Boss Rematches/Boss Refights or Boss Reskins

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Boss Rematches or Boss Refights/Boss Reskins is a coming trope in video games.

Meaning

Boss Rematch/Boss Refights

A Boss Rematch/Boss Refight is when a boss gets refought twice or more throughout the story, sometimes with a new design and new attacks.

Boss Reskin

A Boss Reskin is when a boss resembles another with different design elements added to it.

Why They Suck

  1. It is a way for designers to say they're either lazy or ran out of ideas, so they redo some bosses to get the job done.
  2. They can clutter up the boss selection with rematches.
    1. For example, you fight bosses 1, 2, 3 and 4, but then you refight the third boss, then the first one, and then the second one before the final boss.
    2. Sometimes, the bosses can also get reversed, like you fight boss 1, 2, 3 and 4, then you refight the third, second and first one in that order, before you fight the final boss.
  3. Sometimes, there is no reason to refight that boss other than filler.
  4. Other times, you fight the reskin right after the vanilla boss, mainly for padding.
  5. In fighting games, a final boss can be a palette swap of a regular fighter, which not only solidifies reason #1, but also makes them even cheaper by their counterpart's relative ease of use.

Redeeming Qualities

  1. In many cases, a Boss Rematch/Boss Refights or a Boss Reskin will get new attacks, so that it will stand out from the previous battles.
  2. Sometimes an improvement over the vanilla boss/character.
  3. Other times, they can build the narrative to great effect by pitting you to a strong boss early on as an appetizer, then reface it later on as the main course, as seen with Mega Man 7, Kirby Super Star (Meta Knight's Revenge) and Guardian Heroes.
  4. They can also go easy at first before going all out later on, which can be a good storytelling technique, as demonstrated by Sonic Adventure 2.

Games With Noticeable Examples

  1. Kingdom Hearts series (Some bosses are fought more than once)
    • Kingdom Hearts (Many bosses in this game are refought)
      • Darkside is fought a total of three times. The first time is part of the tutorial, the second time is at the end of Destiny Islands, and the final time is in between the two fights with Ansem.
      • Leon and Cloud both have boss fight in which beating them is optional at the beginning with the game continuing even if you lose. Both of them are fought again in the Olympus Colosseum tournaments. Leon fights alongside Yuffie as the final opponents of the Pegasus Cup, Cloud is fought at the fourth seed of the Hercules cup, and both of them are fought together at the twentieth seed of the Hades cup with Yuffie being fought at the 44th seed.
      • Guard armor appears as a boss twice in Traverse Town with its second battle serving as the first phase for Opposite Armor. Both of them also appear as opponents in Olympus Colosseum cups with Guard Armor being called Red Armor in the final mix version.
      • Cerberus appears as a major boss in the first visit to Olympus Colosseum as well as appearing as the opponent for the 30th seed of the Hades Cup.
      • Sabor ends up being a recurring boss for Deep Jungle with her being the first event in the world. After that, she will reappear randomly until her final battle in the bamboo thicket.
      • Sneak Army from Olympus Colosseum is a reskin of Stealth Sneak from Deep Jungle.
      • Parasite Cage is fought twice in Monstro.
      • Behemoth, which serves as the boss of the Hollow Bastion revists, is also fought in the 40th seed of the Hades cup along with multiple Behemoth appearing in End of the World. In the final mix version, these Behemoths are replaced with reskins, with the Hades cup having Destroyed Behemoth and End of the World having Arch Behemoth.
