Battletoads and Double Dragon is a crossover brawler from Rare featuring your two favorite beat 'em up franchises together in one game. At its core, it's a Battletoads game, so it has a strong emphasis on variety such as vehicle and platforming sections. Unlike Battletoads, it has a hefty dose of traditional brawler combat and a manageable level of challenge.
STARRING THE 'TOADS
RASH - I'm the crazy one and I'm super cool. My smash hits will leave 'em cold!
ZITZ - I'm the smartest thing on webbed feet. I can think as well as fight!
PIMPLE - I may not be smart, but when brain power fails, brute force prevails!
AND THE DRAGONS
BILLY LEE - I'm ready to rumble! No-one can match my twisting typhoon kick!
JIMMY LEE - If the going gets rough, I'm your man. I love a good fight!
ABOBO - Abobo good at fight! You little jerks not stand chance against me!
BIG BLAG - I'll be chompin' and stompin' if ya dare step inside the colossus!
ROPER - Ropers the name shootin's my game. Come near me n' I'll blast ya ta bits!
ROBO MANUS - Bzzt! You fleszhy foolsz will beg for mercy when fzzt I'm through with you!
SHADOW BOSS - Come and get me if you dare, Dragons. I'll destroy you and those 'toads!
THE DARK QUEEN - I'll soon rule your precious Earth battlejerks! Ha-ha-ha-ha!
Oh no! It's a big blip coming towards Earth! I'd better warn the 'Toads!
'Toads! This is an emergency! The Queen's Ratship is on the way to Earth. You must stop them now, it's our only hope!
Gotcha Prof! We'll need help! Get in touch with the Dragons and we'll pick them up.
Billy, Jimmy you're the finest warriors Earth has to offer, can you help us?
Sure Prof, we're ready to kick som evil butt! Tell the 'Toads to pick us up at city hall!
The Battlecopter swoops low over city hall, and the Lee twins climb on board.
With the strike force assembled the 'copter heads up into space to make a pre-emptive strike against the dark forces....
There are also versions of this game on Game Boy, NES, and Genesis, and they're all almost identical to one another.
Many of the stages have melodies from the original Double Dragon. Play it and then this game to see how many you can spot.
Battletoads & Double Dragon has the most brawler gameplay of any console 'Toads game, and it's pretty good. There are a handful of amusingly violent enemy-specific animations to offset the simplicity and moderate challenge. The variety stages aren't as great as other 'Toad games and it's fairly easy. The graphics are solid but the sound is off the chain.