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The three battletoads Zitz, Rash and Pimple are in Tibet to witness the presentation of the Psicone Gamescape, a virtual reality machine. All of a sudden a monster jumps out of the gameworld, captures both the Psicone CEO's daughter & Zitz and takes them back into the Gamescape. Of course Rash and Pimple will have to enter the Gamescape and rescue them.

Battletoads in Battlemaniacs is another game in the Battletoads series by Rare. Much like its predecessor, it blends fighting game elements (in the style of Double Dragon) with other kinds of gameplay, like racing levels, "snake riding" levels and such. There are some bonus levels between some of the regular ones, where the player can collect extra lives.

Buddies can team up and defeat the opposition together in the two coop-modes available. In mode A, players can hit each other while in mode B, they can't.


Battletoads in Battlemaniacs SNES Squaring off with the Dark Queen
Battletoads in Battlemaniacs SNES Japanese Title Screen
Battletoads in Battlemaniacs SEGA Master System Level one boss.
Battletoads in Battlemaniacs SNES Dodging the rat cannons

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Alternate Titles

  • "Battlemaniacs" -- Sega Master System Title
  • "バトルトード イン バトルマニアック" -- Japanese spelling

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The battletoads series goes to the wrong direction SNES Bregalad (963)
A masochistic exercise SNES GTramp (59154)

Critic Reviews

GamePro (US) SNES Jul, 1993 4.5 out of 5 90
Electronic Gaming Monthly (EGM) SNES Aug, 1993 33 out of 40 82
Play Time SNES Oct, 1993 75 out of 100 75
Video Games SNES Aug, 1993 73 out of 100 73
Sega Power SEGA Master System Jul, 1994 72 out of 100 72
Power Play SNES Sep, 1993 70 out of 100 70
Total!! UK Magazine SNES Oct, 1993 68 out of 100 68
1UP! SNES Oct 09, 2009 64 out of 100 64
Total! (Germany) SNES Sep, 1993 3 out of 6 60
Mean Machines SEGA Master System Jun, 1994 54 out of 100 54


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In the ending cutscene, after the player defeats the Dark Queen, she says: "What strength! But don't forget there are many tyrants like me all over the world!", a reference to the message in Capcom's Street Fighter when one defeated opponent says: "What strength! But don't forget that there are many guys like you all over the world!"

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