Two Crude Dudes

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Two Crude Dudes
System(s): Sega Mega Drive
Publisher:
Sega Mega Drive
Data East (Japan, US)
Sega Mega Drive
Sega (Europe)
Developer:
Original system(s): Arcade boards
Developer(s) of original games: Data East
Genre: Action[1][2]

















Number of players: 1-2
Release Date RRP Code
Sega Mega Drive
JP
¥7,8007,800 T-13063
Sega Mega Drive
US
$49.9549.95[3] T-13026
Sega Mega Drive
EU
1141
Sega Mega Drive
UK
£34.9934.99[4] 1141
Sega Mega Drive
AU

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Two Crude Dudes, known as Crude Buster (クルードバスター) in Japan, is an arcade action-sidescroller developed by Data East. It was brought to the Sega Mega Drive in 1991.

The soundtrack was ported by Hitoshi Sakimoto. Some sound effects are identical to the ones found in Verytex and Midnight Resistance, games he also worked on.

Gameplay

C jumps, B is for punches and kicks and A is for grabbing objects and enemies. Controls can be remapped in the options screen. The protagonists can throw around rocks, billboards, cars etc. without breaking a sweat. Compared to many other games in the genre, physical attacks have low damage ratings and very poor reach, aside from jump kicks. Therefore throws and and jump kicks should mainly be used, which can be confusing at first.

The game has a total of 6 stages. All enemies must be defeated in order to progress. A boss awaits at the end of each stage.

A vendor machine bonus stage after each regular stage was added. Breaking the machine gives the player and extra life, but little score and just a little life can be replentished. Not breaking the machine but instead drinking as much coke as possible gives score and health, but no extra life

The player may choose from three difficulty levels. On higher difficulty settings, more enemies appear, while damage ratings are unaffected.

Versions

Compared to the Arcade version

  • As usual for the era, not all graphics and sound effects (esp. voice samples) could be ported due to space limitations
  • The color palette is brighter and more saturated, some of these changes are due to palette restrictions (e.g. player character and many enemies sharing the same palette), while others (e.g. sky color) seem deliberate.
  • The Sega Mega Drive version has considerable less slowdown than the arcade release
  • Beer cans have been replaced with Cola cans
  • The vendor machine bonus stage is new. It was a fixed cutscene in the Arcade release.
  • The enemy transporter helicopter has been replaced by a flying barge. ROM space restrictions or sprite amount issues could be a reason for this.

Compared to the Japanese version

  • Name change from "Crude Buster" to "Two Crude Dudes", also changed in all cutscenes
  • Possible censorship: A Santa Clause type enemy has been colored purple instead of red, mutant dogs have blue hair now instead of brown.

Region protection

  • The PAL version is not region protected and runs at full speed when forced into 60Hz mode. The game does not however change into "Crude Buster" when setting the console's region to Japan.

Localised names

Also known as
Language Localised Name English Translation
English Two Crude Dudes Two Crude Dudes
English (US) Two Crude Dudes Two Crude Dudes
Japanese クルードバスター Crude Buster

Magazine articles

Main article: Two Crude Dudes/Magazine articles.

Promotional material

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JP print advert
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Print advert in Mega Sega (ES) #1: "xxxx 1993" (1993-xx-xx)

Physical scans

Sega Retro Average 
Publication Score Source
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Based on
0 review
Sega Retro Average 
Publication Version Score
1700 igr dlya Sega (RU)
50
[5]
Beep! MegaDrive (JP) NTSC-J
73
[6]
Consoles + (FR)
60
[7]
Console XS (UK) PAL
91
[8]
Computer & Video Games (UK)
89
[4]
Electronic Gaming Monthly (US) NTSC-U
68
[9]
Mean Machines: The Essential Sega Guide (UK)
76
[10]
Famitsu (JP) NTSC-J
60
[11]
Game Mania (UK)
86
[12]
GamePro (US) NTSC-U
96
[3]
GamesMaster (UK) PAL
61
[13]
Games-X (UK)
40
[14]
Hippon Super (JP) NTSC-J
50
[15]
Hobby Consolas (ES)
87
[16]
Joypad (FR) NTSC-J
85
[17]
Joystick (FR) NTSC-J
85
[18]
Sega Mega Drive Advanced Gaming (UK)
85
[19]
Sega Mega Drive Advanced Gaming (UK) PAL
86
[20]
Mega Drive Fan (JP) NTSC-J
72
[21]
Mega (UK)
43
[22]
Mega Action (UK)
80
[23]
MegaTech (UK) NTSC
87
[24]
Mean Machines (UK) NTSC-U
79
[25]
Mean Machines Sega (UK)
79
[26]
Player One (FR)
34
[27]
Sega Power (UK) PAL
38
[28]
Sega Pro (UK) NTSC
91
[29]
Sega Pro (UK) NTSC
91
[30]
Sega Pro (UK) PAL
89
[31]
Sega Zone (UK) PAL
72
[32]
Sega Opisaniy i sekretov (RU)
78
[33]
Sega Saturn Magazine (JP) NTSC-J
73
[34]
Supersonic (FR)
87
[35]
Video Games (DE)
61
[36]
Sega Mega Drive
73
Based on
34 reviews

