Review by Bill Schultz



Graphics: 8

Sound: 8

Gameplay: 4

Overall: 4

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles have been battling their way across arcades and TV screens for quite awhile now, and it was only a matter of time before more cold-blooded crusaders showed up looking for some action.  Battletoads by Tradewest has three toads: Rash, Zitz, and Pimples - battling against the Dark Queen who has kidnapped Princess Angelica whom the toads have sworn to protect.

The premise of the game is interesting but that is where it ends.  Battletoads is a very repetitious, boring game.  All of the toads' opponents are either animals or robots which are relatively easy to defeat.  The background graphics are not very clear and take away from the characters and action taking place on-screen.  At some points the toads seem to disappear and blend into the background.  The most impressive graphics are found during the intermissions between levels, with the most entertaining level occurring when your toad gets to pilot a speed bike, jet turbo, or a speed board.

Battletoads is a game that started out with great promise but ended up in the "hopper" so to speak.  If you're into raucous-raising reptiles, TMNT still seems to be the best bet, Cowabunga!


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