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Thank you for purchasing Tradewest's Battletoads(TM) for
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please read this instruction manual thoroughly before playing.
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The Story 3
Controlling the Action 5
How to Play 6
Smash Hits 8
The Good Guys 10
The Baddies 12
Cautions During Use
1. If you play for long periods, take 10 to 15 minute break
every hour or so.
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under conditions of extreme temperature, or subject it to
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[no words - picture of Zitz, Rash and Pimple]
While partying on Lost Vega, a deep-space leisure station,
the three Battletoads - Zitz, Rash and Pimple, get pleasantly
side-tracked by a Thallian Thorax Dancer. Unfortunately, the
dancer isn't what she appears to be - and soon reveals herself
as the evil Dark Queen!
The 'toads fight valiantly against overwhelming odds, but are
are eventually overpowered. Yet, all is not lost! Although Rash
and Pimple are taken prisoner, Zitz makes it to the Toadster
and burns space back to the Vulture and Professor T. Bird, the
Rash and Pimple are taken away in the Gargantua to the planet
Armagedda, but luckily Zitz and the Professor are hot on their trail...
So, there's the situation, Zitz: the Dark Queen's 'toadnapped
your best buddies - what're ya gonna do about it?
You're gonna get real MAD, that's what you're gonna do - and
then you're gonna get EVEN!
Professor Bird's gonna set you down on Armagedda, but from
then on it's up to you. You've got a long way to go, Zitz - into
caverns, across swamps and even through the belly of the
dreaded Wurm. And ultimately, of course, you're gonna have to
defeat the terrible, the towering, the truly 'toadsplatting
Have you got what it takes to be a bona-fide Battletoad? We'll
soon see, one way or another...
CONTROLLING THE ACTION
Control Pad -
Press up, down, left
and right to move.
or right to run.
Select Button -
Start Button -
Press to start the
game or to pause
Button A -
Press to Jump.
Button B -
Press for action.
HOW TO PLAY
As soon as Zitz sets 'toadfoot on Armagedda, the awesome action
begins! There's no time for plannin' - just get your green hide motorvatin'!
Don't expect a friendly welcome on Armagedda - its eerie mountains,
dark chasms and stinkin' swamps are full of treacherous obstacles
and are crawling with the Dark Queen's mutant horde. Before you
can get to the Gargantua and re- lease Rash and Pimple, you're
gonna have to zap each beastly baddy and overcome every
troublesome trap they've set for you.
Luckily, you've got a 'toadally awesome arsenal at your disposal - a
cool, green head, a cornucopia of punches, slams and kicks! Couple
these with weapons picked up along the way and there's no excuse
for backin' down from the bad guys!
Although you're a real fast mover and your fist and feet'll get you
around most obstacles, on several levels you're gonna need-to-speed,
'toad - so jump on a Jet Ski, strap on a Jet Pack or leap on a Turbo
Wing and burn space to your buddies!
Once you've battled your way to the top of the Gargantua, you've
got a date with fate, 'toad - 'cuz the Robo-Manus mutant is headin'
straight for ya', and he's looking meaner than a Zilldan Brackvurst
with a toothache.
And that's mean, 'toad!
So, let's do it! Let's get mad an' bad an' crazy, 'toad - let's EAT!
To access these monstrous maneuvers, press Button B.
Jawbuster Jet Ski
Anvil Slam BT
Big Bad Boot Battletoad
(1) Energy left in current life.
(2) Lives remaining (up to three).
(3) Points accumulated
THE GOOD GUYS
Zitz - The smartest thing
on webbed feet - a 'toad
tactician, he's the team's
planner and natural leader.
Rash - The craziest of the
bunch, the joker in the
Battletoads' pack. and the
coolest 'toad this side of the
Mazallian Cluster (so he
Pimple - The biggest
Battletoad - a bit slow on
the uptake, but as Rash is
always telling: 'Where
brainpower fails, brute-force
Professor T. Bird - The
Battletoads' mentor - an
enigmatic figure whose ec-
centric appearance belies a
razor-sharp intelligence and
a mysterious past.
