Bad Dudes (Zeebo)

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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 Zeebo Another tradition in beat'em ups, now it is time to revisit all stage bosses. After beating Karnov again you'll face the boss from the second stage in order to take the elevator.
Bad Dudes Zeebo After beating the previous bosses, here comes the stage 7 boss.
Bad Dudes Zeebo Stage 5, on a train. Avoiding being hit by a shuriken as a ninja appears in front of me from a smoke cloud.
Bad Dudes Zeebo The third boss splits himself in 8 clones to fight you. You must defeat all 8 to deal damage to his real self.

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 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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chirinea (35568) added Bad Dudes (Zeebo) on Jul 27, 2010
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