History VideoGame / Battletoads

23rd Mar '17 5:19:37 PM bt8257
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->''You played as Rash, Zitz, or Pimple, because we really were that dumb as kids, and their quest was to defeat the Dark Queen, because it's really easy to manipulate dumb kids. ''Battletoads'' wasn't a game, it was a secret project to electronically destroy the human soul. The game was harder than a diamond strap-on and did similar things to you when you played with it.''

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->''You ->You played as Rash, Zitz, or Pimple, because we really were that dumb as kids, and their quest was to defeat the Dark Queen, because it's really easy to manipulate dumb kids. ''Battletoads'' wasn't a game, it was a secret project to electronically destroy the human soul. The game was harder than a diamond strap-on and did similar things to you when you played with it.''
16th Feb '17 1:41:41 AM bt8257
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While the game did have several sequels (including a IntercontinuityCrossover with ''VideoGame/DoubleDragon'' and an arcade game that played as a straight BeatEmUp), most of these were not nearly as popular, and for the most part [[FirstInstallmentWins only the original is remembered at all]]. Despite the rapid downturn of popularity -- but not necessarily quality -- of later entries, quite a few people still want to see the franchise revived[[note]]While it doesn't necessarily guarantee that a sequel or reboot is forthcoming, current rights holder Microsoft did re-register the ''Battletoads'' trademark in November 2014.[[/note]]. If you prefer a bit more tongue-in-cheek humor with your [[MerchandiseDriven merchandise-driven]] game characters, see ''VideoGame/EarthwormJim''.

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While the game did have several sequels (including a IntercontinuityCrossover with ''VideoGame/DoubleDragon'' and an arcade game that played as a straight BeatEmUp), most of these were not nearly as popular, and for the most part [[FirstInstallmentWins only the original is remembered at all]]. Despite the rapid downturn of popularity -- but not necessarily quality -- of later entries, quite a few people still want to see the franchise revived[[note]]While it doesn't necessarily guarantee that a sequel or reboot is forthcoming, current rights holder Microsoft did re-register the ''Battletoads'' trademark in November 2014.[[/note]]. If you prefer a bit more tongue-in-cheek humor with your [[MerchandiseDriven merchandise-driven]] {{merchandise driven}} game characters, see ''VideoGame/EarthwormJim''.
10th Jan '17 3:01:14 AM JudiciousDipterous
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* BossOnlyLevel: The final stage of the original game is merely the Dark Queen's arena. Oddly, you won't discover this unless you get a Game Over fighting the Dark Queen, as there's no transitional cut-scenes between The Revolution & The Armageddon.

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* BossOnlyLevel: The final stage of the original game is merely the Dark Queen's arena. Oddly, you won't discover this unless you get a Game Over fighting the Dark Queen, as there's no transitional cut-scenes between The Revolution & The Armageddon.
9th Jan '17 11:37:31 PM ShorinBJ
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* DifficultySpike: As soon as you jump on the riders in level 3. Most people won't get past this thing (you must time your jumps exactly as the speed increases, to the point you've got fractions of a second to time it right.) And when you finally press on and beat it, you get another difficulty spike. And another. ''[[SerialEscalation And another.]]''

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* DifficultySpike: As soon as you jump on the riders in level 3. Most people won't get past this thing (you must time your jumps exactly as the speed increases, to the point you've got fractions of a second to time it right.) The difficulty is squared on two-player, as if one person crashes you both start over. And when you finally press on and beat it, you get another difficulty spike. And another. ''[[SerialEscalation And another.]]''
29th Dec '16 10:20:34 AM Morgenthaler
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* {{Badass}}: ''So'' badass.
** One could also make a case for the player who ''beats'' Battletoads.



* LeatherMan: Some of those outfits almost have to be more than just a little HellBentForLeather {{Badass}}. In particular, {{The Dragon}}s General Slaughter, General Vermin and Big Blag, especially in the arcade game.

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* LeatherMan: Some of those outfits almost have to be more than just a little HellBentForLeather {{Badass}}.badass. In particular, {{The Dragon}}s General Slaughter, General Vermin and Big Blag, especially in the arcade game.



*** And then there's [[{{Badass}} another]] who [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=evLw5uuZe4I beat the entire game in one life on a speed run.]] No cheats, no assists, on a classic NES.

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*** And then there's [[{{Badass}} another]] another who [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=evLw5uuZe4I beat the entire game in one life on a speed run.]] No cheats, no assists, on a classic NES.
29th Nov '16 8:49:07 AM fruitstripegum
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* OhCrap: When the toads have this reaction, it's boss fight time! They [[WrongGenreSavvy don't do this]] when they see [[HardLevelsEasyBosses vehicles]] though.



