Double Dragon

Posted: July 18, 2011 in Games

Platform: Game Boy

If you are lucky enough to own a Nintendo 3DS, you may have picked this game up from the eshop.  That is certainly what I did, and after playing it for a few hours, I can certainly say that it feels very outdated.  It just appears to be very sluggish, and whilst this is understandable for a game that was released in 1990, it does make you realise how far gaming has progressed in the past twenty years.

Okay, so the game itself is a beat-em up side-scroller. It  is very similar to the Double Dragon previously released on the Nes, however all of the moves are available to your fighter right from the start, making the game more enjoyable and easier to get into right from the word off.  A downside for me is that the game only has a single player feature, which feels like a waste, because the boss fights can get stupidly hard and you feel yourself crying out for some back up.

The gameplay is good, as you can fight with weapons and throw objects at enemies.  This makes the fighting elements a lot more pleasurable, for you can’t help feeling it would be really lacklustre if all you could do was kick and punch. 

Graphically it looks very outdated, but that’s understandable for a Game Boy game that has no colour.

You can download this game cheap enough onto your 3DS, and whilst it is still a game that you can get a lot of fun out of, only get it if you’re willing to allow your childhood memories of how great this game was to be shattered.


  1. I think I’d rather Final Fight 😀

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