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Description

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.

Screenshots

Double Dragon II: The Revenge Arcade Beat them up.
Double Dragon II: The Revenge MSX Let's fight
Double Dragon II: The Revenge MSX Play Select screen
Double Dragon II: The Revenge Amstrad CPC That dude looks dangerous

Promo Images

Double Dragon II: The Revenge Magazine Advertisement
Double Dragon II: The Revenge Screenshot
Double Dragon II: The Revenge Screenshot
Double Dragon II: The Revenge Screenshot

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

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There is a good reason it was never released in the US. Genesis Majestic Lizard (676)
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Critic Reviews

Player One NES Nov, 1990 95 out of 100 95
Ultimate Nintendo: Guide to the NES Library NES 2016 4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars 90
Retro Archives NES Dec 03, 2018 18 out of 20 90
Lens of Truth NES May 21, 2011 8 out of 10 80
Amiga Joker Amiga Feb, 1992 80 out of 100 80
Nerdicus Reviews NES Jul, 2015 4 out of 5 80
ACE (Advanced Computer Entertainment) Amiga Dec, 1989 720 out of 1000 72
Retro Archives Amiga Dec 03, 2018 13.5 out of 20 68
Mean Machines Genesis Apr, 1992 30 out of 100 30
Retro Archives MSX Dec 03, 2018 5 out of 20 25

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Trivia

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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