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Battletoads

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MobyRank MobyScore
NES
81
4.0
Amiga
...
3.6
Amiga CD32
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4.4

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)

Our Users Say

Platform Votes Score
Amiga 5 3.6
Amiga CD32 4 4.4
Game Gear 6 4.0
Genesis 23 3.6
NES 61 4.0
Combined MobyScore 99 3.9


The Press Says

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100
NESDragon
We usually are not fans of action games, but BattleToads is truly exceptional. If you like knocking heads, BattleToads is a game for your pad.
100
NESVideoGame
Os valentes sapos mestres nas artes marciais e em outros golpes não muito orientais, como poderosos chutes, chifradas – isso mesmo! – e socos, tem uma difícil missão: Pimple, um dos três simpáticos anfíbios, foi seqüestrado. E os malfeitores não se deram por satisfeitos, levando junto a princesa Angelica. Dark Queen, a princesa das trevas, os mantém prisioneiros em seu planeta, Gargantua.
94
NESHobby Consolas
Toda esta fantástica técnica, unida a la variedad de fases y a la altísima jugabilidad que se ve incrementada con la opción de dos jugadores, convierten a este cartucho en una obra maestra de la que no puedes privar a tu consola.
93
NESMean Machines
Combining a variety of different game styles, great graphics, a neat sense of humour and some superb, challenging and highly addictive gameplay, Battletoads is a refreshing and original game which really grabbed me. The game is brilliantly designed to allow you to get just a little bit further each time you play, and give experts the potential to hone their skills and rack up enormous amounts of bonus points. It's this aspect that kept me coming back constantly, even after I'd finished the game! Battletoads is definitely one of the best Nintendo games I've played for quite a while and shouldn't be missed under any circumstances.
92
NESTotal!! UK Magazine
Amazing-looking arcader that sets standards, break moulds and does a lot of other groovy things too. It's the best blast I've seen in a long time.
92
NESNintendo Power Magazine
This is it! We've been psyched about the Battletoads since we first heard about them! Now that Rare and Tradewest are ready to cut loose with Battletoads.
91
NESComputer and Video Games (CVG)
The story is funny, the characters are hilarious and the game itself is totally excellent. If you want a good alternative to the Turtles game, then this beats it by a mile. Probably the best beat 'em up available on the NES and certainly one of the best looking games for absolutely ages.
90
NESElectronic Gaming Monthly (EGM)
Excellent! Radical! Most triumphant! If Battletoads doesn't make you laugh at the hysterical animations, or fry your brain cells with utter amazement, you are reading the wrong mag! The amount of work that went into this game is phenomenal! This'll make up for Double Dragon.
86
NESQuebec Gamers
Il faut d'abord accepter que c'est un jeu difficile, injuste, fait pour nous donner du fil à retorde. Ensuite, avec un peu de motivation et de patience, on progresse à petit pas. Le jeu est amusant et nous donne le goût de rejouer. Dommage que le mode deux joueurs ne soit pas des plus plaisant.
85
NESNintendo Magazine System UK
With twelve big and varied levels to test your skills, Battletoads is a definite winner! Move over Turtles and make way for the new breed!
83
GenesisPower Play
Rare hat die hohe Spielbarkeit der NES-Version eins zu eins auf das Mega Drive „kopiert“. Besonders simultan mit einem menschlichen Mitspieler (der leicht zum Gegenspieler wird, wenn man sich gegenseitig verdrischt) kennt der Spaß keine Grenzen. Die abwechslungsreichen Spielstufen, die Vielseitigkeit von Rash und Zitz und nicht zuletzt leicht verrückte Gags und versteckte Warp-Zones machten das Mega Drive zum umlagerten Mittelpunkt dies Spielezimmers in der Redaktion. Trotzdem unterscheiden sich die Mega-Drive-Battletoads sich auch technisch kaum vom Original – bessere Musik und kein Geflacker sind die einzigen nennenswerten Verbesserungen. Würden die Battletoads nicht gegen die Dark Queen und ihre Alptraumgang antreten, sondern einen direkten Konkurrenzkampf gegen Konamis Turtles: The Hyperstone Heist wagen, ständen ihre Chancen gut.- Die Battletoads sind ihren Gesinnungsgenossen überlegen und gehören zur Elite der Mega-Drive-Spiele.
83
GenesisVideo Games
Ansonsten mundet das Spiel hervorragend: fetzige Musik, tadellose Technik, ansprechende Grafik und kleine Gags muntern den Spieler immer wieder auf. Battletoads ist weit mehr als ein simples Prügelspiel: Anders als die Mega-Drive-Turtles fordern die Kröten neben kräftigen Bizeps exzellentes Timing, viel Geschicklichkeit und intelligente Spielstrategien. Wer clever spielt, kommt viel weiter. Eines der besten Spiele für Segas 16-Bit-Konsole, die in letzter Zeit erschienen sind.

