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Very nice photos guys! I like how you gave a nod to both classic (NES) Double Dragon art and newer (GBA) art.
To answer your first question, I'm not sure if I received your first email. I've lost many emails over the years due to various reasons. Recently we had to change servers and IGN shut down my email I was relying upon. So chances are I might have lost whatever you sent me before.
To answer your second question, you can send as much fan art as you like! Of course, if you were to send 1,000 images or something that might take quite a while to post, but hey, I'm up for a challenge!
Hello. I’ve visited your site and I just wanted to say
hello and thanks. I thought I should leave you a few words.
Thank you for that heart-felt letter! I have interacted with many Japanese people in America, including visitors straight from Japan (as opposed to Japanese living in America or Japanese Americans if you will), and I have noticed at least a few of the things you mentioned. I was very surprised to see you talk about those things to us, the owners of a mere Double Dragon fan site. There are some things we take for granted such as community sites like this where people can be themselves and interact with others from any region or country, simply because they share the same interests. But community websites can mean a lot to some people.
I'm very surprised that websites like this do not exist in Japan. I have to ask though, does this website count: http://www.ne.jp/asahi/hzk/kommander/?
As long as there are websites like this, people will have some sort of an avenue, however limited, to be themselves.
I’m glad that you guys found a way to keep the site alive. I remember when I was in like the 9th grade and I was looking for a good Double Dragon site that has everything I needed to know and boom I came across you guys. Also here are two HD pictures for the lee brothers, Jimmy and Billy lee, for the box art and title screen. Notice their dragon amulet. In the game you will need them to unleash the brothers True power. Yes it will be a beat em' up. We're going to try to stay true to the Double Dragons but where going to add a few new element in it that's all.
Credit goes out to Dmitriy Logunkov for the HR drawing.
Image of Jimmy Lee
Thanks Thomas. Nice images by the way. Perhaps you've sent this information before and my memory is just a bit fuzzy, but what game is it that you're working on? Do you have a site dedicated to your project? If so send it to us and we'd love to take a look. I appreciate you having been a visitor for so long.
[Note: These two mailbag entries will be addressed in a single response since they both bring up essentially the same point: coverage of fan-made games].
Hi guys, thanks for all the great work you do - I found the
Dojo back in 2001 and have been a regular visitor ever since. There is
something special about the series for all of us who grew up with it and I
love the site. From first finding a Double Dragon arcade machine with
my friends in Orlando when I was 8, and trying to get Jeff onto the conveyor
belt I was tuned into the magic. My neighbor got an NES for his
birthday and when I could get him to stop playing Zelda we were tagging in
on alternate lives/levels to try to get to Willy. I got an Amiga 500
for Christmas '89, along with Double Dragon II - with all the 2 player cheap
shots and ensuing all-out "oh now its ****ing on!" fights to the death while
bemused Ropers and Williams look on. I still remember lying in bed at
night in Wimbledon with the monitor off, speakers on, watching the stars and
falling asleep to the awesome title music. And playing WWF Superstars
at the local bowling alley, getting my ass handed to me by Andre the Giant
and seeing Billy Lee in the crowd. More recently I must have tried
every Scandia family fun center in the Bay Area looking for ol' Spike &
Hammer (20 years later that still doesn't sound right). But just last
year I found an original Double Dragon II arcade machine in Hong Kong, and
with a fistful of HK dollars played right through with a few Tsing Tao beers
- one of those awesome times when you remember how cool it was to be a kid.
First, thank you Mark for all of those wonderful memories. That really sounded like an amazing time. I like the Angry Video Game Nerd a lot, but I don't share his criticism of Double Dragon III for the NES. Remember, he's releasing videos for humor, and games like Castlevania II and Double Dragon III simply aren't terrible games, but they can be criticized, which happened. Double Dragon III was in fact my favorite NES game growing up. I used to rent that version all the time as a kid and play it with my brother. It was only when DD III wasn't available that we would pick up DD II (which was fun, also).
To answer both questions, we have a Fan Games section here in the Dojo but there's no content there yet. I would like to start filling that page with information and reviews of fan games that are complete. So, if any fan-made DD games would like to be featured here at the Dojo, they will need to be submitted with a link to download the full version. Any background story, etc. should be submitted as well.
As for covering non-DD games, that's not what we really do. We like to keep this site DD-specific, so we're generally not going to cover games like Renegade except when we're doing comparison articles or the history of Technos, for example.
But by all means, submit your fan games!
