Bad Dudes Vs Dragon Ninja


The game starts in Washington D.C., where President Ronnie (based on U.S. President Ronald Reagan) has been abducted by the evil DragonNinja. A Secret Service agent asks two street-smart brawlers, the "Bad Dudes" named Blade and Striker to rescue President Ronnie.

  • 1988
  • Data East
  • 2 Players
  • Brawler
The presidents appearance was changed in the 1989 NES release to resemble George H. W. Bush, who was president at the time.


Two street fighters must battle their way past hordes of attacking enemies in their pursuit to defeat the evil Dragon Ninja and rescue president Ronald Reagan.

The gameplay of Bad Dudes is roughly similar to the 1985 Konami side-scrolling arcade game Rush'n Attack, the 1984 side-scrolling beat-'em-up Kung Fu Master, and the 1987 side-scrolling arcade game Shinobi, but allows up to two players to play at once.

How to Play

Player One controlling Blade (in white pants) and Player Two controlling Striker (in green pants) will start with nothing but the ability to do punches, kicks and jumps (however most enemies can be beaten with only a single hit of any kind). Some moves are special like spinning kicks and the ability to charge themselves up to throw a powerful, but short-ranged punch toward opponents.

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