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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 Commodore 64 Boss Killed
Bad Dudes Amiga Stage 2
Bad Dudes Amiga Boss
Bad Dudes Zeebo An extra-time power-up. The train wagon brings a reference to another Data East Soviet hero: <moby game="Chelnov: Atomic Runner">Chelnov</moby>.

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) Commodore 64 Jul, 1991 86 out of 100 86
Computer and Video Games (CVG) ZX Spectrum Jul, 1991 73 out of 100 73
Computer and Video Games (CVG) Amstrad CPC Mar, 1989 69 out of 100 69
Power Play Amstrad CPC Mar, 1989 66 out of 100 66
The Games Machine (UK) Amstrad CPC Apr, 1989 63 out of 100 63
Commodore Format Commodore 64 Jun, 1991 55 out of 100 55
Commodore User Arcade Jul, 1988 5 out of 10 50
Computer and Video Games (CVG) NES Mar, 1991 49 out of 100 49
Mean Machines NES Feb, 1991 39 out of 100 39
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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