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Classic game, discontinued by manufacturer so its not available as a new product, but it's still
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A few years later I bought "Battletoads & Double Dragon" which was a fantastic game. The controls were responsive, the graphics were colorful, the sound effects were good, and the music was awesome. My friends and I loved that game.
It seemed as though Battletoads & Double Dragon was based off of the preceding Battletoads, so I naturally expected would love playing Battletoads.
In the late '90s I finally got around to renting the original Battletoads, and the game was an incredible disappointment. It was way too hard, and was even worse in 2-player because most levels were the kind where if one player died, both had to start the entire level over.
Normally I will beat a video game before using any cheats, but this crappy game was so gratingly difficult that playing it was like an agonizingly grueling chore, so I resorted to using the Game Genie for infinite health and infinite lives just so that I could see the end of the game before returning it to the rental store. (At the time, I thought that using the Game Genie to start on the last level actually just substituted the first level with the final level because the end-game sequence was so short, stupid, and creditless that I didn't think it was the actual ending: "Wow! Let's bottle the skill and charisma -- we'll make a fortune!")
The Game Genie didn't actually help much. There were very few levels where the health meter even mattered due to the overwhelming number of instantly-killing traps which made the player start the level over instead of respawning on the spot (on the "normal" brawling levels players respawned when defeated) and these levels were long. I didn't want to spend a lot of time punishing myself with this deficient game, but it was so bloody hard that I had to leave it on and paused while I slept and during meals so that I wouldn't lose my progress. I left my Genesis turned on for close to 72 hours!
On the day the game was due back to the store, I finally gave up on what I didn't realize was *just before* the super-easy final boss level.
This YouTube video summarizes how unworthwhile this game is in less than 5 minutes: watch?v=xAQHkvh64c4