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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 Genesis Climbing a ladder
Double Dragon II: The Revenge Commodore 64 Stage 2 Boss
Double Dragon II: The Revenge Commodore 64 More Dialogue
Double Dragon II: The Revenge DOS CGA crate slamming

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Double Dragon II: The Revenge Magazine Advertisement

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

The Games Machine (UK) Amiga Jan, 1990 83 out of 100 83
Amiga Joker Amiga Feb, 1992 80 out of 100 80
ASM (Aktueller Software Markt) Amiga Feb, 1990 8.6 out of 12 72
Digital Press - Classic Video Games Genesis Sep 23, 2005 7 out of 10 70
Zzap! Amiga Jan, 1990 67 out of 100 67
Computer and Video Games (CVG) Genesis Mar, 1992 67 out of 100 67
Retro Archives Genesis Dec 03, 2018 9 out of 20 45
Your Sinclair ZX Spectrum Oct, 1991 38 out of 100 38
Mean Machines Genesis Apr, 1992 30 out of 100 30
Retro Archives ZX Spectrum Dec 03, 2018 5 out of 20 25


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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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