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Criminal Upper
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(06-20-2012, 11:23 PM)
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Double Dragon was ported to every single console and handheld, by a variety of different publishers. Which resulted in LOTS of redesigns of Bimmy and Jimmy.
Some awesome. Some very not awesome.


Double Dragon Arcade:



Double Dragon NES:



Double Dragon NES JPN:



Double Dragon Sega Master System:




Double Dragon Sega Master System JPN:





Double Dragon Spanish MSX





Double Dragon Atari 2600/7800




Double Dragon II: The Revenge Commodore 64



Double Dragon II: The Revenge NES JPN



Double Dragon II: The Revenge NES NA



Double Dragon II: The Revenge Arcade



Double Dragon III: The Rosetta Stone Commodore 64



Double Dragon III: The Sacred Stones NES NA



Double Dragon III: The Roesetta Stone FAM JPN




Double Dragon III: The Arcade Game Gameboy




Double Dragon III: The Arcade Game Genesis



Double Dragon III: The Rosetta Stone Arcade



Super Double Dragon SNES



Return of Double Dragon SFAM JPN



Double Dragon V: The Shadow Falls SNES



Double Dragon Cartoon



Double Dragon Marvel Comic



Battletoads and Double Dragon: The Ultimate Team



Rage of the Dragons Arcade



Double Dragon Movie



Double Dragon Arcade NeoGeo



Double Dragon Advance GBA



Double Dragon Neon PSN/XBLA

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Warm Machine
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(06-20-2012, 11:25 PM)
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Par for the course for late 80s to early 90s for most any game. Could jam Ikari Warriors up there for the same lack of character model.
B_Rik_Schitthaus
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(06-20-2012, 11:26 PM)
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I consider only Neon to be cannon, simple.
fna84
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(06-20-2012, 11:28 PM)
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I really enjoyed the Neo Geo fighting game.

Played it a lot during the summer in the arcades.

Edit: Hey wait, that's not the same game, this is the one: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f9X_C...eature=related
demigod
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(06-20-2012, 11:28 PM)
Whoa, Jackie Chan is in one of them. So is David Bowie. Didn't know they made a Battletoads & Double Dragon.
MutFox
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(06-20-2012, 11:29 PM)
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The Japanese Art for Double Dragon 2 is beautiful.
I still have the poster that came with the game.

Should frame it.

DD2 on the NES is still my fave in the DD series,
and probably one of my most played NES games.
Pinko Marx
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(06-20-2012, 11:31 PM)
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Originally Posted by demigod

Didn't know they made a Battletoads & Double Dragon.

Time to turn in your Gamer Card.
shaowebb
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(06-20-2012, 11:31 PM)
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Who the heck is that yellow dude supposed to be? Did Double Dragon III arcade have a third brother in yellow instead of the chinese dude and the ninja?
Seraphinianus
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(06-20-2012, 11:31 PM)
Who the fuck is this guyyy?! They put some random old man in place of bimmy or jimmy?

badgenome
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(06-20-2012, 11:31 PM)
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Originally Posted by Criminal Upper

Double Dragon III: The Roesetta Stone FAM JPN

This redesign doesn't even know it's already dead.
shaowebb
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(06-20-2012, 11:33 PM)
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Originally Posted by shaowebb

Who the heck is that yellow dude supposed to be? Did Double Dragon III arcade have a third brother in yellow instead of the chinese dude and the ninja?

Holy Crap it did!


Billy, Jimmy and SONNY!?
Last edited by shaowebb; 06-20-2012 at 11:38 PM.
Criminal Upper
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(06-20-2012, 11:34 PM)
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Originally Posted by shaowebb

Who the heck is that yellow dude supposed to be? Did Double Dragon III arcade have a third brother in yellow instead of the chinese dude and the ninja?

That's Sonny, duh.

As usual, the first two players take control of Billy and Jimmy in that order, while the third player assumes the role of Sonny, a yellow-clad palette swap of the Lee brothers.

fna84
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(06-20-2012, 11:35 PM)
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OP missed one, 1995 fighting game:
ViewtifulJC
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(06-20-2012, 11:35 PM)
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Originally Posted by shaowebb

Who the heck is that yellow dude supposed to be? Did Double Dragon III arcade have a third brother in yellow instead of the chinese dude and the ninja?

He's not an extra brother, but DD3 is 3-player co-op, so I guess creative license? That game sucks, lol

Also, just noticed 2012 marks the 25th Anniversary of DD. Time to go play DD Advance again
jmdajr
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(06-20-2012, 11:37 PM)
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Wow this is incredibly cool.

Thank you for sharing.

