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Description

Bad 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.

Screenshots

Bad Dudes NES Boss 3 splits and attacks
Bad Dudes NES Title screen
Bad Dudes NES Stage 3
Bad Dudes NES Fighting blue ninjas

Promo Images

Bad Dudes Screenshot
Bad Dudes Screenshot
Bad Dudes Screenshot
Bad Dudes Screenshot

Trailer


Alternate Titles

  • "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
  • "ドラゴンニンジャ" -- Japanese spelling

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User Reviews

I'm BAD! Infact This is so Bad that it's GOOD! Mr. Huh (112) 3.75 Stars3.75 Stars3.75 Stars3.75 Stars3.75 Stars

Critic Reviews

VideoGame May, 1991 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 80
Just Games Retro Aug 27, 2006 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 80
Game Freaks 365 2005 7.6 out of 10 76
Thunderbolt Games Jan 12, 2010 6 out of 10 60
Classic-games.net Jan 28, 2018 5 out of 10 50
Computer and Video Games (CVG) Mar, 1991 49 out of 100 49
Questicle.net Jan, 2011 C- 42
Ultimate Nintendo: Guide to the NES Library 2016 2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars 40
Mean Machines Feb, 1991 39 out of 100 39
The Video Game Critic Jan 01, 2001 D 25

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Trivia

President

The NES port of the game changed "President Ronnie" to simply "the President," possibly due to Nintendo's censorship protocol which restricted political content.

References

  • 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 versions

There 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.

Awards

  • Electronic Gaming Monthly
    • December 1989 (Issue 5) - Wimpiest Hostage in a Video Game (President Bush)
Information also contributed by Apogee IV and Dracula Marth.
PCGamer77 (3231) added Bad Dudes (NES) on Feb 24, 2003
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