DescriptionBad 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.
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- "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
Part of the Following Group
|Nostalgia||DOS||Robert C (7)|
|I'm BAD! Infact This is so Bad that it's GOOD!||NES||Mr. Huh (112)|
|It is so good, that it wraps around, and gets bad||Commodore 64||Wurtzly (1092)|
|ACE (Advanced Computer Entertainment)||Amstrad CPC||Mar, 1989||856 out of 1000||86|
|ACE (Advanced Computer Entertainment)||Commodore 64||May, 1989||860 out of 1000||86|
|Just Games Retro||NES||Aug 27, 2006||80|
|Nintendo Power Magazine||NES||Jul, 1989||3.5 out of 5||70|
|Your Sinclair||ZX Spectrum||Apr, 1989||7 out of 10||70|
|ASM (Aktueller Software Markt)||Commodore 64||Mar, 1989||8 out of 12||67|
|Pixel-Heroes.de||Commodore 64||Aug, 2009||6 out of 10||60|
|Pixel-Heroes.de||ZX Spectrum||Aug, 2009||6 out of 10||60|
|Electronic Gaming Monthly (EGM)||NES||Nov, 1989||20 out of 40||50|
|Pixel-Heroes.de||Amiga||Aug, 2009||3 out of 10||30|
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PresidentThe 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.
Amstrad CPC versionsThere were two versions of the game released: for CPC464 and CPC6128. The latter featured additional speech samples and while running from tape the game was loaded in one go.
- Electronic Gaming Monthly
- December 1989 (Issue 5) - Wimpiest Hostage in a Video Game (President Bush)