An in depth play-through of one of the most beloved and brutal action titles on the NES. Battletoads, created by Rare and published by Tradewest (1991) holds a place near and dear to the hearts of anyone in their early to mid 30s. Starring three anthropomorphic toads named after skin conditions, Rash, Zitz, and Pimple, the series was created to rival the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles games. The series as a whole has been quite popular and at its apex spawned an animated television pilot.
The initial Battletoads game for the NES was renowned for its difficulty, but also received a cult following and spawned sequels for various platforms including a crossover with the Double Dragon series. In each of the games, the objective is to defeat the toads’ nemesis the Dark Queen and her army of space mutants.
Do you like cute lil 8 bit chipmonks flinging each other around at Hunky Birds, angry cats, and highly unsafe machinery? We do too! We’re playing Chip ‘n Dale Rescue Rangers for the NES. A beloved 2 player platforming masterpiece, CNDRR is yet one in a number of charming and brilliant Capcom Licensed titles.
Chip ‘n Dale Rescue Rangers is a platform game featuring single and 2-player cooperative modes, allowing players to choose which levels to access via a map of various locations throughout the city, in a similar format to other Capcom games such as Bionic Commando. Each individual stage is set up as a side-scrolling action game where Chip and Dale can walk, jump, duck, and pick up objects such as acorns, crates, barrels, and balls to throw at enemies and bosses. Each character can withstand only three direct hits before they lose a life, and there are no passwords. In two-player mode, Controller 1 is Chip, Controller 2 is Dale. -wiki
Actually, all I did was talk about Dragon Warrior for the NES and Phantasy Star for the Sega Master System. Oh well. Enjoy my commentary on these 2 timeless and genre defining classics for the two most sweetest consoles of the 80s!
Also, I pimp out the following fellow podcasters:
RetroCollect FM Podcast: http://podcast.retrocollect.com/
Gaming History 101: http://gaminghistory101.com/category/podcast/