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Description

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.

Screenshots

Bad Dudes Amstrad CPC Boss
Bad Dudes ZX Spectrum Options
Bad Dudes Atari ST Got a high score!
Bad Dudes Commodore 64 Boss

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Alternate Titles

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

Critic Reviews

Just Games Retro NES Aug 27, 2006 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 80
Nintendo Power Magazine NES Jul, 1989 3.5 out of 5 70
Power Play Amstrad CPC Mar, 1989 66 out of 100 66
Pixel-Heroes.de Commodore 64 Aug, 2009 6 out of 10 60
Crash! ZX Spectrum Mar, 1988 5 out of 10 50
The Games Machine (UK) Atari ST Jul, 1989 50 out of 100 50
NES Player NES Nov 06, 2001 2.5 Stars2.5 Stars2.5 Stars2.5 Stars2.5 Stars 50
All Game Guide Arcade 1998 2.5 Stars2.5 Stars2.5 Stars2.5 Stars2.5 Stars 50
Computer and Video Games (CVG) NES Mar, 1991 49 out of 100 49
Pixel-Heroes.de Amiga Aug, 2009 3 out of 10 30

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Trivia

President

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

References

  • 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.

Amstrad CPC versions

There were two versions of the game released: for CPC464 and CPC6128. The latter featured additional speech samples and while running from tape the game was loaded in one go.

Awards

  • Electronic Gaming Monthly
    • December 1989 (Issue 5) - Wimpiest Hostage in a Video Game (President Bush)
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