What do you think are the nastiest/coolest video game baddies?
No bosses please - only the kind of regular baddies that you encounter fairly frequently.
And just to get things going, here are some of my favourites...
#1 Koopa Troopas
They have to be the most brilliantly designed baddies ever. I just love all the different varieties (esp. the ParaTroopas).
#2 Chrysalids (X-Com)
Obviously based on Xenomorphs, these critters are very cool and very nasty. They're fast, tough, and worst of all - they can turn your troops (and innocent civilians) into Zombies. What's more, you shoot the zombie, and another Chrysalid will burst out from inside it!
#3 Porcupine(?) (Mole Mania)
The baddies in Mole Mania are usually little more than an inconvenience - as long as you stay underground they can't hurt you. That's until you meet these little guys... They can get you above or below ground, and force you to completely re-think the way you play.
Chrysalids/Tentaculats are scarier than any of X-Com's bosses.
Other favorite is the Silent Hill Pyramid Head.
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