For todays Way Back Wednesday we take a look at some bad dudes. Introduced to the stand up arcades cabinet in 1988, Bad Dudes vs. Dragonninja puts two street brawlers on a mission to save The President of the United States of America from a band of ninjas. The president is named Ronnie, which is a play on the current president at the time Ronald Reagan.
The game is a sidescroller beat em up which is pretty quick, but the enemies do take a lot of damage to die. For the most part you do kicks and the punches you do throw are holding knives and even nun-chucks.
There isn’t much to this game, because this was strictly made to eat quarters, so the levels and enemies get repetitive. The story isn’t deep and there’s no real story of why these two street brawlers got picked out of everyone in the world. The two main characters don’t do anything special and at the end of each level your character lets the whole know that he’s bad.
After playing the full game and eating a cheeseburger with the president, I can honestly say that this game would be a lot more enjoyable with another person helping.