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Bad Dudes

Critic Score User Score
MSX
...
4.7
Atari ST
...
4.0
Commodore 64
67
4.5
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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 Amiga Stage 2
Bad Dudes Amstrad CPC Stage 6
Bad Dudes Atari ST Level one complete!
Bad Dudes Amiga Hey you, get up! you have a mission to complete

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

Part of the Following Groups

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) Commodore 64 Jul, 1991 86 out of 100 86
ACE (Advanced Computer Entertainment) Amstrad CPC Mar, 1989 856 out of 1000 86
ACE (Advanced Computer Entertainment) Commodore 64 May, 1989 860 out of 1000 86
Game Freaks 365 NES 2005 7.6 out of 10 76
ASM (Aktueller Software Markt) Commodore 64 Mar, 1989 8 out of 12 67
The Games Machine (UK) Atari ST Jul, 1989 50 out of 100 50
Electronic Gaming Monthly (EGM) NES Nov, 1989 20 out of 40 50
The Games Machine (UK) Commodore 64 Apr, 1989 47 out of 100 47
Power Play Amiga Aug, 1989 47 out of 100 47
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.

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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