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Battletoads is a series of beat'em up videogames created by Rare and published by Tradewest, starring three anthropomorphic toads named after skin conditions: Rash, Zitz, and Pimple.

Video Games

The seires consists in six games:

  • Battletoads (June 1991) for NES, Amiga, SEGA Genesis/Mega Drive, Game Gear, Amiga CD32. A port for the Game Boy was also released in 1994, titled Battletoads in Ragnarok's World not to be confused with the original Game Boy game Battletoads.
  • Battletoads (1991), Tiger LCD game.
  • Battletoads & Double Dragon (June 1993) for NES, SNES, SEGA Genesis, Game Boy. Also known as Battletoads & Double Dragon: The Ultimate Team.
  • Battletoads in Battlemaniacs (June 1993) for SNES. A Sega Master System version was only released in a barely finished state only in Brazil simply as Battlemaniacs in 1996. It features some characters and plot elements originally from the comic.
  • Battletoads (September 1993) for Game Boy. Despite featuring the same title, it's a different game than the NES one.
  • Battletoads (1994), Arcade. Also known as Super Battletoads.

A Game Boy Advance game was also planned, but never finished. An incomplete prototype was released online by RareWareCentral on November 19, 2011 as a rom file.

Other media

A 2-part comic based on the videogame was published on issues 24 (May 1991) and 25 (June 1991) of Nintendo Power, serving as a backstory of the series.

A pilot for a Battletoads TV series based on the original game was produced and aired in 1992, though the series never continued.

Links to Other Series

Direction Series Date Description Type

4Arrow L Wizards & Warriors199106 June 1991The Rhyno enemy from Wizards & Warriors makes an appearance in Battletoads.1

4Arrow L Space Invaders199106 June 1991Battletoads features enemies based on the aliens from Space Invaders.3

4Arrow L Pendragon199106 June 1991The Karnath's Lair level in Battletoads is named after the Pendragon game The Staff of Karnath.3



Double Dragon199306 June 1993Battletoads & Double Dragon is a crossover between the two series.1

4Arrow L Jetman199306 June 1993Battletoads & Double Dragon features a level possibly based on Solar Jetman.3

5Arrow R Mario199401 January 1994The Battletoads are in Super Mario: Verloren in der Zeit.

4Arrow L Diddy Kong Racing2001 2001The cancelled Battletoads Game Boy Advance game was going to feature elements from the cancelled Diddy Kong Pilot.53

5Arrow R Angry Video Game Nerd20080903 September 03, 2008The fifty-fifth episode of The Angry Video Game Nerd is a review of the NES version of Battletoads.2

5Arrow R Banjo-Kazooie20081111 November 11, 2008Banjo-Kazooie: Nuts & Bolts features a reference to the Battletoads series.2

5Arrow R Shovel Knight20150429 April 29, 2015The Battletoads appear in the Xbox One version of Shovel Knight.1

5Arrow R Rare Replay20150804 August 04, 2015Rare Replay includes the original Battletoads and the arcade Battletoads as playable games.2

5Arrow R Killer Instinct (Rare)201603 March 2016Rash from Battletoads is a DLC character in Season 3 of Killer Instinct.