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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 ZX Spectrum Main menu
Double Dragon II: The Revenge ZX Spectrum On the elevator to the next level
Double Dragon II: The Revenge ZX Spectrum Level 2 - acrobatic show
Double Dragon II: The Revenge ZX Spectrum ump over the extending obstacle

Promo Images

Double Dragon II: The Revenge Screenshot
Double Dragon II: The Revenge Screenshot
Double Dragon II: The Revenge Screenshot
Double Dragon II: The Revenge Screenshot

Alternate Titles

  • "Double Dragon II" -- Game Boy title
  • "Arcade Archives: Double Dragon II - The Revenge" -- PS4 title

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Critic Reviews

Sinclair User Jan, 1992 82 out of 100 82
The Games Machine (UK) Jan, 1990 82 out of 100 82
Your Sinclair Jan, 1990 77 out of 100 77


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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 Kōha Kunio-kun: Bangai Rantōhen 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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