Battletoads is celebrating, and it is that the legendary saga created by Rare turns 30 years old. For those of you who are not familiar with it, it should be noted that Battletoads is a saga made up of several titles belonging to the genre beat ’em up, whose first installment was released in 1991 for Nintendo NES. The games of Battletoads is starred by three main anthropomorphic toads: Rash, Zitz y Pimple.

NES Battletoads is considered one of the most difficult titles on the Nintendo console

Battletoads is characterized by its sense of very unique and own humor, especially for the time. In most titles, the story revolves around the three humanoid toads fighting the ruthless Dark Queen. Speaking of its first installment, this is about a beat ’em up or “me against the neighborhood” classic of side scrolling with some platforms, racing sections and obstacle avoidance. At the start of the game, the player has 3 lives and the health bar can be recovered by eating flies, something that is maintained in the modern version. The three members of the team have a good range of very diverse abilities and special blows.

la give it original de NES is known for its high difficulty, as it required the player to have very good reflexes and the design of levels and attack patterns was learned very well. Battletoads from NES gained a good number of followers, which motivated the launch of several sequels until reaching the Battletoads 2020, the most recent title and which generated mixed sensations. Despite the years that the saga has been around, it does not have a large number of titles behind it. Battletoads It is made up of the following main titles: Battletoads (1991, NES), Battletoads (1991, Game Boy), Battletoads en Battlemaniacs (1993, SNES), Battletoads in Ragnarok’s World (1993, Game Boy), Battletoads & Double Dragon: The Ultimate Team (1993, NES, SNES, Game Boy y Mega Drive), Battletoads Arcade (1994) and Battletoads (2020, Xbox One y PC).

As a curiosity, the first Battletoads from NES It was devised as a video game to stand up to the series of games of the Ninja Turtles. In fact, Battletoads received numerous criticisms for the obvious resemblance to anthropomorphic turtles, to which the video game counterattacked with a humorous advertising slogan: “Compared to Battletoads, turtles look like pond mud“There was also a spin-off by way of crossover with Double Dragon, another classic saga beat ’em up. Battletoads it also had a animation special half an hour produced by DIC Animation City and that it was thought like the pilot of a series. However, the entire series never came to fruition and the pilot prevailed as a simple curiosity. The episode worked as a video game prequel.

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