Double Dragon is undoubtedly one of the most popular fighting games of the eighties, it was first released as an Arcade game and long lines of gamers stood in lines waiting to play it at arcades around the world. You begin playing either Billy or his twin brother Jimmy, while the two of you are working inside your garage, Billy´s girlfriend gets kidnapped by "The Black Warriors" gang. After you discover what has happened you and your friend need to bash your way through 4 different levels with a whip, a baseball bat and various other weapons. When you have finished of the boss and saved Mariam (girlfriend) then the brothers have to fight each other to determine who wins her love :) This all sounds like a bad 80's film, but the game was released in 1987 so that only makes it even more fun to play today. Even though it might not be fair to compare the arcade version and the ZX Spectrum version you get a somewhat similar gameplay. For example, this version includes a co-op mode so you can play with your friends, something that, for example the NES version could never do. So while the graphics on the Spectrum are perhaps the worst of all the different versions of the game, the gameplay was pretty good :)
Yngvi Th. Johannsson
Retro gaming enthusiast and all around computer collector.
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