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by Steve Halfpenny
Wed Apr 14, 2010 9:35 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Find of the day... (DD arcade review from back in the day!)
Replies: 7
Views: 9799

Re: Find of the day... (DD arcade review from back in the day!)

I was a bit confused in regards to their names until I realised the Bruce Lee link much later (the whole "Lee" thing didn't occur to me till later. Seems blindingly obvious now!). Now I couldn't imagine them and the Shadow lot being called anything else.
by Steve Halfpenny
Mon Apr 12, 2010 1:53 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Find of the day... (DD arcade review from back in the day!)
Replies: 7
Views: 9799

Find of the day... (DD arcade review from back in the day!)

Amongst a random search for old reviews, I found this and it made me smile...

http://amr.abime.net/review_12482

Commodore User give the DD arcade machine top marks from way back in August 1987. Reminds me of how I felt the first time I played the game.
by Steve Halfpenny
Thu Mar 04, 2010 8:25 am
Forum: Fan Games
Topic: Double Dragon 128k - The graphics
Replies: 28
Views: 41889

Re: Double Dragon 128k - The graphics

That last shot looks great. I think the trick is (or was) to make the game suited to the Spectrum. Some arcade conversions did this (Renegade) whilst (most) others did the opposite and tried to cram the arcade into the Speccy, usually meaning that the gameplay suffered and was sluggish (Final Fight)...
by Steve Halfpenny
Sun Feb 14, 2010 9:15 am
Forum: Fan Games
Topic: Double Dragon 128k - The graphics
Replies: 28
Views: 41889

Re: Double Dragon 128k - The graphics

Without scrolling, we get a red car eh? :D
by Steve Halfpenny
Tue Apr 06, 2010 5:10 pm
Forum: Fan Games
Topic: Double Dragon 128k - The graphics
Replies: 28
Views: 41889

Re: Double Dragon 128k - The graphics

Said it before and I'll say it again, that recreation of the main theme sounds amazing. Probably better than any recreation on the Spectrum.
by Steve Halfpenny
Wed Feb 17, 2010 4:28 pm
Forum: News
Topic: Observation about DD on XBox Live
Replies: 11
Views: 17616

Re: Observation about DD on XBox Live

Hahahaha! I'm sure I can think of many other examples, my friend. Check out the German version of Commando that became Space Invasion (or something along those lines). Another "ninja" example was Ninja Gaiden, at least in the arcades and on home computer, where it became Shadow Warriors. I...
by Steve Halfpenny
Mon Feb 15, 2010 7:33 am
Forum: News
Topic: Observation about DD on XBox Live
Replies: 11
Views: 17616

Re: Observation about DD on XBox Live

i think it was stupid how they turned Mike's Nunchucks into a grappling hook, because it was too violent. I mean swords and sai aren't violent but nunchucks are? I mean give a pissed off kid a nunchuck, they'll most likely won't be able to do anything...except hurt themselves This is true. I don't ...
by Steve Halfpenny
Wed Feb 10, 2010 1:51 pm
Forum: News
Topic: Observation about DD on XBox Live
Replies: 11
Views: 17616

Re: Observation about DD on XBox Live

well that might be your problem. And i think the store ranges from region to region. I mean remember in europe it had to be called "Teenage Mutant Hero Turtles" because the word ninja was illegal The region bit is possible but a bit odd. The thing about "Hero Turtles" is a bit u...
by Steve Halfpenny
Sat Feb 27, 2010 10:07 am
Forum: News
Topic: Double Dragon is covered in the next Retro Gamer...
Replies: 8
Views: 11517

Double Dragon is covered in the next Retro Gamer...

I'm not a subscriber so I won't have a copy until next week. I'll try and get a scan because it'll get about six pages being in the coin-op capers bit but if anyone could erm, beat me to the punch, it'd be appreciated.
by Steve Halfpenny
Sun Feb 14, 2010 9:35 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Unproduced Double Dragon TV pilot
Replies: 10
Views: 17249

Re: Unproduced Double Dragon TV pilot

Popular games from the 80s that are still in the mainstream never really went away (Mario, etc). I too cannot think of a real return that did really well (I'm sure there is some argument for SF4 but it has always had its fans desperately awaiting the next installment and the lengthy period without a...