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Battletoads

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Released
Platforms
MobyRank MobyScore
Amiga
...
3.6
Game Gear
...
4.0
NES
81
4.0
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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 NES Beginning Mission screen
Battletoads NES The Arctic Caverns, level 4, comprise the obligatory platformer ice level, but done exceptionally well-- this is a malicious snowman
Battletoads Genesis Dark Character
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 (917)

The Press Says

Consoles Plus Genesis Jun, 1993 94 out of 100 94
Nintendo Power Magazine NES Jun, 1991 4.6 out of 5 92
Electronic Gaming Monthly (EGM) NES Jun, 1991 9 out of 10 90
Video Games Genesis May, 1993 83 out of 100 83
Power Unlimited NES Sep, 1993 7 out of 10 70
Video Games Game Gear Jun, 1993 70 out of 100 70
Random Access NES 2005 5.5 out of 10 55
Digital Press - Classic Video Games NES Dec 10, 2003 4 out of 10 40
Digital Press - Classic Video Games Amiga CD32 Sep 25, 2005 3 out of 10 30
Amiga Joker Amiga CD32 Jul, 1994 19 out of 100 19

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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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