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83
GenesisEntertainment Weekly
Most kids will probably accept Battletoads (Tradewest, for Genesis), as a good-humored rip-off of Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles.
80
Game GearGamePro (US)
Webbed hands-down, Battletoads is a solid action/adventure cart for the Game Gear. It offers interesting characters, sharp graphics, simple gameplay and a tough, but not insurmountable challenge. Gamers who've already played the NES, Genesis or Gameboy versions won't find anything new and may want to wait for the sequel. On the other hand, Battletoads neophytes can't miss with this fun cart. Last one in the pond is a rotten egg!
75
NESThe Video Game Critic
The quirky animations are comical, and you'll even see Space Invader icons towing power-ups. Sadly, most gamers won't appreciate all that Battletoads has to offer, because the game is too [expletive] hard - even with continues! Battletoads supports two-player simultaneous action, but that doesn't make things any easier. If not for my trusty Game Genie, I don't think I would have been able to review this game. Except for the excessive difficulty, there's not much to dislike, except maybe that annoying drumbeat that plays when the game is paused. Battletoads will suck you in with its quality gameplay, only to demoralize you with its relentless difficulty. Even if you like your games hard as nails, Battletoads will beat you into submission and teach you the meaning of pain. Punk!
73
Game GearElectronic Gaming Monthly (EGM)
Hey, I think I remember this game from a couple of years ago. Will the trend of bringing older games to the portable systems ever end? Anyway, for those who thoroughly enjoyed the old Battletoads games, you know what to expect here.. This is a solid game that offers plenty of action with tons of enemies and a difficulty level sure to challenge any avid player.
70
Game GearVideo Games
Die Game-Gear-Version ist deutlich besser gelungen als die Konkurrenzkröte auf dem Game Boy. Hübsche Grafik - schon beinahe auf Mega-Drive-Niveau - jede Menge Levels und abwechslungsreiches Spieldesign sprechen für das Game-Gear-Modul.

