Review by Blackjack4x

"A worthy follow up to the first game, much of the same"

Double Dragon 2 follows in the footsteps of Double Dragon. Players onceagain assume the roles of Billy and Jimmy Lee, and this time two playerscan play simultaneously. There are nine levels in the game, each one different,usually, from the others. They range from the streets to the rooftops toaboard a chopper (where the doorway frequently opens and sucks those nearbyout to their death), to a factory of evil traps. This game is faster pacedthan the first, and the enemies are much quicker. They are your standardassortment of small, quick guys, average guys, and big, strong slow guys,molded after Abobo from the first game. Also present in the game are somevery frustrating ninjas who are very quick and don't die easily. Weaponscan once again be found on ocassion.

Graphics: 8/10

Better than the first game. Characters are bigger and brighter, as arethe environments they're in. Attacks look pretty good as well.

Sound: 8/10

Forgetable, but not too bad. Standard upbeat side scrolling music. Soundeffects are decent, an example being the steel bar clanking on the groundafter its holder had been dropkicked in the head.

Gameplay: 9/10

A very challenging game; completing all nine levels is not too easy.Control is good, but can take some getting used to, due to the factthat you can only kick when facing away from your opponent. Once youremember that, you'll be OK. Two players can co-operate, or giveeach other cheap shots, not recommended if you're trying to completethe game, but otherwise, go for it. Bosses can be easy or extremelytough. Basically, the gameplay is much the same as Double Dragon.

Replay: 8/10

A fun game, plus you can attack your partner if you don't want toplay with him. What more could you want?

Overall: 8/10

Slightly better than the first game, making the Double Dragon seriestwo for two up to this point. I would recommend playing this game,but remember before you do what to expect: no brain power, no puzzles,just good reflexes and a big desire to fight.


Reviewer's Rating:   4.0 - Great

Originally Posted: 11/01/99, Updated 11/01/99

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