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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 Zeebo A cliché in beat'em ups, the first boss comes back in a different palette.
Bad Dudes Atari ST Lots of enemies
Bad Dudes ZX Spectrum Ninjas are quick
Bad Dudes Amstrad CPC 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

Raze NES Jan, 1991 83 out of 100 83
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
The Games Machine (UK) Amstrad CPC Apr, 1989 63 out of 100 63
Commodore Format Commodore 64 Jun, 1991 55 out of 100 55
Commodore User Arcade Jul, 1988 5 out of 10 50
Crash! ZX Spectrum Mar, 1988 5 out of 10 50
Computer and Video Games (CVG) NES Mar, 1991 49 out of 100 49
Mean Machines NES Feb, 1991 39 out of 100 39
The Video Game Critic NES Jan 01, 2001 D 25

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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)
Information also contributed by Apogee IV and Dracula Marth.
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