I played Double Dragon for the Game Boy when I was just a
kid and I love every minute of it, so I got recently Double Dragon Advance.
And I totally agree with you, it is probably the best Double Dragon I ever
played in my life. It is so fun, except the 4th stage is a pain in the
butt. Anyways, what do you think of a possibility of them making a
Double Dragon for the Wii, it seems like old school games like this are
dying out? By the way, in the intro of DDA, they refer to tae kwan do
as a part of Sou-Setsu-Ken. I take tae kwan do and am testing for my brown
belt. So, I was wondering do you take martial arts/or interested in
them? Thanks for taking the time to read this!
Hi Aaron. I'm amazed you just recently got Double Dragon Advance. That game is amazing and was quite a big hit around here when it was released back in 2003. If you ever get the chance to do the two-player mode, you'll see what the game is really meant to be like.
I wouldn't rule out the possibility of a Wii Double Dragon title entirely; it's just unlikely. Luckily though, Aksys (a new company made up of former Technos employees) has begun releasing new and old titles including, most recently, Double Dragon (NES version) for the Virtual Console. I'd say that right now, our best bet is waiting for Double Dragon II: the Revenge to appear on the Virtual Console as well. I think it's inevitable. So in the mean time, try to support the DD series by purchasing the NES version from the Virtual Console, and maybe Aksys will start getting some ideas.
As far as martial arts go: yes, I have an do practice martial arts. Previously, it was Tae Kwon Do. Currently, I practice Aikido. Congratulations on your your brown belt test. Keep practicing and don't stop, even when you reach black belt. It's a life-long journey.
Hello, my name is Chris Anthony, I'm a big fan of your site,
it is a great resource of information. I recently posted on Youtube a fan
film for Double Dragon. I was wondering if you you would be interested in
putting a link or something on your site, or let me know if you have any
other ideas. If not I'd like to hear your thoughts of it.
Nice job guys. You have quite a bit of skill and put a lot of hard work into those films. Just as a reminder to anyone, I'll be happy to post all of your fan work (including links) on the website, so keep sending it in!
You must be feeling the same confusion gamers felt when they picked up their copies of Double Dragon for the NES back in 1988. Sure enough Richard, the NES version is INFAMOUS for its lack of a two-player cooperative mode. What did we get instead? An early version of Street Fighter II with a much simpler control system. Many people fault the game for this "inexcusable" false advertising (not really "Double" is it?), but the single-player mode is still extremely deep for a fighter and provides an increasing challenge before the climactic fight with Jimmy Lee. But fear not, if you're craving some two-player action, pick up Double Dragon II: the Revenge. It's one of the highlights of the Double Dragon series and more than makes up for its predecessor's flaws. Don't forget Double Dragon III: the Sacred Stones as well. It's learning curve may be a bit high, but that shouldn't be much of a problem for hardcore gamers.
Heya. Just letting you know that the Jaguar Double
Dragon 5 is missing two characters featured on the SNES/Genesis version
(Trigger Happy and Icepick), yet the friggin box shows those two characters
as available. You didn't seem to make a note of that on the
Hi Rey. You're absolutely right, the Jaguar version is missing two characters. Of course, that version is also generally regarded as the worst of all three versions that were released. As far as the box listing characters that aren't even available, I'm not that surprised. The Double Dragon series has become infamous for its numerous subpar ports. But hey, at least it was original game, unlike the Game Boy version of Double Dragon II... although, I'm not sure that Double Dragon V could be considered any better.
Hey guys. I've recently been playing the awesome Double Dragon Advance game and I was surprised by the sheer style and depth of the title. I've been meaning to do some nifty fan art (I'm an artist but I'm kind of busy with commissions and such at the moment, but once I free up...) In the meanwhile I took the time to do a full-color remix wallpaper of the Billy and Jimmy Lee wallpapers that are still up on the old official Atlus DDA site.
Maybe you can use it on your site (By the way, thanks for the awesome commentary feature, it's really cool to get so much behind the scenes context on what on the surface seems to be such a straight forward brawler).
Hi Tom. That was a very nice wallpaper design you sent us. I went ahead an posted in our wallpaper section here. Feel free to send in any additional artwork that you may create!
As far as a company or regular dealer of side art is concerned, I have yet to hear of any such person or entity. Your best bet is always going to be eBay. I see people selling side art and marquees for arcades all the time, though Double Dragon pieces are a bit on the rare side. There are also websites that specialize in collecting and posting high quality scans of side art such as The Arcade Art Library (http://www.localarcade.com/arcade_art). Perhaps you can grab a scan of DD's side art and create your own reprint or commission a specialist to do it. Anyway, I hope this helps, and good luck with your search.
Hey Dojo Master,
Hi TMG. I read your email and realized that when I converted the Dojo into its current version I had forgotten to repost the calling cards section. Well, thanks to your helpful little reminder, I went ahead and posted the calling cards again, which you can under the "Merchandise" section by clicking this link. I believe these calling cards were only available in Japan, thus all of the cards feature the Japanese artwork. I'm not sure if this was exactly what you were looking for, but I hope it helps.
Hey Great Site! I'm a huge Double Dragon fan myself.
