Double Dragon PC Game is 1987’s a beat ’em up video game which developed by Technōs Japan and it was distributed in the North America & Europe by Taito. These game is spiritual and also technological successor to the Technos’ previous beat ’em up. But it introduced several additions as like two-player cooperative game-play. Also ability to arm oneself with enemy’s weapon after them disarming. Double Dragon considered to be one of first successful examples of genre. Which resulting in creation of 2 arcade sequels & several spinoffs. Also inspiring other companies for creating their beat ’em ups.
An arcade game originally, home versions released for NES, Master System, Atari 7800, Atari ST, Atari 2600, Amiga, Amstrad CPC, Game Boy, Commodore 64, Genesis or Mega Drive & Atari Lynx, among the other platforms during series’s height of the popularity. Remake titled as Double Dragon Advance which was released for Game Boy Advance in 2003.
Player takes control of the martial artist of Billy Lee, and his twin brother name Jimmy, as they fight on their way into turf of Black Warriors gang to rescue Billy’s interest of love, Marian. Player character has repertoire of the martial arts techniques. On which they can perform using joystick and 3 action buttons for kick, jump & punch individually or combination. The techniques range from the basic punches and for kicks to more elaborate the attacks as like throws & elbow strikes. While playing with another player, any one can grab opponent from the behind, by allowing other to attack unimpeded. The caution should be taken, although as some enemies able to do same thing to players. Then player begins game with certain number of the extra lives and life gauge. Which depletes as player takes hits & must complete every stage within time limit.