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Bad Dudes

Bad Dudes vs. DragonNinja (Amstrad)
Developer(s) Data East
Publisher(s) Flag of Japan Data East
Flag of the United States Data East USA
Imagine Software
Release date(s) Arcade version
1988
Computer versions
1988
NES version
July 14, 1989 (Japan)
1989 (USA)
1990 (Europe)
Genre(s) Beat 'em up
Mode(s) Single player, cooperative
Platform(s) Arcade Game, Amiga, Amstrad CPC, Apple II, Atari ST, Commodore 64, NES, DOS, ZX Spectrum
Input 8-way Joystick, 2 Buttons
Arcade cabinet Upright
Arcade CPU(s) 68000
Arcade sound system(s) Sound CPU : M6502, Sound Chips : YM2203, YM3812, OKI6295
Arcade display Raster, 256 x 240 pixels, 1024 colors

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The game acquired cult status based on its tongue-in-cheek scenario, including an introduction by the Secret Service agent: "President Ronnie has been kidnapped by the ninjas. Are you a bad enough dude to rescue Ronnie?" It has been suggested that cult debate be merged into this article or section. ... Sarcasm is the making of remarks intended to mock the person referred to (who is normally the person addressed), a situation or thing. ... It has been suggested that this article or section be merged with Counter Assault Team. ...

Contents

Story

The NES intro screen. Note that the President was not named, unlike in the original arcade version.

"Rampant ninja related crimes these days... White House is not the exception..." Image File history File links Bad Dudes NES intro This is a screenshot of a copyrighted computer game or video game. ... Image File history File links Bad Dudes NES intro This is a screenshot of a copyrighted computer game or video game. ... Jiraiya, ninja and title character of the Japanese folktale Jiraiya Goketsu Monogatari. ... For other uses, see White House (disambiguation). ...

Thus starts the game's ominous intro, largely responsible for the cult following of the game. This article does not cite any references or sources. ...


Bad Dudes puts players in the converse boots of two street smart brawlers named Striker and Blade, bent on saving "President Ronnie" (Ronald Reagan) from the "ninjas" who kidnapped him. Ronald Wilson Reagan (February 6, 1911 - June 5, 2004) was the 40th President of the United States (1981–1989) and the 33rd Governor of California (1967–1975). ...


After saving the President, Ronnie appears in the Oval Office and delivers the following line: The Oval Office from above The Oval Office is the official office of the President of the United States. ...

"Hey dudes, thanks for rescuing me. Let's go for a burger... Ha! Ha! Ha! Ha!"

The game

In Bad Dudes, as a street-smart fighter, the player battles hordes of evil "ninjas".
In Bad Dudes, as a street-smart fighter, the player battles hordes of evil "ninjas".

The game is a scrolling fighter typical of the genre and era, with up to two heroes featured at once. It was seen by many, at the time, as Data East's answer to the Technos Japan hit Double Dragon. The player uses a combination of kicks, punches and jumping to defeat the enemies (a single hit of any kind is enough to defeat most common enemies). Image File history File links A screenshot of the arcade game Bad Dudes arcade game in play. ... Image File history File links A screenshot of the arcade game Bad Dudes arcade game in play. ... Screenshot of The King of Fighters XI (2005, SNK Playmore). ...


Along the way, the player will come across several power-ups. Some are weapons, such as nunchaku and daggers, some recharge a player's health, such as a soda, yet others add a few seconds to the remaining time. The Soda cans were red in the Japanese version, however, due to the possibilty of perhaps being sued by the Coca Cola company, they were modified to grey colored cans in the American version. Power Up, the Professional Organization of Women in Entertainment Reaching Up is an organization with the stated mission to promote the visibility and integration of gay women in entertainment, the arts, and all forms of media. Power Up provided funding and assistance to the 2003 short film . ... The nunchaku (Chinese: 雙節棍, shuāng jié gùn; 兩節棍, liÇŽng jié gùn Dual Section Staff; 二節棍, èr jié gùn Two Section Staff; Japanese: ヌンチャク nunchaku  ; 梢子棍, shōshikon Boatmans staff; 双節棍, sōsetsukon Paired sections staff; 二節棍, nisetsukon Two section staff, also sometimes called nunchucks, numchuks, or chain sticks in English) is... Bold text This article is about the weapon. ...


There were only 2 types of weapons which were a knife and a nunchuk, and both had their advantages and disadvantages. The knife offered faster hit time, but was smaller in reach, whereas the nunchuk offered the ability to hit enemies from further away, although was slower. Obtaining either of the weapons also enabled the player to turn quicker, noticeably removing the transistion frame when the player character would turn around.


The various types of enemies encountered in the game, including ninja women and attack dogs, have their own means of attack. The normal ninja directly charge the player, while some leap with their swords, or throw makibishi caltrops. Kunoichi, as she appears in Samurai Warriors. ... An attack dog is a dog trained (and possibly bred) to attack, and possibly kill, living creatures. ... Tetsu-bishi (not Makibishi) The term Tetsu-bishi refers to small, spiked caltrops used by ninja to deter pursuit. ... Caltrop used by the Office of Strategic Services. ...


Each level contains a boss that needs to be defeated to progress to the next level. The level bosses also have special attacks; Karnov, for example, can breathe fire at the player. One of bosses resembles Shredder from Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles and another pro wrestler Road Warrior Hawk from the Legion of Doom. A typical compact effects pedal. ... Karnov is a 1987 arcade game by Data East. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... The Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. ... This article is about the professional wrestler, for other uses see Road warrior Michael Hegstrand (September 12, 1957 – October 19, 2003) was an American professional wrestler. ... This article is about the professional wrestling team, for otheruses see Road warrior The Road Warriors were a professional wrestling tag team famously comprised of Michael Hawk Hegstrand and Joseph Animal Laurinaitis, though other members were added later. ...