Hi, my name is Brandon. I would like to congratulate you on
having such a great page. Double Dragon is my favorite game of all
time and it's good to see that you have a site that has everything about
Double Dragon. I have been looking at your page for a while, but I
never took the time to tell you about how good your page is. I hope
that this site will last forever and I hope I can find more games and
information on fan and future games like Double Dragon Forever. Once
again, thank you for an awesome webpage. Hopefully, I can create some
fan art or some fan fiction to post on your page soon.
Thank you very much Brandon. I'm sorry it took me so long to post your mailbag entry. I usually don't get emails from people just saying that they like the site. That really is nice and always revitalizes the drive to keep this website going. As you know, we recently had to change servers because IGN/GameSpy shut down hosting services. But we are very glad that we decided to keep the site going. It's for fans like you!
Hey again Dojo
Hmmmmm, let's see here. I know we have the complete concept art available for Double Dragon Advance. Here's the link right here: http://doubledragon.kontek.net/games/dda/conceptart.html
I'm really glad I saved that stuff. Now, as for concept art for other games. I'm not really sure we have any (all of the major DD games were released before the advent of the Internet, so it wasn't exactly widely distributed), but we do have some various official DD artwork saved on this website. Unfortunately, I must have deleted the page where I kept it all saved for people to view. But, no need to worry. I put the page back together and you can now view our Official Game Art page once again. It's listed under the Miscellaneous section.
Other than that, have you checked out the Japanese-only DD III manga? It's a wonderful comic that contains great artwork for the series.
Oh, and thanks for the art work you submitted. I'm really impressed with the quality. You can view it in our Fan Art section.
Hi there. I just want to say I love the site and here
is a sneak peek at my New Double Dragon game. This is the story board.
I’ll show you guys what the in-game picture will look like. DD will
live on. I know it OH! And this will be the world's first 3D
Double Dragon game. Here is a in-game model of Sonia. This game
is going to rock guys, you will love it. The world is ready for a new
DD game with a new look and design.
Well that's certainly interesting. Nice artwork. But I think the breasts aren't big enough. Might want to work on that some more.
So does this fan game have a home page where we can track its progress? Also, will you be posting videos of the gameplay as the game develops? I look forward to seeing the finished product.
Hi. My name is Tyler Downing and I recently put together a short film based on the NES classic Double Dragon, and now it has been accepted into a film festival called NFFTY. I write to you because I think this is something cool for the Double Dragon community. The festival is on April 24th through the 26th and it will be in Seattle. I hope this email has sparked your interest and I look forward to hearing back from you and then possibly sending you a copy.
Well thank you Tyler. I would certainly love to see your film. I hope it wins some awards too! Sending a copy of the film would probably be difficult due to its potential size though. How about posting it on YouTube? Or a personal website? I'll post a link to your film if you go ahead and do that.
Hello, you forgot to add Atari St version of Double Dragon 1, 2, and 3 and the ZX Spectrum of Double Dragon 3. When will you add these to Video Game section where the reviews of the Double Dragon of all versions of platform?
Thank you for the request. Basically, we can only add those pages as soon as we obtain content for those versions (namely, when we obtain reviews and screenshots). I will certainly put in a request with our staff members to review those games though. It would be really nice to get them posted soon. Keep checking back.
I own a Double Dragon II: The Revenge pcb and have always
wondered why when a knife is thrown or a bullet is shot (by Willy) the blood
appears to be gray or white instead of red. It's like that on the mame
rom as well. I could've sworn there was red blood when I used to play
it in the late eighties, yet there is no dip switch to change it (that I
The splash effect shares the same
palette as Player 2's outfit, which is why its colored red in the first
Double Dragon and white in the second.
Hello, my name is Arthur. I'm from Brazil and I would
like to congratulate you for your page on Double Dragon. The page is
perfect for those who are fans. It's a shame as our beloved series
have nothing of recent, but it will always be in our hearts as that good and
old game. You are finally doing a great job and continue keeping the
Thank you Arthur. We appreciate the compliments. I'll see about getting updates for you guys more often. Maybe we'll finally get around to that long-overdue review of the Xbox Live Arcade version of Double Dragon.
I've loved Double Dragon ever since I played part 2 on my older brother's NES. But recently I've found a new love...RPGs. For months I've poured over system after system of my own design. Just last night I started one that I believe would be as suitable as possible for Double Dragon: The unofficial role-playing game. I can't promise the same level of action as the games, but post apocalyptic martial arts action is almost always good. Should have a beta version up in a couple days, and this is a tabletop RPG, not an online one.
