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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.


Double Dragon II: The Revenge Commodore 64 Stage 1 Boss
Double Dragon II: The Revenge DOS CGA crate slamming
Double Dragon II: The Revenge ZX Spectrum On the elevator to the next level
Double Dragon II: The Revenge Amstrad CPC "You are the weakest link -- goodbye!" (128K floppy disk version)

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Alternate Titles

  • "Arcade Archives: Double Dragon II - The Revenge" -- PS4 title
  • "ダブルドラゴンⅡ ザ・リベンジ" -- Japanese spelling

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User Reviews

There is a good reason it was never released in the US. Genesis Majestic Lizard (676)
Some say “never second parts were good”; it’s completely right for Double Dragon. DOS Technocrat (201)

Critic Reviews

Sinclair User ZX Spectrum Jan, 1992 82 out of 100 82
Your Sinclair ZX Spectrum Mar, 1992 77 out of 100 77
ACE (Advanced Computer Entertainment) Amiga Dec, 1989 720 out of 1000 72
Commodore User Arcade Feb, 1989 7 out of 10 70
Digital Press - Classic Video Games Genesis Sep 23, 2005 7 out of 10 70
Zzap! Amiga Jan, 1990 67 out of 100 67
Retro Archives Amstrad CPC Dec 03, 2018 11.5 out of 20 58
Your Sinclair ZX Spectrum Oct, 1991 38 out of 100 38
Mean Machines Genesis Apr, 1992 30 out of 100 30
Your Sinclair Arcade May, 1989 Unscored Unscored


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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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