|“||This ship's the size of a city, chock-full o' henchpeople of the Shadow Boss and the Dark Queen and packed with enough ordnance to invade a galaxy. 'Nuff said!||„|
|~ Official description from the manual|
The Colossus, also referred to as the "Ratship", is a rat-shaped, city-sized spaceship that serves as the primary setting for most of Battletoads/Double Dragon.
The first stage in the game is set on the tail of the ship, with the second and third stages taking place in the ship's interior. For Level 4, "Ratship Rumble", the game switches from the usual beat-'em-up format into a shoot-'em-up (patterned after Solar Jetman, another game developed by Rare), in which the player must destroy the Colossus with their own spacepod. When the Colossus is destroyed, it launches a giant missile toward the Earth which the player must disarm in the next stage.