    • Kingdom Hearts: Chain of Memories (Riku Replica is fought multiple times throughout the story. Axel, Larxene, and Vexen are also fought multiple times for Sora. Riku refights all of the world bosses along with fighting Riku Replica, and he also fights Ansem multiple times)
    • Kingdom Hearts II (Pete is fought twice in the main story along with an optional fight in the paradox cup. The Data battles in the Final Mix version are all powered up versions of the Organization XIII)
    • Kingdom Hearts: Birth by Sleep (The Magic Mirror is fought twice. Once with Aqua and once with Terra. Vanitas is fought multiple times by Ventus along with being fought by Terra and Aqua. Braig is also fought by both Terra and Aqua. Vanitas Remnant and Mysterious Figure needs to be fought by all three characters for 100% completion)
    • Kingdom Hearts: Dream Drop Distance (Most of the Dream Eater bosses are fought by both Sora and Riku with the first three being fought a third time in a boss rush. One of them being Wargoyle. Julius is an post-game optional boss that can be fought by both Sora and Riku, appearing at the fountain area, and he has to be beaten at least once to regain exploration in that area for both of them)
    • Kingdom Hearts 0.2 Birth by Sleep -A Fragmentary Passage- (Phantom Aqua is fought a total of three time in the main story. Post-game features an optional fourth fight which serves as the final battle of a Zodiac boss rush
  2. Mega Man series (most of the franchise pits you to a Boss Rush just before the final boss)
    • Mega Man X3 (Plays with this in regards to Vile. It is highly possible to fight him twice. The first fight is optional and can be found in three of the eight regular stages. If you beat him using his weakness, that's the only time you fight him. Otherwise, he will appear as a boss again in Doppler Stage B)
    • Mega Man X4 (Colonel is fought twice if playing as X. If playing as Zero, the first fight is just a cutscene with no player input)
    • Mega Man X5 (Dynamo is fought twice in the game... However, his fights are skipped if the player fails to stop Eurasia from crashing)
    • Mega Man X6 (High Max is fought three times, the first one being a scripted fight and the second one being optional)
  3. Angry Birds (most of the games have you fight the same bosses over and over again as shown in Angry Birds 2 where there is King Pig, Chef Pig and Foreman Pig being reskins of one another, and in Angry Birds Classic, most chapters with the exception of Mighty Hoax, Birdday Party, Jurrasic Pork, Piggy Farm, Bad Piggies, etc (Poached Eggs, Danger Above, The Big Setup, Ham em' High, Mine & Dine, Short Fuse, etc) have you fight Corporal Pig, Foreman Pig and King Pig again and again, in Angry Birds Rio, you fight Nigel in Jungle Escape and then Mauro in Carnival Upheaval and later they are refought in Smungler's Plane and Market Mayhem, not only that, but to make matters worse, Mauro is refought in Blossom River where there is a duplicate of him for no reason whatsoever, in Angry Birds Star Wars I, the bosses in Death Star 1 feels a bit familiar to the boss in Hoth, and in Angry Birds Star Wars II, Qui Gon Jinn is fought twice, Sebulba Pig's AI is used for Zam, and in the later chapters, Qui Gon Jinn and Obi Wan Kenobi's AI would be used for later bosses, in Angry Birds Go's 1.0 era you have to race against the bosses 3 times)
  4. Kirby Star Allies (both Whispy Woods and The Three-Mage Sisters are refought again in the fourth world and there's Yggy Woods who has the same AI as Whispy Woods)
  5. Transformers: Devastation (almost all of them (with the exception being the Plasma Core, Shock Wave and to a lesser extend Sky Shadow) are refought)
  6. Genji: Dawn of the Samaria
  7. Castlevania: Lords of Shadow (the entire trilogy)
  8. Halo 3 (the Scrab Tank is fought thrice)
  9. The Legend of Spyro (A New Beginning and The Eternal Night)
  10. Super Mario series:
    • Super Mario Bros.
    • Super Mario Bros. 2/Doki Doki Panic (Mouser serves as the end boss for three worlds. Super Mario Advance replaces him with Robirdo for one of those worlds, but he still is fought more than other world bosses)
    • Super Mario 64
    • Paper Mario (Jr. Troopa is fought a total of six times. Red and Blue Goomba are fought twice. The Koopa Bros appear near the end of the game appearing like they will be fought a second time, only for it to be a subversion in favor of the final fight with Jr. Troopa)
    • Paper Mario: The Thousand-Year Door (Gloomtail and Bonetail are reskinned versions of Hooktail. Dooplis is fought a total of three times, with the third time also being a second fight against Marilyn and Beldam. Bowser is fought twice)
    • Super Paper Mario (O' Chunks, Dimentio, Mimi and Mr. L are fought twice or multiple times, Francis can be fought an optional second time, and Flipside's Pit of 100 Trials features Wracktail, a reskinned version of Fracktail)
    • Super Mario Sunshine (Petey Piranha and Gooper Blooper are fought twice in Bianco Hills and Ricco Harbor respectively, with Gooper Blooper also being fought in Noki Bay)
    • Mario and Luigi series
    • Super Mario Galaxy 1 and 2
    • New Super Mario Bros DS (Bowser gets fought in his regular appearance first, then as Dry Bowser as the ninth/penultimate boss and is the tenth/final boss in that game)
    • New Super Mario Bros. Wii (you fight the Koopalings as a mid-boss the first time, and then again as that stage boss. Bowser Jr. is also fought thrice)
    • New Super Mario Bros. U (Bowser Jr. gets fought twice in the game)
    • Super Mario 3D Land (All of the bosses get refought again)
    • Super Mario 3D World
    • Super Mario Odyssey (the Broodles, Mama Broodle and Bowser are fought three times)
  11. Donkey Kong series
    • Donkey Kong Country 1 and Returns
    • Donkey Kong Jungle Beat (there are five different bosses in game, but four of them get reskined three times and the final boss is rematch again but with a different name and new attacks.
