|Genre||Beat 'em up|
JPN - April 8, 1988
USA - June 1988
EUR - November 24, 1994
Double Dragon is one of the best fighting games made for the NES and the Arcade. I recommend this game to any fighting/side scrolling fans or just NES fans even. This is the first Double Dragon of the series and my personal favorite.
The Double Dragons is the name of the two twins, Billy and Jimmy Lee. They are martial arts experts. The Story is a just like any fighting game story. Your girlfriend gets kidnapped and you want her back. You Play as Billy Lee who goes on a quest to save his girlfriend Marian. But Your twin brother Jimmy Lee also loves Marian which is why he joins the Shadow Warriors who kidnapped her.
The game play is pretty original. You gain moves by earning points as you progress in the game. (ex. 2 hearts lets you uppercut at the end of a combo, 3 hearts lets you jump kick, etc.). You make your way through the 4 missions beating up any opponents in the way. And it’s not all about hand to hand combat, there will be plenty of weapons. But the game is not just about fighting, you must jump gaps, jump onto elevators and avoid any traps in your way.
Double Dragon has very good graphics for a NES game, especially the background and the levels. The City, the forest and the flashing caves. The Characters movements might not be perfect (like Billy’s roundhouse) but other than that the graphics are great.
Music (10/10) & Sound (8/10)
The music is all original and I find pretty catchy. I think the music is great and I wouldn’t change any of the sound tracks. The Sound effects are pretty decent. There may be sounds that don’t sound like it should be like in real life (like the bouncing rocks, they sound hollow) and other sound effects may be weird too. But other sound are great.
Double Dragon is a NES game you will want to have and keep in you’re NES collection forever. You will find yourself hooking up you’re NES often to play this game.