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Double Dragon II: The Revenge

MobyRank MobyScore
Game Boy
55
3.3
Genesis
...
3.0
Nintendo 3DS
...
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Description

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.

Screenshots

Double Dragon II: The Revenge ZX Spectrum Descent down the ladder
Double Dragon II: The Revenge Atari ST One enemy down
Double Dragon II: The Revenge DOS Intro screen
Double Dragon II: The Revenge NES Opening Prologue (Japanese)

Alternate Titles

  • "Double Dragon II" -- Game Boy title

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User Reviews

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 (176)

The Press Says

The Video Game Critic NES Apr 28, 2003 A- 91
OJGames NES Oct 02, 2007 88 out of 100 88
GameCola.net NES Jan 06, 2006 8.2 out of 10 82
Lens of Truth NES May 21, 2011 8 out of 10 80
Electronic Gaming Monthly (EGM) NES Mar, 1990 32 out of 40 80
Your Sinclair ZX Spectrum Jan, 1990 77 out of 100 77
ACE (Advanced Computer Entertainment) Amiga Dec, 1989 720 out of 1000 72
Digital Press - Classic Video Games NES Jan 30, 2005 7 out of 10 70
Digital Press - Classic Video Games Genesis Sep 23, 2005 7 out of 10 70
Power Play Genesis Mar, 1992 38 out of 100 38

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Trivia

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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