  12. The Legend of Zelda series
    • The Legend of Zelda: A Link Between Past & A Link Between Worlds (You refight the villain two and three times in that order)
    • The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword
  13. Kirby series
    • Kirby's Adventure and Kirby: Nightmare in Dreamland (Meta Knight's goons are a recurring enemy rush "mid-boss")
    • Kirby's Dream Land 1 (A Boss Rush of your choice before the final fight against King Dedede)
    • Kirby Super Star and it's "Ultra" update (In Meta Knight's Revenge, Heavy Lobster is fought twice)
    • Kirby Squeak Squad (The Squeak Squad are recurring bosses in game)
    • Kirby: Planet Robobot (Mecha Knight+ and President Haltmann are just stronger versions of Mecha Knight and Susie)
  14. Metroid series
    • Metroid II: Return of Samus/Metroid: Samus Returns (Almost all bosses are just Metroids)
    • Metroid Prime 2 and 3
    • Metroid: Other M (you refight Nightmare twice)
  15. The Pokémon franchise (You fight your rivals multiple times, and in some cases, even a team admin/leader. Also certain games, such as Platinum and HGSS, allows you to have a rematch with the gym leaders)
    • Pokémon Mystery Dungeon: Explorers of Sky (In the final special episode, you have to fight the Sableye two times)
  16. Fire Emblem series
    • The final chapter of Fire Emblem: Blazing Sword is divided in two parts. The first part consists of a set of rooms, each containing a member of the Black Fang you defeated over the course of the game (Uhai, Darin, Lloyd, Linus, Kenneth, Jerme, Ursula, Brendan). You need to defeat them all to obtain the special weapons and unlock the final room to fight Nergal, which will allow you to progress to the final boss stage.
  17. Sonic the Hedgehog series:
    • Sonic Adventure 1 and 2 (Most characters face the exact same bosses)
    • Sonic Heroes (Every team fights the exact same bosses and their rivals are no different)
    • Shadow the Hedgehog
    • Sonic Rush (Both Blaze and Sonic fight the same bosses)
    • Sonic the Hedgehog (2006; Silver alone is fought twice, once as Sonic and once as Shadow, also you fight Egg Cerberus, Iblis Phase 2 and Egg Genesis are fought in similar reasons as Silver and you fight Mephiles twice as Shadow alone)
    • Sonic and the Black Knight (For example, Lancelot is a boss first, returns as a bonus boss later. You also fight Black Knight/King Arthur twice)
    • Sonic Unleashed (in the Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 version, you refight the Egg Cauldron two times, and the Egg Beetle, Egg Devil Ray and Egg Lancer almost had exact the same AI)
    • Sonic Colors (You fight Refreshinator, Admiral Jelly, Frigate Skullian and Drillinator (even thought you can only be fought in the DS version) as the hard versions of the previous bosses)
    • Sonic Lost World (The Deadly Six are fought three times and/or two times (If you count the 3DS version))
    • Sonic Forces (Infinite gets fought three times, and his third battle is a complete copy of Metal Sonic's fight)
  18. NiGHTS (Video Game series)
    • NiGHTS into Dreams (Gillwing had a Christmas reskin)
    • NiGHTS: Journey of Dreams (You fight the hard variants of the bosses that you fought in the first act in the each level)
  19. Bayonetta 1 and 2
  20. MadWorld (Death Blade and Big Long Driller are basically Jude the Dude (who's the second main boss) and Big Bull Crocker with different variety attacks, while Cyber Slicers are the big re-skin versions of one of Asiantown enemies)
  21. Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance (Mistral and Monsoon get refought as D Body forms)
  22. Darksiders 1 and 3
  23. Spider-Man: Shattered Dimensions (much like the case with New Super Mario Bros. Wii)
  24. Shank (a boss you fight before the final boss is a reskin of the first boss)
  25. Naruto: Ninja Council (you fight Rock Lee twice, and in the harder stages, you also fight Temari and Kankuro twice)
  26. Marvel's Spider-Man
  27. The Final Fantasy series
  28. The Monster Hunter series
  29. Castlevania: Cursed of Darkness
  30. The Wonderful 101 (Here's one)
  31. Okami (Waka gets fought two times, and True Orochi is a reskin of Orochi with the same attacks, also five of the bosses (including True Orochi) gets refought again in the Ark of Yamato)
  32. The Devil May Cry series (The first game pits you against each boss thrice (except Phantom's four) and the third game has you face Vergil and Jester thrice each, to give you some examples)
