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  • Summary: [Xbox Live Arcade] Double Dragon re-introduces martial Arts masters, Billy and Jimmy Lee (AKA Hammer and Spike), who must defeat the savage street gang known as the Black Warriors to rescue Billy's girlfriend, Marian. Fight your way through four levels from the street and factory to jungle/forest and castle, using every move available to you such as back-kicks, elbows, uppercuts and more. The Xbox Live Arcade version featurse a downloadable demo and original and graphical enhanced versions. Player action includes online co-op 2 player and one-on-one fighting for the final battle. The game also features the opportunity to score 12 achievement points for your online Xbox Live Arcade profile and an online leaderboard gives you the opportunity to show off your Double Dragon skills to your friends. [Empire Interactive] Expand
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  1. Positive: 0 out of 12
  2. Negative: 4 out of 12
  1. While Double Dragon might not turn the heads of today’s youngsters, aging gamers will definitely enjoy the quick stroll down memory lane.
  2. The end fight where you have to plug every single enemy and boss before facing the unfairly tough villain is the stuff of legends...Co-op play is essential if you want to finish the game. [Feb 2007, p.100]
  3. Double Dragon for the Xbox Live Arcade will provide some quick entertainment for nostalgia fiends, but the game doesn't hold up as well as you might hope.
  4. Double Dragon succeeds in delivering the same action as its NES predecessor, but it’s bogged down by its total lack of difficulty and the pitiful emulation job.
  5. A game that should have received a massive retooling to bring it into the modern era, or been left to those gamers that like to pull out their old NES system once in a while. Though the game is only 400 points, that is a steep price for about 20 minutes of game play.
  6. So all in all, with the impressive Double Dragon Advance being available since 2003, an arcade perfect version of the original was never going to wow today's audience, even with it's HD graphics & online co-op options.
  7. A very short, and very dull, brawler. Double Dragon does include some nice "extras" - configurable controls, and some arcade flyers, which should be worth an extra point, but throws the point away with quite possibly the worst (unstoppable) menu music I have ever heard in my entire life.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 4 out of 8
  2. Negative: 2 out of 8
  1. Feb 23, 2013
    3
    This game was once a classic, Time has not served it well. Best left to the memory I think. There are much better games to spend Xbox live points on.

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