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Battletoads

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Total Reviews: 87

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Critics Consensus: Battletoads successfully revives the long-dormant beat ’em up franchise, but the random collection of mini games and crass humor feels like wasted potential.
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Critics Consensus

# Reviews: 87

Battletoads successfully revives the long-dormant beat 'em up franchise, but the random collection of mini games and crass humor feels like wasted potential.

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87

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High Score - 95/100
95%
Average Score - 73/100
73%
Low Score - 40/100
40%
8/10
Terence Wiggins (IGN)

Battletoads not only revives the long-dormant beat ’em up franchise, it makes it fun to play for everyone instead of only ultra-hardcore masochists. And if they made a TV show about these hilarious characters, I’d watch it.

February 4, 2021 |

Battletoads is another one of 2020’s infamous oddities. I suspect it’s going to be highly polarizing (not only due to the adherence to retro style difficulty but the newness of the art and humor), but it somewhat won me over due to sheer force of will. I also can safely assume that I’m going to be on the higher-end of the spectrum of liking it: but if we never see these dudes again because this game was an absolute cacophony, I’ll be a bit bummed.

August 22, 2020 |
7/10
Chris Carter (Destructoid)
5/10
GameCentral (Metro GameCentral)

A game so bizarre it’s hard to tell whether it’s purposefully trolling its audience or if it really thinks its random collection of mini-games, crass humour, and wasted potential is a sensible way to go about rebooting Battletoads.

August 20, 2020 |

Terence Wiggins (IGN)

8/10 - (Read Review)

Battletoads not only revives the long-dormant beat ’em up franchise, it makes it fun to play for everyone instead of only ultra-hardcore masochists. And if they made a TV show about these hilarious characters, I’d watch it.

Chris Carter (Destructoid)

7/10 - (Read Review)

Battletoads is another one of 2020’s infamous oddities. I suspect it’s going to be highly polarizing (not only due to the adherence to retro style difficulty but the newness of the art and humor), but it somewhat won me over due to sheer force of will. I also can safely assume that I’m going to be on the higher-end of the spectrum of liking it: but if we never see these dudes again because this game was an absolute cacophony, I’ll be a bit bummed.

GameCentral (Metro GameCentral)

5/10 - (Read Review)

A game so bizarre it’s hard to tell whether it’s purposefully trolling its audience or if it really thinks its random collection of mini-games, crass humour, and wasted potential is a sensible way to go about rebooting Battletoads.

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Game Info

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Game Description / Storyline:

The wait is over! Rash, Zitz and Pimple are returning at last to smash-hit their way through an all-new action-packed adventure of choreographed chaos, and couch co-op may never be the same again. 1-3 players will take control of the Battletoads and team up to storm through wild and unpredictable stages with only one rule – expect the unexpected. Teamwork makes the dream work in a drop-in, drop-out gameplay blast, filled with over-the-top gameplay moments that anyone can enjoy, but only a True ‘Toad’ can master. With a unique hand-animated cartoon style and packed with memorable characters and locations, the Battletoads are back for a larger-than-life brawl across the universe that promises to be fun alone, and unforgettable together.

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