Bad Dudes vs. Dragonninja (ARC)

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Bad Dudes vs. Dragonninja
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Platform: Arcade
Year: 1988
Developer: Data East Corporation
For other games in the series, see Bad Dudes.

Bad Dudes vs. Dragonninja is a scrolling platform beat-em-up where up to two players may simultaneously fight as martial arts experts in an attempt to rescue the president who as been kidnapped by ninjas. The game is separated into seven stages, the streets of New York, riding atop a semi trailer, the sewers, a forest, a freight train, a cave, and finally, the Dragon Ninja's hideout. Each stage is crawling with various ninjas that you must beat up, and at the end of each stage is a boss.

The game was originally released in Japan with the title Dragonninja, but prefaced the title with "Bad Dudes" when released in America to capitalize on the slang of the time.

The Zeebo port emulates this version of the game as does the version found in the Data East Arcade Classics for the Wii.

Screenshots

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These guys look shockingly similar to Bruce Lee and Arnold Schwarzenegger.

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The streets of New York are lousy with ninja!

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I thought Karnov was supposed to be a good guy?

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I'm bad!

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Riding a semi trailer like it's no big deal.

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Stage 2 boss jumps around like mad.

Music

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The music and sound of Bad Dudes was composed by Azusa Hara and Hiroaki Yoshida. The volume is engineered so that normal background music is quieter than fanfares, jingles, and the ending music. The ending music is different between the Japanese and US releases. In Japan, the ending music is A Better Tomorrow, while the US release plays Hail to the Chief for the president.

Recording

# Title ComposerArranger Length Listen Download
01 Fist of Fury Azusa Hara, Hiroaki YoshidaAzusa Hara, Hiroaki Yoshida 2:51
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02 Ninja Hi Ryu No Otto Azusa Hara, Hiroaki YoshidaAzusa Hara, Hiroaki Yoshida 0:48
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03 Clear Azusa Hara, Hiroaki YoshidaAzusa Hara, Hiroaki Yoshida 0:06
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04 Lightning Speed Azusa Hara, Hiroaki YoshidaAzusa Hara, Hiroaki Yoshida 2:25
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05 Dragon Ninja Azusa Hara, Hiroaki YoshidaAzusa Hara, Hiroaki Yoshida 0:48
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06 Game Over Azusa Hara, Hiroaki YoshidaAzusa Hara, Hiroaki Yoshida 0:04
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07 Hail to the Chief James SandersonAzusa Hara, Hiroaki Yoshida 1:35
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08 A Better Tomorrow Azusa Hara, Hiroaki YoshidaAzusa Hara, Hiroaki Yoshida 2:42
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Credits

(Sources: Japan, USA)

The game's ending sequence is different in the Japanese and US versions, though the audio credits are essentially the same. We're currently missing proof that Hiroaki Yoshida is Maro. We do not know which composer worked on sound or music, or which songs they may have worked on.

Albums

Game Rip

Format

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The music was logged to VGM format during game play. The timing if the rip is off a little causing some songs to start with silence and others to loop at the wrong place. The recording was made with Game Emu Player v1.204 in foobar2000.


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There are issues with the timing of this recording.

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Audio Devices

All the game music and most of the sound effects are synthesized on, a YM3812 clocked at 3.0 MHz. Some other sound effects are played on a YM2203 clocked at 1.5 MHz, and voice is played through a MSM6295 clocked at 1 MHz.

Releases

  Japan.svg   Japan
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Title: Dragonninja
Platform: Arcade
Released: 1988-04-??
Publisher: Data East Corporation
  USA.svg   USA
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Title: Bad Dudes vs. Dragonninja
Platform: Arcade
Released: 1988-04-??
Publisher: Data East USA

Links


Bad Dudes
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Notable Songs Fist of Fury • Lightning Speed
Notable Personnel Azusa Hara • Hiroaki Yoshida
Notable Companies Data East • Imagine • Ocean Software