Martial arts siblings Billy and Jimmy Lee must battle a tough gang known as the Black Warriors in order to rescue Billy's girlfriend, Marian.

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Set in a post-apocalyptic New York, Double Dragon is the story Billy and Jimmy Lee, twin brothers trained in the fighting style of Sou-Setsu-Ken. Together, they managed a small martial arts training school, teaching their students to self-defense. One day, Billy's girlfriend, Marian, is kidnapped off the street by the 'Black Warriors', a savage street gang led by a man named Big Willy. The Black Warriors demand to the Lee brothers to disclose their martial arts secrets in exchange for Marian's freedom. The Lee brothers set out on a rescue mission to crush the Black Warriors and save Marian. Using whatever techniques they have in their disposal, from the basic punches and kicks to the invulnerable elbow strike, as well any weapon that comes into their hands including barrels, whips and bats, the Lee brothers must pursue the gang through the city slum, industrial area and the forest to reach their hideout and confront Big Willy. Written by Shawn Watson

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Sign of the dragon.

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Unrated

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August 1987 (Japan)  »

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Daburu Doragon  »

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The second in a long line of walk-along beat-em-ups that helped spawn a large number of other games in this genre over the next several years. See more »

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One of the best arcade games ever made!

Double Dragon (1987) was one of the best arcade games ever made. The story is simple, it involves two brothers. One of their girlfriends is beaten up and dragged off by some sleazy dirt bags. The two of you have to find her and fight your way through a savage gauntlet of knife throwing punks, women with whips, thug wielding baseball bats and huge

overmuscled fighters. What makes this game fun it that weapons can be used (i.e. thrown, hit with, or wield). Even garbage cans, crates and metal containers can be used! The game is whole lot more exciting when two players team up. It's a nice way to lose a dollar. One of the few arcade games that can last a long time.

Highly recommended, if you can find a machine!

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