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Double Dragon (DOS)

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Written by  :  Indra is here (19677)
Written on  :  Jan 04, 2006
Platform  :  DOS
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Summary

Say hello to the ancestor of the "beat-em-up" genre!

The Good

Boy, was this game a big hit during its time! This was a time where when you played a game, it was either at the arcades or on the PC and similar consoles. Addictive as hell, especially when the PC port came out, which meant you saved a lot of coins!

It's amazing how little entertainment was back then. These games were the kind that even after you've finished it, you would finish it again 20 times over and still not get bored. Try doing that with games this day in age! But then again, games back then took half an hour to finish, more or less. The game is especially fun when you play it with a friend and end up killing each other at the end.

The Bad

Well the PC port was somewhat awkward in controls, especially when you catch an enemy and try to drive your ankle to his head. It's kinda slow compared to the original and the graphics aren't as good. But for saving many a coin, kids usually wouldn't care less.

The Bottom Line

Nice memories. You couldn't pay me to play it again though...haha