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Double Dragon (Arcade-1987)

Double Dragon

Play Date: November 7, 2021

Taito - 1987

Beat 'em up


  • 4 stages

  • 2 player, 2 max simultaneous


  • 8 direction joystick

  • 3 button (punch/kick/jump)

  • You are able to hold an enemy from behind so your teammate can attack them

  • Your teammates attacks can also damage you

  • There lots of moves: back-kicks, elbows, head-butts, uppercuts, knees to the face and throw


  • Martial arts masters (and brothers) Billy and Jimmy Lee set out to rescue Marian from the Black Warriors gang.


  • Billy Lee

  • Jimmy Lee

Misc Notes

  • First game to incorporate belt scrolling where the scrolling stopped until a mob(s) is eliminated

  • This game has an amazing soundtrack for the era

  • The first and most famous port was for NES but it was very different from the arcade

  • When both players reach the end of the game there is a 1 on 1 fight for Marian

AOM Gaming Notes

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