Are you a bad enough dude? If you were like me and grew up on the playgrounds in the late 80’s/early 90’s, you were probably asked that question at one point or another. Not sure where that question came from? Well….
The game is Bad Dudes for the NES. It’s a port of an arcade game called Bad Dudes vs. Dragon Ninja, and it was a fun one or two-player beat-em up that could be unfair at times, but never made me throw my controller as a kid.
My brother and I played through Bad Dudes over the course of a weekend rental, utilizing turbo buttons and a cheat code for additional lives (we were kids and the game was hard!).
Fun fact: One of my all-time favorite NES games, Karnov, was represented in Bad Dudes. Its main character, also named Karnov, was the boss at the end of the first stage. An ex-circus strongman, Karnov somehow got himself involved in kidnapping the American President. Oh, and Karnov is Russian.
Russian? American President? Connections? It’s as if Bad Dudes predicted 2017. OMFG.
Anyhoo. Karnov is not difficult to wreck. His main attacks involve doing a sort of karate chop, and breathing fire from his mouth (circus represent!).
Jumping up to the fence line and down to the pavement, will help you easily avoid Karnov’s PUNISHING attacks. Hit him in the face until his life meter hits zero.
And then, victory is yours! Until Stage 2. Take what you can get, OK?
Until I write again….