Psyko-Pigs - Stalwart swine of the Dark
Queen's army, give 'em the 'toad-chop and they're pork chops.
Grogg - Just a baby Darkling, but the only rattle you'll hear will be
the sound of your teeth as they collide with its fist.
General Slaughter - Don't be fooled by this horned heavyweight, his
mass conceals his impressive jumping speed and accuracy.
Rat-Zap - Quickly identify and destroy this hovering rodent before
it takes aim at you.
Clubba - Don't get near this muscular
menace or it'll score a home run with your head.
Bat-Rat - This mutated mouse loves to
head-butt anything in its path, especially 'toads.
Giblet - A dirty rat by name and nature. Watch your back! It's
sure to attack from behind with a little help from its friends.
Kruncha -A terrifying mix of kangaroo
and walrus. Fracture its fearsome fangs
with a well-placed Jawbuster.
Wicked Wurm - The river's most rebellious resident. Use your
Jet Ski to knock some sense into this monstrosity.
Brain Damage - Once inside the Wurm, this cerebral contraption
will try to flatten you. Use your head and make like green lightnin'!
Raven - Swoop down with their talons set to seize the first
'toad in sight.
Snotball - A nasty goo that oozes off chasm walls in an attempt
to slime you.
Saturn Toadtrap - The Dark Queen's favo- rite horticultural
menace. Beware! It's quick and hungry and can mean big trouble
to a passing 'toad.
Banshee Blades - Can leave you screamin' if you try to pass 'em.
Get jumpin' or you'll end up sliced 'toad on the Dark Queen's menu.
Droidvaders - Robotic, invader-type aggres- sors known to pattern
themselves after their famous heroes.
Big Blag - This chief of the
rodent army likes to throw
his weight around - make
sure it's not on your head!
General Vermin - Don't
bother calling an exter-
minator. You're on your own
with this repulsive, rodent
leader of the Dark Queen's
Robo-Manus - A genetically
enhanced biogen mutated by
the forces of darkness. With
armor-plating as thick as you
wrist, it can take a hammerin'
and keep on kickin'. Make
Robo-remnants out of this
The Dark Queen - The
Battletoads' nemesis -
possessing an unquenchable
thirst for power, her ambi-
tion is to destroy our heroes
and rule the universe!
Also Featuring the Following
Flappers - Fly directly at you in vast hordes. Be prepared to do
some fancy blastin' if you expect to survive the onslaught.
Auto-Guardians - Once past the Flappers they'll be there to meet
you face-to-face. Aim right the first time 'cuz you might not get
a second chance.
Rodent Rocket - The Rat's well-aimed and exceedingly dangerous
flagship. It'll take you more than just a few blasts to scrap this
Tornado - Keep this twister at a distance or it'll make your head spin.
Darkling - This head of the Darklings wants revenge for what you
did to Grogg. Watch your green hide when it falls from the sky.
Leech - Lurks around the islands on the river. Don't put your best
foot forward or it could very well be eaten!
Logs - Floating along the river at rapid speed, this treacher- ous
timber can't wait to smash your Jet Ski into bits.
Whirlpools - Round and round and down you'll go, lose a life 'less
you avoid this foe.
Tentacles - Rising from the murky depths, avoid the grasp of this
rogue unless you prefer diving without air!
Rat Dinghy - You'll need all the skill and agility you can muster to
get past these river-based road-hogs.
Snippers - Clutching a gaseous balloon to stay aloft, this rodent is
intent on snipping your turbo-cables with its giant scissors.
Fungi-Pod - You're bound to find 'em bouncin' off walls. Get rid of
these swollen sacks by givin' 'em the Big Bad Boot.
Muto-Cabbage - This nasty result of a failed experiment is lookin'
for some 'toad to blame.
Magnetz - A powerful pair of magnets that slam together at
regular intervals. Don't get caught between them when they do.
Electro-Bounce - A laser bouncing between two guns. It can give
you a jolt you won't soon forget.
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