Sounds wonderful Sheryl. I once had a friend try to get me into pen and paper RPGs, but I could never find the appeal. I always welcome things Double Dragon related however. Please let me know when you finish your project. I'm sure the Double Dragon fans would love to take a look at it.
Dear Dojo Master,
In researching for a feature length film for Double Dragon II: The Revenge for when I leave the service, I've come across a few bands that do covers of Double Dragon songs. Minibosses, NESkimos, and The Advantage. Each have their respective websites that showcase their music. Powerglove and Vomitron do NES covers as well, but nothing from Double Dragon.
Also, I've found a short parody film combining the office life with Double Dragon. Nowhere near as god as the Lego one, but maybe some users would get a kick out of it.
Your site has been an invaluable asset. Thanks for taking the time and effort to keep it as streamlined and informative as possible.
Lastly, if anyone could be chosen to play Abobo, who would you want it to be and why?
Yes, I recall listening to several Double Dragon covers on Youtube and other sites. Minibosses seemed to do a really good job in that department. My memory may be slipping, but I think I've seen that office video before that you linked. I may have even posted it on our front page. It sure is a hilarious video. I do have to say though that this is the first email I've received from from a serviceman. I really appreciate you taking the time to share your enjoyment about our favorite video game series even while you're about to be deployed. Good luck!
As for the perfect Abobo? Well, that's hard to say, but I think I'll stick with Bolo Yeung for now (the guy who starred in Double Impact and Enter the Dragon).
Is there a way to receive more than 2 lives on Double Dragon NES? Or a way to continue the game from where you left off at? Thanks.
Unfortunately, no. And that's really what makes this such a hard game since you'll often get clobbered several times by the moving stones in Mission 4. Your best bet is probably to just practice, practice and practice!
Since Capcom released Final Fight: Streetwise for the PS2 and Xbox in full 3D polygonal graphics, when will a new Double Dragon game ever come out for the PS3 and Xbox 360 in full 3D polygonal graphics?
Boy wouldn't that be nice. Unfortunately, since the amazing release of Double Dragon Advance in 2003, we've had no word on a full-blown 3D remake of Double Dragon on current consoles. But given the attention the series has received in the past few years with releases on both Xbox Live Arcade and the Virtual Console, I won't rule anything out. We just don't have any conclusive news to report at the moment.
I'm really glad to hear that you've visited our site for so long. It's nice to have long-running fans.
Though I've never played the PC Engine version of Double Dragon 2 myself, I assume it's the same ending as the NES version since it is in fact primarily based upon that version. Your best bet is to send Johnny Undaunted an email. We have his email address listed on the bottom of our main page.
Hi man. I have some fan footage in my gallery of
Double Dragon. I hope what you post in your great site.
Thank you for sharing your fan art! Please send us more!
Hello. I played Double Dragon V for Jaguar system a lot, but I can't find any codes for this version. Can you help me please? I want to unlock Shadow Master. Thanks for your time!
Unfortunately I haven't been able to find any codes for this version of the game. If anyone could find some, I'd be happy to post them on the website.
Hello, I am a fan of the Double Dragon series.
The soundtrack you listened to is from the original tapes that Muneki Ebinuma shared in his interview with Game Kommander. We posted an English translation of that interview a while back as well as the songs that were supposed to be included in the final retail version of the game. Mr. Ebinuma had explained somewhere that the tapes were of a poor quality and apologized for that. Unfortunately, there are no higher quality versions of those songs, which is why Mr. Ebinuma had apologized.
I double checked the links to the songs and they appear to be working. If one of the links is broken, would you please email me the link so I can check it? Thanks.
I was wondering whether it would be possible for you to re-upload the Rage of the Dragons moves sticker as I've been looking everywhere for it but there seems to be a problem with the image (bottom part missing, file is corrupt if saved to pc). The image location is http://doubledragon.classicgaming.gamespy.com/games/rotd/images/rotdmoves.gif
Thanks for your help,
I double checked the image and sure enough that's the complete file. It turns out that I must have gotten a hold of an incomplete scan. Therefore, I can't post the remaining portion of the moves sticker unless someone provides me with a complete scan. I'm sorry.
Hi, I'm a fan of Double Dragon, and firstly I'd like to say
congratulations on running a good site for very dedicated info to the game.
I noticed you posted a lot on anything related to Double Dragon.
Thanks. And nice job guys. I can tell you put a lot hard work into that. I really like the sounds effects. But for some reason the sound was disabled on part 3 when I viewed it so I couldn't hear any of the dialogue. Maybe that will be fixed soon. Good luck, and keep working on your videos.