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70
NESPower Unlimited
Ook op de Nintendo zijn de Battletoads zo speelbaar als boter. De special moves vloeien door je vingers heen, al zijn de graphics toch wel heel teleurstellend. De uitgebreide selectie aan vijanden zorgt ervoor dat het nooit eentonig wordt.
70
GenesisAll Game Guide
Fortunately, the fun still remains in all its glory as there's always something to pummel or some new pattern to memorize. Battletoads consistently delivers a fun experience, heightened even more by the two-player mode. For those not obsessed with bigger and better graphics, you'll definitely want to track this one down!
70
GenesisSega-16.com
Battletoads has a lot going for it. It's challenging, fun, and controls well. There is though a disappointing feeling of “what could have been,� as Rare had two years to fix it's fan-proclaimed “classic� into an excellent Genesis game. Instead, what we received is too similar to its NES counterpart. While the expected upgrades to the sound and graphics were made, adjustments and additions were completely overlooked. Battletoads for the Genesis thusly feels dated. And when sitting next to superior games like Streets of Rage, the game becomes less attractive. If you can find it cheap (and don't already own it for the NES) I would definitely recommend it as a purchase. It's just not worth going out of your way for.
60
NESHonestGamers
Battletoads featured beautiful visuals, a rocking soundtrack, great character design, innovative stages and even cooperative play, but none of those factors were more important in 1991 than the soul-crushing difficulty was. As you might expect, those positive qualities are a great deal less impressive now that more than two decades have passed. The unrelenting challenge might be bearable even now if it had been confined to the game’s final moments, but the developers cranked the dial up to “ridiculous” in only the third stage. The result is a generally brilliant but frequently inaccessible game that unfortunately is difficult to recommend to any but the most determined (and perhaps masochistic) of retro gamers. It’s no wonder so many people remember that pesky speed pod stage.
58
GenesisThe Video Game Critic
Battletoads is a lot less impressive on the Genesis, but arcade fans should still enjoy this wacky romp.
55
NESRandom Access
As a whole, this game has some definite good points and some DEFINITE negative aspects as well. Although some levels are absolutely delightful to play through (the first two levels are always a hoot), others will having you tearing your hair out onto the rug (resulting in unpleasant baldness) and perhaps some hardware-tossing. The difficulty level is far too high for the casual gamer; as a result, only the hardcore will find their way to the end. That's not rad.
40
NESDigital Press - Classic Video Games
Battletoads is a game that started out with great promise but ended up in the "hopper" so to speak. If you're into raucous-raising reptiles, TMNT still seems to be the best bet, Cowabunga!
33
NESThe DOS Spirit
Er du typen som ikke gir deg før du har bevist for verden at du kan, er dette et perfekt spill å skryte av at du har rundet. Vel og merke i nerdekretser. Ellers er det ganske mye annet man kan bruke tiden på, for eksempel et hvilket som helst av Zelda-spillene, Mario-serien eller noe som fenger deg – det skal ihvertfall jeg gjøre. Jeg kom til brett fem, og etter 20minutter med prøving og mest feiling på den første delen av reaksjonsevnetesten gadd jeg ikke mer. Jeg tar bare hatten av for alle de som har tålmodigheten til å overgå mine prestasjoner.
30
Amiga CD32Digital Press - Classic Video Games
The same graphical style that players found on the NES is found here... exactly. With the absence of flicker, this looks like an exact copy. The cinemas are bit more colorful, but that's it. Still, even though it's not pushing the hardware, it does have a nice style and the characters are classic. Players can choose between either sound effects or music, but never both. For some reason, I could never choose the music. The menu simply wouldn't let me (above rating reflects that). The sound effects are sparse but serviceable. It's hard to see such a classic butchered like this. Nothing has been done to upgrade the game to take advantage of the CD32's extra horsepower. The single control flaw is one of the most infuriating aspects I've ever encountered while playing a video game. Give the game some music and an extra button and you've got a carbon copy of the NES game.
22
AmigaAmiga Joker
Klares Fazit: Wer diese Kröte schlucken will, darf sich nicht wundern, wenn sie ihm wie ein Stein im Magen liegt!
22
Amiga CD32Amiga CD32 Gamer
The intro is reasonably slick, with some great Rare artwork. The game itself is certainly a challenge with twelve varied and imaginative levels. The control system is clumsy, the graphics 8-bit, the shoot-'em-up level limited and everything contributes to a huge blotch on Rare's reputation.
20
Amiga CD32Datormagazin
Det är när man ser spel som Battletoads som man börjar tvivla på speltillverkarnas mentala hälsa. Hur kan något så dåligt över huvud taget få släppas på marknanden?
19
Amiga CD32Amiga Joker
Mindscapes Kampfkröten sind in der Disk-Version (Test in dieser Ausgabe) auf Tiefschläge spezialisiert, auf CD wird die Erträglichkeitsgrenze vollends unterschritten. Mit ihrer traurigen Grafik, den lächerlich animierten Sprites und einer völlig verunglückten Spielbarkeit degradieren die Plattform-Lurche die an sich so leistungsfähige Schillerscheibe zum hoffnungslos überteuerten Frisbee. Dieser CD-Müll ist mit 19 Prozent noch gut bedient!
6
Amiga CD32Amiga Power
It's Battletoads. But on the CD32. And five pounds more expensive.