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Double Dragon (ダブルドラゴン)

Released in 1986

Developer: Taito
Manufacturer: Taito
Distributor: Taito

***** (6 total votes)

Double Dragon marquee
game marquee

Game Summary

Your girlfriend has been kidnapped, and you must rescue her. Fight alone or with a friend as a team.

Hardware Info

Controls: 1 Joystick / Button(s)
Horizontal-mounted Raster monitor
240 x 224 Resolution
Colors: 384 Color

Additional Hardware Info (from Mame)

M6309 cpu @ 3 Mhz
HD63701 cpu @ 2 Mhz
M6809 cpu @ 3 Mhz
YM-2151a audio @ 3 Mhz
ADPCM audio
ADPCM audio

Hardware Platform

Taito Licensed Games

Mame ROMs

ddragon, Double Dragon
ddragonb, Double Dragon (bootleg)

Game Details

The game that started what is for some reason known now as a "Final Fight" game. Side-scrolling beat-em-up with co-operative 2 player play allowed. Established the genre as a force to be reckoned with.

Seen sometimes as a spiritual sequel to "Renegade" by Taito.

Published for the NES, Game Boy (USA) by Tradewest.
Published for the Atari 2600, 7800 by Activision.
Published for the Sega Genesis/Mega Drive by Ballistic (Accolade).
Published for the Commodore 64, Amiga (USA) by Virgin/Mastertronic.
Published in handheld LCD form (USA) by Tiger.
Published for the SMS (USA) by Sega.

Double Dragon control panel
control panel

Double Dragon cabinet photo
cabinet photo
Double Dragon title screen
title screen
Double Dragon gameplay screen shot
gameplay screen
Double Dragon promotional flyer
promotional flyer Member Ratings / Comments

***** by Dave__Dunmall. Comment: "The game which spawned so many feeble copies is probably the best sideways scrolling beat-em-up of all time. Use the elbow or die pretty quickly." 2003-04-01 04:34:55Z

***** by bm2bhm. Comment: "perfect arcade game !!" 2004-02-13 12:56:20Z

***** by silvernova. Comment: "This is the first Live Arcade Game I ever played when I was 6 years old and I fell in love with it. And to this day, I want to own the live arcade machine. I'm 24 years old now. Wow, call me crazy for not letting go, but I like following the series of this classic game!" 2004-05-11 10:18:27Z

***** by BaABnG. Comment: "Was excellent as a two player game. My girlfriend and I played it so many times. It was just OK as a single player, but as two player was awesome." 2005-10-10 17:46:08Z

***** by D0ubleDrag0n. Comment: "This is easily one of the best arcade games of all time. Great memories when I was 5 playing this with a good friend or a complete stranger. Just great fun. " 2006-04-01 12:19:04Z

**** by Blackimpo. Comment: "Indimenticabile arcade.. Quanti soldi andarono per questo gioco!!!" 2006-06-07 15:39:15Z

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