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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.


Double Dragon II: The Revenge ZX Spectrum The enemies are more acrobatic than before
Double Dragon II: The Revenge Commodore 64 Stage 1
Double Dragon II: The Revenge NES Opening Prologue (Japanese)
Double Dragon II: The Revenge Amstrad CPC Boss down on the ground

Promo Images

Double Dragon II: The Revenge Screenshot
Double Dragon II: The Revenge Screenshot
Double Dragon II: The Revenge Screenshot
Double Dragon II: The Revenge Screenshot

Alternate Titles

  • "Arcade Archives: Double Dragon II - The Revenge" -- PS4 title

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User Reviews

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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 (174)

Critic Reviews

The Video Game Critic NES Apr 28, 2003 A- 91
The Games Machine (UK) Amiga Jan, 1990 83 out of 100 83
HonestGamers NES Jun 20, 2013 8 out of 10 80
Commodore User Amiga Dec, 1989 80 out of 100 80
Amiga Joker Amiga Feb, 1992 80 out of 100 80
Nintendo Life Wii Jun 28, 2012 8 Stars8 Stars8 Stars8 Stars8 Stars8 Stars8 Stars8 Stars8 Stars8 Stars 80
Digital Press - Classic Video Games NES Jan 30, 2005 7 out of 10 70
Commodore Format Commodore 64 Apr, 1992 66 out of 100 66
ST Format Atari ST Mar, 1992 52 out of 100 52 Genesis Jun 14, 2007 3 out of 10 30


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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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