  33. Street Fighter series (This shotoclone)
    • Street Fighter III (A Urien rehash)
    • Street Fighter EX Plus Alpha (By finishing off every opponent with a super without losing a round, you face Shin Garuda, a boss take on regular character Garuda)
  34. Martial Masters (the final boss, a souped-up reskin of the sub-boss)
  35. Battle Fantasia (Same as #47)
  36. Tekken series (Many rivals are just slightly different takes on the cast)
    • Tekken 2 (Devil is just a demonic Kazuya skin with a Devil Beam added in)
    • Tekken 3 (True Ogre is simply Ogre with a giant hitbox, thus even easier)
    • Tekken 6 (An even more busted secret form of the already unspeakably broken final boss)
    • Tekken Tag Tournament 2 (Unknown being an evil Jun Kazama upgraded accordingly)
  37. Soul Calibur III (An overpowered Nightmare)
  38. Super Smash Bros. series
    • Super Smash Bros. 64-Brawl (In 64; Fighting Polygon Team are Palette-Swaps of original 12 Fighters, In Melee; Fighting Wire Frames are Palette-Swaps of Captain Falcon/Ganondorf (to degree) and Zelda, In Brawl; Fighting Alloy Team are Palette-Swaps of Captain Falcon, Zelda, Mario and Kirby (with Jigglypuff's normal throws))
    • Super Smash Bros. Brawl (Galleom is fought three times in the whole Subspace Emissary campaign with two of those fights being back-to-back with no changes to how he fights, before the final boss of Tabuu, these bosses (besides Galleom who was fought three time) are fought twice)
    • Super Smash Bros. Ultimate (Galeem and Dharkon are fought separately twice in the whole World of Light campaign with no changes on how they fight, before the true final bosses of Galeem & Dharkon, these bosses are fought twice)
  39. Punch-Out!! series
    • Mike Tyson's Punch-Out!!/Punch-Out!! featuring Mr. Dream (In World Cicuit and it's hidden level: Another World Cicuit, You fight King Hippo and Great Tiger twice and you fight Piston Honda/Hondo, Don Flamenco and Bald Bull three times)
    • Punch-Out!! (Wii) (Takes it up a notch. While you don't re-fight Piston Honda/Hondo or Don Flamenco in the World Circuit or fight Bald Bull in the Major Circuit (therefore making his World Circuit fight his only Contender fight) in Contender mode, instead facing Disco Kid, Bear Hugger, and Aran Ryan in the Minor, Major, and World Circuits respectively, this game introduces Title Defense Mode, where each of the previous fighters returns with new attacks and looks. This game also has Mac's Last Stand, in which you fight each of the TD fighters in random order, though you also have the chance to fight Donkey Kong as well.)
  40. Guilty Gear series
    • Guilty Gear X2 series (I-No & Order-Sol, buffed-up builds of their regular counterparts)
    • Guilty Gear -Strive- (Normal-Hard routes; Nagoriyuki and Ky (if you play as Season 2 pass characters) stage 8 & it's optional Extreme route exclusive: stage 9, Both of them are buffed-up versions of their respective regular counterparts, also in Extreme route, you have to fight character's rival twice)
  41. BlazBlue series (Most games feature Unlimited versions of every character, juiced-up to a degree that has to be seen to be believed)
    • BlazBlue: Cross Tag Battle (You fight System No. XX in any series' story that had 4 different colors (especially the combination in the final form) but her attacks are sadly the same)
  42. Akatsuki EN-Eins series
    • Akatsuki Blitzkampf (Mycale's Perfecti form, who is just a palette-swap of her "base" form until the updated version, Ausf. Achse update where it becomes her own Perfecti form in the second or third round. In early versions of vanilla game, Adler is palette-swap of his clone, E-Soldat)
    • EN-Eins Perfektewelt (Valkyria, a souped-up version of Tempelritter, until the updated version, Anastasis where it becomes her own character and later a playable one)
  43. Skullgirls (One event consists of beating Marie 300%, a comically beefed-up Bloody Marie, with only Squigly, a character much unfit for the job. Worth it for unlocking the entire Art Gallery)
  44. Spectral vs. Generation (The final boss, a frighteningly broken take on God Earth)
  45. Banjo-Kazooie series
    • Banjo-Tooie (You fight Klungo thrice)
    • Banjo-Kazooie: Grunty's Revenge (you refight both Klungo and Grunty four times)
    • Banjo-Kazooie: Nuts & Bolts (you fight Grunty seven times and you also fight Mr. Patch twice.)
