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There are no reviews for the Atari ST release of this game. You can use the links below to write your own review or read reviews for the other platforms of this game.

Our Users Say

Category Description User Score
AI The quality of the game's intelligence, usually for the behavior of opponents. -
Gameplay How well the game mechanics work and the game plays. 4.0
Graphics The visual quality of the game 3.9
Personal Slant A personal rating of the game, regardless of other attributes 4.2
Sound / Music The quality of the sound effects and/or music composition 3.9
Story / Presentation The main creative ideas in the game and how well they are executed. This rating is used for every game except compilations and special editions which don't have unique game content not available in a standalone game or DLC. 4.0
Overall User Score (10 votes) 4.0

Critic Reviews

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Raze (May, 1991)
[Budget re-release] The plot is simple; a one- or two-player game where you must travel through several levels kicking and punching your way past opponents. The wide range of hilarious moves available sets this game apart from the usual fare.
An accurate conversion of the popular arcade combat game which beat 'em up fans should relish.
ST Format (Apr, 1991)
The original arcade game is a wicked laugh, but this conversion is disappointing. The sprites are very small and there are two or three glitches which can make it hard to finish a level - jumping up onto the boxes is nigh on impossible. The game is more fun with two players, particularly when one of you is getting beaten up and the other just looks on gleefully.
DOUBLE DRAGON hätte als Umsetzung ein echter Hit werden können, denn obwohl sich alles in mir dagegen sträubt, muß ich doch zugeben, daß mir auch die Umsetzung recht viel Spaß gemacht hat. Dieser könnte um so größer sein,wenn nicht diese vermeidbaren Mängel wären, die DOUBLE DRAGON nach dreimaligem Durchspielen wohl langweilig machen. Und damit wird‘s wohl nichts mit dem Hit. So richtig Fun macht das Spiel eh nur im Zwei-Spiel-Modus, in dem sogar der Partner umgehauen werden kann und am Schluß sogar muß, denn wenn Ihr alle Gegner massakriert habt, dürfen sich die beiden Helden um das Mädchen schlagen. Wenn Ihr auf romatischen Heroismus dieses Kalibers steht, könnt Ihr Euch DOUBLE DRAGON reinziehen. Unbedingt schlecht ist das Programm ja nicht.
The One (Jan, 1989)
All these moans aside, for some reason Double Dragon manages to be quite playable (in a funny sort of way) in its own right, and the final two-player set-to where Billy and Jimmy fight it out for the affections of the shackled girl produced hoots of laughter from the participants. However, as it's In the "so bad it's almost good" class, I doubt that anyone who splashes out the asking price for it will see the funny side.
I would like to recommend Double Dragon, because when it comes down to it, it is quite fun. But I can't because it's just far too easy to be worth it, and for a coin-op conversion opportunity of this "cult" appeal it is not quite there.
Retro Archives (Nov 30, 2018)
Ce qui était mauvais sur Amiga n’est pas miraculeusement devenu meilleur en arrivant sur Atari ST. Double Dragon est donc toujours un mauvais portage avec des sprites grotesques, pas de musique et une jouabilité risible. Les masochistes peuvent inviter un ami, les autres feraient mieux de se tenir éloignés de cette horreur à n’importe quel prix.
Unbelievable easy, the ST version was completed at the first sitting in one player mode. Irrespective of any aesthetic factors, this makes Double Dragon a total waste of time and money.