* OhCrap: When the toads have this reaction, it's boss fight time! They [[WrongGenreSavvy don't do this]] when they see [[HardLevelsEasyBosses vehicles]] though.



* ThemeNaming: The main characters are named for ''skin disorders'', which is a reference to the old wives' tale that touching frogs and toads gave you skin problems. (It doesn't.)



* ThreateningShark: The Sharks in Terra Tubes swim really quickly, can combo you to death in a matter of seconds, can traverse through the spikes that will instantly kill you, can knock you INTO those spikes and take an absurd amount of hits to kill.



* ThemeNaming: The main characters are named for ''skin disorders'', which is a reference to the old wives' tale that touching frogs and toads gave you skin problems. (It doesn't.)
* ThreateningShark: The Sharks in Terra Tubes swim really quickly, can combo you to death in a matter of seconds, can traverse through the spikes that will instantly kill you, can knock you INTO those spikes and take an absurd amount of hits to kill.
19th Oct '16 5:17:47 PM IshiMatsu615
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* BreakingTheFourthWall: in the original NES game, the Space Invader-esque creatures, if left alone, will steal pieces of your health bar and leave.

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* BreakingTheFourthWall: in In the original NES game, the Space Invader-esque creatures, if left alone, will steal pieces of your health bar and leave.



* CheckpointStarvation: Even with infinite lives, the [=NES=] version is not a cakewalk due to this, especially in later levels such as Intruder Excluder and Terra Tubes. Then there's Level 11 (the ball of static) which has no checkpoints until the boss. The easier versions of ''Battletoads'' don't have more checkpoints, but the relaxed difficulty takes away from this trope.

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* CheckpointStarvation: Even with infinite lives, the [=NES=] version is not a cakewalk due to this, especially in later levels such as Intruder Excluder and Terra Tubes. Then there's Level 11 (the ball of static) Clinger Winger which has no checkpoints until the boss. The easier versions of ''Battletoads'' don't have more checkpoints, but the relaxed difficulty takes away from this trope.
27th Sep '16 1:02:52 PM Anddrix
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* RoyalBrat: ''Battletoads'' is rightly famous... but not for its deep canon or characterization. What little we see of the Dark Queen just suggests a spoiled brat who happens to command armies and possess magic.

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* RoyalBrat: ''Battletoads'' is rightly famous... famous, but not for its deep canon or characterization. What That said, what little we see of the Dark Queen just suggests a spoiled brat who just happens to command armies and possess magic.



** [[https://s-media-cache-ak0.pinimg.com/564x/8f/68/70/8f68704cb2d69f9b905766eb3454df95.jpg Imagine this shit in 3D]]. No wonder NES nerds want a remake!

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** [[https://s-media-cache-ak0.pinimg.com/564x/8f/68/70/8f68704cb2d69f9b905766eb3454df95.jpg Imagine this shit in 3D]]. No wonder NES nerds want a remake![[http://www.destructoid.com/blogs/BlindsideDork/the-reason-why-people-want-battletoads-wii-82061.phtml&usg=__2UwtCnH50z6CPJtBonV8Al-pGPs= The Dark Queen]].
25th Sep '16 7:08:35 PM htuttle
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* RoyalBrat: ''Battletoads'' is rightly famous, but not for its deep canon or characterization. That said, what little we see of the Dark Queen suggests a spoiled brat who just happens to command armies and possess magic.

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* RoyalBrat: ''Battletoads'' is rightly famous, famous... but not for its deep canon or characterization. That said, what What little we see of the Dark Queen just suggests a spoiled brat who just happens to command armies and possess magic.



** [[http://www.destructoid.com/blogs/BlindsideDork/the-reason-why-people-want-battletoads-wii-82061.phtml&usg=__2UwtCnH50z6CPJtBonV8Al-pGPs= The Dark Queen]].

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** [[http://www.destructoid.com/blogs/BlindsideDork/the-reason-why-people-want-battletoads-wii-82061.phtml&usg=__2UwtCnH50z6CPJtBonV8Al-pGPs= The Dark Queen]].[[https://s-media-cache-ak0.pinimg.com/564x/8f/68/70/8f68704cb2d69f9b905766eb3454df95.jpg Imagine this shit in 3D]]. No wonder NES nerds want a remake!
12th Aug '16 6:03:35 AM Yugnat
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* AndIMustScream: You, when playing the game.
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