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Double Dragon II: The Revenge (NES)

87
MobyRank
100 point score based on reviews from various critics.
3.9
MobyScore
5 point score based on user ratings.

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Category Description MobyScore
Gameplay How well the game mechanics work (player controls, game action, interface, etc.) 3.9
Graphics The quality of the art, or the quality/speed of the drawing routines 3.9
Personal Slant How much you personally like the game, regardless of other attributes 4.1
Sound / Music The quality of the sound effects and/or music composition 3.8
Overall MobyScore (39 votes) 3.9


The Press Says

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100
Gaming since 198x
Jouabilité démoniaque, difficulté savamment dosée, ce jeu a-t'il un seul défaut ? Avec ses graphismes magnifiques, ses musiques mémorables et ses sympathiques cut-scenes, difficile de trouver quoi que ce soit à redire à ce monument. Près de vingt ans après sa sortie, ce hit mythique est toujours aussi jouissif et efficace, en coop ou en solo.
100
NES Archives
Double Dragon II takes the prize as the top Double Dragon game on the NES. That means that it is also one of the very best two-player action games. If you enjoy two-player simultaneous fighting games then this is a must-own. This game easily fits into the top 100 games on the NES.
100
NES Player
By far the best Double Dragon game on the NES, the slick controls and great moves and combos will satisfy the martial artist in all of us. Play it. Now.
95
Player One
Bravo Nintendo pour cette adaptation qui respecte la folie de la version originale, tout en proposant de toutes nouvelles émotions. Décidément, les Double Dragons, ces deux frangins cogneurs, sont probablement les personnages les plus étonnants du monde des jeux vidéos.
91
The Video Game Critic
Double Dragon II is great fun and represents a major step forward for the NES series.
88
OJGames
Ésta entrega de la saga Double Dragon brilla con luz propia. Quizá no sea técnicamente mejor que su homónimo arcade pero en líneas generales es mejor. Cuenta con el doble de fases, tiene modo a dos jugadores, los gráficos se rediseñaron para la ocasión y la historia es tan buena como siempre. Incluso es un buen reto para la gente aficionada a las plataformas. En resumen, un juego muy recomendado que hoy día sigue teniendo esa magia que hace que siga siendo rejugable.
82
GameCola.net
Not only did this game pave the way for many a great game, but as a standalone game, Double Dragon II really is quite fun. Quite challenging, fun, and addictive. Great cooperative play is available, even by today’s standards. Fantastic bottomless pits to knock guys into are never in short supply. Good graphics and sound for its time, and there’s also good replay value because of the difficulty modes as well as the co-op mode; I know I spent many fun hours with my brother tearing up the streets of NYC.
80
HonestGamers
Double Dragon II is the quintessential example of what a video game sequel should be. It improves on the original in nearly every way, and continually adds new gameplay elements to the mix. The platforming sections remain problematic, and the controls take some getting used to, but once these things have been mastered, Double Dragon II stands as one of the best beat ‘em up games ever released for a home console.
80
Lens of Truth
Double Dragon 2 is better then its predecessor in almost every category. It has sharper graphics, 2 Player simultaneous play, more enemies, a better variety of stages, and of course more weapons. Is it a perfect game? Not even close. There’s way too many glitches and not having a single continue (beside the use of a code) is really annoying. However, in the fairly large library of NES side scrolling beat’em ups, Double Dragon II stands out as one of the best.
80
Mean Machines
I found double Dragon II good fun, with plenty of interesting opponents and fast action. However it is very similar to the first Double Dragon and gives the impression of just following straight from the latter. The scrolling is often poor and flickery but the sprites are well animated. There's no doubt that this game will sell by the lorryload, and why not - its a great game that deserves to do well, and will keep you coming back even when you've finished it. Well worth a look at least.
80
VideoGame
Billy e Jimmy Lee, dois irmãos, lutam juntos para resgatar Marian, uma amiga. Ela foi seqüestrada pelo maléfico Shadow Boss. Depois de vencê-lo, ao fim de 9 fases, os dois irmãos lutarão entre si para disputar o amor de Marian. Mas isso só no caso de dois jogadores. Se apenas um estiver jogando (Billy), basta vencer o chefe.
74
Power Play
Auch wenn es nicht meiner Moralvorstellung entspricht: Bei Double Dragon II macht es Spaß, stundenlang Sprites über den Bildschirm zu prügeln. Obwohl Helden und Bösewichte nicht besonders groß geraten sind, wurden Mienenspiel und Bewegung der Figuren beim Austeilen und Einstecken der diversen Schläge wirklich witzig animiert. Der gesamte Aufbau des Spieles mit Intro, den neun vollkommen unterschiedlich großen Levels und den Zwischengrafiken und -texten trägt weiterhin zur guten Atmosphäre bei. Daran kann auch die abgelutschte und brutale Spielidee nicht viel ändern.
70
Digital Press - Classic Video Games
The gameplay is still solid, but sequels should improve on the original, and DDII doesn't do that. It's not a bad game, just a major disappointment considering the classic status of the first game in the series. Double Dragon fans will be pleased with the majority of the game, but shun the platforming elements that should've been left on the development table.