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Battletoads & Double Dragon: The Ultimate Team

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Battletoads & Double Dragon: The Ultimate Team
Publisher: Tradewest
Developer:
System(s): Sega Mega Drive
Genre: Action































Number of players: 1-2
Release Date RRP Code
Sega Mega Drive
US
$? T-97066
Sega Mega Drive
BR
R$? 044950



Battletoads & Double Dragon: The Ultimate Team is a 1993 action game developed by Rare Ltd. and published by Tradewest on the Sega Mega Drive. It is a crossover game which combines characters and environments from and inspired by the Battletoads and Double Dragon series. In addition to the Mega Drive version there were also ports available on the Game Boy, Nintendo Entertainment System, and Super Nintendo.

Story

The story involves the Dark Queen and the Shadow Warriors teaming up against the Battletoads and the Lee brothers. The battletoads contact the Lee brothers after this union takes place and team up with them to take down both their opponents.

Gameplay

The gameplay is similar to the previous Battletoads games. There are five playable characters. This includes Billy and Jimmy Lee from Double Dragon and Zitz, Pimple, and Rash from Battletoads. There is an attack button and jump button. Despite there being only two buttons there are several moves which are pulled off with either button combinations or automatically depending on the situation. Weapons dropped by enemies can be grabbed and used; these weapons include a stick and sticks of dynamite. There are also capsules which contain various power-ups and point bonuses. In two player mode when a player loses all their lives and continues it starts both players at the beginning of the stage.

Levels

As usual with Battletoad games there are side scrolling action levels, rope repelling levels, and vehicle levels. Levels alternate with between themes of both games and contain enemies and bosses inspired by both. The standard action levels involve running from the start point to the finish, fighting enemies along the way. The repel levels involve going down some sort of shaft and moving your character to avoid obstacles while also fighting enemies that are in the way. The vehicle levels involve dodging obstacles also but on the bike levels the player can actually attack passing bikers with their feet, which is a first for the Battletoads series.

Versions

Differences from the SNES version

The graphics on the Mega Drive version are less detailed, more colorful, and has poorer sound quality. However, the Mega Drive version runs smoother, features more music tracks (in akin to the original NES game), sharper sprites for the Battletoads, and more comical reactions from defeated opponents.

Magazine articles

Main article: Battletoads & Double Dragon: The Ultimate Team/Magazine articles.

Promotional material

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EGM US 052.pdfEGM US 052.pdf

PDF
Print advert in
Electronic Gaming Monthly (US) #52: "November 1993" (1993-xx-xx)
also published in:
  • Game Players (US) Vol. 6 No. 12 "December 1993" (1993-xx-xx)[2]
  • GamePro (US) #54: "January 1994" (199x-xx-xx)[3]

Physical scans

Sega Retro Average 
Publication Score Source
42 №17, p45
39 №51, p58/59
Sega Mega Drive
41
Based on
2 reviews

Mega Drive, US
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Cover
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Cart
Mega Drive, BR
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Cover
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Cart

Technical information

ROM dump status

System Hash Size Build Date Source Comments
Sega Mega Drive
CRC32 8239dd17
MD5 78f3ea32bcb4f627e4f9bc9711e017b8
SHA-1 5b79623e90806206e575b3f15499cab823065783
1MB 1993-08 Cartridge (US)

References

  1. File:GamePro US 053.pdf, page 253
  2. File:GamePlayers US 0612.pdf, page 64
  3. File:GamePro US 054.pdf, page 232


Double Dragon games for Sega systems
Sega Master System
Double Dragon (1988)
Sega Mega Drive
Double Dragon II: The Revenge (1991) | Double Dragon (1992) | Double Dragon 3: The Rosetta Stone (1992/1993) | Battletoads & Double Dragon: The Ultimate Team (1993) | Double Dragon V: The Shadow Falls (1994)
Sega Game Gear
Double Dragon (1993)


Battletoads games for Sega systems
Sega Mega Drive
Battletoads (1993) | Battletoads & Double Dragon: The Ultimate Team (1993)
Sega Game Gear
Battletoads (1993)
Sega Master System
Battletoads in Battlemaniacs (1996)