When the city is in trouble, these guys will take care of the problem. In this post-apocalyptic town, chaos is all around. The two bad dudes are ready for action and adventure. Consider your city saved.
The buff dudes run through levels, destroying all opponents. Minibosses accompany the bosses throughout most stages. New types of bad guys are introduced each level. Everything is fairly similar to most side-scrollers, but the destruction is the main difference. The greatest thing about this game is picking up an enemy and throwing them at another enemy. Many other objects can be thrown at the foes. Rocks, street signs, cars, and even telephone poles can bring great damage to them.
The best way to experience Two Crude Dudes is in 2-player mode. Whenever the enemies seem overwhelming, just pick up your friend and chuck him at the mob. It will take them out while only slightly hurting your ally. Health can quickly be restored at a power cola machine.
The tunes playing during the levels are very fitting. It sounds like a perfect soundtrack for a destroyed city. The qualities of the songs are average for a Genesis game. There are few sound effects that stand out. The pounding noise of the bad guys slamming the ground is realistic.
The controls work pretty well considering when this game was released. Nothing extraordinary, but I have no complaints. Grabbing the enemy can be a pain occasionally.
Graffiti-ized walls and destroyed homes are some of the neat backgrounds. The skyline is very cool, especially on the stage with the elevator. The characters have a nice cartoon/real look. The graphics fit nicely into this ruined society.
The game does have some replay value. Nothing changes throughout the levels, but it can be fun to beat your best score or time. It doesn’t take a great amount of time to play your way through the game.
Two Crude Dudes is definitely worth a rent, or even a garage sale buy. Unless it is part of your childhood, you don’t need to search for it. And in care you’re wondering, it is a HUGE step up from Bad Dudes.