Weldar (Banjo-Tooie)

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Well, your face will certainly be left burning red after facing this boss!

Weldar is a character (former antagonist) from the Banjo Kazooie series and boss fight in Banjo-Tooie, he is fought at Grunty Industries, the sixth level of the game, is the main boss of that level, is the sixth major boss and is overall the eight boss of the game.

While not as bad as Gruntilda from the previous game, his fight has been infamously disliked mainly for his tediousness and difficulty.

Why He Sucks

  1. Trying to get to Weldar can be a real pain as it requiars a lot of puzzle solving.
  2. Much like Gruntilda, Weldar has three attacks, and almost all of them are sort of hard to avoid.
    1. Fireballs: Weldar can shoot blue fireballs from his mouth, while this attack can be avoid easily, the one problem is the camera doesn’t seem to focus on his head, which can be unknown where he’s going to shoot them.
    2. Ground Slam: Weldar can jump very high and then he can slam into the ground, which can be easy to avoid since there’s a shadow where he is going to land.
    3. Inhale: Probably the worst attack, not only is it hard to avoid, but it can do high damage if you get sucked in.
  3. The only way to defeat Weldar is by shooting Grenade Eggs into his mouth when he inhales you, while this isn’t as tedious as Gyorg or Gluttony, it’s still rather annoying considering that he inhales you at a fast pace.
  4. Not to mention, each time you damage Weldar, he will send out his minions to stop you during the battle, which can get on your nerve quickly.
  5. Despite Weldar's appearance, he is quite fast, so he'll catch up to you unless you use Kazooie's run ability.
  6. If you run out of Grenade Eggs, you have to refill them back up while avoiding Weldar's attacks.
  7. There is a Second phase of this battle after Weldar loses four Hit-Points, and it’s way harder, because Weldar will turn on a switch, for which it will activate an electric floor, what’s worse is that it makes it even more tedious to shoot grenade eggs while he’s trying to inhale you.
  8. Much like other bosses in this game, if you happen to lose a life, you’ll have to start the entire battle over again from the first phase.
  9. Unlike most bosses in this game, you don’t earn a Jiggy after you beat this boss, which makes you onder what was the point of fighting him.
  10. The rematch with Weldar in the mini-game challange is even more tedeious, as only do you not have your Honeycomb stact up, but you are also on a time limite when fighting him.

Redeeming Qualities

  1. Weldar’s design is at least decent (even though, it’s just a giant welding torch).
  2. At least Weldar tells you where the Jiggy is, unlike most of the NPCs in this game.
  3. The theme song that plays in this battle is fantastic.
  4. Weldar himself is an interesting character, as he's the only boss in game to technically not be evil, as he's just doing his job.
  5. Weldar has six Hit-Points, like Lord Woo Fak Fak, so you can somewhat end the battle quickly if you know wha your doing.
  6. Weldar’s defeat is quite satisfying and almost funny too.
  7. Weldar also makes a reappearance in Banjo-Kazooie: Nuts and Bolts.