Battletoad, Battletoader, Battletoadest

Battletoad, Battletoader, Battletoadest

Battletoad, Battletoader, Battletoadest

by Steve Napierski to Comics

Never take advice from a man who wears an olive colored shirt and an orange tie. Or a corporation that only has one window on its headquarters.

Honestly, I have no idea who owns the rights to Battletoads. I believe it’s Midway since they acquired Williams who had the rights after acquired them from Tradewest. But, Rare Ltd. created the original game and they might have still had some stock in it. So Microsoft might own them now. Who knows? Whoever it is still needs to make a sequel. It’s an awesome franchise and deserves a new game.

Pardon the dust and delays right now. I’ve moving the line/coloring for Dueling Analogs from Illustrator to Photoshop to speed things up (in the long run) and give the art a little more of a human feel.

Discussion (10)¬

  1. Organous
    Organous says:
    May 12, 2009 at 1:25 am #

    Sounds like you’ve been going through the Craigslist gaming forum lately. We’ve had to flag so many Battletoads spam posts for the last month or so.

  2. Armane
    Armane says:
    May 12, 2009 at 1:10 pm #

    Wearing green and an orange tie, sounds like you’re talking about Arino from Game Challenge CX (youtube it, it’s like a Japanese AVGN, yet slightly less angry)! Retro Game Challenge on the DS was made because of the popularity of Game Challenge CX; there’s even a sequel in Japan. So I’d say he’s one guy in green you should take advice from.

  3. LordMilkMan
    LordMilkMan says:
    May 12, 2009 at 1:32 pm #

    Battletoads was crazy. Never played the SNES sequel, though I did play the rather lame BT & DD. It just didn’t have the charm or the guts of the first game. The first one managed to give you a huge number of totally unique levels, not just a bunch of rather mindless (though rather fun) combat. Just… crazy man. Plus it was wickedly hard as all get out, as you correctly alluded to in a long ago comic.

  4. The Anarchyz
    The Anarchyz says:
    May 12, 2009 at 5:13 pm #

    That game was the only one to actually make my thumbs bleed, the only complain i have with the game is the ending, it was a good ending for easier games, but after such a challenge it doesn’t fit there…

  5. Steve Napierski
    Steve Napierski says:
    May 12, 2009 at 5:22 pm #

    @The Anarchyz I think the little in between story scenes make up for it.

  6. Rellik San
    Rellik San says:
    May 13, 2009 at 8:56 am #

    Bring back the Toadz. I miss that game, I must have destroyed at least 15 control pads on my Megadrive because of it.

  7. Steve Napierski
    Steve Napierski says:
    May 13, 2009 at 9:27 am #

    @Rellik I never actually played the Sega Genesis/Mega Drive version. I heard it was easier than the NES version, but that’s just what I’ve heard.

  8. Xuncu
    Xuncu says:
    May 13, 2009 at 6:24 pm #

    Oh, it’s easy to figure out who owns them:
    Make a Battletoads T-Shirt and sell it, then wait to see who sues.

    :D

  9. Steve Napierski
    Steve Napierski says:
    May 14, 2009 at 8:44 am #

    @Xuncu I’ve gotten a few emails from Rare. So I believe they pay attention to my site. I’ve never had any correspondence with anyone at Midway, though. Nonetheless if I can come up with a good idea for a Battletoads shirt I will.

  10. LandStander
    LandStander says:
    May 17, 2009 at 4:40 am #

    I heard GameStop has the new Battletaods game, you should call them about it.