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6th Mar '14 6:39:06 PM WillyFourEyes
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[[caption-width:250:[[MemeticMutation Are you a bad enough dude to fight off circus midgets?]]]]

->"Bad Street Brawler was designed to be used with the Nintendo Power Glove, and they go well together since neither of them work."
->'''{{Seanbaby}}''', [[http://www.seanbaby.com/nes/egm16.htm EGM'S CRAPSTRAVAGANZA: TOP 20 WORST GAMES OF ALL TIME]]

Bad Street Brawler is a BeatEmUp released in 1989. While it's been on other systems like Commodore 64 and {{DOS}}, the game is best known on the {{NES}}.

You play as Duke Davis, "A former punk rocker and the worlds coolest martial arts vigilante." In each level, you'll face off against circus midgets, gorrillas, skateboarders, and other odd foes to save the city with a variety of moves, ranging from basic punches and kicks to strange ones like a trip where he uses his bare hands or twisting someone's ear. Before each level, you can practice your moves on a punching bag, along with [[IceCreamKoan some odd quotes]]. The game itself flopped, it's frequently made various worst games of all time lists, and now exists mainly as SnarkBait.

This was one of two games to utilize the failed Power Glove accessory, the other being ''Super Glove Ball''. The power glove had some special attacks that could only be used with its motion controls.

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!!'''This game contains the following examples:'''

* AlliterativeName: Duke Davis.
* AWinnerIsYou: Duke relaxes in the backseat of the car as confetti falls. There's no credits montage either.
* BottomlessMagazines: All enemies that use guns. The final boss also has an unlimited supply of bazooka shells.
* CopyAndPasteEnvironments: See RuleOfThree below.
* DepartmentOfRedundancyDepartment: The now remembered quote from the first level:
-->"Never trouble trouble till trouble troubles you."
** AscendedMeme: The quote has recently been sighted on actual fortune cookie messages.
* DegradedBoss: The motorcycle boss of Stage 6 appears as a mini boss in a later level. Other "boss" characters like the skateboarder show up as regular enemies.
* DoesNotLikeShoes: The circus midgets.
* DoesThisRemindYouOfAnything: Duke's trip move uses both hands, and can pet dogs with it (He even says "Good boy!"). However, using it on other enemies may give you a different idea...
-->"Damn it, Bad Street Brawler, stop molesting that dog!"
* EdibleAmmunition: The bananas the gorrilas throw.
* EveryTenThousandPoints: You get an extra life.
* EverythingsBetterWithMonkeys: Inverted with the gorillas, who are powerful enemies you encounter early on, often as a boss.
* EverythingsBetterWithSpinning: Duke's Aeroplane Spin and Arm Spin moves. There's also the breakdancers who damage Duke by spinning on their backs.
* GameBreakingBug: Using the Bull Ram too much can make the graphics glitch up or crash the game.
* {{Hammerspace}}: The midgets, female thugs, and basketball players have an unlimited amount of ball and chains, knives and basketballs, not to mention gorillas always have more bananas to throw.
* IceCreamKoan: Most of the pre-battle quotes are very strange, to say the least.
* ImprobableWeaponUser: The gorillas throw bananas at you as one of their attacks.
** The basketball players throw basketballs at you.
* KnifeNut: The female enemies with knives.
* {{Mooks}}: The circus midgets.
* NumericalThemeNaming: The streets are basically the level names. The 15th and final level is an exception, being called End of the Road instead.
* RuleOfThree: Besides the three lives, the following apply to this trope:
** You use three moves per stage, and they're always different.
** You also face three bosses per level: Two mid bosses and a "boss" character.
** Every third level you face a unique boss at the end.
** A small cinema plays after each third level.
** There are a total of five backgrounds in the game, and they're all used three times total in the game.
* SunglassesAtNight: Duke.
* TimedMission: This can be annoying because some of the more powerful will stick around and harass you until hit them at least once or twice before you face the boss.
* TroubledFetalPosition: Duke's crouch move appears to look like this.
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[[caption-width:250:[[MemeticMutation Are you a bad enough dude to fight off circus midgets?]]]]

->"Bad Street Brawler was designed to be used with the Nintendo Power Glove, and they go well together since neither of them work."
->'''{{Seanbaby}}''', [[http://www.seanbaby.com/nes/egm16.htm EGM'S CRAPSTRAVAGANZA: TOP 20 WORST GAMES OF ALL TIME]]

Bad Street Brawler is a BeatEmUp released in 1989. While it's been on other systems like Commodore 64 and {{DOS}}, the game is best known on the {{NES}}.

You play as Duke Davis, "A former punk rocker and the worlds coolest martial arts vigilante." In each level, you'll face off against circus midgets, gorrillas, skateboarders, and other odd foes to save the city with a variety of moves, ranging from basic punches and kicks to strange ones like a trip where he uses his bare hands or twisting someone's ear. Before each level, you can practice your moves on a punching bag, along with [[IceCreamKoan some odd quotes]]. The game itself flopped, it's frequently made various worst games of all time lists, and now exists mainly as SnarkBait.

This was one of two games to utilize the failed Power Glove accessory, the other being ''Super Glove Ball''. The power glove had some special attacks that could only be used with its motion controls.

