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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.

Screenshots

Battletoads NES Fighting the level 1 boss.
Battletoads NES Face sharks, piranhas, and the most deadly of aquatic adversaries, the rubber ducky!
Battletoads NES Terra Tubes, level 9-- more public utility action, this time in the sewer
Battletoads NES Title screen.

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 (18029) 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

Hobby Consolas Feb, 1993 94 out of 100 94
Mean Machines Apr, 1992 93 out of 100 93
Total!! UK Magazine Nov, 1992 92 out of 100 92
Nintendo Power Magazine Jun, 1991 4.6 out of 5 92
Electronic Gaming Monthly (EGM) Jun, 1991 36 out of 40 90
Play Time Jul, 1992 88 out of 100 88
Nintendo Magazine System UK Oct, 1992 85 out of 100 85
The Video Game Critic Jul 01, 2007 B 75
Power Unlimited Sep, 1993 7 out of 10 70
Random Access 2005 5.5 out of 10 55

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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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Kartanym (10738) added Battletoads (NES) on Oct 13, 2002
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