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Bad Dudes

MobyRank MobyScore
Atari ST
...
3.8
DOS
...
3.1
Amiga
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3.0
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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 "If you did not let that man join you, how about me?"
Bad Dudes ZX Spectrum Carefully jump to the next lorry because if you fall you lose a life
Bad Dudes Amiga Boss
Bad Dudes DOS In action

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

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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)

The Press Says

Just Games Retro NES Aug 27, 2006 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 80
Computer and Video Games (CVG) ZX Spectrum Jul, 1991 73 out of 100 73
Nintendo Power Magazine NES Jul, 1989 3.5 out of 5 70
Power Play Amstrad CPC Mar, 1989 66 out of 100 66
Pixel-Heroes.de Commodore 64 Aug, 2009 6 out of 10 60
Thunderbolt Games NES Jan 12, 2010 6 out of 10 60
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
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.
Information also contributed by Apogee IV and Dracula Marth.
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