The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword HD means a whole new generation gets to experience one of the hidden gems in the Zelda series. One of the key features that sets Legend of Zelda games apart from others is their inventive and innovative boss designs. Many Legend of Zelda games live or die on their bosses, and Skyward Sword is no different.
To celebrate the HD version of The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword we’re taking a look back at the hardest and toughest bosses that the game has to offer.
The first boss you encounter in Skyward Sword is one of the toughest you’ll encounter, in part because they return many times throughout the course of Link’s adventure. The first battle against Ghirahim is one of the toughest in the game, simply as most players will be unused to controls in this unique Legend of Zelda game, meaning you’ll be learning how to play as you fight for your life.
This colossal beast has a mouth full of razor-sharp teeth and isn’t shy about showing them off in a devastating battle that makes this one of the toughest fights you’ll encounter in Skyward Sword. The third battle against The Imprisoned is especially tough, as this creature fires off shockwaves that mean knocking out its legs can be a testing proposition for anyone. Eternal knockbacks can be extremely hard to deal with, especially if you’re struggling with coping with the other incoming attacks.
This Ancient Automata is a genuine joy to fight against, but it’s definitely one of the toughest bosses in Skyward Sword. Its first phase sees it smack you with multiple swords and arms. Breaking them off should make it simpler, unfortunately Koloktos rises from its pit, unveiling its legs, and gives Link chase. This fight is long, deadly, but a lot of fun.
Tentalus fights whilst destroying the Sandship around you, making this fight more of a battle against fear rather than mechanics. If you know how to deal with Tentalus, when to attack, and when to slam your sword into its eye, you’ll have Tentalus defeated in no time. However, if you let the cinematics, the crashing destruction, and the sheer volume of tentacles distract you, this battle can rank amongst the toughest Skyward Sword boss battles.
The final boss of Skyward Sword is, fittingly, probably the toughest boss in the entire game. Able to block many of Link’s attacks makes Demise incredibly tough to hit and its second phase, where Demise’s damage is increased and if you hit their sword you’ll get hurt, marks the end of many attempts at defeating this boss. You’ll have to practice this fight and be fast on your feet in order to take down Demise, but have no fear, Link’s a formidable warrior and will be able to do it.
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