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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 DOS Killed on a truck! (CGA)
Bad Dudes Arcade Stage Two on top of a truck.
Bad Dudes Commodore 64 Boss
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

Computer and Video Games (CVG) Amstrad CPC Mar, 1989 69 out of 100 69
Pixel-Heroes.de Commodore 64 Aug, 2009 6 out of 10 60
Pixel-Heroes.de ZX Spectrum Aug, 2009 6 out of 10 60
Commodore User Arcade Jul, 1988 5 out of 10 50
Electronic Gaming Monthly (EGM) NES Nov, 1989 20 out of 40 50
Computer and Video Games (CVG) NES Mar, 1991 49 out of 100 49
Questicle.net NES Jan, 2011 C- 42
Ultimate Nintendo: Guide to the NES Library NES 2016 2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars 40
Pixel-Heroes.de Amiga Aug, 2009 3 out of 10 30
Computer Gaming World (CGW) DOS May, 1989 Unscored Unscored

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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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