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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 Game Boy Sixth Level
Battletoads NES Story unfolds between levels
Battletoads Amiga Behind you
Battletoads Game Boy Second Level

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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 (20634)
So difficult! NES ashley clifford (3)
A tough NES game NES Scott G (793)
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 (972)
Bad design, nothing more. NES Katharian Berg (19)

Critic Reviews

Total!! UK Magazine NES Nov, 1992 92 out of 100 92
Nintendo Power Magazine NES Jun, 1991 4.6 out of 5 92
Computer and Video Games (CVG) NES Apr, 1992 91 out of 100 91
Video Games Genesis Apr, 1993 83 out of 100 83
Retro Game Age NES Jul 16, 2012 8 out of 10 80
Mega Fun Genesis May, 1993 75 out of 100 75
Mega Fun Game Boy Aug, 1993 68 out of 100 68
Total! (Germany) Game Boy Jul, 1993 3 out of 6 60
Amiga Joker Amiga Jul, 1994 22 out of 100 22
Amiga Power Amiga Oct, 1994 9 out of 100 9


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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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