  46. Crash Bandicoot series
    • Crash Bandicoot: Cortex Strikes Back & Warped (before you can collect all the Gems, you need to beat Cortex once. After that, you have to fight him again once you have gathered them all in order to get the true ending)
    • Crash Twinsanity (You fight N. Gin twice, once as Mecha-Bandicoot and second as the Mini-Boss)
    • Crash Bandicoot 4: It's About Time (You fight Dr. Neo Cortex twice)
  47. Jak II (You fight Baron Parxis twice)
  48. Freedom Planet (Syntax is fought four times, but at least it has different forms with different attacks. Also you fight Prince Dail two times, and if you choose Lilac as the main character, Serpentine is fought twice (thrice if counting his mutated form in Final Dreadnought 2))
  49. Terraria (The Twins, Destroyer and Skeletron Prime are basically the mechanical versions of Eye of Cthulhu, Eater of Worlds and Skeletron, but at least they have different and/or improved attacks. Also you can opt to fight the same bosses again)
  50. Starbound (Asra Nox is fought twice (if counting the Bone Dragon and the Swangsong, four times), and her only change in the final area is just a removal of three attacks).
  51. Enter the Gungeon (Old King is basically Bullet King, but with more complex attacks, and Shadow Magician is Past Agumin, except that you can hit it with other weapons).
  52. Warframe (Lynx is a mini-boss version of Jackal, while The Sergeant is directly a bad boss reskin of a Sniper Crewman).
  53. Power Rangers Lightspeed Rescue (N64 version) (You fight Vector two times, Typhonus two times, Lavaca two times, Evil Mirror Megazord two times, Trembler three times (If you count as Lectronic Trembler) and Lectron two times)
  54. The Star Wars series
  55. Spongbob: Plankton's Robotic Revenge (All of them are the exact same boss)
  56. Souls series
  57. Metal Slug series (Mid-boss Allen is fought in every game in the series, sometimes twice)
    • Metal Slug 3 (The final mission/level is a Boss Rush connected by regular segments leading up to Rootmars, the final boss)
  58. Dead or Alive series (Alpha-152 from 4 onwards, an awe-inducing literal clone of Kasumi)
  59. Rayman series
    • Rayman (1995) (Moskito is basically palette-swap of Bzzit with few additional attacks)
    • Rayman Raving Rabbids (GBA version) (You fight Rabbid Boucher four times)
  60. Earthworm Jim (Every time you fail to outrace Psycrow in Andy Asteroids, you have to fight him as a boss as a penalty. Since you have to do Andy Asteroids multiple times throughout the game and it gets harder each time, there is a possibility of you having to fight Psycrow multiple times, especially if you aren't good at the race. The HD remake is even worse in that regard)
  61. Nefarious (The final stage has you refight Dash and Guryon who function no differently from how they were fought the first time)
  62. Shovel Knight (Black Knight is fought three times, and on Shovel of Hope/Plague of Shadows you also have a rematch with King Knight, Specter Knight, Treasure Knight, Propeller Knight, Tinker Knight, Mole Knight, Polar Knight and Plague Knight/Shovel Knight. Also, you have to fight The Enchantress, no matter what campaign you're playing)
  63. Shantae: Risky's Revenge (You fight Risky Boots twice)
  64. South Park: Phone Destroyer (Grand Wizard Cartman has to be fought four times)
  65. King of the Monsters 2 (Before the final battle against Famardy, you reface every other boss in the game)
  66. Capcom Vs. SNK 2 (The true final bosses are broken takes on Rugal and Akuma, also bosses on their own)
  67. SVC Chaos: SNK Vs. Capcom (Serious Mr. Karate and Shin Akuma are souped-up copycats of their regular counterparts)
  68. Marvel Super Heroes Vs. Street Fighter (For when Akuma himself isn't busted enough)
  69. The King of Fighters series
    • King of Fighters '95 (Sub-Boss Saisyu is a reskin of his son Kyo)
    • King of Fighters XIII (Dark Ash, a Ash Crimson reskin)
