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Battletoads (NES)

Battletoads Screenshots

NES version

Battletoads NES Title screen.

Title screen.

Battletoads NES Japan Title screen

Japan Title screen

Battletoads NES Beginning Mission screen

Beginning Mission screen

Battletoads NES Impressive drawing (consider it's NES)

Impressive drawing (consider it's NES)

Battletoads NES Story unfolds between levels

Story unfolds between levels

Battletoads NES Toad freaks when he sees giant robot.

Toad freaks when he sees giant robot.

Battletoads NES Fighting the level 1 boss.

Fighting the level 1 boss.

Battletoads NES Toads swings about on a rope.

Toads swings about on a rope.

Battletoads NES Whatever that's supposed to be!?

Whatever that's supposed to be!?

Battletoads NES Didn't quite make it.

Didn't quite make it.

Battletoads NES Turbo Tunnel, level 3-- space invaders come to take away your power bars; stop them before they succeed

Turbo Tunnel, level 3-- space invaders come to take away your power bars; stop them before they succeed

Battletoads NES Much of the Turbo Tunnel consists of racing through on a turbo bike and dodging obstacles

Much of the Turbo Tunnel consists of racing through on a turbo bike and dodging obstacles

Battletoads NES The Arctic Caverns, level 4, comprise the obligatory platformer ice level, but done exceptionally well-- this is a malicious snowman

The Arctic Caverns, level 4, comprise the obligatory platformer ice level, but done exceptionally well-- this is a malicious snowman

Battletoads NES Reduce a snowman into a pile of snowballs for your own offensive use

Reduce a snowman into a pile of snowballs for your own offensive use

Battletoads NES Much of Surf City, level 5, is on a surf board down a river-- dodge the whirlpools and mines

Much of Surf City, level 5, is on a surf board down a river-- dodge the whirlpools and mines

Battletoads NES Halfway (that's right-- halfway) through level 5 is a miniboss

Halfway (that's right-- halfway) through level 5 is a miniboss

Battletoads NES After the miniboss, surf's up again

After the miniboss, surf's up again

Battletoads NES Karnath's Lair, level 6-- negotiating the snakes

Karnath's Lair, level 6-- negotiating the snakes

Battletoads NES The snake level-- one of the toughest levels of any video game ever

The snake level-- one of the toughest levels of any video game ever

Battletoads NES Volkmire's Inferno, level 7, starts out with a nice crystalline background

Volkmire's Inferno, level 7, starts out with a nice crystalline background

Battletoads NES And quickly turns into the fire realm where you pilot a jet through deadly fireballs and firewalls

And quickly turns into the fire realm where you pilot a jet through deadly fireballs and firewalls

Battletoads NES The Intruder Excluder, level 8, is where you make your way up some sort of power plant

The Intruder Excluder, level 8, is where you make your way up some sort of power plant

Battletoads NES At the top of the plant is another mini-boss

At the top of the plant is another mini-boss

Battletoads NES Terra Tubes, level 9-- more public utility action, this time in the sewer

Terra Tubes, level 9-- more public utility action, this time in the sewer

Battletoads NES Face sharks, piranhas, and the most deadly of aquatic adversaries, the rubber ducky!

Face sharks, piranhas, and the most deadly of aquatic adversaries, the rubber ducky!

Battletoads NES Rat Race, level 10 is a long drop down another tube, all the while being pursued by a homicidal rodent whom you will confront at the bottom

Rat Race, level 10 is a long drop down another tube, all the while being pursued by a homicidal rodent whom you will confront at the bottom

Battletoads NES Clinger Winger, level 11, puts you on a jet unicycle as you race to outrun a deadly spiral wheel-- that you get to fight anyway at the end of the level

Clinger Winger, level 11, puts you on a jet unicycle as you race to outrun a deadly spiral wheel-- that you get to fight anyway at the end of the level

Battletoads NES The Revolution (level 12) is where you journey to the top of a tall cylindrical tower; hang on tight or this windbag will blow you off the edge

The Revolution (level 12) is where you journey to the top of a tall cylindrical tower; hang on tight or this windbag will blow you off the edge

Battletoads NES At the top of the tower

At the top of the tower