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Battletoads - Cabinet - Video Game Marquee


Cartoon-like toads, named Pimple, Zitz, and Rash, beat up rats and other mean critters on ther way to stopping the evil Dark Queen. Each toad has his own unique attacks and super-moves. A quarter-pumper with great sound and graphics.

Battletoads was produced by Rare Coin Games, Inc. in 1994.

Rare Coin Games, Inc. released only 1 machine in our database under this trade name. Rare Coin Games, Inc. was based in United States.

Other machines made by Rare Coin Games, Inc. during the time period Battletoads was produced include:


Name Battletoads
Developer Rare Coin Games, Inc. (United States)
Year 1994
Type Videogame
KLOV/MOG # 7058
Class Wide Release
Genre Scrolling Fighter
Conversion Class JAMMA
Game Specific Battletoads Pinout
# Simultaneous Players 3
# Maximum Players 3
Game Play Joint
Control Panel Layout Multiple Player
  • Joystick: 8-way
  • Buttons: 2 - AttackJump
Sound Amplified Either (Mono or Stereo)
Cabinet Styles
  • Upright/Standard
Control Panel Battletoads Control Panel Image

Game Introduction

They were once ordinary joes, but a crazy turn of events has turned Morgan, Dave, and George into the Battletoads, bad bad and crazy dudes out to save an alternate universe from the Dark Queen and her nigh-invincible forces.

Game Play

You can choose from any of the three Toads: Rash a lean and fast fighter, Zitz a smart and balanced toad, or Pimple a big, bad powerhouse. Each has his own fighting style as well as his own repertoire of big-time Smash Hits that will be used to eliminate enemies.

This game can appear to be just a beat-'em-up at first, but almost every level is different. Some levels are two and a half dimensional, like Double Dragon, and others are just two dimentional, giving you the ability to duck. One level has you hovering down a tunnel with a jet pack. On the last level, you ride in a hovering cruiser and fire at enemies with four different types of guns and a special weapon.

At various points in the stages, flies will appear. Just face them and attack, and your toad will snake out with his tongue and gobble them up to help regain lost health.

Battletoads KLOV/IAM 5 Point User Score: 3.98 (1 vote)

Fun Factor: 4.20

Overall Like 4.00
Fun (Social) 4.00
Fun (Solo) 4.00
Collector Desire 5.00

Technical Rating: 3.75

Gameplay 4.00
Graphics 4.00
Originality 4.00
Sound/Music 3.00

Personal Impressions and Technical Impressions each account for half of the total score. Within the Personal Impressions category, Like carries a little more weight than the other factors.

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Cheats, Tricks, Bugs, and Easter Eggs

After you knock down an enemy, you can finish him off quickly if you walk up to him while hes down, then push down and attack. Your character will smash the enemy, or drill into his head, depending on which toad you are.



LICENSOR Electronic Arts

VAPS Arcade/Coin-Op Battletoads Census

There are 14,954 members of the Video Arcade Preservation Society / Vintage Arcade Preservation Society, 9,548 whom participate in our arcade census project of games owned, wanted, or for sale. Census data currently includes 165,359 machines (6,938 unique titles).

Very Common - There are 84 known instances of this machine owned by Battletoads collectors who are active members. Of these, 9 of them are original dedicated machines. 16 of them are conversions in which game circuit boards (and possibly cabinet graphics) have been placed in (and on) another game cabinet. 57 of them are only circuit boards which a collector could put into a generic case if desired.

For Sale - There are 3 active VAPS members with a Battletoads machines for sale. There are 4 active VAPS members with a Battletoads circuit boards for sale.

Wanted - There are 9 active VAPS members currently looking for Battletoads. There are 3 active VAPS members looking for Battletoads boards sets.

This game ranks a 16 on a scale out of 100 (100 = most often seen, 1=least common) in popularity based on census ownership records.

This game ranks a 13 on a scale out of 100 (100 = most often seen, 1=least common) in popularity based on census want list records.

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The game can be set up for two or three players by using a DIP switch. Stereo or Mono sound can also be selected through a DIP switch. A service switch can be wired from the JAMMA connector that allows you to change the game settings without using the DIP switches. For stereo sound, the other speaker is wired from JAMMA pin 11. The game can be set for blood or no blood by using a DIP switch.PBattletoads is one of the few arcade games to feature the TMS34020 CPU IRevolution XI is probably the only other to date. Also, it interestingly features the BSMT2000, a Data East digital sound chip used primarily in pinball machines.


The manual says that DIP switch 2 should be set on for stereo and off for mono, but this is backwards. If only one speaker is connected and DIP switch 2 is off, only half of the sounds will be heard.


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  1. 3D Model (External): Upright

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