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Double Dragon (Neo-Geo)


Double Dragon (c) 02/1995 Technos.


Ten Double Dragon alumni, including the inflatable Abobo, do battle with each other to earn the right to face Shuko, the end boss. Lots of things to destroy in the background!


- TECHNICAL -


SNK Neo-Geo MVS hardware

Game ID : 0082


Main CPU : 68000 (@ 12 Mhz)

Sound CPU : Z80 (@ 4 Mhz)

Sound Chips : YM2610 (@ 8 Mhz)


Screen orientation : Horizontal

Video resolution : 320 x 224 pixels

Screen refresh : 59.19 Hz

Palette colors : 4096


Players : 2

Control : 8-way joystick

Buttons : 4

=> [A] Very quick light attack [B] Quick light attack [C] Slow hard attack [D] Very slow hard attack


- TRIVIA -


Double Dragon was Technos' first game for the Neo-Geo MVS. This game was based on the movie 'Double Dragon', which was, in turn, based on the 'Double Dragon series' of games.


The game features a combo counter like many fighting games, however this one is not always very accurate since it registers Cheng Fu's multi-hit rush combo super move (Forward Dragon Punch motion + two buttons) as a single hit! :P. The original Double Dragon title can be seen in the large white boat on Cheng Fu's stage!


The weirdest fact about this game is that some characters have changed WAY too much from their original concepts, this applies to two characters in particular : One of these is Marian (the famed damsel in distress in the series) is now one of the deadliest fighters in the game; the other one being Duke, the original game's final boss has apparently decided to play fair by ditching the machine gun & his beard and has become quite a powerful martial artist (not to mention that he looks a lot younger in this game).


- TIPS AND TRICKS -


* Play As Duke / As King Shuko : Go to the character selection screen and put the cursor on Billy, then Marian, then Chung Fu, then Jimmy for 3 seconds each. If done correctly you will hear the word hear 'Bingo!'.


* Alternate Costume Colors : Press B, C or D when selecting a fighter.


- STAFF -


Aoni production : Yasuaki Sumi

Programmers : Tadamichi Obinata, Naoki Kashiwabara, Shinji Hirao, Yasuhiro Matsumoto

Graphic designers : Takumi Ishikawa, Seiichiro Ishiguro, Fujimi Oonishi, Kazutaka Oohashi, Satoshi Kazato, Takahide Koizumi, Chihiro Kushibe, Takeyoshi Suzuki, Katsuhiro Nakamura, Akiko Maruyama, Kazumi Minagawa, Koji Ogata, Koji Yamada, Hideki Hoshiya

Planners : Muneki Ebinuma, Minoru Yamaguchi

Sound program & Tools : Robert C. Ashworth

Sound effects : Taku

Composers : Kiyomi Kataoka, Chiaki Iizuka, Reiko Uehara, Fumiko Suzuki

Guitar : Osamu Sakai

Genic : Akira Kitsuno, Keinosuke Akichi, Norihiko Yonesawa

Espo Corp. : Seiji Kawakatsu, Daisuke Hatakeyama, Kei Tamura

Madhouse : Yoji Takae

Illustration : Tusguyuki Kubo

J.C. Staff : Tomoko Kawasaki, Eiichi Endou, Nobuko Ogino

Leader : Kazuyuki Kurata

Boss : Kunio Taki


* CAST :

Billy : Hikaru Midorikawa

Jimmy : Kaneto Shiozawa

Marian : Yuka Koyama

Abobo : Daisuke Gouri

Amon : Kaneto Shiozawa

Eddie : Yukimasa Kishino

Rebecca : Keiko Han

Dalton : Yusaku Yura

Cheng-Fu : Hisao Egawa

Burnov : Daisuke Gouri

Duke : Hisao Egawa

Shuko : Osamu Saka

Narration : Miyako Endou


- PORTS -


* Consoles :

SNK Neo-Geo CD (1995)

Sony PlayStation (1995)