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Possibly a gamer's rite of passage to get pissed off at this game at least once * (comment not entirely serious, so don't you No True Scotsman me, you puss).
How far can you get in this game? (keeping in mind we're not using save states.)
I can get to about as far as Rat Race on a good day. On a bad one, probably Intruder Excluder.
Is this Battletoads?
Anyways... In a single sitting? I don't really know, but not the whole game for sure. To me, the Rat Race level would be the biggest pain in the ass not called Clinger Winger.
edited 9th Mar '11 11:53:04 AM by EarlOfSandvich
I'm aware you're supposed to smack Scuzz on your way to the bomb, but I can never figure out when. Its as if I only pass the level out of luck.
When I got to Terra Tubes, I was like "FUCK YOU RUBBER DUCKY YOU MAKE BATHTIME SUCK!!"
This is not a lie, exaggeration, or bullshit post to make me sound cool on the Internet. The following is 100% truth.
I t was a hot miserable day, I was tired as all hell and I was playing Battletoads on Game Gear. I can't remember which level it was (I think the third) but it's after the rope climbing level and it's on like some scorched desert wasteland or something. You have a bike, and you're going pretty fast. Anyway I was playing for like a couple hours already,last life and one of those stupid rock things took me the fuck out. >___<
But that's where the normal gamer utters a few choice words and turns it off. Me, being hot, miserable and delirious from both sleep deprivation and seething blinding rage gets the BRILLIANT idea (>__>) to throw the Game Gear on the floor as hard as I can and just start wailing on it with my fists. x__x I learned a very painful and stupid lesson, not only did the Game Gear break (just the screen, I mean come on the GG is SEGA tough) but I had several cuts on my fists and like two severely injured fingers.
I never figured out if they were jammed or injured because I never took proper care of them. I never told my parents what I did, I was too scared they'd put me on Ritilin or something. So I wore these big old snow gloves all the time for like a month or so, and I just told my parents it was the new hip-hop fashion thing and they bought it. I bet I did break them though, when it gets really cold sometimes those fingers hurt.
I will NEVER do that again. And Battletoads, Rare, and that stupid 4chan meme can all go to hell.
edited 9th Mar '11 12:14:32 PM by chocoboxxx
I feel your pain, Choco.
Just try to take your rage out on Nintendo Hardware. Just try.
I'll pass. Can't hide a broken wrist.
It still stumps me how Nintendo hardware can be so freaking durable. I mean, the worst damage I'd done to a 64 controller was make a small dent below the start button.
But back on topic... I've gotten pissed before at Battletoads and Double Dragon. That game was so frustrating.
Ugh, Burnov The Shadow Boss could hitstun kill you five times before you respawn DX
The first one? I got pissed enough to stop trying again at the first racing section. Double Dragon, though, I managed to complete several times, though the bar is That One Level for me. It also has a feeling of a Blam Episode, considering the rest of the game =)
edited 9th Mar '11 2:12:32 PM by Noelemahc
The NES version? Beat it.
I still own the Sega Genesis version. When I was a little kid, I actually once—JUST ONCE—managed to play through the complete game (meaning, no warp zones) and beat it. I never, EVER attempted to do that again.
I also happen to own Battletoads in Battlemaniacs and the SNES version of Battletoads and Double Dragon (though for some reason I recall the NES version being slightly better), and, well... fuck beating them. Just fuck it. Never gonna happen.
You want a real test of faith? Watch the Battletoads cartoon.
Every once and while I'll come across someone who claims to have beaten Battle Toads, and I feel compelled not to believe them. Never got further than four, I think. Granted I never owned the game myself so maybe with infinite tries I could but my friend got to a swimming level with this randomly spawning fish that we determined was impossible to get around. Maybe if you got more lives, or if the health bar wasn't meaningless.
That would be level... eight I think? The fish actually don't respawn, there just happens to be more than one of them.
It is a bitch though.
I got as far as the snake pit before I raged quit. One thing I could honestly say was that level was a complete and utter bitch to (try and) play through.
P.S. This was before I learned of a warp-zone to skip past the tougher parts on the level.
@Schitzo: What advice do you want? Not sure if I can offer any though since I struggled a lot to get through one level.
Rat Race, Terra Tubes... Um...
Furthest I ever got in the game was Robo-Manus, and that's when I knew my number was up.
@schitzo, you want some advice?
1) get really good at doing the 1-up trick in the second level * you can repeatedly knock the ravens against the wall until they give you 1-ups. Its possible to get like 20-30 extra lives this way. Even if your skills are average, these extra lives will see you through most of the game.
2) In level 8 (I think that's the one... the long vertical shaft where you're continually going up) there are these parts where balls drop out of chutes, roll down a few platforms and break. If you've got a pipe, stand in a safe area and try to hit these before they hit the ground, that way you get points for destroying them. Do this until it maxes out your score. This gives you a few more extra lives.
3) Never, ever play with a second player.
4) In any level where you swim, you can stand in place by continually punching. I personally rarely did this, but its something nice to know, especially in that level where the giant cogs chase you.
5) During the final battle against the dark queen, you can avoid her tornado attack entirely by running to the corners and ducking.
Other than that, in all honesty most of the game is just memorization, so practice, practice, PRACTICE!
edited 10th Mar '11 8:13:05 PM by MoeDantes
Never before has an 8-bit MIDI chipset ever been so EPIC.
^ Agreed. My favorite track is Surf City.
Necro, cause the arcade game is fuck awesome.
I'm pretty sure I've been able to beat this game before, start to finish, no warps. It's been a while, though, I'll have to try again.
Play the infamous Speeder Bikes enough, and it becomes second nature. Leaving the rest of the game to make you cry for mommy. Karnath's Lair I suspect has drained more of my lives than most levels, though Volkmire's Inferno is pretty nasty as well.
The Rat Race I've learned the tricks and timing for, and I rarely lose that many lives against the rats. General Slaughter SHOULD be easy, but I always seem to lose too many lives to him.
Necroing the thread cuz why naut because of this important announcement:
Sweet! Battletoads will be getting a new game in 2019. I can't wait for it to happen.
I still wish they remade Battle Toads & Double Dragon. I guess the most I can hope for is the brother being guest stars. If that's even feasible.
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