Time until Double Dragon release!
Already released in Japan [JP] on Arcade
|Japan [JP]||Nintendo Entertainment System (NES)|
|Japan [JP]||Sega Master System|
|Europe [EU]||ZX Spectrum|
|Europe [EU]||Amstrad CPC|
|North America [NA]||Amiga|
|North America [NA]||PC DOS|
|North America [NA]||Atari 2600|
|North America [NA]||Commodore C64/128|
|North America [NA]||Atari 7800|
|North America [NA]||Atari ST/STE|
|North America [NA]||Game Boy|
|North America [NA]||Sega Mega Drive/Genesis|
|North America [NA]||Atari Lynx|
|North America [NA]||Neo Geo MVS|
|Japan [JP]||Neo Geo MVS|
|North America [NA]||Neo Geo AES|
|Japan [JP]||Neo Geo AES|
|Japan [JP]||Neo Geo CD|
|North America [NA]||Neo Geo CD|
|North America [NA]||Game Boy Advance|
|Worldwide [WW]||Xbox 360|
|Sega Game Gear|
The player character has a repertoire of martial art techniques which they can perform by using the joystick and three action buttons (kick, jump, and punch) individually or in combination. Techniques range from basic punches and kicks, to more elaborate manoeuvres like hair grabbing moves and elbow strikes. When playing with another player, one can assist the other by grabbing their partner's opponent from behind. Caution should be taken, though, as some enemies are able to do the same thing to the players. The player begins the game with a certain number of extra lives and a life gauge which depletes as the player takes hits. If the life gauge runs out or the time limit reaches zero, the player will lose a life.
There is a small variety of enemy characters that the player will face through the course of the game. Certain enemies carry melee weapons, which can be knocked out of their hands and picked up to use against them. Available weapons include baseball bats, whips, throwing knives, and dynamite; in addition, rocks, oil drums, and boxes can be found in certain places.
The game is divided into four different stages or "missions," which consist of a city slum, a factory, the woods, and the gang's hideout. The game normally ends if a single player defeats the final boss alone. However, if two players manage to complete the game together, they are then forced to fight each other in order to determine who will win Marian's affections.