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Bad Dudes

MobyRank MobyScore
NES
57
3.3
Zeebo
...
4.5
ZX Spectrum
...
4.1
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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 Atari ST Level 2. Truck levels are popular in these kind of games.
Bad Dudes Atari ST Game over
Bad Dudes Amiga Boss
Bad Dudes NES On a truck

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)

The Press Says

ACE (Advanced Computer Entertainment) Commodore 64 May, 1989 860 out of 1000 86
Just Games Retro NES Aug 27, 2006 84 out of 100 84
Game Freaks 365 NES 2005 7.6 out of 10 76
Nintendo Power Magazine NES Jul, 1989 3.5 out of 5 70
Thunderbolt Games NES Jan 12, 2010 6 out of 10 60
Pixel-Heroes.de ZX Spectrum Aug, 2009 6 out of 10 60
Pixel-Heroes.de Commodore 64 Aug, 2009 6 out of 10 60
Electronic Gaming Monthly (EGM) NES Nov, 1989 5 out of 10 50
NES Player NES Nov 06, 2001 2.5 Stars2.5 Stars2.5 Stars2.5 Stars2.5 Stars 50
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.
Information also contributed by Apogee IV and Dracula Marth.
Contributed to by PCGamer77 (3028), chirinea (33100), KnockStump (974), Martin Smith (63198), LepricahnsGold (68156), *Katakis* (37493) and SebastianLi (46)