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Double Dragon

Post by MattyC64c » Sun Mar 20, 2011 6:31 pm

I've just given this old classic fighter a spin via MAME, great memories, but was it really that slow? As soon as any more than three bad guys appear on the screen the game slows down, did the real one do this or is it the emulation.

I enabled cheat mode and then ramped up the three CPU's, after that it's very playable.

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Re: Double Dragon

Post by JazzFunk » Mon Mar 21, 2011 2:30 am

^Yeah, it was always a bit stuttery but somehow it added to the atmosphere back then, like it was a game that was pushing technical boundaries way more than other games of the time (when this came out in the arcades over here, it was the b*llocks, the beat 'em up that everyone wanted, NEEDED!)

And then Final Fight came out and nobody bothered about it any more.

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Re: Double Dragon

Post by Liamh1982 » Mon Mar 21, 2011 6:23 am

And then Streets of Rage so everyone just stayed in! :lol:

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Re: Double Dragon

Post by slayer6000 » Mon Mar 28, 2011 4:50 pm

I loved Double Dragon on the Commodore 64, might have to revisit it, ive got it somewhere. Dont recall the graphics been that good back then though, probably look awful now
This week i av mostly been playing dreamcast

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Re: Double Dragon

Post by DPrinny » Mon Mar 28, 2011 4:52 pm

Try it on the 2600.

then you will never want to play it again

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Re: Double Dragon

Post by MattyC64c » Mon Mar 28, 2011 4:55 pm

slayer6000 wrote:I loved Double Dragon on the Commodore 64, might have to revisit it, ive got it somewhere. Dont recall the graphics been that good back then though, probably look awful now
The Commodore C64 version? Realy? Please don't tell me it was the Melborne House version It was truely awfull. My friend used to bring it to my house, I refused to play it though!

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Re: Double Dragon

Post by crusto » Mon Mar 28, 2011 5:17 pm

The dd I used to play as a child in our local pub of an afternoon never suffered from the slowdown that you speak of. But I did play it in different arcades from time to time and came across exactly the same problem as you, strangely enough.
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Re: Double Dragon

Post by MattyC64c » Fri Apr 01, 2011 8:08 am

I've just played the GBA version of DD, I must say it's pretty good!

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Re: Double Dragon

Post by C=Style » Fri Apr 01, 2011 1:46 pm

MattyC64c wrote:
slayer6000 wrote:I loved Double Dragon on the Commodore 64, might have to revisit it, ive got it somewhere. Dont recall the graphics been that good back then though, probably look awful now
The Commodore C64 version? Realy? Please don't tell me it was the Melborne House version It was truely awfull. My friend used to bring it to my house, I refused to play it though!
ahahaha that's pretty crazy to think someone really enjoyed it.
MattyC64c wrote:I've just played the GBA version of DD, I must say it's pretty good!
Absolutely is the best Double Dragon game I've ever played and probably the best beat 'em up too.
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Re: Double Dragon

Post by ncf1 » Fri Apr 01, 2011 2:05 pm

The thing I find most interesting about the C64 version is that if the main characters were people in real life, when they ate food it would come out at their waist.

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Re: Double Dragon

Post by Freestyler » Fri Apr 01, 2011 2:25 pm

Double Dragon was always a mess. I only played it because it was so fantastically easy to complete once you mastered using the Elbow move. Double Dragon 2 was just as peasy.

Made a single ten pee last at least half an hour though.
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Re: Double Dragon

Post by famicom69 » Fri Apr 01, 2011 5:39 pm

Been playing a lot of DD lately. Granted it feels sluggish at times, but I've had a great deal of fun from the GBA, GB and Nes versions. DD2 is awesome regardless of difficulty.

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Re: Double Dragon

Post by JazzFunk » Fri Apr 01, 2011 9:09 pm

Gameboy Advance version is a proper stunner, absolute best incarnation of Double Dragon ever and my fave GBA game of all and it all feels so perfectly 'Double Dragonish', basically the original recipe + added spices which make it taste a whole lot better. :D

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Re: Double Dragon

Post by Liamh1982 » Sat Apr 02, 2011 4:50 am

The Master System version's OK (if a bit chibi), but play it through an emulator so you can turn off the flicker. Otherwise - MY EYES!

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Re: Double Dragon

Post by Freestyler » Sat Apr 02, 2011 6:25 am

How to Play: DOUBLE DRAGON!

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Works for both Bimmy and Jimmy.
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