Welcome to the Co-op page of the official IGN Wiki Guide and Walkthrough for Battletoads on Xbox One and PC. Here, we’ll break down everything you need to know about Battletoads’ co-op including how many players can play, playable characters, and more.
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Battletoads is a game best played in co-op considering it’s a game about three toad heroes looking to save the galaxy. You can, of course, play the entire game solo but you’ll notice that while playing as one toad, the others will just pop in to say something and then disappear.
You can play the game with up to two additional co-op players. If you play with just one other player, the third toad or character will be grayed out and only accessible should a player tap them in. If you play the game with two other players, all three characters will be on-screen. You will not be able to tap in characters though as all playable characters will already be on-screen.
Co-op in Battletoads works exclusively as couch co-op or in other words, there is no online multiplayer. This means that in order to play with others, they’ll need to be in the same room as you playing on the same Xbox One or PC.
When you pick a stage, you’ll first be brought to a character selection screen. You pick one of three playable characters. It’s here that each person wishing to play will select and lock-in their character choice. After that, the stage will load up and you’ll be playing.
When playing with others, some things are changed in order to accommodate additional players. For example, the hacking minigame will have all players completing a minigame in order to hack the computer.
Another thing to note is that in order to move to a new screen on a stage, all players will need to advance. If one person is on the left of the screen, the player trying to progress forward by heading right will hit a wall until the player on the left heads right as well.
The final thing to note for playing in co-op is that when a player goes down, another player will need to stand over their body and hold RB to revive them. The player on the ground can either lay in wait for another player to revive them or give up. When they give up, they die and they will not be able to respawn until a timer runs out.
Every single mission in the game can be completed in co-op. Each of the game’s stages change to accommodate additional players so even faster stages built around minigames will see its minigames changed to accommodate additional players.
Note: The changes are not dramatic. The game will still play all the same, but things like minigames will change to accommodate another person playing.
- Rash: Rash is the green sunglasses-wearing toad with red bandannas on his arms. He is the default character. His speed and strength are in between the other two toads. He’s faster than Pimple but not as strong as Pimple. He’s slower than Zit but stronger than zit. His moveset works great for players who just want to punch things and feel good while doing it.
- Pimple: Pimple is the orange-ish toad that is significantly larger than Rash and Zit. His speed is the slowest of the three toads and he is stronger than the other two toads. His moveset is built around slow but powerful attacks. He throws sinks, hits players with brick walls, and more. If you want to feel like a brute force in combat, Pimple is the character for you.
- Zit: Zit is the teal-blue toad and he’s the smallest of the three. Don’t count him out though because he’s also the fastest toad of the trio. He has less strength then both Pimple and Rash but his speed is faster than both. He can throw out more punches per second than Pimple and Rash and his evade moves are faster as well. If you want to zip around the screen punching people in the process, Zit is the character for you.