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Double Dragon (SEGA Master System)

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

User Reviews

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Our Users Say

Category Description MobyScore
Gameplay How well the game mechanics work (player controls, game action, interface, etc.) 3.8
Graphics The quality of the art, or the quality/speed of the drawing routines 3.7
Personal Slant How much you personally like the game, regardless of other attributes 3.7
Sound / Music The quality of the sound effects and/or music composition 3.6
Overall MobyScore (27 votes) 3.7

The Press Says

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En conjunto Double Dragon se corona como el mejor beat'em up aparecido en Master System por varios factores: un control extenso e intuitivo, fases originales, buenos efectos sonoros y ambientación y sobre todo, el modo de dos jugadores simultáneos. La parte negativa viene dada por el parpadeo de pixels, unas animaciones mejorables y que no haya mas niveles para seguir jugando. Pese a todo el juego brilla por su enorme diversión y entretenimiento, todo un clásico.
The Games Machine (UK)
The problem of flickering sprites on the Sega has previously been a relatively minor one, Double Dragon changes that with its colossal amount of flicker. When characters move in front of one another things get very confused. Fortunately gameplay is simply terrific – playability makes Double Dragon one of the best Sega games yet.
Un gioco che consiglio a tutti i possessori di Master System, molto divertente soprattutto se potete giocarlo con un amico. Ricordate: la grafica non è tutto, ci sono molte strade per fare un buon gioco
Game Freaks 365
Out of all the early SMS games we saw on the NTSC market, this is certainly one of the best. As video game history is concerned, this version is typically considered the best port of the arcade, period. Sega did a nice job with presentation and making it as close to the original as possible with only a few flaws. They're hardly a problem in the long run, and Double Dragon is simply a required title in any Master System fan's library. In addition, there is a fairly rare NTSC blue-label release in the US that tends to get collectors excited, so if you're looking for collectibles and playability, there you go.
Joystick (German)
Die Grafiken sind von solch guter Qualität, wie ich sie auf der Sega Konsole noch nicht gesehen habe. Einziges Manko: das starke Flimmern der Sprites. Hier muten die Programmierer dem Prozessor doch etwas zuviel zu. Double Dragon kann ich jedem Sega Besitzer ohne Einschränkungen nur ans Herz legen.
Os gêmeos Spike e Hammer vão salvar a mocinha, seqüestrada por bandidos. Quando ela é resgatada, é a vez dos irmãos brigarem entre si para ficar com a garota.
Computer and Video Games (CVG)
On their own merits, both versions are competent. I think that the Sega version could have been a little better, as it doesn't play quite well as the Nintendo, but nevertheless, it'll satisfy Double Dragon fans.
Retrogaming History
Un gioco storico e ormai famoso. Double Dragon è Double Dragon, e che cavolo! La conversione non sarà il massimo, ma è comunque buona. Se considerassimo solo il Sega Master System questo gioco sarebbe un acquisto obbligato, ma a tutti gli altri che amano il retrogaming in generale mi vedo costretto a sconsigliare questa trasposizione ed a preferire piuttosto l’originale o quella per Mega Drive o, ancora, quella per Nes, tutte e tre migliori.
Defunct Games
It's easy to see why a game like Double Dragon would appeal to so many people, its game play is extremely simple and you never have to spend any time thinking about solving puzzles. This Sega Master System port could have been good, but with its poor controls and repetitive game play this one is hard to recommend. There are far better ports of Double Dragon on other consoles, versions of the game where you are fighting characters like Abobo instead of the control pad. This Master System version isn't terrible; it's just not worth playing.
Os Guerreiros Negros, a pior gangue da cidade, seqüestraram Mary Ann para obrigar a dupla Spike e Hammer a invadir o território deles. O jogo é constituído de quatro missões diferentes. A cada final de missão, você encontrará um membro da gangue. É preciso derrotá-lo para prosseguir.
Power Play
Kurzes Fazit: Wer unbedingt einen Fernost-Thriller braucht, fährt mit "Shinobi" eindeutig mehrere Klassen besser.
The Video Game Critic
This is a lousy version of the classic two-player fighting game. The characters aren't very detailed and the backgrounds are plain. There is a tremendous amount of flicker, which makes the two-player version nearly unplayable. The control is fair, but this game doesn't deliver much in the way of fun. Too many hits are required to take out the bad guys, and they always manage to get in a few cheap shots. Throwing barrels and using weapons provides the most satisfaction, but these are sparse. When there's only one bad guy left, he tends to hang out at the edge of the screen, making you wait for him. The sound effects and background music are both pathetic. This game is a chore to play.