Castlevania 64 Articles RSS Feed | GameSkinny.com Castlevania 64 RSS Feed on GameSkinny.com https://www.gameskinny.com/ en Launch Media Network 10 least spooky skeletons in games https://www.gameskinny.com/luvgs/10-least-spooky-skeletons-in-games https://www.gameskinny.com/luvgs/10-least-spooky-skeletons-in-games Mon, 02 Nov 2015 12:18:51 -0500 Clint Pereira

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What did we learn about skeletons today?

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They're skinless people who are often forced into a role. A lot of them are musically-inclined. And we're all very confused about whether they're supposed to be scary or not.

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Skeletons could have been scary once, but now nobody's sure what to do with them anymore. As it stands, they tend to be cast as throwaway enemies and comic relief.

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1. Mr. Bones from Mr. Bones

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Proof that glowing eyes doesn't automatically make you scary.

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In this game, you play as a skeleton with weird chimp-like features who is frantically trying to run away from other skeletons while losing his limbs. It's not uncommon to hop around on one leg or your spine. Truly, Mr. Bones demonstrates how beleaguered the life of a skeleton army soldier must really be.

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Oh, and he turns his skeleton friends good with the power of music. Yep.

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2. Dry Bones from the Mario series

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Dry Bones used to be vaguely threatening, if a bit slow-moving. In more recent iterations, like in Mario Party 7 and Mario Kart 8, he looks more like a plushy. Even Luigi is scarier than this pile of bones.

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3. Papyrus from Undertale

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I take it back. David is not the silliest-looking skeleton.

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What can I say about Papyrus? He is a cartoon villain with an actual Skeletor laugh who is terrible at his human-hunting job. In fact, the army he's trying to get into is full of adorable, fluffy dogs, and they're still better at hunting down humans. Instead of trapping and/or killing the human he's after, they go on a date and become best friends.

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Not a good representative of skeleton-kind.

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...just don't tell his brother I said any of this, though, or I might have a bad time.

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4. David from Shin Megami Tensei 4

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Boss fight difficulty aside, David is the silliest-looking skeleton in existence.

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For one, he's not even wearing his Elizabethan-era clothing correctly. He should be wearing leggings underneath those puffy dealies. Also, his name is David! How unspooky is that?

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It's like he got out of bed, forgot to put pants on, and said, "Here I am. Let's fight. Or play music. Whatever."

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5. Manuel Calavera from Grim Fandango

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Manny is just a guy trying to do his job. Unfortunately, corruption and the skeleton mob keep getting in his way.

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Grim Fandango is proof that skeletons are just regular people... who don't have any of their skin or organs.

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6. Spinal from Killer Instinct

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Meet Spinal, the loincloth-wearing badass from the Killer Instinct series, because nothing says "dangerous" like a bright orange sweatband and buck teeth.

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Spinal's newest iteration is a bit more intense, but his original model is anything but terrifying.

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7. The Skull from F-Zero GX

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Every time I see this guy's face, I'm tempted to do a Skeletor impression. Nice calves, bud. What is that, a laser tag vest?

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I don't know whose idea it was to resurrect the greatest racer of all time, but why they felt the need to file down his teeth is beyond me.

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8. Sir Daniel Fortesque from MediEvil

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Sir Daniel Fortesque doesn't want to scare anyone. He just wants to prove himself after his first chance at heroism was ended with an arrow in his eye.

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Probably the scariest thing about him is imagining what he looked like as a human. Probably something like Nigel Thornberry.

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9. The skeleton warriors from Castlevania 64

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Castlevania loves its skeletons. But Castlevania 64 didn't really seem to try to make the skeletons scary or threatening. They just kind of annoyingly throw themselves at you like so many bony gnats.

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Pictured above is the aptly-named "bomb skeleton." It lights a fuse on its head, jogs after you, then explodes after a few seconds. Not the skeleton army's brightest.

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10. Jackal from Abyss Odyssey

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What's weird about this suave skeleton is that he is both an enemy mob with a rapier and an NPC who likes to play guitars and tell stories.

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Maybe he's just on his lunch break?

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I was just Dia de los Muertos, the Day of the Dead, and it seems like prime time to talk about skeletons. As in, those creatures that everyone says are supposed to be scary but never actually are.

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For one, everyone has a skeleton. Skeletons are just our bones walking around. Skeletons also pretty easy to break. When they die, they usually fall apart or their head pops off in a comical fashion.

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And yet, video games insist on throwing hordes of skeletons at players. Here are the least spooky members of the skeleton army.

