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I recently wrote an article regarding the best beat ‘em ups of all time, and I put Battletoads at #7. It’s a bash ‘em, smash ‘em, wreckin’ ball crash ‘em game that was unique for its day and still provides some pretty cheap thrills today. But I have just one question for all those out there who still talk about the game like it just came out last week.
Why? Why the hell do you still love the game so much? Besides Final Fantasy VII, I can’t think of a single other game that’s so still widely regarded when it wasn’t nearly as great as everybody originally thought it to be. Now, don’t get me wrong—I LOVE Battletoads, but I love a lot of old-school games that people won’t even touch today like Altered Beast. Who still likes THAT game? Nobody, that’s who, and that’s just my point. Battletoads, for reasons unknown to me, has stood the test of time to become probably one of the most beloved titles on the NES. Don’t believe me? Then why (Besides it being an obvious prank) are people calling Gamestops requesting for the game?
Well, anyway, what are your thoughts on it? Why do YOU love Battletoads so much? What’s the deal? I seriously want to know. What’s so great about it that you’re still talking about it today like some hopeless nostalgic junkie (Like myself)?
And just for Zits and giggles (I know, that was a bad one) I’ve included a speed run clip of the first third of the game. Just because I know you never passed the third level, either.