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!!'''This game contains the following examples:'''

* AlliterativeName: Duke Davis.
* AWinnerIsYou: Duke relaxes in the backseat of the car as confetti falls. There's no credits montage either.
* BottomlessMagazines: All enemies that use guns. The final boss also has an unlimited supply of bazooka shells.
* CopyAndPasteEnvironments: See RuleOfThree below.
* DepartmentOfRedundancyDepartment: The now remembered quote from the first level:
-->"Never trouble trouble till trouble troubles you."
** AscendedMeme: The quote has recently been sighted on actual fortune cookie messages.
* DegradedBoss: The motorcycle boss of Stage 6 appears as a mini boss in a later level. Other "boss" characters like the skateboarder show up as regular enemies.
* DoesNotLikeShoes: The circus midgets.
* DoesThisRemindYouOfAnything: Duke's trip move uses both hands, and can pet dogs with it (He even says "Good boy!"). However, using it on other enemies may give you a different idea...
-->"Damn it, Bad Street Brawler, stop molesting that dog!"
* EdibleAmmunition: The bananas the gorrilas throw.
* EveryTenThousandPoints: You get an extra life.
* EverythingsBetterWithMonkeys: Inverted with the gorillas, who are powerful enemies you encounter early on, often as a boss.
* EverythingsBetterWithSpinning: Duke's Aeroplane Spin and Arm Spin moves. There's also the breakdancers who damage Duke by spinning on their backs.
* GameBreakingBug: Using the Bull Ram too much can make the graphics glitch up or crash the game.
* {{Hammerspace}}: The midgets, female thugs, and basketball players have an unlimited amount of ball and chains, knives and basketballs, not to mention gorillas always have more bananas to throw.
* IceCreamKoan: Most of the pre-battle quotes are very strange, to say the least.
* ImprobableWeaponUser: The gorillas throw bananas at you as one of their attacks.
** The basketball players throw basketballs at you.
* KnifeNut: The female enemies with knives.
* {{Mooks}}: The circus midgets.
* NumericalThemeNaming: The streets are basically the level names. The 15th and final level is an exception, being called End of the Road instead.
* RuleOfThree: Besides the three lives, the following apply to this trope:
** You use three moves per stage, and they're always different.
** You also face three bosses per level: Two mid bosses and a "boss" character.
** Every third level you face a unique boss at the end.
** A small cinema plays after each third level.
** There are a total of five backgrounds in the game, and they're all used three times total in the game.
* SunglassesAtNight: Duke.
* TimedMission: This can be annoying because some of the more powerful will stick around and harass you until hit them at least once or twice before you face the boss.
* TroubledFetalPosition: Duke's crouch move appears to look like this.
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12th Nov '13 12:17:10 PM Kadorhal
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* Timed Mission: This can be annoying because some of the more powerful will stick around and harass you until hit them at least once or twice before you face the boss.

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* Timed Mission: TimedMission: This can be annoying because some of the more powerful will stick around and harass you until hit them at least once or twice before you face the boss.
1st Oct '12 8:09:25 PM Interceptor
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* GameBreakingBug: Using the Bull Ram too much can make the graphics glitch up or crash the game.
10th May '12 6:02:01 PM CaptainLhurgoyf
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* ContemptibleCover: [[http://www.gamefaqs.com/nes/587105-bad-street-brawler/images/box-46862 See here.]]
7th Mar '12 9:45:14 AM Psychopulse
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* DoesThisRemindYouOfAnything: Duke's trip move uses both hands, and can pet dogs with it (He even says "Good boy!") However, using it on other enemies may give you a different idea...

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* DoesThisRemindYouOfAnything: Duke's trip move uses both hands, and can pet dogs with it (He even says "Good boy!") boy!"). However, using it on other enemies may give you a different idea...



* EdibleAmmunition: The bananas the gorrilas throw.



* EverythingsBetterWithMonkeys: The gorillas, who are powerful enemies you encounter early on, often as a boss.

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* EverythingsBetterWithMonkeys: The Inverted with the gorillas, who are powerful enemies you encounter early on, often as a boss.



** The basketball players throw basketballs at you.



* Timed Mission: This can be annoying because some of the more powerful will stick around and harass you until hit them at least once or twice before you face the mid boss.

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* Timed Mission: This can be annoying because some of the more powerful will stick around and harass you until hit them at least once or twice before you face the mid boss.
8th Nov '11 8:15:14 PM TriggerLoaded
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* CopyAndPasteEnviroments: See RuleOfThree below.

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* CopyAndPasteEnviroments: CopyAndPasteEnvironments: See RuleOfThree below.
29th Oct '11 8:25:33 AM Psychopulse
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Added DiffLines:

* CopyAndPasteEnviroments: See RuleOfThree below.
24th Oct '11 5:34:45 AM Psychopulse
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* BottomlessMagazines: All enemies that use guns use this trope. The final boss also has an unlimited supply of bazooka shells.

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* BottomlessMagazines: All enemies that use guns use this trope.guns. The final boss also has an unlimited supply of bazooka shells.



* StalkedByTheBell: Running out of time lets you lose a life. This can be annoying because some of the more powerful will stick around and harass you until hit them at least once or twice before you face the mid boss.

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* StalkedByTheBell: Running out of time lets you lose a life. Timed Mission: This can be annoying because some of the more powerful will stick around and harass you until hit them at least once or twice before you face the mid boss.
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