Battletoads/Double Dragon: The Ultimate Team

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Battletoads/Double Dragon: The Ultimate Team
System(s): Sega Mega Drive
Publisher: Tradewest
Licensor: Technos Japan
Genre: Action

Number of players: 1-2
Release Date RRP Code
Sega Mega Drive
Videogame Rating Council: GA
Sega Mega Drive
Tectoy: Todas as Idades
Non-Sega versions

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Battletoads/Double Dragon: The Ultimate Team is a 1993 action game developed by Rare 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 Nintendo Entertainment System, Super Nintendo Entertainment System and Game Boy.

Sony Electronic Publishing were set to publish a European version of this game, but backed away following poor review scores[2].


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.


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.


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.


Tail of the Ratship


Blag Alley


Ropes 'n' Roper


Ratship Rumble


Missile Mayhem


Shadow Boss Showdown


Armageddon II The Rematch


Differences from the SNES version

The graphics on the Mega Drive version are less detailed, more colorful, and has poorer sound quality. Plus, the SNES version runs smoother. However, the Mega Drive version features more music tracks (in akin to the original NES game), more sound effects, sharper sprites for the Battletoads and certain enemies (although the SNES version usually has the edge with sprite detail overall), more comical reactions from defeated opponents, color transitions on certain stages and more developed intro/intermission/ending scenes (also akin to the original NES game).

Magazine articles

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

Promotional material

Print advert in Electronic Gaming Monthly (US) #52: "November 1993" (1993-xx-xx)
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Physical scans

Sega Retro Average 
Publication Score Source
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0 review
Sega Retro Average 
Publication Version Score
1700 igr dlya Sega (RU)
Cool Gamer (RU)
Entsiklopediya luchshikh igr Sega. Vypusk 1 (RU)
Entsiklopediya luchshikh igr Sega. Vypusk 5 (RU)
Mega (UK) NTSC-U
Sega Power (UK) NTSC-U
Tricks 16 bit (RU)
VideoGames (US) NTSC-U
Sega Mega Drive
Based on
8 reviews

Battletoads/Double Dragon: The Ultimate Team

Mega Drive, US
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Mega Drive, BR
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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)


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