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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 NES Watch out for disappearing platforms!
Double Dragon II: The Revenge NES Williams falls victim to the combined strenght of both Lee brothers (a first for the NES series).
Double Dragon II: The Revenge NES The bad guys make a run for it.
Double Dragon II: The Revenge NES Opening Prologue

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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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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