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Double Dragon II: The Revenge (NES)

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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 NES Burnov makes a disappearing act.
Double Dragon II: The Revenge NES Title Screen (Japanese version)
Double Dragon II: The Revenge NES they swear revenge agaisnt their enemies!
Double Dragon II: The Revenge NES Slightly different opening for Mission 1.

Alternate Titles

  • "Double Dragon II" -- Game Boy title

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The Press Says

Gaming since 198x May 06, 2009 5 out of 5 100
NES Archives May 03, 2008 A 100
NES Player 2001 5 out of 5 100
Player One Nov, 1990 95 out of 100 95
The Video Game Critic Apr 28, 2003 A- 91
OJGames Oct 02, 2007 88 out of 100 88 Jan 06, 2006 8.2 out of 10 82
VideoGame Mar, 1991 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 80
Electronic Gaming Monthly (EGM) Mar, 1990 32 out of 40 80
Mean Machines Oct, 1990 80 out of 100 80


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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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