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Battletoads

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Platforms
MobyRank MobyScore
Genesis
77
3.6
NES
81
4.0
Amiga CD32
...
4.4
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Description

The Dark Queen has attacked and kidnapped (toadnapped?) your best buddy. To make matters worse, she nabbed the best looking girl around! So, what will you do? Cry? Whimper? Hide? Call the Starcops? NO! Cause you're a Battletoad! Battletoads don't cry, hide or call for help! And they certainly don't whimper! They get MAD then they get EVEN! So grab your blaster, hop on the Toadster and go get 'em!

You will control a battletoad through various levels. Some are side-scrolling beat-em-ups, other are vertical drops down a shaft, fighting as you go, others have you riding a rocket or surfboard, shooting or avoiding enemies. At the end of each area, there is a boss. In some areas, about half-way through, you may have a mini-boss.

Screenshots

Battletoads Genesis Dragon & Fire
Battletoads Genesis Boss battle. Grasp a ball and throw it at the aim
Battletoads Genesis Fighting a robot
Battletoads Amiga Flying through lasers can be hazardous to your health

Alternate Titles

  • "バトルトード" -- Japanese spelling

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User Reviews

Perhaps the ultimate challenge for the NES NES Multimedia Mike (17464)
So difficult! NES ashley clifford (3)
A tough NES game NES Scott G (731)
A funny, weird, aggravating, and quite difficult game NES Feem (45)
The hardest game of all time? NES Patrick Connors (4)
Bad design, nothing more. NES Katharian Berg (19)
Impossiblest game ever NES Bregalad (916)

The Press Says

Computer and Video Games (CVG) NES Apr, 1992 91 out of 100 91
Electronic Gaming Monthly (EGM) NES Jun, 1991 9 out of 10 90
Quebec Gamers NES May 29, 2007 8.6 out of 10 86
Entertainment Weekly Genesis Apr 02, 1993 B+ 83
Sega-16.com Genesis Dec 07, 2006 7 out of 10 70
Power Unlimited NES Sep, 1993 7 out of 10 70
Video Games Game Gear Jun, 1993 70 out of 100 70
The Video Game Critic Genesis Oct 02, 2010 C+ 58
Digital Press - Classic Video Games NES Dec 10, 2003 4 out of 10 40
Amiga Power Amiga CD32 Oct, 1994 6 out of 100 6

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Trivia

Music

On level 9 (Terra Tubes), you'll hear the same music as level 5 (Surf City) in the NES version, but you'll hear the same music as level 8 (Intruder Excluder) in the Genesis version. It's the only place where the musics doesn't match between the various versions.

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