King Dodongo – The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time
Ocarina of Time is considered by many to be the pinnacle Zelda experience thanks to its excellent dungeons, fun characters, and solid combat. Yet, one of the most memorable aspects has to be the various bosses that offer unique challenges that revolve around cleverly using the new gear you’ve obtained. King Dodongo of Dodongo’s Cavern sadly does not fall into this category and is perhaps one of the most underwhelming bosses in the entire series. Dropping down into his arena, players are faced with a massive, fire-breathing beast that could send shivers down any player’s spine. Then you discover he can be defeated by throwing bombs into his massive mouth and that’s the whole fight.
Where King Dodongo fails is that he is treated like a tutorial boss despite players having several hours under their belt already. He offers no significant challenge and players have to actively try to get hit by his attacks as they not only have a huge build up, but are very easy to avoid. There is no clever strategy to defeating this boss, and for a creature of his scale it’s disappointing how lackluster the fight really is.