More Than A Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Rip Off? The Story of Battletoads - brownebrand.com

More Than A Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Rip Off? The Story of Battletoads

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Battletoads is a video game media franchise by Rare that began with the original beat ’em up game Battletoads in 1991. The series was created to rival the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles games series and cash in on some of TMNT’s success.

The original Battletoads game for the NES was renowned for its difficulty, but still received a cult following, spawning sequels for various platforms including a crossover with the Double Dragon series and a modern reboot after a 25 year gap in releases.

But big media success has always alluded the Battletoads.

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55 Comments

  1. One of the all time greatest TMNT spoofs I can remember was the comic book Geriatric Gangrene Jujitsu Gerbils 😂😂😂

  2. As a kid, I felt like this game was the biggest tease. I could never make it past level 2 & only one my friends could only reach level 3 before they would also get a 'Game Over'. Had the game been not so hard, I would have been into the franchise. Because the game was so hard, any comics or toys related to it were mocked as a joke to my friends & I.

  3. Battletoads??? This was one of the hardest games to sucker a kid into playing it!

  4. Wow that history I've never known the history of Battle toads even though they were my favorite game on the SNES when I was little.

  5. Wow, I wasn't aware that Superhuman Samurai Syber Squad was a rip-off of Battletoads…

  6. I once beat Battletoads. Pretty sure that qualifies me as a licensed surgeon in some countries.

  7. the original battletoads for the NES is one of the greatest accomplishments of mankind. It goes 1) fire 2)battletoads 3) the wheel

  8. Was not expecting to see Battletoads on this channel of all channels!

  9. …I still can't beat the Turbo Tunnel without abusing save states.

  10. I had the original and still do in the attic. I never got past the third or fourth level. Way to hard but loved that music and still remember that game pause music to this day lol

  11. I am a fan of the Dark Queen's NSFW outfit and all the lore this game packed into one title. The difficulty was insane. I could only get so far before the difficulty ramped up into insanity.

  12. I'm calling it. This is the video that will hit 1 million views.

  13. We loved playing this and did end up beating it, but it took a while.

  14. I've beaten Battletoads, it's tough but not impossible. I hope they make a new game more in the spirit of the classic games than the teen titans go version of the reboot.

  15. @6:22 the same guy who is talking laughs at himself from off-screen

  16. Great pause music?
    Or greatest pause music?

  17. I actually beat the NES version of Battletoads. I also owned the Game Boy version. Ironically, I never beat that one. I did make it to the final boss a few times, but for whatever reason I never followed through to beat it.

    When "I Wanna Be the Guy" was making its rounds in the mid-late 2000's, I didn't feel compelled to "become the guy" because I had already beaten Battletoads.

    I did own the Nintendo Power magazines that featured the comics and the game. They really didn't help that much, all things told. You really just had to get in there and muscle your way through it.

    I never owned the SNES version, but the arcade version was at the local arcade long enough to get a few plays from me. I liked both versions. To this day, I still hum an incorrect version of the music from Battlemaniac's first level, Ragnarok Canyon.

    Oh, right. I did play Battletoads and Double Dragon. It was pretty fun, but not nearly as hard as other versions of the game. I did beat that one with a boy I occasionally babysat at the time.

  18. 5:46 don’t remember Ant-Man in a Super Nintendo commercial! 👍

  19. Too bad Megalopolis are a complete scam, because those figures look extremely awesome. I wouldn't promote them in any way.

  20. Hmm no mention of everyone calling GameStop to preorder Battletoads on the Wii?

  21. Man the Dark Queens design was definitely a decision. Would love to have been in that room.

  22. The animation looks really terrible. No wonder it's a forgotten tv show ams video games

  23. LMFAO! Zit is 6'8" but only 197lbs. Thaat don't add up.

  24. I beat the NES game as a kid but couldn't make it past the jet ski level as an adult. I peaked at 11 years old. Sigh.

  25. That CB walker video brought me here

  26. I LOVED the Battletoads as a kid. I even dressed as Zitz for Halloween one year. I have been the game… BUT only with the help of Game Genie…

  27. I'm from Oxnard CA and it blew our minds to have the Battletoads be from here 😂

    And damn does the Dark Queen still look hot?!

  28. It's funny how companies back then were against us renting games, as if most kids had a say in that matter. Our options were to rent it or hope it was in the bargain bin.

  29. Hey Dan. I think you guys left Bernie out a bit too long. All bones and no skin now.

  30. Craziest thing about this vid is that there really is a city in California named OXNARD.

  31. @ToyGalexy – can you do a video on Earth Worm Jim

  32. Tmnt part 1 and Battle toads
    Two of the hardest NES games in history… And one of them was actually fun

  33. The original game was one of the hardest games for the nes. Loved the game but damn was it frustrating

  34. This is incomplete history. FAIL. You completely left out the Gamestop "Do you have Battletoads?" saga.

  35. I loved that game, we used to prank call blockbuster asking if they had battle toads 2 in stock

  36. I've never beat the NES game, but me, and a buddy back in our late 90s high school days did finally beat the SEGA Genesis port passing the controller back, and forth, as it was easier to play as 1 player than 2.

  37. My show is kickin' with maximum hype, say video power , yeah that's right ,WORD.

  38. I forgot how much a babe Dark Queen is.

    12:40, without Technos…eh? Interesting.

    14:20, The recent game was…littered with a LOT of problems. I'm glad tho since wow…the story's just…not good and Dark Queen…not that good design wise imo.

    I really feel Battletoads cartoon shoulda taken a page from Swat Kats imo.

  39. Idk what they smoke when doin the 2020 game, its 0 badass, 0 brutal, 0 heavy metal, 0 battletoads

  40. I've seen the Battletoads pop up every now and again in several places. I even watched Rash vs Leonardo on Death Battle. I was quite surprised that Leo lost. Very good history coverage!

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