Spiritual successor to Renegade, and one of the first beat ’em ups to enjoy significant worldwide success. The NES port is markedly different from the arcade original, and is available on the Technos Collection 1 cartridge for the Evercade retro gaming system.
Available on: NES, ’80s home computers, Evercade
Articles about Double Dragon
Evercade A to Z: Double Dragon - It’s time to kick some ass with the excellent NES version of Double Dragon, which as you’ll know if you’ve read my piece on the subject, is deliberately different from the arcade version. This version, found on the Technos Collection 1 cartridge for the Evercade — number 10 in the collection, if you’re counting — is a … Continue reading Evercade A to Z: Double Dragon
Double Dragon: Defining the Brawler - Every gaming genre out there has that one title that helped to codify — if not establish — conventions that would continue to be followed for many years to come. For the beat ’em up genre, that game was Technos’ Double Dragon, a title that is widely regarded to have kicked off something of a “golden age” … Continue reading Double Dragon: Defining the Brawler
The MoeGamer Podcast: Episode 34 – Acid Bass, Smack Around the Face - Pete and Chris kick off a new year of podcasts with a catch-up session on the gaming news of early 2020, conversation about their recent gaming life and an in-depth discussion regarding the golden age of the beat 'em up.
Atari ST A to Z: Double Dragon II – The Revenge - Today’s Atari ST title is a good example of the general standard of arcade conversions during the 16-bit home computer era. Technos Japan’s Double Dragon II is a classic of the beat ’em up genre with good reason, and the Atari ST port wasn’t awful — compare it to footage of the arcade original and you’ll see that … Continue reading Atari ST A to Z: Double Dragon II – The Revenge
Senran Kagura Estival Versus: Historical Context and Mechanics - The Senran Kagura series has its roots in the beat 'em up genre -- so let's take a look at the history of such games, and how all this helped make Senran Kagura into what it is.