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Double Dragon

Developer / Publisher: Technōs Japan Corporation
August 1987
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197 Ratings / 2 Reviews
#2,917 All-time
#27 for 1987
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1987 Technōs  
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1988 Technōs  
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JP 4 968947 920026 TJC-WD
1988 Technōs Tradewest  
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XNA 0 31719 19883 2 NES-WD-USA
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XNA 0 10086 07012 5
1989 Imagineering HES  
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1989 Imagineering Technōs  
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1990 Technōs  
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JP 4 968947 446014 DMG-DDA
1990 Technōs  
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1990 Technōs Tradewest  
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XNA 0 31719 19901 3 DMG-DD-USA
1991 Technōs Tradewest  
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ES 0 45496 43008 5 NES-WD-ESP
1992 Technōs Accolade  
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XEU XNA 0 15605 03112 0
2003 Million Atlus  
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XNA 7 30865 85008 2 AGB-BDDE-USA
2004 Million Atlus  
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JP 4 984995 101064 AGB-BDDJ-JPN
2008 Technōs Aksys  
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2009 Tec Toy  
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Double Dragon applied a progression system to dole out its expansive movelist. A few RNG-rooted mishaps can't quite spoil the experience, that is actually a rather broad showcase of memorable enemy encounters and combatic details. Their combined effect yielded some intense yet balanced fights.
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Blah_Blee 2021-06-30T15:57:57Z
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A couple dragons walk into a bar...
To put this review into context, I spent $100 to play Forza Horizon 4 a few days early instead I spent three of those days trying to beat Double Dragon. I spent $100 to not play a game I’ve been waiting two years for, to play Double Dragon.

There’s so many flaws with this game, the graphics are pretty poor even for the NES, there’s insane flickering when 2 or 3 sprites are on the screen, there is no real style or good soundtrack, even the gameplay isn’t great considering they have you play some of the worst platforming sections jumping using the a + b button, there is no use for the punch and all you need is to spam kick.

So why would I subject myself to this, I’m not sure. The first two levels are simple and honestly boring, but the insane difficulty spike on mission 3 compelled me, it forced me to play so smart, to memorize each screen and plan every movement. It was a lot of cussing and smashing the b button of my switch into dust but I did it, I got to the final screen and I felt more accomplished than I have playing a game in a while.
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StoneColdScrin 2018-10-04T03:30:14Z
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Beat em up
One of the most popular beat em ups at the time, but unfortunatly it doesnt quite hold up today. The game is just way too simple. Your amount of moves is very basic, and the enemies are slow and predictable. The game is simply a matter of getting close to the enemy and hitting them before they hit you. And you only need to hit one since they get stunned after each hit. Poor animations, poor ai and poor level design as it is just one arena after another. The story is another case of damsel in distress. The game is hard, but thats more because it is built to suck money out of you and the unfair lack of checkpoints, not because of the actual difficulty of the game. A mediocre game overal, i cant really recommend it except for historical reasons.
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Regal_Throes Double Dragon 2022-06-25T12:45:17Z
NES • XNA
2022-06-25T12:45:17Z
5.0
1
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Regal_Throes Double Dragon 2022-06-25T12:45:09Z
2022-06-25T12:45:09Z
6.0
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Koopaqueenbowsette Double Dragon 2022-06-21T18:03:09Z
2022-06-21T18:03:09Z
3.0
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Mistertitanic Double Dragon 2022-06-16T16:55:24Z
Mega Drive/Genesis • XEU / XNA
2022-06-16T16:55:24Z
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Mistertitanic Double Dragon 2022-06-16T16:55:09Z
NES • XNA
2022-06-16T16:55:09Z
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Mistertitanic Double Dragon 2022-06-16T16:55:00Z
Master System • XNA
2022-06-16T16:55:00Z
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TheNightsBane Double Dragon 2022-06-15T00:18:46Z
2022-06-15T00:18:46Z
4.0
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Dustz Double Dragon 2022-06-08T21:10:09Z
2022-06-08T21:10:09Z
4.0
1
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domal Double Dragon 2022-05-31T18:00:11Z
2022-05-31T18:00:11Z
2.5
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Nagual Double Dragon 2022-05-21T12:28:06Z
2022-05-21T12:28:06Z
3.0
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willwokbir Double Dragon 2022-05-14T19:41:52Z
2022-05-14T19:41:52Z
6.0 /10
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kaaisu 双截龍 2022-05-03T05:35:46Z
NES • JP
2022-05-03T05:35:46Z
3.0
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  • 双截龍
  • ダブルドラゴン
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  • MisTurHappy 2021-12-21 06:48:44.854205+00
    Holds up surprisingly well, imo. At least well enough that I can completely see why it was such a hit at the time. My biggest gripe is that visibility is really rough at points, since you need to be WAY too close to the edge of the screen in order to scroll ahead. Gameplay is obviously pretty simplistic (despite a surprising number of moves available) but it's also a short enough game that it never really started to bug me. Not likely to boot it up just to play it for fun in the future, but I'd say it's more than worth at least one look.
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