  70. Art of Fighting 1 (A Ryo Sakazaki copycat)
  71. Samurai Shodown series
    • Samurai Shodown (1993) (Aku-Amakusa is a demonic Amakusa you face in the second round of said final boss)
    • Samurai Shodown VI (Under certain criteria, you reface Gaoh as Demon Gaoh, the true final boss of the game)
  72. World Heroes series
    • World Heroes 1 (Geegus is like #98, minus the AI arrangement)
    • World Heroes 2 (Sub-Boss Neo Geegus is just like his predescessor, only he mostly turns into the newcomers, their annoying AI left intact)
  73. Savage Reign (King Leo is a diseased King Lion)
  74. Kizuna Encounter (King Leo is the sub-boss, final boss Jyazu is a clone of Gozu and Mezu)
  75. Bio F.R.E.A.K.S. (Sub-Boss Clonus is a clone of whatever character you picked)
  76. Mortal Kombat series
    • Mortal Kombat (1992) (Shang Tsung can morph into every character in the game, their/his AI on maximum level. You fight Reptile who is palette-swap version of Scorpion/Sub-Zero)
    • Mortal Kombat (1992)-Trilogy (Three games have Endurance matches where you re-fight a team of some opponents you defeated along the way on a single health bar)
    • Mortal Kombat II (You fight Smoke, Jade and Noob Saibot who are palette swap and buffed-up versions of Kitana and Scorpion.)
    • Mortal Kombat (2011 reboot) (Shao Kahn, Goro and Kintaro are fought several times in the Challenge Tower)
  77. ClayFighter 2: Judgement Clay (You fight “evil” versions of their counterparts)
  78. Undertale (During the fight with Asriel, you have to face brainwashed versions of Toriel, Asgore, Undyne, and Papyrus. All of whom served as bosses here. Sans, while also fought during this battle, is never fought anywhere else in a pacifist/neutral runs, which this battle can only happen in genocide run)
  79. Killer Instinct (2013) (Shadow Jago was this to Jago at one point until he became his own character)
  80. Doom I (You reface the Cyberdemon three or four times)
  81. Doom II: Hell On Earth (You reface both the Cyberdemon and Spider Mastermind numerous times)
  82. Spiral Knights (Rabid Snarbolax, Ice Queen, Red Roarmulus Twins and Darkfire Vanaduke are the shadow lair versions of the normal bosses, Maulos and Arkus are boss versions of Trojans (the latter being different by having more attacks), the Collector is fought twice, and you fight Groat three times during the event mission "A Gremlin in Knead")
  83. Steel Sword Story (the fourth/third-to-last and fifth/penultimate bosses are reskins of the second and first bosses of the game)
  84. Castle Crashers (Upon unlocking Insane Mode, you have to fight the bosses again)
  85. Cave Story (Balrog is fought multiple times)
  86. Team Fortress 2 (On certain occasions, players has to fight fight Headless Horseless Horsemann, Monoculus and Merasmus multiple times)
  87. Roblox's Bee Swarm Simulator (Vicious Bee and Wind Bee are fought multiple times each time they appear)
  88. Minecraft (It's possible to craft Ender Crystals and arranging them into the End's exit portal and fight the Ender Dragon again)
  89. FTL: Faster than Light (You have to fight the Rebel Ship three times, each one changing its attacks/special abilities)
  90. Temtem (Max is fought thrice, while Lady Lotte is fought twice)
  91. Mega Man 8-Bit Deathmatch (You fight Copy Robot/Mega Man? three times)
  92. Megaman Maker (It's possible to create a level where you fight the same boss over and over again)
  93. Kirby's Return to Dreamland (you fight the Doom Spheres multiple times)
  94. Epic Battle Fantasy 5 (Certain mini-bosses are fought again, Chibi Knight is fought thrice (with changes to its appearance and attacks) and Neon Valhalla, Telperion and Vulcan are optional versions of Neon Valkyrie, Laurelin and Poseidon (and if counting, Natalia, Annabelle, Lancelot and God are more difficult versions of Natalie, Anna, Lance and Nolegs that also applies an effect to the whole team).
