we previously detailed, 2014 is set to see a whole raft of stunning, innovative games hit the world stage. From the beauty of Everybody’s Gone to the Rapture to the adrenaline rush of Dying Light, it’s not going to be easy to choose what upcoming title gets the lion’s share of our attention.

But what about those games that aren’t getting an update or new release this year? The ones whose glory days are sadly in the past? Well, we feel there are certain games whose lasting impact on the video games industry and its legions of players is such that they deserve a reboot. And hell, even if the major publishers aren’t willing to dip into the past, sites like Kickstarter have proved that may not even be necessary.

So join us as we steer our way through our top 5 retro resurrections wishlist.

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