Back in October 2011, short after this website was created actually, we started a Fighting Game Boss Tribute in our deviantART community Fighting-Games-Elite. Around 25 different fighting bosses were drawn, the artists could claim these from a list we made. We had the popular bosses like M.Bison there, also Pyron from Darkstalkers and I-No from Guilty Gear XX and also a couple of the almost forgotten characters like Bilstein from Star Gladiator or Geegus from World Heroes. Since it was our first big art collaboration, things were pretty rough, the quality standards were different and to be honest, this site looked very different as well. 

By the start of 2016 I thought it would be totally badass to revive the old project and continue it with a new round and many new faces on board but also some that were a part of the project in 2011 already but could use new artworks like Dural from Virtua Fighter. 

We got again over 30 illustrations together with guys like Ogre from Tekken 3, Seth from Street Fighter IV and again almost forgotten characters like Garuda from Street Fighter EX and Vermillion from Battle Arena Toshinden 2. It was an honor to continue this art collaboration with so many awesome artists that are like myself fighting game players that love to tribute these Bosses from the last three decades of Video Game History!

Have fun visiting the following Gallery!

 

 

Abyss

Marvel vs Capcom 2

Abyss

SoulCalibur III

Amakusa

Samurai Shodown

Bilstein

Star Gladiator

Corrupted Shinnok

Mortal Kombat X

Dural

Virtua Fighter

Eyedol

Killer Instinct

Feral Chaos

FF Dissidia 012

Fernandez

Waku Waku 7

Galactus

Marvel vs Capcom 3

Garuda

Street Fighter EX

Geegus

World Heroes

Geese Howard

Fatal Fury

Gill

Street Fighter III

Goenitz

KOF’97

 

Hazama

BlazBlue CS

I-No

Guilty Gear XX

Jedah

Darkstalkers 3

Justice

Guilty Gear

Labrys

Persona 4 Arena

M.Bison

Street Fighter II

Marie

Skullgirls

Master Hand

Super Smash Bros.

Mr. Karate

Art of Fighting

(Ancient) (True) Ogre

Tekken 3

Pyron

Darkstalkers

Ramlethal

Guilty Gear Xrd -Sign-

Rugal Bernstein

King of Fighters’98

Sagat

Street Fighter

Seth

Street Fighter IV

 

Shao Kahn

Mortal Kombat 2/3/9

Sissy

Power Instinct M.

Tengu

Dead or Alive 2

 

Unknown

Tekken Tag Tournament

ν-No.13

BlazBlue CT

Vermillion

Battle Arena Toshinden 2

Wolfgang Krauser

Fatal Fury 2

 

Big thanks go to all artists that participated in this project since November 2011, and especially to those that participated in both versions of the Boss Tribute!

Logos were made by Victor Bejarano aka @CepilloCactuar

 

Also Kudos to all the Game Developers and Character Designers that were responsible for all these fighting game bosses!