Bad Dudes

Critic Score User Score
Amstrad CPC
...
4.5
Apple II
...
4.7
Zeebo
...
4.2
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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 In action
Bad Dudes NES Boss 2 shreds
Bad Dudes Amstrad CPC Boss hurt
Bad Dudes Amiga Stage 4

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

Raze NES Jan, 1991 83 out of 100 83
Game Freaks 365 NES 2005 7.6 out of 10 76
ASM (Aktueller Software Markt) Commodore 64 Mar, 1989 8 out of 12 67
Power Play Amstrad CPC Mar, 1989 66 out of 100 66
Pixel-Heroes.de ZX Spectrum Aug, 2009 6 out of 10 60
The Games Machine (UK) Atari ST Jul, 1989 50 out of 100 50
NES Player NES Nov 06, 2001 2.5 Stars2.5 Stars2.5 Stars2.5 Stars2.5 Stars 50
Computer and Video Games (CVG) NES Mar, 1991 49 out of 100 49
Power Play Amiga Aug, 1989 47 out of 100 47
Pixel-Heroes.de Amiga Aug, 2009 3 out of 10 30

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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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