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Written by  :  Bregalad (969)
Written on  :  Jul 02, 2005
Platform  :  NES
Rating  :  3.75 Stars3.75 Stars3.75 Stars3.75 Stars3.75 Stars

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Summary

Impossiblest game ever

The Good

The game is extremely fun, you play a (or two) toad and have to beat off many foes in a strange world divided into 12 stages. Also, there is some race stages. Actually, every stage have a different game-play in it, that was one of the most innovative game, and extremely fun.

Also, the graphics are very good, all animations are detailed, and, well, everything was fun about it, fore example there is walking robots that looks like a road lamp and you can use their legs as a weapon once you beat them.

The music is cool and the sound quality is very good for the NES, there is many stuff like pitch slide or volume effects. Also there was some cool sound effects when you punch or kick any foe.

The Bad

Everything was made in this game to render is as so hard that it becomes impossible. Well, very very very very hard if you don't like the word "impossible". At least, I doubt anyone have ever beat the NES version of Battletoads cheat less. Personally I used save states only, and it was still very tough to beat. It's very hard to explain why. First of all, you never have a "cool" place. From the beginning to the end of the game, you'll never be able to take a small break (except on the very first stage). Never. Even if you pause the game, there is an stupid rhythm that will make you continue to play. They just make every small detail in the game in order to make the game harder. Also, in the 2-player mode, you'll always hit your friend, like if the game wasn't already impossible enough (actually much of their work would be worthless without save sates and so on...) I can't really explain why it's that hard, you'll have to play the game yourself to understand.

Don't except to beat it someday, just put all efforts that you can to go as far as you can like I did.... All stages are 2 times harder than the previous stage, and the third one is already out of the range of any average player. I don't exaggerate. The game IS that tough.

Last of bad things, the storyline is dummy, and the ending is stupid (you even hear the boss music during the whole ending !).

The Bottom Line

Battletoads is an hardcore action game, that's probably the hardest "well-done" game of all time. Some others game are that hard, but it's because the programmers did just shuck. This isn't the case of Battletoads at all. The programmers are extremely good, and put all that they could to make the game impossible. It's definitely a must-play, especially if you're a hardcore player. Check it out !

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