Boss or Miniboss?[]

What is the technical difference between Bosses and Minibosses? I consider a boss fight to be:

  • A fight that you know is comming, Like the Seed fights, the Dark Temple fights, and the Big Room fights. (in Meroid Prime, you can tell when a boss was comming by the BIG rooms at the end of levels.
  • A fight that has multiple stages
  • In the 3-D games, the bosses have health bars
  • only occur once in the game


  • are smaller than bosses most of the time.
  • are suprise most of the time.
  • may or may not have health meters.

What does everyone else think? LONG LIVE THE SQUEES!!! Squeemaster 16:44, 29 July 2008 (UTC)

I'm pretty sure that, despite having a health bar, Dark Missile Trooper should count as a mini boss. You could kill it in one blow when using a charged up Light Beam shot. Same thing for the Metroid Hatchers except with the Nova Beam and the X-Ray Visor. However, Dark Missile Trooper is easy anyways, while the Metroid Hatcher is otherwise quite difficult. MarioGalaxy2433g5 10+ {talk/contribs/Logs} 21:53, 29 July 2008 (UTC)
I agree. Having said the above, are the Sheegoth and the Imago minibosses or bosses? They are both suprise fights, and the Sheegoth doesn't have a health bar, but they both have a degree of "epicness" present in some of the lesser boss fights. Long Live the Squees! Squeemaster