Double Dragon 2 for NES is one of my most played games of all time.
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NichM
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(06-20-2012, 11:38 PM)
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Originally Posted by Criminal Upper

Double Dragon NES JPN:

Was this actually drawn by Tetsuo Hara, or is it just a shameless ripoff of his style?
Rygar 8 Bit
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(06-20-2012, 11:38 PM)
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Originally Posted by shaowebb

Who the heck is that yellow dude supposed to be? Did Double Dragon III arcade have a third brother in yellow instead of the chinese dude and the ninja?


its chin but instead of a kungfu master they decided to draw him as a buff white dude in a yellow tank top

edit: who the hell is sonny is he a arcade version only dude?
NeonZ
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(06-20-2012, 11:38 PM)
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Rage of the Dragons Arcade

To be fair, Rage of the Dragons isn't an official "Double Dragons" game, so they had to redesign everyone in order to not be sued. I'm surprised they got away with keeping the character and series names as close to the original ones as they did.
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Criminal Upper
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(06-20-2012, 11:39 PM)
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Originally Posted by fna84

OP missed one, 1995 fighting game:

Did I?

Look again.
crimzonflame
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(06-20-2012, 11:41 PM)
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Originally Posted by Criminal Upper

Did I?

Look again.

You did.
John Dunbar
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(06-20-2012, 11:41 PM)
Slightly off-topic, but is any version of Double Dragon III actually good? I have it for NES and it's unplayable. I mean, fuck. Surely someone must have fixed it at some point?
Alchemy
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(06-20-2012, 11:42 PM)
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So much Fist of the North Star. So much.
edotherocket
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(06-20-2012, 11:43 PM)
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Maybe its supposed to be like The Legend of Zelda with lots of different generations of Bimmy and Jimmy's?
Criminal Upper
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(06-20-2012, 11:43 PM)
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Originally Posted by crimzonflame

You did.

Fuck, link is not showing up. Sorry about that, I SWORE I had put it in there. I've played it too.

No, it's there. Right above Double Dragon Advance.
Seraphinianus
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(06-20-2012, 11:43 PM)

Originally Posted by shaowebb

Holy Crap it did!


Billy, Jimmy and SONNY!?



that looks like a konami beat em up
notworksafe
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(06-20-2012, 11:44 PM)
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Originally Posted by Criminal Upper

Did I?

Look again.

Rage of the Dragons is different than Double Dragon 6-1

Rage is amazing though.
Rygar 8 Bit
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(06-20-2012, 11:44 PM)
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Originally Posted by John Dunbar

Slightly off-topic, but is any version of Double Dragon III actually good? I have it for NES and it's unplayable. I mean, fuck. Surely someone must have fixed it at some point?

me and a friend beat it the other day the trick is to keep walking up and down and and kite the enemies enemies take a while to switch animation sets so you can kick their ass before they can swing at ya also fuck stage 5 instant kill bull crap if you miss the jumps at the beginning
Rabbit Clock
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(06-20-2012, 11:44 PM)
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Good on you for including Rage of the Dragons. Game's rad.. although it's not officially a DD game.
Criminal Upper
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(06-20-2012, 11:44 PM)
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Originally Posted by John Dunbar

Slightly off-topic, but is any version of Double Dragon III actually good? I have it for NES and it's unplayable. I mean, fuck. Surely someone must have fixed it at some point?

The arcade version is worse.
Seraphinianus
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(06-20-2012, 11:45 PM)

Originally Posted by edotherocket

Maybe its supposed to be like The Legend of Zelda with lots of different generations of Bimmy and Jimmy's?



does this mean we have to figure out the Double Dragon chronology?

cause i'd be down
Hiltz
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(06-20-2012, 11:45 PM)
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Talk about ugly boxart. Good lord, it's all bad!
Owensboro
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(06-20-2012, 11:45 PM)
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Originally Posted by fna84

OP missed one, 1995 fighting game:
[IMG]http://i.imgur.com/TeZMX.jpg[IMG]

Abobo is so freaking OP. I loved watching people play this on the "Mystery Tournament" recently for some fighting game tournament I can't remember the name of right now. East Coast Throwdown?
Criminal Upper
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(06-20-2012, 11:46 PM)
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Originally Posted by Seraphinianus

does this mean we have to figure out the Double Dragon chronology?

