Battletoads

From Codex Gamicus
Jump to: navigation, search
Battletoads
Battletoadsnes.jpg
Basic Information
Type(s)
Video Game
[[Rare]][[Category:Rare]]
[[Tradewest
NES
NCS
Famicom]][[Category:Tradewest
NES
NCS
Famicom]]
Beat 'em up
2 Megabit Cartridge
NES
Cartridge
Game Boy
NES Controller
Family Computer, NES, Genesis, Mega Drive, Game Boy, Amiga, Amiga CD32 and Game Gear
Retail Features
Gameplay-Single-player.pngGameplay-Multi-player.png
Ratings
This title has been rated E by the ESRB
European Union European Release Date(s)
Nintendo Entertainment System
February 181993
Mega Drive
2003
CanadaUnited StatesMexico North American Release Date(s)
Nintendo Entertainment System
June 1991
Genesis
1991
Japan Japanese Release Date(s)
Family Computer
December 201991
Mega Drive
March 261993
Awards | Changelog | Cheats | Codes | Codex
Compatibility | Covers | Credits | DLC | Help
Localization | Manifest | Modding | Patches
Ratings | Reviews | Screenshots | Soundtrack
Videos | Walkthrough

Battletoads is a game released for the Famicom and Nintendo Entertainment System. The game was released due to the success of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. The game is considered one of the most difficult games released.

The game was developed by Rare. Their game would see many sequels and games of the same name, including Battletoads (arcade) aka Super Battletoads, Battletoads & Double Dragon and Battletoads in Battlemaniacs. The game was also ported to the Game Boy, featuring new levels, a slightly altered storyline and a name change to Battletoads in Ragnarok's World.[1]

Story[edit | edit source]

Zitz and Angelica have been kidnapped by the Dark Queen, who rules the planet, Ragnarok. Rash and Pimple are two anthropomorphic toads, they have to save Princess Angelica and Pimple, who is also a toad.

Gameplay[edit | edit source]

It is for one or two simultaneous players. The player moves a toad, can jump and attack with punches. There is also a head attack, by pressing Forward, Forward, Punch. There are finishing moves which can be a big punch or a ram attack if the head attack is used when the enemy is stunned.

The game has a great difficulty. According to IGN, it is placed 8th place in its Top 10 most difficult games to beat. The difficulty is not due to the fighting, which is not so difficult. The hard aspect of this game is the levels of racing (the level in which the player must win a race against three rats, consecutively) and evading (Level 3, Volkmire's Inferno and the level of the snakes).

There are 3 lives and 3 continues and no option for saving or password. So the player always has to beat the game to the end. Nevertheless, there are several warps which allow the player to skip ahead two levels.

Gallery[edit | edit source]

References[edit | edit source]