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Bad Dudes (Zeebo)

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Description

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.

Screenshots

Bad Dudes Zeebo The first boss is <moby game="Karnov">Karnov</moby>. I guess it makes sense, him being Russian and the president of the USA having been kidnapped during the Cold War period.
Bad Dudes Zeebo The sixth boss uses a bō as a weapon, spinning it against you and using it to jump.
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.
Bad Dudes Zeebo Stage 7 takes place in some sort of factory or military base.

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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Trivia

President

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

References

  • 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.

Awards

  • Electronic Gaming Monthly
    • December 1989 (Issue 5) - Wimpiest Hostage in a Video Game (President Bush)
Information also contributed by Apogee IV and Dracula Marth.
chirinea (34238) added Bad Dudes (Zeebo) on Jul 27, 2010
Other platforms contributed by PCGamer77 (3026), chirinea (34238), KnockStump (974), Martin Smith (63136), LepricahnsGold (78954), *Katakis* (37838) and SebastianLi (46)