In Polygon’s No More Heroes 3 boss battle guide, we’ll show you how to defeat Velvet Chair Girl and her companion Ohma. We’ll demystify each phase of this musical chairs battle by explaining the boss’s attacks, showing you how to avoid taking damage, and sharing general tips, tricks, and strategies.
Velvet Chair Girl
In the first phase of the Velvet Chair Girl boss battle in No More Heroes 3, you have to play musical chairs. Seriously.
Move to the beat of the music by following the button prompts, the music, and the metronome displayed on the screen. Keep hitting the buttons on time until the music stops. Each time you hit the button to the beat, you get a speed boost to your movement. If you hit the wrong button or miss a prompt, you stumble.
When the music ends, dash to the chairs in the center of the stage. The more you get a speed boost, the easier it is to grab yourself a seat. The opposite is also true: The more you stumble, the harder grabbing a seat becomes.
As you play along to the music, keep an eye on the purple cursor that pinpoints your location so you know what direction to press when the music stops.
This game goes on for three rounds, with each stage adding more buttons to press. Those who fail to find a seat when the music ends get turned into cartoon monsters and die. Keep going until only you and Velvet Chair Girl are left.
The final round is between you and Velvet Chair Girl. Defeat her in musical chairs.
After defeating No More Heroes 3’s Velvet Chair Girl in musical chairs, her companion Ohma grows in size. Now it’s time for a more traditional battle.
Ohma’s laser attack is a one-hit kill so avoid it at all costs. Get hit, and you turn into a cartoon monster and lose the battle. Lock onto Ohma and run circles around it to avoid getting blasted.
The boss monster first does a series of short blasts you have to dodge, followed by a much longer beam. When it does its prolonged attack, run around its back to take a few hits. If you use Death Slow, you can increase the time it takes for Ohma to turn around, allowing you to hit it even more. You can also cast Death Rain to add some passive damage on the boss.
The more you attack Ohma, the smaller it gets. When it’s on the last half of its life bar, it flies into the air and blasts its laser down on you in a circular pattern. Stay ahead of the laser as it spins around the arena. You can also try getting under Ohma as it shoots the laser, but it’s a riskier way of dodging this attack.