Double Dragon II: The Revenge

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The lovely Marian was rescued from the clutches of the Black Warriors gang by Billy & Jimmy Lee in the first Double Dragon game, but now the gang has killed her in retaliation of their early defeat. The Dragons must now embark on a mission to avenge her death and defeat the Black Warriors for the second and final time.

The original arcade version of "Double Dragon II" was essentially an improved version of the first game. In addition to offering renewed audio and visuals, as well as new traps, moves and enemy characters, "Double Dragon II" discarded the conventional punch and kick buttons in favor of a direction-oriented attacking system similar to the original Technos beat-em-up Renegade.

The NES version offered new stages, new moves and illustrated cut-scenes, as well as a new final boss and a new ending. Unlike the first NES game, it offered 2-Player Co-Op gameplay with the option to turn off the friendly fire.

The Game Boy version of "Double Dragon II" is an English localization of a "Kunio-kun" game (the Japanese franchise which inspired "Renegade" and "River City Ransom" and has nothing to do with the arcade and NES versions.


Double Dragon II: The Revenge Atari ST Title screen
Double Dragon II: The Revenge ZX Spectrum Climb the ladders
Double Dragon II: The Revenge Commodore 64 Stage 2
Double Dragon II: The Revenge Arcade Escape

Alternate Titles

  • "Double Dragon II" -- Game Boy title

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Brawler Heaven NES ET2600 (16)
There is a good reason it was never released in the US. Genesis Majestic Lizard (655)
Some say “never second parts were good”; it’s completely right for Double Dragon. DOS Technocrat (175)

Critic Reviews

The Video Game Critic NES Apr 28, 2003 A- 91
The Games Machine (UK) Atari ST Jan, 1990 83 out of 100 83
The Games Machine (UK) ZX Spectrum Jan, 1990 82 out of 100 82 NES Jan 06, 2006 8.2 out of 10 82
VideoGame NES Mar, 1991 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 80
ACE (Advanced Computer Entertainment) Amiga Dec, 1989 720 out of 1000 72
ASM (Aktueller Software Markt) Amiga Feb, 1990 8.6 out of 12 72
ACE (Advanced Computer Entertainment) Atari ST Dec, 1989 725 out of 1000 72
Digital Press - Classic Video Games Genesis Sep 23, 2005 7 out of 10 70
Mean Machines Genesis Apr, 1992 30 out of 100 30


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Game Boy Version Origins

When Acclaim wanted a Game Boy version of Double Dragon II, Technos Japan simply took an already-made Kunio-kun game, Nekketsu Kouha Kunio-Kun: Bangai Rantouhen and changed the graphics, music and storyline to accommodate Double Dragon's more realistic style.

DOS Version Source code

Disk 1 of the two disk 3.5" floppy DOS version without sound card support inadvertently includes a deleted file named DRGNSRC.LZH. This is an archive containing multiple .ASM assembly language files that comprise the game's source code. The file can be recovered by using an undelete utility.
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