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Battletoads – Nintendo Power Volume 25 (June 1991)

Battle your way through one of the most challenging NES titles to grace the system. Let’s dig into the history and memories of the June 1991 issue of Nintendo Power, featuring Battletoads. This episode also has an early detailed preview of the Super Nintendo Entertainment System and some special guest commentary by Chris Johnston, host of the Player One Podcast. Check it out!

Nintendo Power Issue 25 Battletoads

A few games mentioned…


  • Battletoads
  • NES Open Tournament Golf
  • Super Spy Hunter
  • Day Dreamin’ Davey
  • The Hunt for Red October (Gameboy)
  • Fortified Zone (Gameboy)
  • Super RC Pro AM (Gameboy)
  • Mega Man (Gameboy)
  • Who Framed Roger Rabbit (Gameboy)
  • Faria
  • Over Horizon
  • Little Mermaid
  • Legends of the Diamond
  • High Speed
  • Rockin’ Kats
  • Pirates!
  • Hook
  • Defenders of Dynatron City
  • Robin Hood
  • Robocop 3
  • Railroad Tycoon
  • Lemmings
  • F-15 Strike Eagle
  • Mech Warrior
  • SimCity
  • SimEarth
  • Final Fight
  • UN Squadron
  • Super Ghouls and Ghosts
  • Dimension Force
  • Blaster Master

Top 10 Games (as ranked in the NES 30)…

  1. TMNT II: The Arcade Game
  2. Super Mario Bros. 3
  3. Mega Man III
  4. Final Fantasy
  5. StarTropics
  6. The Simpsons: Bart vs. the Space Mutants
  7. Crystalis
  8. Dr. Mario
  9. Dragon Warrior II
  10. Tetris

Top 10 Gameboy Games…

  1. Super Mario Land
  2. Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles
  3. Dr. Mario
  4. FF Legend
  5. Tetris
  6. Castlevania
  7. Paperboy
  8. Gargoyle’s Quest
  9. Operation C
  10. Alleyway

Songs featured in this episode…

The intro/outro music in this episode is by Azure Flux, and used with permission. 🙂

Battletoads theme – Mega Beardo (Bandcamp)
Inrudiment – Surf City (Bandcamp)
Inrudiment – Ragnarok’s Canyon (Bandcamp)
Playing with Power – Battletoad’s Theme (Bandcamp)

Articles/Links referenced in this episode…

Chris Johnston (Link)
Player One Podcast (Link / Twitter)
Rare Replay: The Making of Battletoads – YouTube (Link)
Rare Revealed: Five Things You Didn’t Know About Battletoads – YouTube (Link)

Battletoads DLC

Check out these videos related to this issue!

In our next adventure…

Robin Hood, more SNES content and more!

Read this Nintendo Power issue…

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