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Battletoads Easy Mode
« on: September 15, 2021, 01:47:39 am »
I might as well start a thread on this because I just can't let it go.

Battletoads for the NES is one of my favorite games but as we all know it's mindbogglingly hard. Especially 2 player mode, which is what I find most interesting. I want to make the game beatable and fairly easy to play with 2 players. Heck, even 4 players since now there's a hack for that!



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I went down a rabbit hole of cheats for Battletoads (USA) for NES. The best I could do was a patch with a compilation of cheats, a "cheaters edition".

- Play Unused Song At Title Screen
- 9LIVES
- Infinite Continues
- Bounce Up If You Fall Down Pit
- Maximum Energy From Flies
- Rat Can't Grab Clock in Rat Race Level
- Invincibility Against Electricity
- Skip Intro Screens
- Press START To End Level

Level 11 is still unbeatable with 2 players but you can use START at any time to skip any level. A good way to actually experience any level beyond level 3.

If anyone is interested here's a link:
link to ips: https://www.dropbox.com/sh/5oja1e9wjexfc99/AADz0aCJufPvZmZbJH_kr2h1a?dl=1
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Now, I understand that the Japanese version of the game is much easier. I tried it and actually managed to beat Turbo Tunnel since it's slower and have fewer obstacles.

I also really like the Bugfix by Ti:
https://www.romhacking.net/hacks/2528/

Unfortunately I cannot get the cheats to work with Ti's bugfix nor the Japanese version. Any ideas on how to merge them? 

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I might as well start a thread on this because I just can't let it go.

Battletoads for the NES is one of my favorite games but as we all know it's mindbogglingly hard. Especially 2 player mode, which is what I find most interesting. I want to make the game beatable and fairly easy to play with 2 players. Heck, even 4 players since now there's a hack for that!



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I went down a rabbit hole of cheats for Battletoads (USA) for NES. The best I could do was a patch with a compilation of cheats, a "cheaters edition".

- Play Unused Song At Title Screen
- 9LIVES
- Infinite Continues
- Bounce Up If You Fall Down Pit
- Maximum Energy From Flies
- Rat Can't Grab Clock in Rat Race Level
- Invincibility Against Electricity
- Skip Intro Screens
- Press START To End Level

Level 11 is still unbeatable with 2 players but you can use START at any time to skip any level. A good way to actually experience any level beyond level 3.

If anyone is interested here's a link:
link to ips: https://www.dropbox.com/sh/5oja1e9wjexfc99/AADz0aCJufPvZmZbJH_kr2h1a?dl=1
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Now, I understand that the Japanese version of the game is much easier. I tried it and actually managed to beat Turbo Tunnel since it's slower and have fewer obstacles.

I also really like the Bugfix by Ti:
https://www.romhacking.net/hacks/2528/

Unfortunately I cannot get the cheats to work with Ti's bugfix nor the Japanese version. Any ideas on how to merge them?
« Last Edit: September 15, 2021, 01:58:36 am by NesDraug »
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Re: Battletoads Easy Mode
« Reply #1 on: September 15, 2021, 03:41:41 am »
Write to Ti here:

https://www.emu-land.net/forum/index.php?action=profile;u=5030


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Re: Battletoads Easy Mode
« Reply #2 on: September 15, 2021, 09:50:41 am »
I was just watching this video that goes into great detail about the mechanics of the Turbo Tunnel:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4AwA90VxgWU
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Re: Battletoads Easy Mode
« Reply #3 on: September 16, 2021, 07:42:49 am »
Good idea! I wonder if there's a way to make the 4 player patch work with cheats and the bugfix patch.


And interesting video! Thanks.

I think the best idea would be to translate the Japanese version. It's really hard to find the level data and send it to the US version I think.

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