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Battletoads [GBA - Proto / Cancelled]

Battletoads [GBA - Proto / Cancelled]

Battletoads is a video game by Rare Ltd. created to rival the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles games. The first game was released for the Nintendo Entertainment System in 1991 and was followed up with sequels released over the ensuing years for GameBoy, SNES, Megadrive / Genesis and Arcade. [Info from Wikipedia] A proto for a GBA version of Battletoads was discovered in the collection of cancelled RARE games that transparentjinjo has uploaded on his Youtube Channel.

The game was only in development for a few weeks, and everything from character animations and enemy AI to sound effects is a placeholder.

The character design was the result of merging the sometimes conflicting ideas of the original Battletoads artists, who were now in director or lead positions on other teams.

Even the main game design was not fixed at that point. Team instructions ranged from “make a shiny clone of the NES version” to “do whatever you think is best” to “everything cool will have to wait for an Xbox version”.

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I'm an Italian gamer with not enough free time to play as much as i'd like to and sadly not enough time to write about cancelled and beta games. Founder of Unseen64 in 2001, i'd like to sleep more than 5 hours a day, but i have to pay the bills. I'm currently working as a SEO Copywriter and Content Editor for various italian websites, you can add me on Google Plus, Last FM or contact me by email.




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9 thoughts on “Battletoads [GBA - Proto / Cancelled]

  1. mister

    Well it is just a prototype, right? I don’t think the final game would look that way… at least I hope not.

  2. Herp Derp

    The toads don’t even look nearly as badass as they’re supposed to. Pussified for the wimpy generation of now.

  3. MPNagem89

    battletoads was suppose to make a comeback on the wii but they didn’t thanks to those dumbasses at microsoft. why couldn’t kinect sports get cancelled instead of battletoads wii?

  4. Granville

    This is so early that they reused sound effects from Banjo Kazooie Grunty’s Revenge on GBA. The toad’s jumping grunt is Banjo’s from the GBA game.

    1. monokoma Post author

      Urgh, it’s sad to see that transparentjinjo’s Youtube channel was removed :( I could try to reupload all his videos sooner or later

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