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Side-by-Side: Battletoads (Genesis vs. NES)

Side-by-Side: Battletoads (Genesis vs. NES)

The most famous amphibians of the 8-bit era pounded and kicked their way onto the Genesis in 1991. Many fans expected a huge upgrade, but the ported game seemed to lack a 16-bit punch. Still, it’s considered a solid game. How does it hold up against the NES original, though? Read on and see!

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Battletoads (Game Gear)

Battletoads (Game Gear)

The NES classic pummels its way onto the Game Gear, but it seems like this port is what took a beating. Playing far worse than the 8-bit and Genesis versions, Battletoads on the Game Gear is devoid of everything that made the series so much fun. Another example of what happens when a series is farmed out to a different developer.

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Battletoads & Double Dragon

Battletoads & Double Dragon

See, I knew that if we looked hard enough we’d find a Double Dragon game on the Genesis that’s worth playing. It took the addition of the three Battletoads, but I think we might have a winner here. Tradewest’s aptly named Battletoads & Double Dragon pits the three action-loving amphibians and Billy and Jimmy Lee against the powerful team of the Dark Queen and the Shadow Boss.

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Battletoads

Battletoads

Rare’s amphibious trio came to the Genesis in 1991, and while fans were expecting a whole new adventure, what they got was a solid port of the NES original. They’d have to wait for the SNES release to get the new game they wanted, but as always, the Genesis came through with a some great gameplay….all the difficulty too!

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