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100 Best Boss Fights: 40 - 31 https://www.gameskinny.com/jdm1t/100-best-boss-fights-40-31 https://www.gameskinny.com/jdm1t/100-best-boss-fights-40-31 Thu, 24 Apr 2014 03:09:45 -0400 Death Metal Hero

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Part 1: 100 - 91

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Part 2: 90 - 81

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Part 3: 80 - 71

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Part 4: 70 - 61

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Part 5: 60 - 51

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Part 6: 50 - 41

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31.) Sonic The Hedgehog 2 - Death Egg Zone
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Sonic starts this zone off with zero rings, and there are no rings nor are there any checkpoints in the zone. You must defeat Metal Sonic and Dr. Robotnik without taking a single hit, I know that sounds ridiculous and to be honest it is. Metal Sonic is a cake walk compared to Dr. Robotnik, seeing as Dr. Robotnik takes at least 20 hits or so in order to be defeated. Patience is key for this zone, don’t try to rush the fights, you’ll just end up dying.

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32.) Star Wars: The Force Unleashed - Darth Vader
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The fight with Darth Vader starts off in a hallway on the Death Star, a simple one on one fight with one of the most notorious villains of all time. Make sure to stay clear of his force push, it’s a real power house. After getting him down to half health the second phase of the fight starts, where you must throw some projectiles at Darth Vader in order to beat the crap out of him. Keep your guard up and remember your training, you can do this!

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33.) Hotline Miami - The Final Showdown
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The final showdown with the russian mob boss is not only frustratingly hard but also completely amazing. First you must defeat his two leopards--yes actual leopards--and all you have to kill them with is a gold statue. Then you need to defeat his bodyguard, after bashing her head into the floor a few dozen times the boss pulls out two Uzi’s and throws a tsunami of bullets at you. If you die then you have to start the fight all over again, including the fight with the leopards.

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34.) King Of The Monsters 2 - Famardy
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I love King Of The Monsters 2, it is one of my all time favorite childhood games. The bosses were all unique and quite epic, but the last boss Famardy is not only ugly but tough as well. If you’re not careful he will eat you and take a chunk of health out of you. After defeating him you must destroy all of the smaller versions of him in under 10 seconds in order to get the good ending, if you fail then you get the bad ending.

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35.) Castlevania 64 - Dracula
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I know Castlevania 64 is not the greatest of Castlevania’s, but the final fight with Dracula pushed me to my gaming limits and beyond. Upon reaching the top of the castle the three phase fight begins. First you must fight dracula’s servant who is posing as dracula, then you must escape the tower before it crumbles and fight dracula again, this time in his new and agile body. After defeating the real dracula, he teleports you to a desert wasteland where you must fight his true form; a giant snake-like dragon. Definitely one of the most memorable fights I have ever experienced.

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36.) Megaman X3 - Vile
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Presumably killed in the first Megaman X, Vile returns in Megaman X3 with a powerful suit of ride armor. This two phase fight starts off with Vile charging from one side of the room to the other, just be careful that you’re not on the wall when he crashes into it. After defeating Vile’s ride armor, the real fight begins. Vile will then gain all of his health back and fight X with a new barrage of attacks. Make sure to jump over his fire bomb and don’t let him physically touch you, otherwise you’ll take a massive loss of health.

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37.) Silent Hill 2 - Pyramid Head
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By far one of the most terrifying games in the franchise, Silent Hill 2 brings the paralyzing fear up to 11 with Pyramid Head. The game is scary enough with the static of nearby enemies, but having a butcher wielding a massive sword chase after you is mind numbing. Hopefully you have plenty of health and ammo, because he is a walking tank. What makes things worse is that he shows up throughout the game, even if you do manage to kill him.

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38.) Killer Instinct - Eyedol
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Getting to Eyedol in Killer Instinct was always a challenge for me, mainly because I am not that good at fighting games. I usually got to Eyedol with Spinal or Cinder, and then I would get my face kicked in. Eyedol hits like a truck and can take out half your health in a single 4-hit combo. Time to put the pedal to the metal with this fight, best of luck!

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39.) Battle Clash - Thanatos
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The premiere game for the Super Nintendo’s Super Scope, Battle Clash, is a rail shooter that brought the intensity to 11. The final boss Thanatos is definitely the best fight in the game, seeing as he has two forms and can wipe the floor with you. Make sure you’re Super Scope is calibrated correctly, you’re going to need pin point precision for this fight.

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40.) Maximum Carnage: Carnage
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Maximum Carnage is by far one of the best Spider Man games of all time, at least in my opinion it is. This side scrolling beat-em-up is one of my childhood favorites, I used to play it for hours on end looking for secrets and power ups. The final Carnage fight is brutal, thankfully Spider Man and Venom both have 3 lives in order to defeat him. Make sure you save your sonic gun power up for this fight, otherwise its a train wreck.

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There have been some really cool, and most epic boss fights in the history of video games. But with there being so many, how do we know which ones are the best? It's all a matter of opinion, with that said this is my list for the 100 best boss fights of all time. 

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What makes a boss fight the best? Well a number of things; the fight has to be memorable, it can also be epic, or outright insane. A boss fight can be unforgiving in difficultly, or it can be as simple as pressing the A button. Whatever the boss fight is, all that matters is that I enjoyed it in one way or another.

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