Battletoads in Battlemaniacs is the first SNES release of the popular Battletoads series, continuing the trend of ludicrous humor and storylines, coupled with brutal difficulty established by its predecessor, Battletoads. The traditional side-scrolling beat 'em up gameplay mechanics are retained, as are occasional off-beat action sequences like the speeder bike chase.
Continuing the ludicrous story from the original game, Battlemaniacs sees Rash and Pimple sucked into an virtual world of Professor T. Bird's virtual reality machine T.R.I.P.S. (Total Reality Integrated Playing System) and setting out to rescue the kidnapped daughter of the CEO that sponsored Professor T. Bird's project as well as their fearless leader Zitz.
Battlemaniacs was to receive a Master System port in Europe on July 1994, but it was cancelled last second. This port was eventually released in Brazil by Tec Toy, though the quality of the build was far from finished.