Two Crude Dudes

Mega Drive, JP
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Cover
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CrudeBuster MD JP Cart.jpg
Cart
Crudebuster md jp manual.pdf
Manual
Mega Drive, US
CrudeBuster MD US Box.jpg
Cover
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Cart
TwoCrudeDudes MD US Manual.pdf
Manual
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PCB
Mega Drive, EU
TCD MD EU Box.jpg
Cover
TwoCrudeDudes MD EU Cart.jpg
Cart
Mega Drive, AU

Technical information

ROM dump status

System Hash Size Build Date Source Comments
Sega Mega Drive
 ?
CRC32
MD5
SHA-1
1991-11-24 Page

References

  1. File:CrudeBuster MD JP Box.jpg
  2. 2.0 2.1 https://sega.jp/history/hard/megadrive/software_l.html (Wayback Machine: 2020-07-02 23:21)
  3. 3.0 3.1 GamePro, "May 1992" (US; 1992-xx-xx), page 42
  4. 4.0 4.1 Computer & Video Games, "May 1992" (UK; 1992-04-15), page 28
  5. 1700 igr dlya Sega, "" (RU; 2003-xx-xx), page 252
  6. Beep! MegaDrive, "March 1992" (JP; 1992-02-08), page 36
  7. Consoles +, "Avril 1992" (FR; 1992-0x-xx), page 62
  8. Console XS, "June/July 1992" (UK; 1992-04-23), page 136
  9. Electronic Gaming Monthly, "March 1992" (US; 1992-xx-xx), page 30
  10. Mean Machines: The Essential Sega Guide, "" (UK; 1993-11-18), page 112
  11. Famitsu, "1992-03-06" (JP; 1992-02-21), page 40
  12. Game Mania, "May 1993" (UK; 1993-xx-xx), page 80
  13. GamesMaster, "May 1993" (UK; 1993-04-19), page 86
  14. Games-X, "12th-18th March 1992" (UK; 1992-03-12), page 22
  15. Hippon Super, "April 1992" (JP; 1992-03-04), page 85
  16. Hobby Consolas, "Diciembre 1992" (ES; 1992-xx-xx), page 116
  17. Joypad, "Mai 1992" (FR; 1992-04-1x), page 92
  18. Joystick, "Avril 1992" (FR; 1992-0x-xx), page 152
  19. Sega Mega Drive Advanced Gaming, "November 1992" (UK; 1992-xx-xx), page 78
  20. Sega Mega Drive Advanced Gaming, "January 1993" (UK; 199x-xx-xx), page 95
  21. Mega Drive Fan, "May 1992" (JP; 1992-04-XX), page 115
  22. Mega, "July 1993" (UK; 1993-06-17), page 79
  23. Mega Action, "June 1993" (UK; 1993-05-20), page 65
  24. MegaTech, "May 1992" (UK; 1992-04-20), page 48
  25. Mean Machines, "April 1992" (UK; 1992-03-28), page 18
  26. Mean Machines Sega, "October 1992" (UK; 1992-09-xx), page 142
  27. Player One, "Mai/Juin 1993" (FR; 1993-05-10), page 94
  28. Sega Power, "May 1993" (UK; 1993-04-01), page 38
  29. Sega Pro, "April 1992" (UK; 1992-03-19), page 42
  30. Sega Pro, "November 1992" (UK; 1992-10-08), page 23
  31. Sega Pro, "April 1993" (UK; 1993-03-11), page 68
  32. Sega Zone, "May 1993" (UK; 1993-04-08), page 60
  33. Sega Opisaniy i sekretov, "14000 Opisaniy i sekretov" (RU; 2003-03-11), page 5
  34. Sega Saturn Magazine, "September 1995" (JP; 1995-08-08), page 85
  35. Supersonic, "Mars 1993" (FR; 1993-xx-xx), page 22
  36. Video Games, "6/92" (DE; 1992-05-29), page 49