  95. Star Gladiator/Plasma Sword (If the game is completed quick enough, you re-face Bilstein as Super/Ghost Bilstein, the irrationally busted true final boss of the game, and you only get one shot)
  96. Jackie Chan in Fists of Fire (You face your character's palette swap as the final boss)
  97. Doomsday Warrior (You face Shadow who is a palette swap of 7 different characters in the game, no matter what character you pick)
  98. Test Drive Overdrive: The Brotherhood of Speed (You reface the Viper right after first beating it, with both the order & tracks reversed and the car itself now driven by Clark instead of Vasily)
  99. Darkstalkers 3 (By using neither Auto-Guard or Turbo and beating everyone without losing once with 2 foes finished off by an EX move, you face Oboro Bishamon, Bishamon's boss form)
  100. Pikmin 2 (Various bosses are fought in numerous locations. This includes bosses returning from the first game, Empress Bulblax, and Pileated Snagret)
  101. Ape Escape 1-3 (In the first; Specter was fought three times especially it's 100% competition, and 2-3; he's now fought twice in almost a same reason as the first game.)
  102. Ape Escape 3 (After beating the main part of the story, all members of the Freaky Monkey Five have to be fought again during the 100% completion run)
  103. Touhou Mystic Square (Alice is the boss for stage 3 and the extra stage)
  104. Touhou Embodiment of Scarlet Devil (Rumia, Hong Meiling, and Sakuya Izayoi serve as both the midboss and major boss for stages 1, 3, and 5 respectively, with Sakuya also serving as the midboss for the final stage. Patchouli Knowledge serves as the boss for stage 4 and the midboss for the extra stage)
  105. Persona 3 (You fight Takaya Sakaki and Jin Shirato two times, but these two are separated in the final level where they fight solo.)
  106. Persona 4 Arena (Just a Labrys' shadow with a Persona and plays almost exactly a same)
  107. Persona 5 Royal (You fight Goro Akechi/Crow two times, His first fight is a mini-boss but it's only exclusive to Akechi's confidant and it's 1-on-1 battle)
  108. The arcade minigame Space Monkey 3: Bananas Gone Bad in GTA Online (Smoothie, Marine, Granana and Banana Bread are fought twice in order to beat Dr. Dank in That's No Banana level)
  109. Playstation All-Stars Battle Royale (You reface previously-defeated opponents as the Polygonal All-Stars, the minions of the final boss Polygon Man)
  110. Kid Icarus Uprising (Ch1 boss Twinbellows, Ch3 boss Hewdraw, and Ch5 Pandora are all fought again in Chapter 9. Dark Pit is fought three times in chapter six with his first two fights being determined at random with where and how he fights, and he also is fought in chapter 13. Pandora is fought again in chapter 22 where her fight from the previous chapters serves as the first phase while the second phase has her turn into Amazon Pandora. Chapter 24 features refights with the Phoenix from chapter 10, Cragalanche from chapter 11, and the Kraken from chapter 8. Dark Lord Gaol from chapter 2 is also refought in chapter 24 with Magnus now on her side)
  111. Ghost of Tsushima (You fight Ryuzo twice)
  112. Viewtiful Joe 2 (You fight Sergeant John five times, once as a main boss and four times as a mini-boss, in the boss rush you fight these bosses twice aside from John)
  113. God Hand (Three Evil Stooges, Gorilla Mask, Mad Midget Five, Shannon, Azel, Dr. Ion, Ravel & Tiger Joe are fought twice and Elvis himself is fought three times, Double God Hand Gene is just Gene but more powerful version of himself)
  114. Gunstar Heroes and Gunstar Super Heroes (before facing the final boss, the bosses you fought previously, including Seven Force, are fought again, the only difference is the attacks)
  115. Yakuza/Like the Dragon series
    • Fist of the North Star: Lost Paradise (In The Gladiator Arena you fight reskinned versions of the one of the bosses that you fought earlier in the game. You fight Nadai/Kyo-Oh four times, but his forth fight is optional and You fight Taruga twice)
  116. Jurassic Park (Arcade; 1994) (You face T-Rex three times in entire game, first one is the chase sequence and second & third one are the real fight)
  117. The Incredibles (video game) (you fight Omnidroids/Tankbots seven times, in GBA version; Omnidroids were fought five times)