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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 Whatever that's supposed to be!?
Battletoads NES The Revolution (level 12) is where you journey to the top of a tall cylindrical tower; hang on tight or this windbag will blow you off the edge
Battletoads Genesis Stop stealing my hit points
Battletoads NES Impressive drawing (consider it's NES)

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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 (20636)
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 (969)
Bad design, nothing more. NES Katharian Berg (19)

Critic Reviews

Mean Machines NES Apr, 1992 93 out of 100 93 Genesis Dec 07, 2006 7 out of 10 70
Total! (Germany) Game Boy Jul, 1993 3 out of 6 60
Power Unlimited Game Boy Sep, 1993 6 out of 10 60
Play Time Genesis Jun, 1993 41 out of 100 41
Score Genesis May, 1994 35 out of 100 35
ASM (Aktueller Software Markt) Game Gear Jul, 1994 4 out of 12 33
Play Time Amiga CD32 Aug, 1994 27 out of 100 27
Amiga Power Amiga Oct, 1994 9 out of 100 9
Amiga Power Amiga CD32 Oct, 1994 6 out of 100 6


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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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