by Rare, Ltd.
Battletoads is a video game created by Tim and Chris Stamper and developed and published by Rare. The game is featuring three anthropomorphic toads named Rash, Zitz and Pimple, and was created to rival Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, a more popular beat ‘em up game.
The Battletoads game follows the story of the three toads named before. After the evil Dark Queen was defeated by the Galactic Corporation, she and her troops retreat and hide out between stars. Meanwhile, Professor T. Bird and the three Battletoads escort Princess Angelica back to her planet where Terran Emperor awaits for his daughter's safe arrival.
The Battletoads game was fairly popular and was nominated for the 1991 Nintendo Power Awards in nine categories. The game won in Graphics and Sound, Theme and Fun, Best Play Control and Best Multi-Player or Simultaneous. The game was also awarded the title of the Overall Best Game for NES of 1991. The game had its flaws as well. It was considered very difficult, even for experienced players, and was considered also one of the most difficult games ever created. UGO ranked it as number 6 on its list with “sequels needed”, and the game was followed up by several other releases later on.
Rash, Zitz and Pimple are probably the most fun toads I've ever had the chance to control. For who doesn't know, Battletoads was created by Rare as an answer to the more popular Teenage Mutant Ninja Games. However, I've enjoyed the Battletoads the most. There was no other game released back then built on such a fantastic graphical engine. Although the game was fun to play, it was also a bit difficult, I remember having troubles passing through the levels and even getting frustrated at some point in time. But the comic effect of the game made it all disappear...
The Battletoads is really just the same thing over and over again, but its high level of difficulty is what keeps me playing it again and again. With 12 difficult stages, each one of them DIFFERENT from the last, I just love this game! 2 player co-op isn't all that great, but then again, I never have anyone to play it with, so it probably is good if you have a teammate of equal or close to the ability you have at the game.
The Battletoads has some excellent music. It consists of fast-paced rock style tunes. There are several songs, and each is just as catchy as the last.
If you like Battletoads, try other games: Battletoads and Double Dragon.
2005-07-24 Old good Battletoads game added.