Is this Battletoads?

Is this Battletoads?

Is this Battletoads?

by Steve Napierski to Comics

Yup, Battletoads sure was a hard game and that level of difficulty was the inspiration for this.

Personally, the Turbo Tunnel was never really the toughest part for me because you could see what was coming next. No for me it was the Snake Pit. A lot of that was just remembering, leaps of faith and precise timing.

Discussion (13)¬

  1. Organous
    Organous says:
    April 19, 2012 at 10:58 am #

    The only level I never actually beat was the second-to-last one, where you race a big swirl. The timing needed for that is just insane.

  2. 06th
    06th says:
    April 19, 2012 at 11:15 am #

    Well, this is the farthest I’ve gotten in this game.

  3. mike
    mike says:
    April 19, 2012 at 1:14 pm #

    I dominated that level, but I had to blast “Animal” by Pearl Jam to do so. If I played now, I would probably die in 2 seconds.

  4. Christian Taylor
    Christian Taylor says:
    April 19, 2012 at 2:08 pm #

    Now imagine a new battletoads game, developed by the guys who do the new Ninja Gaiden game :/

    • phearb0mb
      phearb0mb says:
      April 19, 2012 at 4:11 pm #

      Christian – that is twisted. How can you suggest something so evil?

    • iamme
      iamme says:
      April 19, 2012 at 10:29 pm #

      That is sick and twisted. but now it must be done. We just need to share this with Team Nina and Tecmo Koei somehow.

    • PrinceJonathan
      PrinceJonathan says:
      April 20, 2012 at 3:46 pm #

      ****! All it’d need is a special controller that punches you in the nuts every 2 seconds.

  5. Halrawk
    Halrawk says:
    April 19, 2012 at 4:23 pm #

    I tried this level not that long ago, it’s easier than I remember. Which is strange, because other NES games are WAY harder than I remember. I don’t know how the heck I beat the Megaman games when I was young, but it isn’t happening now.

  6. J
    J says:
    April 19, 2012 at 8:43 pm #

    Yeah, I loved Battletoads, but it would never work today. Far too much of the game relies on memorization, especially the Turbo Tunnel. The warnings helped a bit, but there were portions that either went by too fast, or, far more sinister, played on your expectations by changing the rules (e.g. the floating jump pad or the exclamation point “jump like crazy” portion).

    That’s not even getting started on the snakes, Volkmire’s Inferno, Rat Race, Clinger Wingers…oh, the painful, painful memories of a game I couldn’t stop playing.

  7. The Anarchyz
    The Anarchyz says:
    April 24, 2012 at 11:52 pm #

    For me, Karnath’s Lair (Snake Pit) and Rat Race were the hardest… Still a really fun game though… I only beat it once, my thumbs still remember the bleeding…

  8. Dread Knight
    Dread Knight says:
    January 13, 2013 at 8:31 am #

    The way of finishing turbo tunnel was to jump two times on a lane then switch and repeat.
    There was also a warp in order to skip ahead a few levels.

  9. Brandon Bassler
    Brandon Bassler says:
    May 7, 2013 at 3:56 pm #

    and then, restart the ENTIRE LEVEL T_T.

  10. Isaiah B Price
    Isaiah B Price says:
    May 7, 2013 at 4:53 pm #

    …this is me for the last 6 nights….