Comic 1414 - Legend

20th Sep 2021, 9:17 AM in Ch. 42 - One Day at a Time
Average Rating: 5 (9 votes)
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Jocelyn 20th Sep 2021, 9:17 AM edit delete
Ky did call it, by the way. XD

So fun fact: Fighter Frogs, as you may be aware, is based on the real life NES game, Battletoads. It also has a reputation for being a relentlessly difficult game with a lot of stages. Now, I played this game a lot as a kid. And I actually beat it by myself once (only once, and I don't know if I still could today), but when I played with friends, we'd never get past Level 3. Most casual players never do.

So I actually never knew until including Fighter Frogs in this comic, that apparently, the original Battletoads is unbeatable in 2-player due to a glitch in Level 11 making it impossible to advance. And of course, this was NES, so there were no patches or updates to fix this. So I thought it'd be a funny little twist to keep that quirk alive in the Rainverse.

Now what? XD

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NotoriousJeandarme 20th Sep 2021, 11:00 AM edit delete reply
Ryan coming in clutch with his hitherto unexpected gaming knowledge...
Tesset 20th Sep 2021, 11:13 AM edit delete reply

I'm so glad this fact made it onto a page, it's such a good little twist on Gavin & Rain's whole childhood & friendship lol
Phoebe Z 20th Sep 2021, 12:43 PM edit delete reply
HAH! I called it, too! :D
DaisyDaisy 20th Sep 2021, 12:50 PM edit delete reply
Oh my god i love this
bgb16999 20th Sep 2021, 3:12 PM edit delete reply
But wait, wasn't there a page where Rain and Gavin get tot the last level (which wouldn't be possible with the original glitch?). Or is it that the glitch of fighter frogs is on the last level instead of level 11?
Jocelyn 20th Sep 2021, 3:44 PM edit delete reply

Actually, they failed at Level 11. ;P
Lyridia 20th Sep 2021, 9:15 PM edit delete reply
The panel before shows them getting to 12 as kids, but I guess that could've just been an inaccurate memory.
Jocelyn 20th Sep 2021, 10:23 PM edit delete reply

So it does. Apparently it shows an inaccurate memory on my part, 'cause I completely forgot about that. Whoops! ^^;
Absentia 20th Sep 2021, 11:39 PM edit delete reply
there technically was a Rain Delay where they beat it, but it turned out to be a dream Rain was having.
FallenAvatar 20th Sep 2021, 3:37 PM edit delete reply
It's not actually impossible...... just horribly unfair due to the glitch. Speedrunners can do co-op runs :-p (

And as always, loving the references on top of the already amazing story.

Xalofar 20th Sep 2021, 5:24 PM edit delete reply
PErhaps one day Battle toads will have a Switch adaptation ?
Catherine 20th Sep 2021, 11:06 PM edit delete reply
I'm fairly certain that some NES games *did* get updates, but of course you would have to buy a new copy of the game... and hope. I don't know that there was any way to tell from looking at the box which version it was. Also, I'm not familiar with Battletoads, so I don't know if that particular game was ever given an update, but based on what FallenAvatar said, I would guess that didn't happen.
Kyla 21st Sep 2021, 4:42 PM edit delete reply
After reading this I was like. I'm 100% sure me and my brother beat this game together. Then I looked into it and if player 2 dies on level 11 you can finish it and then come back on the next level. Ether that happened or they made a v.1.1 of the game with a fix lol.
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