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Exactly what the name implies. Games in which the music for the final boss is either the game's main themesong, an alternate rendition thereof, or in any case has the same general melody. Feel free to mention any others you know about in the comments, or shoot me a message.

Game Song When
Sonic Adventure 2 (2001) The themesong "Live And Learn" Whole final boss of Last Story, Final Hazard
Super Robot Wars A (2001) The themesong "Chaos" Second part of the final boss, Vindel Mauser.
Metal Gear Solid 3: Snake Eater (2004) The themesong "Snake Eater" During the final battle against The Boss, after the countdown timer reaches the length of the themesong "Snake Eater"
Super Robot Wars MX (2004) The themesong "Victory" Second part of the final boss, Medius Locus.
Shadow the Hedgehog (2005) The themesong "I Am... All of Me" Whole final boss of Last Story, Black Doom
Super Robot Alpha 3 (2005) The instrumental version of the themesong "Gong ver.Alpha 3" Second part of the final boss, Keisar Ephes.
Megamari (2006) The title screen music Each phase of the final boss with Patchouli's various robots
Sonic the Hedgehog (2006) An orchestral-and-electric-guitar version of the themesong "His World" Last phase of the final boss of Last Story, Solaris's true form
Sonic and the Secret Rings (2007) The themesong "Seven Rings In Hand" Whole final boss, Alf Layla wa-Layla
Super Smash Bros. Brawl (2008) A remix of the main theme. The Final Destination music.
Sonic Unleashed (2008) An orchestral-and-electric-guitar version of the themesong "Endless Possibility" Last phase of the final boss, Perfect Dark Gaia
BlazBlue: Calamity Trigger (console version, 2009) The console themesong, "Ao Iconoclast" Last battle in True Story, Ragna vs. Nu-13
Sonic Colors (2010) An orchestral-and-electric-guitar version of the themesong "Reach for the Stars" Final phase/attack of the final boss, Nega-Wisp Armor
A more direct Nintendo DS version of the themesong "Reach for the Stars" Secret boss (DS version only), Nega Mother Wisp
Super Smash Bros Wii U/3DS (2014) Various remixes of the game's main theme. The first final boss, Master Hand and Crazy Hand
The true final boss, Master Core
A separate song for Final Destination itself
Undertale (2015) "Hopes and Dreams" and "SAVE the World", two different remixes of the opening and menu music. Respectively, the two phases of the final boss of the Pacifist Route, Asriel Dreemurr.
Kirby: Planet Robobot (2016) A remix of the title music and main theme. The last main phase of the final boss, Star Dream

Honorable Mentions

Either it's not actually the game's main theme, it's based primarily on a different version of the game's main theme, or it's not quite the final boss yet, but it's close enough to bring up here.

Also includes cases where the game's themesong is merely used for the first of multiple phases of the final boss (i.e. Sonic Adventure 1, Barkley: Shut Up and Jam Gaiden), when it's more the theme of the series itself than the game itself, or if the sequence containing the theme isn't an actual fight.

Game Song When
Super Castlevania 4 (1991) "Theme of Simon," the first stage music. Last phase of the final boss, Dracula.
Final Fantasy IV (1991) "Prologue," the themesong of the whole series Used for the cutscene and "first phase" of the final battle against Zeromus, before actual combat begins.
Sonic Adventure (1998) The themesong "Open Your Heart" First half of the final boss of Last Story, Perfect Chaos
Shin Megami Tensei: Persona 3 (2006) "The Battle for Everyone's Souls", a rock-plus-orchestral-instrumentation version of "The Poem for Everyone's Souls", a recurring theme from throughout the series Main portion of the final boss, Nyx Avatar
"Burn My Dread -Last Battle-", which doesn't really sound like the game's main theme (also called "Burn My Dread") apart from some reused vocals, but whatever. Ending phase of the final boss, which isn't really a battle
Barkley, Shut Up and Jam: Gaiden (2008) The title screen music The first phase of the final boss, Shadow Barkley
Shin Megami Tensei: Persona 4 (2008) Contains strains from "I'll Face Myself" before switching to an orchestral-and-electric-guitar version of the battle theme "Reach Out For The Truth", both of which are central to the game's ... themes. Whole true final boss, Izanami
Mass Effect 2 (2010) The game's title screen music. An extended version is used in the final mission, and another version is used in the first phase of the final boss.
Metal Gear Solid: Peace Walker (2010) The game's title screen music. The battle against Peace Walker
"Koi no Yokushiryoku", a song used in the promotional videos The whole final boss against Paz piloting Metal Gear ZEKE
Phantasy Star Online 2 (2012) Various remixes of the last two minutes or so of the themesong, "The Whole New World" Each episode effectively has a "final boss" in the form of Emergency Missions: Dark Falz Elder in episode 1, Dark Falz Loser in Episode 2, and Magatsu Sai and Profound Darkness in Episode 3; each one has it's own "Whole New World" remix when the boss is at low health.
Fire Emblem: Awakening (2012) "Id (Purpose)", a remix of the Avatar's theme, "Id (Serenity)." Also contains bits of the main theme of the game (and series). Final Chapter map, battle against Grima, and enemy theme.
Kirby: Triple Deluxe (2014) Various bits of other melodies in the game and the series, including parts of the game's main theme (which doesn't appear in full until the closing credits). The final phase of the final battle against Queen Sectonia
Copy Kitty (2017) "Tangerine Tenacity", a remix of Boki Lamira's theme "Tangerine Tachyon." The second phase (out of three) of the final boss, Supreme Thremnat
Touhou Luna Nights (2019) A remix of "Night of Nights" by COOL&CREATE, which is in turn a remix of Sakuya's themes "Luna Clock: Luna Dial" (part of which is used as the title theme) and "Flowering Night" The last phase of the final boss, Flandre Scarlet

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Dizzy H. Muffin

Got a new one on order.

... I'm gonna add dealing with this to next years calendar, for Zod's sake ...

Spirit Tsunami

Didn't Brawl do this too?

Dizzy H. Muffin

Added Undertale.

Dizzy H. Muffin

Added Kirby: Triple Deluxe to Honorable Mentions, added Brawl, and rearranged things to be a bit more consistent.

Dizzy H. Muffin

It's late, but I added Copy Kitty to Honorable Mentions.

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