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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 Arcade End of level boss.
Bad Dudes Arcade Stage Two on top of a truck.
Bad Dudes Arcade The Story.
Bad Dudes Arcade Title Screen.

Promo Images

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Trailer


Alternate Titles

  • "龙之忍者" -- Simplified Chinese spelling
  • "Retro Classix: Bad Dudes" -- Windows title
  • "Johnny Turbo's Arcade: Bad Dudes" -- Nintendo Switch title
  • "Dragon-Ninja" -- MSX/ZX Spectrum in-game title
  • "Dragon Ninja" -- Japanese Famicom title
  • "DragonNinja" -- Alternate title
  • "Bad Dudes Vs Dragon Ninja" -- European title
  • "Bad Dudes Vs DragonNinja" -- Arcade title screen title
  • "Bad Dudes vs. Dragon Ninja" -- Arcade title
  • "ドラゴンニンジャ" -- Japanese spelling
  • "배드 듀즈" -- Korean spelling (Hangul)

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User Reviews

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Critic Reviews

Sinclair User Aug, 1988 9 out of 10 90
All Game Guide 1998 2.5 Stars2.5 Stars2.5 Stars2.5 Stars2.5 Stars 50
Commodore User Jul, 1988 5 out of 10 50
Your Sinclair Sep, 1988 Unscored Unscored

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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.

Amstrad CPC 128k perks

In 128k machines the game will load in one instance, and will also play some sampled speech as a bonus.

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 (47286) added Bad Dudes (Arcade) on Jan 22, 2014
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