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The Dark Queen has attacked and kidnapped (toadnapped?) your best buddy. To make matters worse, she nabbed the best looking girl around! So, what will you do? Cry? Whimper? Hide? Call the Starcops? NO! Cause you're a Battletoad! Battletoads don't cry, hide or call for help! And they certainly don't whimper! They get MAD then they get EVEN! So grab your blaster, hop on the Toadster and go get 'em!

You will control a battletoad through 13 levels (five of which are missing from the Game Boy port). Some are side-scrolling beat-em-ups, other are vertical drops down a shaft, fighting as you go, others have you riding a rocket or surfboard, shooting or avoiding enemies. At the end of each area, there is a boss. In some areas, about half-way through, you may have a mini-boss.


Battletoads NES Much of the Turbo Tunnel consists of racing through on a turbo bike and dodging obstacles
Battletoads Amiga One of the toads lands on the surface
Battletoads NES At the top of the tower
Battletoads Amiga Using its fireball to flame enemies

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Alternate Titles

  • "Battletoads in Ragnarok's World" -- Game Boy title
  • "バトルトード" -- Japanese spelling

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User Reviews

Perhaps the ultimate challenge for the NES NES Multimedia Mike (20000)
So difficult! NES ashley clifford (3)
A tough NES game NES Scott G (794)
A funny, weird, aggravating, and quite difficult game NES Feem (45)
The hardest game of all time? NES Patrick Connors (4)
Impossiblest game ever NES Bregalad (967)
Bad design, nothing more. NES Katharian Berg (19)

Critic Reviews

Nintendo Power Magazine NES Jun, 1991 4.6 out of 5 92
Mean Machines Genesis May, 1993 79 out of 100 79
Mega Fun Genesis May, 1993 75 out of 100 75
The Video Game Critic NES Jul 01, 2007 B 75
Electronic Gaming Monthly (EGM) Game Gear Dec, 1993 29 out of 40 72
Mega Fun Game Boy Aug, 1993 68 out of 100 68
Total! (Germany) Game Boy Jul, 1993 3 out of 6 60
Random Access NES 2005 5.5 out of 10 55
Ultimate Nintendo: Guide to the NES Library NES 2016 2.5 Stars2.5 Stars2.5 Stars2.5 Stars2.5 Stars 50
Play Time Amiga CD32 Aug, 1994 27 out of 100 27


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On level 9 (Terra Tubes), you'll hear the same music as level 5 (Surf City) in the NES version, but you'll hear the same music as level 8 (Intruder Excluder) in the Genesis version. It's the only place where the musics doesn't match between the various versions.

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