Battletoads was a fun side-scrolling "beat 'em up" game originally released for the Nintendo Entertainment System. The game's success spawned sequels on the Game Boy and Super Nintendo.
On a rescue mission
In Battletoads, you play the role of one of three large, giant, mutant toad creatures. Your girlfriend has been kidnapped by the evil Dark Queen and you have to fight your way through eight chaotic levels to save her.
The attacks in Battletoads
Each toad has the same abilities. You can jump, punch and run. The Strike is one of the two main attacks in the game, and after five strikes, if the enemy is weakened enough, a Super Strike will be thrown. If not, just kick the enemy. The other main attack is a flying headbutt type that obliterates most enemies. You can also pick up enemies and throw them. However, most of them will not be killed by this. Some enemies drop parts, such as B. a leg, which can be used as high damage weapons.
The game modes in Battletoads
There are also a few other game modes. In some places you'll be held by a rope and have to fight while falling into a pit. However, the controls remain essentially the same. You can also ride a cool hoverbike and a gnarly spinning wheel. The other modes offer a welcome favorite for a somewhat tired genre.
The controls are a soft part of Battletoads. At many points in the game, your controller races towards the TV in a kind of berserker rage. Jumping is a particularly tricky part and it takes time and practice to do well. There is also no jump attack. Your toad just smacks the air, which isn't particularly effective.
The level of difficulty
Make no bones about it, Battletoads isn't an easy game, despite its somewhat cartoonish looks and plot. Enemies are relentless, and stages always feature plenty of tricky and skill-demanding jumps. This game is not for weak or easily frustrated players.
Battletoads is a frustrating multiplayer game. Both players share the same screen at the same time. Therefore, jumps must be made simultaneously, otherwise a character will be “repelled” by the oncoming screen. You can also accidentally kill your playmate partner because your punches will damage the other Battletoad. All in all, the multiplayer could have been massively improved.
Graphically, Battletoads resembles a good cartoon. The colors used in the game are pleasing to the eye, with vibrant shades of green, red, and orange. Huge exaggerated limbs are also plentiful. There are some very small graphical slowdown issues.
The sound consists mainly of midis and machine blips and beeps. The effects are good though, with big explosion sounds.
Conclusion on Battletoads
Overall, Battletoads is an extremely good game and definitely deserves a look for action fans. The sound is okay and the graphics are cartoony. The controls aren't the best, but it's still incredibly fun.
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