Ah, Battletoads, my old nemesis. Whenever I talk about this game I feel compelled to talk in a low purr, like Khan, except that would insinuate Battletoads is the good guy and will ultimately win the day. And we all know that just ain’t true.
- The Battletoads (Battletoads series) by Wesley Fenlon: I still can’t believe someone thought it would be a good idea to create a set of characters named after skin conditions. At the very least, they could have taken it to its logical extreme by introducing female counterparts: Shingles, Vitiligo, and Alopecia.
- Bayou Billy (The Adventures of Bayou Billy) by Nich Maragos: This was a revelatory article. Did you know that “Bayou” Billy West would go on to play the voice of Fry in Futurama? And that I would totally steal the hook of this write-up for the Mega Man 2 entry in my recent Musical Miscreants piece. Well, now you know. Half the battle and all that.