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Toads And Dragons Unite!

Hello all my Painkillers out there, and welcome to another addition of Grab A Buddy Monday! For today’s game, I’m going to tell you about a mash up, that even to this day, I have no idea how this even came together. Anyway, it’s time to grab your buddy, hook up your SNES, and let’s play some Battletoads & Double Dragon.

The plot of the game is simple. The Dark Queen has returned, and is once again hell bent on ruling the galaxy. This time, she has partnered up with the Shadow Warriors (you know, the baddies from the Double Dragon games), to make sure her plans go through. When the Battletoads find out about this, they get on touch with the Double Dragons, Billy and Jimmy Lee to help even the odds.

The gameplay is classic beat em up style. I like the fact that you can choose from all five battletoads and double dragons to play as. You play through seven levels, with a boss battle at the end of each stage. The downside of this game is that it follows the same gameplay as the first battletoads game, where if one person dies, and has to continue, that both players have to start at the beginning of that level.

Normally when I do these post, my goal is to try to get you interested in trying to find and play these games, and because of that, I try to not knock these games. Don’t get me wrong, because this is a good game, and you should definitely check it out. My issue with this game, is that it looks, feels, and plays like a battletoad game, as if the Double Dragons were added at the last second. Me personally, it would have been better to have a bit more double dragon stuff added in, but check it out yourself, and let me know what you think.

 

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Toad Power!

Are you ready? No, I said are you ready? Nope, because it’s Monday once again. Just like no one is ready for Asuka, no one is ready for Mondays. Fear not my little Painkillers, the Captain is here to make your Monday, a bit more bearable. So like always, it time to grab a buddy, and you choose if you want to hook up either your NES or your Sega Genesis (I’ll be talking about the Genesis copy, since that’s the one I played, and they are both the same.), and it’s time to play some Battletoads!

Those of you that are familiar with this game, already know that I could have easily wrote this for our No Save November series going on this month, due to the extreme difficulty of this game, and of course not using a save or password feature. Crazy part is, the Sega Genesis version of the game, is said to be less difficult than the NES version, and I still found it hard as hell. Depending on your skill level as a gamer, these 13 levels can either be a cake walk, or your never ending nightmare.

The plot of the game, maybe the only simple thing in this game. Pimple (one of the battletoads) and Princess Angelica have been kidnapped by the Dark Queen, and it’s up to Rash, and Zitz to rescue them. You play as either Rash or Zitz, depending on if you are player one or player two, and play through 13 of the craziest levels in gaming. It’s not only the fact that most of the levels are crazy hard, it doesn’t help matters that you are able to accidentally hit your ally (or on purpose if you are a real jerk). Also, say if one of you happens to die, and needs to continue, well now you are both screwed, because you now both have to restart the entire level over. Yeah, have fun with that.

Overall, Battletoads is a fun and good game. It will not only put all of your gaming skills to the test, it will also put your friendship to the test as well. Will you and your friend survive the Battletoad onslaught, or will your friendship be ruined over this, like other friendships have been over that classic board game did. You know which one I’m talking about. The one with the old guy with the top hat and the monocle.

 

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