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Bad Dudes

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Bad Dudes is a six-level action game originating in the arcades. The gameplay involving beating a succession of guys to complete the level, then an end-of-level bad guy. The action takes place on two different levels of the screen, which can be jumped across or navigated using ladders. Moves such as punches and kicks are on offer. The control method makes jumping sideways quite tricky.


Bad Dudes NES On a truck
Bad Dudes MSX Title screen and main menu
Bad Dudes ZX Spectrum Carefully jump to the next lorry because if you fall you lose a life
Bad Dudes Amiga Title

Alternate Titles

  • "Dragon-Ninja" -- MSX/ZX Spectrum in-game title
  • "Dragon Ninja" -- Japanese Famicom title
  • "DragonNinja" -- Alternate title
  • "Bad Dudes Vs Dragon Ninja" -- European NES title
  • "Bad Dudes vs. Dragon Ninja" -- Arcade title

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User Reviews

Nostalgia DOS Robert C (7)
I'm BAD! Infact This is so Bad that it's GOOD! NES Mr. Huh (112)

The Press Says

ACE (Advanced Computer Entertainment) Commodore 64 May, 1989 860 out of 1000 86
Computer and Video Games (CVG) Commodore 64 Jul, 1991 86 out of 100 86
Just Games Retro NES Aug 27, 2006 84 out of 100 84
Computer and Video Games (CVG) ZX Spectrum Jul, 1991 73 out of 100 73
Power Play Amstrad CPC Mar, 1989 66 out of 100 66 ZX Spectrum Aug, 2009 6 out of 10 60 Commodore 64 Aug, 2009 6 out of 10 60
Computer and Video Games (CVG) NES Mar, 1991 49 out of 100 49
Mean Machines NES Feb, 1991 39 out of 100 39 Amiga Aug, 2009 3 out of 10 30


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The NES port of the game changed "President Ronnie" to simply "the President," possibly due to Nintendo's censorship protocol which restricted political content.


  • The guy that does the two sentence mission looks an awful lot like Duke Nukem doesn't he?
  • The first boss is actually Karnov, who was one of Data East's most popular characters.
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