Ok.. So I was SO excited about DDi that I actually found a way to get to the sites source swf files and then decompiled them to see if maybe there was anything laying around in the code or the objects. Anyone who knows about game sites know that usually stuff like this happens, especially when there is sort of a "countdown" system in place for the site (i.e. how all the boss characters aren't shown). So I went in hoping that I'd at least score some unobstructed character art for a really cool avatar and I got MUCH more from it!
So if anyone is interested, here is the site rip of the Double Dragon Iphone site and some of the REALLY cool things I found!
First off is the picture of Billy, Jimmy and Marian from the "Story" part of the page which is actually a pretty cool piece of art. We get to see the dragons and Marian in clothes other then what we've seen them in before and they're shaolin style clothes:
I was also able to rip the Snipit of the "Mission" screen from the site too! It's a pretty cool remix of the mission music from DDA which is of course a slower version of the old Nes and Arcade mission music! It's literally maybe 12 seconds long but awesome nonetheless.Mission Screen Snipit.mp3 - 0.02MB
Next up is where it really gets good. After ripping the "Character" portion of the site I was able to decompile the swf and get these really cool stand alone pics of the characters (Forgive that they're all a little different in width and length as I print screened em from the program I was using and cut them in paint):
First off is Billy of course:
Then next is my fav, Jimmy!:
Followed by the 3 Bosses that we know so far: Abobo, Lavis and Burnov respectively:
So that's it for what we know... Now for the last 3 Bosses!! One of them We'd have no way of knowing and the other one is obviously a given.. But the last one freakin blew my mind if only to see him in THIS form! You guys ready?
First there's Big Boss Machine Gun Wily Mackey. No surprises here but his art freaking rocks:
Next up is a chick who resembles the fat headphones wearing boss from the Double Dragon Zeebo game, the one me and my friends named "Fat Duck King" because of his resemblance to the SNK character, but seriously she looks so similar to him she could be his sister or something:
Annnd finally the boss that got me the most excited/amped/nostalgic...... NES VERSION OF CHIN!!!
I was crazy psyched to see THIS version of the character! Not that I didn't like chin with sticks but this guy was an NES exclusive and as such I have this nostalgic spot for him in my heart! Plus it sucked that you could just leave and pass the stage without beating him back in the day hahaha.
The last 3 weren't in order, obviously wily is the last boss, but since we already knew that I just spaced em' that way for dramatic effect lol. So what we can take away from this site rip is 2 things for sure:
1. The game is 6 levels long (we could've figured that out before but with only those 6 being in the sites files, it's pretty much cemented now).
2. This game is WAYYY different from the Zeebo version in terms of characters at the very least. The generic thugs shown in the trailer all resemble the zeebo thugs in one way or another and mostly just have different fighting stances or clothes (Linda is sporting her DD2 mowhawk look), but lapis, duck king girl and nes chin are NOWHERE to be found in the zeebo version so basically a whole new game for us!
Oh and speaking of trailers there is an extended gameplay video of what we see in the first few seconds of the trailer with Billy on the first stage! If anyone has watched my tutorial on DD:Z then you know how into the combat system I am. Well this video proves that unlike the Zeebo version where certain moves can only juggle after other moves, you have the full run of moves to juggle with in this game! Pretty much if you can think it then you can do it!
Watch at about 27 seconds into the video Billy hits Punch x2 -> Uppercut -> Jump into cyclone kick -> Jump into dive kick -> Hyper knee! Also it seems that earlier in the video when Billy grabs he is seen doing stomach punches as opposed to the old muy thai knees up close.. Check it out:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sgmUt3lf1Fo
So yeah guys, that's about the it! Brizo has been saying on the Facebook page that the game is due out early March, so only a few more weeks left!! I got my iphone and my tv-out cable ready you guys, so expect videos! So hyped!!