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Probably the best new wave beat-em-up to hit the arcades in years past was Double Dragon.
Colourful and detailed graphics, satisfying beating, and five levels to pound your way through. Great stuff, especially at this price.
This might all put DD into the mediocre stakes where it not for the agonising multiload on the thing. Fail on the first level and you have to reload most of it again. Baaarrrfff.
Computer and Video Games (CVG)
Aaggh! This is even worse than the Spectrum version - in other words, absolutely diabolical. Wobbly, jerky sprites faff around poorly drawn backdrops, making this about as entertaining visually as a knee to the groin. Avoid like the plague..
All Game Guide
Sound effects are sub-par and, whether an attack effect or a small music track, come across as muffled like it was sampled at an extremely low quality. Many arcade games previously ported have been of exceptional high quality and provide gamers with accurate conversions where possible. Double Dragon, however, is an abysmally poor conversion and will leave most fans of the game with nothing but a sour taste.
I thought the point of a conversion was to put all the elements of the arcade original into the home version. Unfortunately, the programmers have left out quite a lot of things, such as the pit on level two where the enemies are supposed to fall, the large enemies that burst through walls and the dynamic knee-in-the-groin and the shoulder-throw moves. Also to its detriment are appalling graphics (which glitch) and feeble sound. Oh - and it's a multiload. Aaaaaargh!
Double Dragon for the C64 is
bugged to hell, badly presented and
reeks of a rush job. If you were
unlucky enough to buy this feeble
effort when it first came out, then
you know exactly where I’m coming
from (and I’m guessing you took it
back to the shop, claiming your
Gran bought it for you by mistake).
Avoid like a venereal disease.