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Old 12-11-2010, 08:45 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Battletoads

It’s a little-known fact that Rare’s NES slugathon Battletoads literally cannot be beaten in two-player mode. The reason for this might surprise you: It’s impossible to complete the second level if you have a second player. You see, after level 1’s fairly straightforward brawler romp and slightly untraditional boss fight, the game switches things up and places you in level 2, a long, slow, vertical descent where each player’s toad is clinging to a rappel wire. Pilot your toad near the edge of the screen, and he will turn into a super-destructive wrecking ball; press B and you rocket across the screen, instantly killing anything in your path. Including player 2. There are then shouts of “Sorry, sorry, I didn’t mean to!” but naturally player 2 makes sure to do the same thing in return, to “even things out.” But how can you obey pleas of, “Truce now, okay? Seriously...,” when your toad once again flashes into that wrecking ball shape? You can’t. And the cycle continues until the Game Over screen. (There are some rumors that a bug in the code prevents two players from finishing the second-to-last stage as well, but these reports probably came from Rare’s QA team, who could use debug to skip level 2).

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(There are some rumors that a bug in the code prevents two players from finishing the second-to-last stage as well, but these reports probably came from Rare’s QA team, who could use debug to skip level 2).
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Battletoads is an awesome game {one of my favorites now} , which I originally heard about in The Angry Video Game Nerd 's review {one of the funniest, by the way}

Even though sometimes I question the hit detection {flying pigs} and can't get very far in the game {like not even past level 1} I still find it a lot of fun to play.
Great soundtrack, an interesting storyline, and memorable characters.

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I could pass that stage with two players. Just need to communicate with your partner. Both players get on the same side and cannonball at the same time one high the other low.
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Yeah, maybe they mean second to the last level (Clinger Winger) in the NES version, but you can get around that. Also, they fixed the bug in the Genesis version, so that's not always an issue either.
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