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Bad Dudes (Commodore 64)

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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.


Bad Dudes Commodore 64 Boss
Bad Dudes Commodore 64 Boss Hurt
Bad Dudes Commodore 64 Boss
Bad Dudes Commodore 64 Boss Hurt

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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The Press Says

Computer and Video Games (CVG) Jul, 1991 86 out of 100 86
ACE (Advanced Computer Entertainment) May, 1989 860 out of 1000 86 Aug, 2009 6 out of 10 60
The Games Machine (UK) Apr, 1989 47 out of 100 47


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The NES port of the game changed "President Ronnie" to simply "the President," possibly due to Nintendo's censorship protocol which restricted political content.


  • 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.


  • Electronic Gaming Monthly
    • December 1989 (Issue 5) - Wimpiest Hostage in a Video Game (President Bush)
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*Katakis* (37823) added Bad Dudes (Commodore 64) on Apr 15, 2004
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