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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 Genesis How about warping 2 levels
Battletoads Genesis This goblin, or whatever it is, kicks my butt
Battletoads Genesis The dreaded turbo tunnel
Battletoads Genesis Fighting a robot

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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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Critic Reviews

Consoles Plus Jun, 1993 94 out of 100 94
Video Games Apr, 1993 83 out of 100 83
Entertainment Weekly Apr 02, 1993 B+ 83
Power Play May, 1993 83 out of 100 83
Mean Machines May, 1993 79 out of 100 79
All Game Guide 1999 3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars 70 Dec 07, 2006 7 out of 10 70
The Video Game Critic Oct 02, 2010 C+ 58
Play Time Jun, 1993 41 out of 100 41
Score May, 1994 35 out of 100 35


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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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