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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 13 levels (five of which are missing from the Game Boy port). 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.


Battletoads NES Story unfolds between levels
Battletoads NES Much of Surf City, level 5, is on a surf board down a river-- dodge the whirlpools and mines
Battletoads NES The Intruder Excluder, level 8, is where you make your way up some sort of power plant
Battletoads NES At the top of the tower

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Alternate Titles

  • "Battletoads in Ragnarok's World" -- Game Boy title
  • "バトルトード" -- Japanese spelling

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User Reviews

Perhaps the ultimate challenge for the NES Multimedia Mike (18028) 5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars
So difficult! ashley clifford (3) 3.25 Stars3.25 Stars3.25 Stars3.25 Stars3.25 Stars
A tough NES game Scott G (728) 4.25 Stars4.25 Stars4.25 Stars4.25 Stars4.25 Stars
A funny, weird, aggravating, and quite difficult game Feem (45) 4.75 Stars4.75 Stars4.75 Stars4.75 Stars4.75 Stars
The hardest game of all time? Patrick Connors (4) unrated
Impossiblest game ever Bregalad (938) 3.75 Stars3.75 Stars3.75 Stars3.75 Stars3.75 Stars
Bad design, nothing more. Katharian Berg (19) 1.25 Stars1.25 Stars1.25 Stars1.25 Stars1.25 Stars

Critic Reviews

VideoGame Aug, 1991 5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars 100
Hobby Consolas Feb, 1993 94 out of 100 94
Mean Machines Apr, 1992 93 out of 100 93
Play Time Jul, 1992 88 out of 100 88
Video Games Jun, 1992 86 out of 100 86
Quebec Gamers May 29, 2007 8.6 out of 10 86
Nintendo Magazine System UK Oct, 1992 85 out of 100 85
The Video Game Critic Jul 01, 2007 B 75
HonestGamers Mar 09, 2013 6 out of 10 60
Random Access 2005 5.5 out of 10 55


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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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Kartanym (10726) added Battletoads (NES) on Oct 13, 2002
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