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Double Dragon is a beat 'em up and fighting video game developed and published by Technos and released for the NES on 1988-04-08. It was published by Tradewest in the USA. The game is a port of the arcade original, but it is so different, it can be considered a unique game. In the story, Billy Lee's girlfriend Marion has been kidnapped by the Black Warriors, and he must beat them all up to rescue her. Unlike the arcade game, your twin brother is not helping Billy along the way, but actually the leader of the Black Warriors gang.

My brother received this game as a Christmas gift the same year that I received Bad Dudes. Although, at times I preferred this game, looking back, I think I got the better game. Because we owned the game, I played it a fair amount, but I never got good enough at it to pass

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I do not own this game, and I have never beaten it.

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  • The game is ridiculously hard, even for an expert player. Making it through the game generally requires exploiting the bad AI, and using mostly elbows and jump kicks throughout the game.
  • The main gimmick of the title is that you were twin brothers fighting together, and the NES port completely eliminates that option and makes your brother the villain. This isn't just a huge deviation from the original game, but, removing the comradery of multiplayer also takes away a lot of the fun of the game.

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