Between the “you have good taste” comments I received about it, I began to realize with guilt that the medley didn’t quite capture my taste, since I was arranging it for someone else. I started to wonder what I’d put in my own boss battle medley, were I arranging one as a gift to myself. After coming up with a list of songs, I’ve decided that the end result would sound... interesting. Even awful. Or maybe amazingly epic. It’s hard to tell.
I’d open with “The Extreme” from Final Fantasy VIII, using the introductory section between 0:19-1:40. I also like the sound of 3:16-3:48.
I’d want to play something crazy, like “Danger” from Secret of Mana.
Or the lick at 0:44 from “Meridian Dance.”
Somewhere in the medley, I’d try to squeeze in the “Decisive Battle” from FFX, as featured in the Piano Collections.
I’d also include several boss battles that were definitely not meant to be played on the piano.
“Dark Beast Ganon” from Zelda: Twilight Princess.
“VS Altair (Part 2)” from Bomberman 64.
“Master Hand” from the original Super Smash Brothers.
“Smithy Battle (Part 2)” from Super Mario RPG.
Some medley that would be, huh?