Final Fantasy VII Remake Shows Off Another Classic Boss From The Original Game Stunningly Remade In HD

Final Fantasy VII Remake Shows Off Another Classic Boss From The Original Game Stunningly Remade In HD
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Part of the fun of Square Enix’s upcoming Final Fantasy VII Remake is seeing the characters we fell in love with 23 years ago remade in stunning high definition.

That is true of the party members and supporting characters, but it is also true of the various bosses you encounter throughout the game.

Square just tweeted a short video, showing off one of the classic boss fights from the original Final Fantasy VII. Check it out below.

“Look out Below,” Square Enix said on the game’s official Twitter account. “Here’s a glimpse at one more boss in Final Fantasy VII Remake! Recognize it from the original?”

Fans of the original Final Fantasy VII should have no problem identifying the flying robotic boss, but they might not know its name unless they happened to have the old strategy guide.

It was none other than the Heli Ginner, a boss from the Midgar portion of the game. This foe was level 19 and had 1,000 HP. It was weak against lightning and wind attacks, but strong against Earth. Heli Gunner was immune to Sleep, Return, Confusion, Silence, Darkness, Transform, Stop, Berserk, Poison, Paralysis, Stone, Slowly Stone, Manipulate, and Death.

In the original game, defeating this boss earned you 250 Gil and 250 EXP.

Its attacks, which could be frustrating, were the AB Cannon and Spinning Body Blow.

Heli Gunner was the second part of a two-part boss fight that occurred on the glass elevators of the Shinra Building. Immediately after defeating the previous boss, Hundred Gunner, the Heli Gunner drops into the frame and starts to fight. There is no rest and no opportunity to heal between the two battles.

What’s interesting to note is that Heli Gunner is clearly going to be encountered at a different point in the game this time around.

In the video attached to the tweet, you can see that the party facing off against Heli Gunner is Cloud, Tifa, and Barret. In the original, you faced off against the Heli Gunner as Barret, Aerith, and Red XIII.

This two-part boss fight was the first time in the entire game that you would fight without Cloud in your party.

Cloud and Tifa split off from the main party, with Cloud remaining on the Shinra Building’s roof to try and take out Rufus Shinra. Tifa remained on the 69th floor to back Cloud up.

Final Fantasy VII Remake will be released everywhere on April 10, 2020. It is an exclusive title for the PlayStation 4.