Sure enough, it seems like we didn't mention that fact in the Other Double Dragons article. But rest assured, Johnny Undaunted (the author of that article) has known about Billy and Jimmy's inclusion in Super Spike V'Ball for a long time. In fact, one of the splash logos we posted back when we were a relatively new site featured an image of Billy from Super Spike V'Ball. Take a look for yourself:
My email is [deleted]. I want my forum name to be chin tai hy. I want to comment and chat on the subjects you guys brought up in there even though most of its old, but I think you should keep this site running to keep Double Dragon alive and hopefully bring some new life to the series. I wrote a message in '06 and you responded about which game was better RotD or DDA and I can kind of understand with how you think advanced is the better of the two. I mean, it did try to make everything in one but RotD had to be the illest 'cause it was a whole new atmosphere of kicking @$$; the moves were crazy. All it was really missing was the ability to run and a couple other moves and your tragic stage casualties that Advance was also missing. Oh, and why does it always seem to be that when it comes to Technos or Million or arcade systems, whatever they're called now, making a Double Dragon game, they always get rushed and it never comes out completed when that's probably the best game they have to make sales with. It just doesn't make sense to me. Who ever hires these guys to help their game company should really just give them their space when it comes to making Double Dragon - period.
P.S. I can draw pretty well. If I drew some pics of Billy and Jimmy would you put them on the front page or am I asking too much?
If you want to be able to post on the forums, make sure to first register the name you want (which will create secure your username and your profile so others can't take it) and then email me so I can activate your account once it's created. It's a little safety feature I've had to implement to stop the porn spammers from flooding our boards.
It is sad indeed that so many Double Dragon games, even recent ones, have not lived up to their full potential. The problems that developers face are that they are given limited funds to work with, limited development time, and, in some cases as Muneki Ebinuma explained with regards to Double Dragon Advance, limited cartridge space. Video game publishing is a business, just like anything else. And when you're in a business, there will always be constraints. But if the series can find a way to flourish in today's market, then perhaps we will see a more full-fledged DD title.
As far your pictures go, feel free to send them in. I'll post them in our fan art section.
Hi there! I'm a long-time gamer, and the original Double
Dragon was probably the game that got me hooked, in the first place.
I've found the DD Dojo to be a great and informative site (as well as
enjoyable!) and I hope you all keep it up! I'd like your opinion on
Those are some interesting and well thought-out points you've made Eddie. I think you may be on to something. Some references are more explicit than others (such as Double Dragon Advance's box art), while others are more implicit. It's always neat finding those hidden clues, and make sure to let us know if you find any others.
I wasn't sure what category to send these under, but I figured all of you would enjoy these. My friend Mark and I did a Double Dragon cosplay at Nekocon X. Myself as Billy and Mark as Jimmy. Unfortunately, these are the only pics we have because my boots fell apart shortly after these were taken. Hopefuly we will be able to do more in the future.
Very nice work gentlemen. I have to say, this is the first time I have ever seen someone dress up as Billy or Jimmy. I wonder how many people got the reference though? Double Dragon is a bit old to this new generation of gamers who don't know anything other than Halo. If you find any other pictures or manage to do this again, please send us anything - more pictures, details of the costumes, or even just a little information on how other people received your costumes.
Hey there! Welcome back!!!!
I have been wondering for ages why no game company will put out a collection of all three main Double Dragon games. This may be a moot point, as I am sure you have been asked before. I have written both Million and Atlus. Both were almost rude. Is this a wish I will never see fulfilled? I got part of my wish with the Xbox Live Double Dragon. What about 2 and 3 though? Why not issue it on a disc. I thought I would ask you seeing as you have been keeping the faith all these years. Thanks by the way for doing that!! Any info you have would be awesome. I love this game so much, if I could I would finance the whole project and absorb the loss... It must be preserved!!!
Double Dragon Dojo fan
Hi Eugene. I have no clue as to why we haven't seen Double Dragon 2 and 3 released on Xbox Live Arcade or other systems such as the Virtual Console. It sure would be nice. Even a compilation disc would be wonderful. I think our best bet is to just keep supporting Double Dragon anyway we can, and perhaps with enough demand from the fan base, we can generate yet another new title in the likes of Double Dragon Advance or even a compilation pack.
Was able to beat it myself (very hard) but don't have the
capabilities of filming it. Someone did, though, and has posted the video on
Thanks for sharing the video Paul. It's amazing what has happened now because of Youtube. It's almost like Mythbusters for the video game world. I think I saw someone doing a similar thing with Double Dragon Advance as well. Anyway, fun video!
Hello my name is Chris Anthony, I am a film student and an
working on a fan film based on Double Dragon II the Revenge. I have
the teaser on YouTube I was wondering if you would add a link to it on your
page. If you don't want to do that, when the full version is done I
would like it to be featured somwhere on your site. Anyways check out
the teaser and let me know what you think. Thanks.
Nice video Chris. We'd be happy to post your full-length movie once it's finished. Or, if you like, we can post a link to it if you upload it to Youtube like you did with your trailer. It's interesting that you used Genesis music for the trailer as opposed to some more fast-paced music, but the martial arts sure were amazing. I look forward to your finished project. Oh, and how did your film class like it?
Hey, guys. No big questions - I just wanted to say, your alternate title for the DD movie, "The Public Defamation of Abobo," very, very nearly caused me to evacuate my bowels. You possess great humor; you must use it only for good. And, to get chicks.
Pax et caritas,
Thanks J. I aim for high-quality bowel evacuation every chance I get. I'll see what I can come up with next. Maybe a joke about suppositories...