Battletoads and Double Dragon
by Rare, Ltd.
Battletoads and Double Dragon video:
You can beat up enemies with your buddy chucking knucks at your side or at your back, and have some laughs hitting enemies and each other. And, as you pound on the attack button continuously, the game will randomly throw in some specially animated finishing moves that should also serve to entertain. A normal fist at the end of a normal punch will suddenly become a gigantic cartoon fist on the end of a super punch that will send your flailing assailant soaring across the screen.
Beyond the punching and kicking and the obligatory dash and jump kick advanced techniques, you can fashion a few useful, makeshift weapons from the carcasses of pummeled foes. (Don't worry, this only applies to enemies of the mechanical ilk, there won't be any rib cage wielding, or femur-style swash-buckling.) Beat on a robot once and claim one of his legs as a weapon. Use it to pound your next enemy into the ground before pole vaulting onto his head and drilling him right through the turf.
It's really quite fun to play in Battletoads and Double Dragon, it's pretty fast, fun, fighting. Good fun, especially with 2-player co-op, and also, you can fix it so you can fight each other. Not in like a different level, but in a normal level, after beating the baddies on the screen for the moment, you can bash each other over the head.
The visuals are just as impressive as in the first game, with colorful environments, humorous animation and detailed character movement. The enemies look good, backgrounds look pretty nice.
Combine characters from two of the most popular games of all time and you've got Battletoads Double Dragon — The Ultimate Team from Tradewest. Billy and Jimmy Lee team up with Zitz, Rash and Pimple against the dreaded Dark Queen and the shady Shadow Boss in this one- or two-player punch cart. Travel through seven levels of outer and innerspace mayhem playing as either a 'Toad or Dragon. Most of the action takes place on foot, but certain areas demand expert driving skills — using the Toads' favorite Speeder Bike or the heavily armored Space Pod. Either way, this crew is The Ultimate Team.
With you and a friend playing both Toad and Dragon you can use the combined might of all their trademark moves. As with previous Batdetoads and Double Dragon titles, these moves don't take any special finesse to leam. Just wail away at the Action Button (A or C) to perform moves like the Battletoads' Big Bad Boot, No Way Back Thwack and Kiss-My-Fist or the Dragons' Whizzin' Whirlwind, Nose-Crunching Knee and Twistin' Typhoon Kick. Along the way you find lots of Bonus Pods that contain extra points, 1-ups and even weapons. Bust up a Walker and grab his broken leg, then let loose on the baddies. Spend time swinging from a Tuibo Rope or tossing Dynamite back at the Doormen and Windowmen.
- Any enemy that has been knocked down can be finished with a Smash Hit by running up to it and pressing the Action Button.
- Use a Walker's leg as a weapon as often as you can. The reach is much greater.
- Score as many points as possible. The first 100,000 points give you an extra life and then you get another for every additional 200,000.
- Bust Bonus Pods to get extra lives, points and short-term invulnerability.
- One running kick is worth about three punches.
2005-07-24 Battletoads and Double Dragon added.