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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 ZX Spectrum Loading Screen
Bad Dudes Commodore 64 Boss Killed
Bad Dudes Amstrad CPC Stage 1
Bad Dudes ZX Spectrum The second level sees you on top of moving lorries

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) Commodore 64 May, 1989 860 out of 1000 86
Raze NES Jan, 1991 83 out of 100 83
Just Games Retro NES Aug 27, 2006 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 80
Nintendo Power Magazine NES Jul, 1989 3.5 out of 5 70
Computer and Video Games (CVG) Amstrad CPC Mar, 1989 69 out of 100 69
The Games Machine (UK) Amstrad CPC Apr, 1989 63 out of 100 63
Commodore Format Commodore 64 Jun, 1991 55 out of 100 55
The Games Machine (UK) Commodore 64 Apr, 1989 47 out of 100 47
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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