In case you missed the news and love retro video games, Retro-Bit Publishing is re-releasing Battletoads & Double Dragon on the NES. The 1993 beat ‘em up classic features the first partnership between Retro-Bit Publishing and Rare and Arc System Works and will work on your original NES or compatible devices. If this is of your interest, you’ll want to hurry and pre-order your copy now as there are no plans for a reprint for the NES. With your purchase will come the 8-bit cartridge, a numbered deluxe hardcover packaging, a full-colored instruction manual, and an exclusive cartridge display stand.
When the Dark Queen and Shadow Boss come together to try to take over Earth, they will also end up bringing together two of the most iconic teams in gaming. With the Battletoads – Rash, Pimple, and Zitz – and the Double Dragons – Billy and Jimmy Lee, you can bet that the dastardly duo will be in for some pain!
With Earth’s defenses out of the picture, it’s up to this team – up of brawlers to save the planet with their combined might. On the other end, you’ll find classic enemies from both series like Big Blag, Abobo, Guido, Roper, Robo – Manus, and many more scumbags.
Up to two players can choose from five fighters and venture through seven treacherous stages using every possible technique to smash, bash, and thrash through enemies. From the massive space cruiser – the Colossus – to the scummy streets down below full of rats and thugs, each level will give the ‘Toads and Dragons plenty of targets to choose from. It’s time to get mean and green!
Pre-orders for Battletoads & Double Dragon are open through May 22 through the following retailers for $59.99:
If you’re more of an SNES gamer, there will be an SNES release later this year.