Professor T. Bird and the three Battletoads, Rash, Zitz, and Pimple, are escorting Princess Angelica to her home planet using their spacecraft, the Vulture. Pimple and Angelica decide to take a leisurely trip on Pimple’s flying car. They are ambushed and captured by the Dark Queen’s ship, the Gargantua. Learning that the Gargantua is hidden beneath the surface of a nearby planet called Ragnarok’s World, Professor T. Bird flies Rash and Zitz there in the Vulture to rescue them. During the game’s 13 levels, the Battletoads are faced with Dark Queen’s minions Big Blag, Robo Manus and Major Slaughter as bosses, ultimately facing the Dark Queen herself at the top of the Dark Tower, the game’s final level.

Battletoads has been hailed by reviewers as one of the hardest games, if not the hardest game, for the Nintendo Entertainment System. I will not be disagreeing. Battletoads was one of the most aggravating games I played as a kid. I remember spending countless hours trying to grind my way through the levels. Battletoads may be the first game I just said ‘fuck it’ to and quit playing.
If I were to give out star ratings I would only offer it 2 of 5 at best. The graphics were good, and got better with future ports onto other systems and the story was not to bad.
If your a new retro gamer, you may want to give Battletoads a feel, but its not the end of the world if you skip it.


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