Retro Game – Battletoads

battletoads photoBattletoads is a video game franchise that first released in 1991. The first game titled “Battletoads”, was a 2D Smash ’em up style video game from Rare Ltd. At it’s release it was one of the most advanced video games to ever be released graphically. Such a success that the game was even turned into an arcade machine in 1994 in association with Electronic Arts.

The original story behind Battletoads, is of two teenaged, mutant toads (Not Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles), who are both named after skin disorders, Rash and Zits. They are required to save their brother, who is also named after a skin disorder, Pimple, and the Princess Angelica. Princess Angelica is being kept captive by the Evil Dark Queen, who is the ruler of the Planet Ragnarok. They are assisted along the way by Professor T. Bird, who is equipped with a funky space ship.

The main characters in the game are:
battletoads photoRash – The most popular Battletoad. Green in Color and wears black sunglasses. Real Name Dave Shar, he is the craziest and fastest of the Battletoads.
Zitz – The leader of the Battletoads. Intelligent and cunning, brown in color, his real name is morgan Ziegler
Pimple – Not the smartest toad, but he is powerful with brute force. Pimple is a tank, and not to be reckoned with. Often times seen using heavy objects in attack situations. Real name George Pie.
Professor T. Bird – The mentor and guide of the Toads throughout their mission. Often times seen mocking the toads when they fail, as he dislikes failure.
The Dark Queen – An Evil Queen, with a goal of destroying the battletoads in her ultimate mission in ruling the universe with her axis of allies. Noted that she looks strikingly similar to Elvira.

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