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Dlala Studios




Action (Beat ‘Em Up, SHMUP), Casual (Party)


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Chris Kavan
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04/13/2023 (2 of 2 found this helpful)


It seems that nostalgia is a driving force behind a lot of things these days - televisions series, film and, yes, video games. For those who grew up in the days of NES, Battletoads was a game that most people would have at least heard of - if mainly for the reasons that its third level riding side-scrolling bikes was nigh impossible to beat. A few more attempts were made with the franchise before it was largely forgotten. That is until 2020 when Microsoft suddently remembered everything old was gold again and revived the Rare property of Battletoads back from the dead. Given the result, however, they probably should have just left it buried.

Looks and Stuff: Probably the best part of the game is how it looks - even if it leans a bit too much to the cartooney side of things. Still, soli...

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  Nelson Schneider
Nelson Schneider
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01/12/2023 (2 of 2 found this helpful)

Butthole Turds

Way back in 1991, Rare, before it became a Nintendo second-party studio, tried to get in on the flavor-of-the-day with a new IP. The flavor of the day was, of course, the ‘Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles,’ a cartoon, toy line, and Licensed videogame series built around the concept of anthropomorphic reptiles doing martial arts and battling against a wide array of other anthropomorphic mutants, aliens, and the totalitarian Foot Clan of ninjas. Where ‘TMNT’ embraced Orientalism, Rare’s new IP would embrace Western street culture, and thus “Battletoads” was born, replacing the reptiles with amphibians, the martial arts with street brawling, and the evil ninja villain with a dominatrix.

I didn’t ‘love’ ‘TMNT’ back in the day like so many others did, but as a kid I had ...

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