To me, canon is:

Double Dragon I
Double Dragon II
Double Dragon III
Super/Return of Double Dragon

Double Dragon Advance is a remake
Double Dragon Neon is a re-imagining.
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(06-20-2012, 11:46 PM)
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Box art artists just didn't give a fuck back then. Not that there wasnt totally awesome shit, but I have to wonder if most of these people ever even saw whatever game they were supposed to be depicting or had any communication with the publishers at all. Maybe like a one sentence description. And I love it.
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Chairhome
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(06-20-2012, 11:47 PM)
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I think most of the character designs are consistent with the exception of the international releases changing the character to fit more with their cultures...

The thing I love about the Marvel Comics adaptation (of which I think I still have the back issues) is that it reveals in one issue that Billy and Jimmy Lee's long lost father is none other than Stan Lee. Link
Last edited by Chairhome; 06-20-2012 at 11:50 PM.
Criminal Upper
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(06-20-2012, 11:48 PM)
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Originally Posted by Chairhome

I think most of the character designs are consistent with the exception of the international releases changing the character to fit more with their cultures...

The thing I love about the Marvel Comics adaptation (of which I think I still have the back issues) is that it reveals in one issue that Billy and Jimmy Lee's long lost father is none other than Stan Lee.

But I don't believe you either way.

Edit: Jesus, you're right.
dallow_bg
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(06-20-2012, 11:48 PM)
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Battletoads + Double Dragon was amazing.

And I had completely forgotten about the movie and cartoon.
Chairhome
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(06-20-2012, 11:50 PM)
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Originally Posted by Criminal Upper

A bit of fail with your spoiler there.

But I don't believe you either way.

Its true! probably non-canon, though the Double Dragon history is probably not very robust
Forkball
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(06-20-2012, 11:51 PM)
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Wait, there's a Double Dragon game coming out this year?
Seraphinianus
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(06-20-2012, 11:51 PM)

Originally Posted by Criminal Upper

To me, canon is:

Double Dragon I
Double Dragon II
Double Dragon III
Super/Return of Double Dragon

Double Dragon Advance is a remake
Double Dragon Neon is a re-imagining.



no no no no no no no!!!!!!!!

Double Dragon 1
Double Dragon 2 - futuristic alternate universe
Double Dragon 3 - continues timeline of one
Super/Return - prequel to the futuristic alternate universe of 2
Advance - the guys from Super/Return level up and take a time machine to the past and found that all the enemies did too
Neon - Sequel to 3
dallow_bg
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(06-20-2012, 11:52 PM)
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Originally Posted by Chairhome

I think most of the character designs are consistent with the exception of the international releases changing the character to fit more with their cultures...

The thing I love about the Marvel Comics adaptation (of which I think I still have the back issues) is that it reveals in one issue that Billy and Jimmy Lee's long lost father is none other than Stan Lee. Link

Oh wow, that's crazy!

LEE!
Criminal Upper
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(06-20-2012, 11:53 PM)
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Originally Posted by Forkball

Wait, there's a Double Dragon game coming out this year?

Yeah, made by WayForward. The game looks bad visually (they were trying to go for specific style, but they failed) but the game itself from what people that have played it at PAX and E3 have said, it's pretty fun.
mclem
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(06-20-2012, 11:53 PM)

Originally Posted by Criminal Upper

Double Dragon II: The Revenge Commodore 64

Given the *storyline* of The Revenge... isn't he basically carrying around a corpse?
Criminal Upper
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(06-20-2012, 11:54 PM)
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Originally Posted by mclem

Given the *storyline* of The Revenge... isn't he basically carrying around a corpse?

lolz
Seraphinianus
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(06-20-2012, 11:54 PM)
weekend at abobo's
massoluk
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(06-20-2012, 11:55 PM)
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Originally Posted by NichM

Was this actually drawn by Tetsuo Hara, or is it just a shameless ripoff of his style?

This. Were the Japanese games in collaboration with him or something?
revolverjgw
(06-20-2012, 11:56 PM)
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Originally Posted by mclem

Given the *storyline* of The Revenge... isn't he basically carrying around a corpse?

Weekend at Abobo's
Verelios
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(06-20-2012, 11:56 PM)
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I only played one of the versions...probably on genesis? over at a friends house, years back. I stuck with my beat m' ups.

Then I discovered Streets of Rage. Never looked back.
tmarques
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(06-20-2012, 11:56 PM)
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Originally Posted by Criminal Upper

The arcade version is worse.

What about the Genesis version? Didn't even know it existed.

Also, surprised there was a version of DD for the 2600.
Criminal Upper
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(06-20-2012, 11:57 PM)
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Originally Posted by Verelios

I only played one of the versions...probably on genesis? over at a friends house, years back. I stuck with my beat m' ups.

Then I discovered Streets of Rage. Never looked back.

Yeah, and which series keeps having new games come out every few years?

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