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There are no reviews for the Game Boy 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. 3.7
Graphics The visual quality of the game 3.8
Personal Slant A personal rating of the game, regardless of other attributes 3.4
Sound / Music The quality of the sound effects and/or music composition 3.6
Story / Presentation The main creative ideas in the game and how well they are executed. This rating is used for every game except compilations, special editions and non-story DLC items. 4.0
Overall User Score (18 votes) 3.6

Critic Reviews

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Player One (Nov, 1990)
Tous ces ingrédients mélangés à une bande sonore de qualité donne un résultant des plus détonnants. A acheter de toute urgence.
Double Dragon is easily the best beat 'em-up released on the Gameboy thus far. Sprite and backdrop graphics are intricate with a high degree of detail. Boss sprites are big, the vertical and horizontal scrolling is smooth. Soundtracks can became rather irritating, but the sound effects have punchy impact. Sure, this version is easy to complete - but you'll have lots of fun in the process. The link-up mode is just beyond the beat. Double Dragon - get ready to take it out.
Retro Archives (Nov 30, 2018)
Proposer un Beat-them-all comme Double Dragon sur la console portable de Nintendo apparaissait à n’en pas douter comme un pari gonflé, pour ne pas dire voué à l’échec, en 1990. Sauf que, lorsqu’on prend le temps de se pencher un peu sur le game design et de l’adapter au support, on peut réaliser des miracles, et cette adaptation en est une brillante démonstration. En dépit de la brièveté des parties, on s’amuse énormément, grâce à des combats aussi jouissifs qu’efficaces et à une réalisation qui fait honneur à la Game Boy. C’est bien simple: on s’amuse davantage que sur la borne d’arcade. Prenez-en de la graine, messieurs de chez Binary Design.
Play Time (Sep, 1991)
Wer solche Spiele mag, sollte sich von meiner Miesmacherei aber nicht anstecken lassen. Für die Möglichkeiten, die der Gameboy liefert ist das Game recht ordentlich gemacht. Der Schwierigkeitsgrad ist so durchwachsen, die Grafiken und der Sound sind in Ordung, die Steuerung ist sogar nahezu vorbildlich. Lediglich, daß an manchen Stellen sich eigene und gegnerische Sprites wie ein Ei dem anderen gleichen, bringt Verwirrung ins Spiel. Von den bisher für den Gameboy erhältlichen Prügelspielen zählt “Double Dragon“ allerdings mit zum Besten.
If anything takes away from this excellent port, it's dying. Dying isn't exactly present in any form, but when it takes you all the way back to the start of the stage regardless of how far in you've gotten, then it's even worse. Add in some "leap-of-faith" jumping segments and you have one of the more unforgiving versions of Double Dragon. While a few minor quirks drop this one from the flawless status it could've received, this is still a must play if you own a Game Boy. There isn't a better playing side-scroller for the console in any form. Fans of the series will be pleased with this excellent conversion.
VideoGame (Jun, 1991)
Um bom recurso deste game é que ele pode ser jogado por dois jogadores simultaneamente. Para isso, serão necessários dois aparelhos e um cabo que interliga os dois. A história é a mesma do grande sucesso Nintendo, no qual os irmãos Jimmy e Billy Lee tentam salvar a amiga Marion.
Raze (Jul, 1991)
The graphics are quite superb, with backgrounds that would put many other bigger machines to shame - even in black and green. The only problem is that sometimes it is very difficult to work out which character you're controlling due to the blurred effect the Game Boy gives. The sound is impressive, with a super in-game tune pounding away throughout. The effects aren't quite as imaginative, but the playability, in a good light, is easily as good as any other version of the game.
Und das Schöne daran ist, daß TECHNOS fast eine 1:1-Umsetzung geglückt ist! Wären die Grafiken farbig, könnte man glatt meinen, einen verkleinerten Automaten vor sich zu haben. Hinzu kommt, daß sogar die Animation und der gesamte Spielablauf mit dem Automaten übereinstimmen; das Levellayout ist dagegen leicht geändert worden. Der Schwierigkeitsgrad ist etwas abgeschwächt worden, was der Spielbarkeit aber guttut. Sogar an den Zwei-Spieler-Modus wurde gedacht, sofern zwei Gameboys zur Verfügung stehen. Wenn Ihr auf Beat-em-up‘s steht, ist Double Dragon eindeutig die erste Wahl!
GameBoy Double Dragon is a nearly perfect version of the classic coin-op. The graphics are good, the play is identical to previous versions and the detail in the backgrounds is retained. A good action title that does complete justice to the title.
If you haven't played too much Double Dragon on other systems you may want to try this one. It is the same as most of the other versions so if you have played a lot of this game on other systems then you might get tired of the game quickly. There is a 2 player link mode if you want to play with a friend.
Power Play (Oct, 1990)
Knallharte Straßenkämpfer können sich jetzt auch auf dem Game Boy austoben. In insgesamt vier Missionen muß der Held seine Freunde aus den Klauen böser Streetgangs und Killer befreien.