At the successful completion of each level, the dude(s) strike a "bad" pose and proclaim, "I'm bad!"


Ports

Bad Dudes title screen (US version)

The game was ported to several home systems for personal use. Bad Dudes was ported to the Apple II, Atari ST, Amiga, Amstrad CPC, Commodore 64, ZX Spectrum, MSX and MS-DOS in 1988. On July 14, 1989 a NES port was released in Japan by Namco; a North American release followed later in the same year, and the game was released in Europe in 1990. Image File history File links A screenshot of the arcade game Bad Dudes arcade game in play. ... Image File history File links A screenshot of the arcade game Bad Dudes arcade game in play. ... In computer science, porting is the process of adapting software so that an executable program can be created for a computing environment that is different from the one for which it was originally designed (e. ... The Apple II was one of the most popular personal computers of the 1980s. ... The Atari ST is a home/personal computer that was commercially popular from 1985 to the early 1990s. ... The original Amiga 1000 (1985) with various peripherals The Amiga 500 (1987) was the most popular variant of the Amiga. ... The Amstrad CPC was a series of 8-bit home computers produced by Amstrad during the 1980s and early 1990s. ... The Commodore 64 is the best-selling single personal computer model of all time. ... The ZX Spectrum is a home computer released in the United Kingdom in 1982 by Sinclair Research Ltd. ... Sony MSX 1, Model HitBit-10-P MSX was the name of a standardized home computer architecture in the 1980s. ... Microsofts disk operating system, MS-DOS, was Microsofts implementation of DOS, which was the first popular operating system for the IBM PC, and until recently, was widely used on the PC compatible platform. ... Year 1988 (MCMLXXXVIII) was a leap year starting on Friday (link displays 1988 Gregorian calendar). ... is the 195th day of the year (196th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1989 (MCMLXXXIX) was a common year starting on Sunday (link displays 1989 Gregorian calendar). ... Nes is: A municipality in the county of Akershus in Norway, see Nes, Akershus. ... Namco Ltd ) is a amusement company based in Japan, best known overseas for video games development. ... North America North America is a continent[1] in the Earths northern hemisphere and (chiefly) western hemisphere. ... World map showing the location of Europe. ... Year 1990 (MCMXC) was a common year starting on Monday (link displays the 1990 Gregorian calendar). ...


The 8-bit versions (including the NES one) lacked the 2-player cooperative mode; if the players started a 2-player game, both players would take turns playing, switching when one lost a life. 8-bit refers to the number of bits used in the data bus of a computer. ...


The NES introduction to the game was phrased slightly differently: "The President has been kidnapped by ninjas. Are you a bad enough dude to rescue the President?" Also, in that version, the President did not resemble Reagan at all. This was undoubtedly influenced by Nintendo of America's policy that they would "not approve games for the NES, Game Boy or Super NES systems (i.e., audio-visual work, packaging, and instruction manuals) which...include subliminal political messages or overt political statements." (Despite this, the President did actually bear a resemblance to George H. W. Bush, who was president when the NES version was released.). Nintendo Corporation, Limited (Japanese: 任天堂; Ninten is translated roughly as leave luck to heaven or in heavens hands, do is a common suffix for names of shops or laboratories; TSE: NTDOY) was originally founded in 1889 by Fusajiro Yamauchi to produce handmade hanafuda cards, for use in... A subliminal message is a signal or message embedded in another object, designed to pass below the normal limits of perception. ... George Herbert Walker Bush (born June 12, 1924) was the 41st President of the United States, serving from 1989 to 1993. ...


The 8-bit home computer versions lacked the intro from either the arcade or the NES versions. Children playing on a Amstrad CPC 464 in the 1980s. ...


Bad Dudes in popular culture

  • The British alternative rock band Lostprophets' first release, entitled thefakesoundofprogress, included a track titled Shinobi vs. Dragon Ninja. This is a reference to the video games Shinobi and Bad Dudes vs. Dragon Ninja.
  • The arcade game appears in the movie Parenthood. The son of Steve Martin's character wonders why the game is so difficult and Martin, groping for an answer, looks at the awning and says: "Because they're... bad dudes!"
  • The game also appears in the movie Robocop 2. When Robocop confronts Officer Duffy in the video arcade, he throws him into an arcade machine whose name is blurred at first. However, one frame clearly shows "... DUDES - Vs Dragon Ninja", as well as a "Data East" logo on the side of the machine; Data East had developed the Robocop arcade, and would later release one based on the sequel.
  • Karnov, the star of another Data East game, makes a cameo appearance as the game's first boss. The background music during the fight with him is similar to the main theme in Karnov as well. The NES instruction manual claims the reason Karnov is working with the "ninjas" is a mystery.
  • Three days after the September 11th attacks, Tom Fulp of Newgrounds released a game called "Bad Dudes vs. Bin Laden" which is a content-modified Flash version of the game, in which the object is to beat up Osama bin Laden.

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See also

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External links


  Results from FactBites:
 
Bad Dudes - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (737 words)
Bad Dudes is a 1988 arcade game by Data East.
Bad Dudes puts players in the shoes of two street smart brawlers bent on saving "President Ronnie" (Ronald Reagan) from a notorious gang of "Dragon ninja" The player must battle their way past hordes of ninja who have kidnapped the President.
Bad Dudes was ported to the Apple II, Atari ST, Amiga, Amstrad CPC, Commodore 64, ZX Spectrum and DOS in 1988.
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