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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 "What's the matter? You exhausted from all that fighting?"
Bad Dudes DOS Fighting enemy ninjas (CGA)
Bad Dudes Commodore 64 Stage 4
Bad Dudes Amiga Credits

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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

ACE (Advanced Computer Entertainment) Amstrad CPC Mar, 1989 856 out of 1000 86
Just Games Retro NES Aug 27, 2006 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 80
Computer and Video Games (CVG) Amstrad CPC Mar, 1989 69 out of 100 69
Commodore Format Commodore 64 Jun, 1991 55 out of 100 55
The Games Machine (UK) Atari ST Jul, 1989 50 out of 100 50
Commodore User Arcade Jul, 1988 5 out of 10 50
NES Player NES Nov 06, 2001 2.5 Stars2.5 Stars2.5 Stars2.5 Stars2.5 Stars 50
The Games Machine (UK) Commodore 64 Apr, 1989 47 out of 100 47
Mean Machines NES Feb, 1991 39 out of 100 39
Computer Gaming World (CGW) Apple II 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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