Recently we rattled off 14 forgotten franchises we want back, and first on that misty-eyed list was Rare's long-defunct Battletoads. From 1991 to 1994, this series looked like it was going to skyrocket - partially because of its blatant copycatting of Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, but mostly due to its exaggerated, violent-cartoon combat. It was a strong and much-loved title on the NES, but the SNES sequel, Battlemaniacs, sealed the deal with huge, distinct character sprites, ridiculous attacks and a rockin' space-metal soundtrack.
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