Oct 25, 2014
Let's address the glaring inaccuracy first: Bundt isn't even a Bundt cake. While we're at it, he also appears to be alive, has a face and can fire a series of razor-like snowflakes. But more importantly, Bundt personifies the tone of Square's brief dalliance in the Mario canon: an idiosyncratic creation rich in humour that bridges the Nintendo's licensed characters with Square's design sensibilities. The boss battle itself is rather elementary. You fight against a pair of French chef stereotypes who slowly begin to realise that the cake they're protecting is moving, running away when it springs to life. Then you fight the three-tiered wedding cake until all that's left is its base sponge. While it's not the most challenging or technical encounter, the unusual, charismatic nature of the boss battle and Bundt's unique design make it one of the most memorable in the history of Mario adversaries.