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[Tier: Moons]NES Battletoads (USA) "game end glitch" in 01:02.68 by TheZlomuS & DyLaX.
FCEUX movie (.fm2) (date: 2012-09-11)
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Rating: 6.3 (14.5 votes)
   
- 2 Players
- Uses death to save time
- Uses warps
- Heavy glitch abuse
- Corrupts memory
- Genre: Fighting
- Genre: Platform

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Battletoads (1991) is a futuristic beat 'em up game known for its extreme difficulty spread over 16 difficult levels. The mechanics in the game also change drastically from level to level, making the game one of the hardest and most varied for the NES.

In this game, the second most diabolical evil genius in the universe - The Dark Queen, kidnaps Princess Angelica, and Pimple - a battletoad. Rash and Zitz must save them, by traveling through the most insane multilevel set of plans ever designed. This includes falling down huge shafts, racing through obstacle courses at breakneck speeds, riding on snakes through a massive maze of spikes, passing through a killer ventilation system, navigating through a missile defense system, climbing a never ending revolving tower, and much much more. Along the way, The Battletoads must also face off against an evil army of robots, genetically engineered rodents, to say nothing of The Dark Queen herself.

In order to make the game a bit easier, its creators embedded some secret warp zones to skip a few early levels in their entirety. But that simply wasn't good enough for TheZlomuS and DyLaX, they decided to travel directly to level 3, where they invent their own warp and skip right to the grand finale. The previous run showed off how buggy this game is by abusing glitches anywhere and everywhere - even flying and using the walls themselves as a means to maneuver around murderous areas. This run took a glitch found there, and exploited it further, to the point where our heroes are defeated, the game is over, and The Dark Queen in all her evilness just gives up and returns Angelica and Pimple, to go off and hatch an even more evil plan for next time.

This run is a 10:03.03 minute improvement over the previous run. Due to the vast majority of the game being skipped, so is most of the entertainment. If you haven't seen it yet, be sure to check out the previous run too, it's one of the best runs on our site.

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