Does anyone else here play any of the Double Dragon games for score? I personally think the arcade version of Double Dragon II is a pretty good game to play for score due to how it was designed. The game's factory settings (as listed on the operator's manuals, which are different from MAME's defaults) recommends you to set the game on the second hardest difficulty, with the second fastest timer and only two lives.
The attacks that gives you the most points are roundhouse kick and the uppercut, which gives out 300 points or 600 points, depending on the enemy (it seems to be one in every two enemies, excluding bosses and some sub-bosses), but it takes way too long to finish enemy grunts using only the basic punches and kicks (grab attacks and the occasional knife or grenade throw are more effective). Mission 1 and 3 are pretty good places to milk for points, since some enemies respawn if you take too long to clear certain areas (but this is a double edged sword, since the more enemies you fight, the less time you have for clearing the next stage).
I'm posting a screenshot of my current high score, which I've achieved the last time I've managed to 1CC the game as well. The last stage is pretty much impossible to beat on the default settings with just life. I let the timer run out after beating the Abore twins before proceeding to fight Willy. Any strategy to beat Mission 4 on one life with the factory settings?
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