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Double Dragon III: The Sacred Stones (NES)

100 point score based on reviews from various critics.
5 point score based on user ratings.

User Reviews

A hard as hell fighting beat em up. Just how I like em! Mr. Huh (112) 4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars

Our Users Say

Category Description MobyScore
Gameplay How well the game mechanics work (player controls, game action, interface, etc.) 3.3
Graphics The quality of the art, or the quality/speed of the drawing routines 3.6
Personal Slant How much you personally like the game, regardless of other attributes 3.1
Sound / Music The quality of the sound effects and/or music composition 3.5
Overall MobyScore (32 votes) 3.4

The Press Says

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Electronic Gaming Monthly (EGM)
Ever since Double Dragon surfaced in arcades years ago, no fighting game has come close other than the incredible sequels. This sequel is no exception, sporting new radical moves, boggling techniques, powerful bosses, and two player simultaneous play. A winner!
Player One
Les débutants feraient mieux de se rabattre sur le deuxième épisode, mais si vous êtes des pros du Paddle, laissez vous tenter : après tout, Double Dragon III reste quand même le plus beau jeu de baston de la NES.
Digital Press - Classic Video Games
No, this isn't a game that reinvents a genre and sets the world on fire. That doesn't make it any less enjoyable. This is a great beat-em-up, probably the best on the system next to Capcom's awesome "Mighty Final Fight." You could even say it holds up well when stacked against some of the 16-bit offerings (of which there are many, to say the least).
Quebec Gamers
Suite décevante au point de vue technique. Un jeu auquel il manque une bonne touche de finition. À conseiller aux fans de Double Dragon avant tout.
Video Games
Als erstes fällt dem Double Dragon Spieler das penetrante Geflacker auf, unter dem Komparsen wie Helden gleichermaßen leiden. Spielerisch geht's diesmal jedoch eine Prise ausgefeilter zur Sache. Die vier Spielfiguren bringen genügend Abwechslung, um auch Profis länger vor dem Joypad zu halten;
Nintendo Power Magazine
The successful formula of two-player simultaneous action is back in this new installment. There's also a new feature which allows fighters to switch weapons and characters. As you defeat the major enemies, some might defect to your side. You can ultimately switch to as many as four different fighters.
Total!! UK Magazine
Not nearly as good as the first two games in the series. It's vaguely okay if you were a big fan of those, but anyone else will find it amazingly duff.
I spent so many years of my life convincing myself that I loved Double Dragon 3. I see now the error of my ways. It’s possible that, with a second player in tow and hours of practice, I might enjoy this game more than I did for this review, but it’s still a deeply flawed experience. Instead of playing this inferior title, stick with Double Dragon II.