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  • Tennis Boss
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  • Alright, this is it. You're facing the boss, and it's a big one. He's charging up an energy attack, just getting ready to launch it at you. What do you do? Do you dodge out of the way? Block with your shield? Scream like a little girl? Sometimes, the boss will let out a different energy attack that can't be deflected. If you hit that projectile, it'll probably explode and you'll be damaged. Incidentally, it doesn't really count as Playing Tennis if the boss's light-based energy projectiles are simply reflecting off your Mirror Shield - reflecting the attack must require timing and reflexes.
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  • Alright, this is it. You're facing the boss, and it's a big one. He's charging up an energy attack, just getting ready to launch it at you. What do you do? Do you dodge out of the way? Block with your shield? Scream like a little girl? Nope. Swing, batta batta, swing! That's right, smack that ball of destruction right back towards the boss! If you're lucky, he won't be ready for it, and it'll hit him, leaving him open for a few good whacks with your sword/weapon of choice. If you're not, he'll hit it back and the game is on. For the extra-challenging variety, the ball will speed up each time you do this, so that eventually, you're furiously mashing the button to attack again and again and hoping that the boss misses before you do. Sometimes, the boss will let out a different energy attack that can't be deflected. If you hit that projectile, it'll probably explode and you'll be damaged. Incidentally, it doesn't really count as Playing Tennis if the boss's light-based energy projectiles are simply reflecting off your Mirror Shield - reflecting the attack must require timing and reflexes. It also should be noted that the first time you encounter this trope, you usually have no idea what to do. It's really one of those things that only makes sense in video games. Why the boss feels the need to use the one attack that can damage itself at all is unknown. See also Hoist by His Own Petard, Puzzle Boss. For when you're literally playing tennis with the boss, see Go-Karting with Bowser. Examples of Tennis Boss include: