Super Double Dragon (SNES)

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Billy and Jimmy Lee return for another adventure. This time, fellow martial arts instructor and narcotics investigator, Marian, has disappeared while attempting to infiltrate the ruthless criminal mob known as the Black Shadow Warriors.

Once again it is up to you (and a friend) to battle your way through a selection of side-scrolling beat 'em up levels to defeat the Shadow Warriors and their leader Duke, and save Marian.


Super Double Dragon SNES Billy facing off against an enemy and the suit-using boss with a Boomerang.
Super Double Dragon SNES One of Billy's special moves, he repeatedly kicks the enemy in the face.
Super Double Dragon SNES Billy's Hurricane kick. Don't worry, you can't fall off the elevator.
Super Double Dragon SNES Doing it again only makes it worse.

Alternate Titles

  • "Return of Double Dragon" -- Japanese title
  • "Double Dragon IV" -- Informal title

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Excellent fighting game, too bad they rushed it Bregalad (938) 4.25 Stars4.25 Stars4.25 Stars4.25 Stars4.25 Stars

Critic Reviews

GameFan Magazine Oct, 1992 96.5 out of 100 96
Digital Press - Classic Video Games Feb 25, 2005 9.5 out of 10 95
N-Force Dec, 1992 70 out of 100 70
ASM (Aktueller Software Markt) May, 1993 8 out of 12 67
Nintendo Life Oct 01, 2009 6 Stars6 Stars6 Stars6 Stars6 Stars6 Stars6 Stars6 Stars6 Stars6 Stars 60
Video Games Nov, 1992 53 out of 100 53
Power Play Dec, 1992 48 out of 100 48 Jan, 2008 3.7 out of 10 37
Total! (Germany) Jun, 1993 4.25 out of 6 35
The Video Game Critic Jun 01, 2005 D- 16


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Seeing as how Tradewest couldn't wait for Technos Japan to finish Super Double Dragon, they released a slightly unfinished version out to the U.S. market. Meanwhile, Technos added the final touches to the game and released it in Japan some time later.

What are the big differences between the U.S. version and the Japanese version? I'll list as many as I can:

* Better vocal clips. Billy and Jimmy sound more realistic and younger.

* The music tracks play in a slightly different order.

* Slightly cleaner graphics.

* The Technos logo that appears at startup uses Mode7 in the Japanese version.

* Some unused music tracks from the U.S. version were finally used in the Japanese version.

* The game overall has a better balance of difficulty.
Kartanym (10733) added Super Double Dragon (SNES) on Aug 11, 2002