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The three battletoads Zitz, Rash and Pimple are in Tibet to witness the presentation of the Psicone Gamescape, a virtual reality machine. All of a sudden a monster jumps out of the gameworld, captures both the Psicone CEO's daughter & Zitz and takes them back into the Gamescape. Of course Rash and Pimple will have to enter the Gamescape and rescue them.

Battletoads in Battlemaniacs is another game in the Battletoads series by Rare. Much like its predecessor, it blends fighting game elements (in the style of Double Dragon) with other kinds of gameplay, like racing levels, "snake riding" levels and such. There are some bonus levels between some of the regular ones, where the player can collect extra lives.

Buddies can team up and defeat the opposition together in the two coop-modes available. In mode A, players can hit each other while in mode B, they can't.


Battletoads in Battlemaniacs SNES Head Butt
Battletoads in Battlemaniacs SNES Another bonus stage, but with dominoes rather than bowling pins
Battletoads in Battlemaniacs SNES The spikes make the snakes even more challenging
Battletoads in Battlemaniacs SNES Rocket pipes with an evil rat in hot pursuit

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Alternate Titles

  • "Battlemaniacs" -- Sega Master System Title
  • "バトルトード イン バトルマニアック" -- Japanese spelling

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User Reviews

The battletoads series goes to the wrong direction Bregalad (968) 2.5 Stars2.5 Stars2.5 Stars2.5 Stars2.5 Stars
A masochistic exercise GTramp (60937) 3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars

Critic Reviews

Digital Press - Classic Video Games Jul 23, 2005 9.5 out of 10 95
GamePro (US) Jul, 1993 4.5 out of 5 90
Electronic Gaming Monthly (EGM) Aug, 1993 33 out of 40 82
Mega Fun Sep, 1993 77 out of 100 77
Play Time Oct, 1993 75 out of 100 75
Video Games Aug, 1993 73 out of 100 73
Power Play Sep, 1993 70 out of 100 70
All Game Guide 1998 3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars 70
Total!! UK Magazine Oct, 1993 68 out of 100 68
Total! (Germany) Sep, 1993 3 out of 6 60


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In the ending cutscene, after the player defeats the Dark Queen, she says: "What strength! But don't forget there are many tyrants like me all over the world!", a reference to the message in Capcom's Street Fighter when one defeated opponent says: "What strength! But don't forget that there are many guys like you all over the world!"

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Roedie (5252) added Battletoads in Battlemaniacs (SNES) on Aug 24, 2003
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