- Number of Players
- Release Date
- 23rd Dec 1989
- 15th Jan 1990
Wii (Wii Shop)
- 6th Mar 2012, 500 points
- 21st Jun 2012, 500 points
- 19th Jul 2012, 500 points
3DS (3DS eShop)
- 29th May 2013, ¥500
- 22nd May 2014, £4.49
- 12th Jun 2014, $4.99
Wii U eShop
- 14th Aug 2014, $4.99
- 21st Aug 2014, £3.49
- Also Available On
There was a period from the late-'80s to the early-'90s when side-scrolling beat 'em up games were all the (streets of?) rage – from Double Dragon to Final Fight to Streets of Rage, we just couldn't get enough of punching hooligans in the face down long straight paths. Perhaps the most fun aspect of these titles was the multiplayer...
Now actually living up to its name
As one of the first scrolling beat 'em ups ever made, the original Double Dragon became a smash hit when it was released way back in 1987, and like most arcade games at the time quickly received a port to the NES. A single year later, Double Dragon II was released in arcades and, as was to be expected, it was also...
Revenge is sweet
When Double Dragon first hit the arcade scene back in 1987, it was immediately lauded for its intense beat 'em up gameplay and slick visuals and soundtrack. After making pit stops on a number of platforms, the NES included, the game only grew in popularity. So it was only natural that a sequel, Double Dragon II: The Revenge would...
Fight, drive and play
Nintendo has announced the three games coming to the Nintendo Switch Online NES service in the month of June. Both North America and Europe will receive Double Dragon II: The Revenge, Volleyball and City Connection. These games will be released on the service on 12th June. Below are the full details about each title, courtesy...
Takedown notice in 3, 2, 1...
One of the games included on the upcoming Mini NES is Double Dragon II: The Revenge (which we've written about recently), the best of a trailblazing but arguably iffy trilogy of iconic 8-bit beat 'em ups by Technōs Japan. It seems that thanks to the wildlands of Steam Greenlight, however, it's not the only iteration of...
A mini fight
With the upcoming release of the Nintendo Entertainment System: NES Classic Edition (NA) / Nintendo Classic Mini: Nintendo Entertainment System (EU), we're going to provide short profiles of all 30 games included on the system. This time around we look at Double Dragon II: The Revenge. So far this series of articles on the NES Mini...
"You got 50,000 on Double Dragon?!"
Technos' Double Dragon has to rank as one of the most seminal arcade games of all time. While it wasn't the first side-scrolling fighter by a long way, it laid down the foundations of the genre and inspired countless clones and even a (terrible) Hollywood movie. It also played a significant role in the cult film...
Double Dragon's back, classic portable Mega Man, demos, discounts and more
Monday morning can be a slightly bleak time, but it is brightened up by the European Nintendo Download Update that shows us what's on the way in the coming week. It seems like a fairly modest line-up this week, though there are some enticing retro options, demos and some...
Fighting and shooting, NES style
Nintendo of America has taken the opportunity, in its standard Download Update details, to confirm two games that'll be arriving on the Wii U Virtual Console in the next two weeks. They're both familiar NES titles, though with Capcom keeping the lid on the running order for its month of Mega Man releases this doesn't...
Pac-Man's back, AiRacing, vampire slaying and a massive number of discounts
It's Nintendo Download time, bringing us more goodies to console us for the fact that E3 2014 is now in its last day. There are two Pac-Man titles to celebrate the mascot's appearance in Super Smash Bros., some options to celebrate the upcoming Soccer World Cup, a couple of...
A SQUIDS Odyssey, Swords, Klonoa and much more
It's another Monday morning, which means we have a juicy Nintendo Download update for European gamers. This week includes plenty of options on both Wii U and 3DS, with brand new and Virtual Console titles on both systems. Without further ado, let's get to the details. Wii U eShop: SQUIDS Odyssey (The...
8-bit classic is punching its way to the 3DS eShop in Japan
Nintendo has confirmed that the popular side-scrolling fighter Double Dragon II: The Revenge will be coming to the Japanese 3DS eShop on 29th May, priced at 500 Yen. Once again, the heroes of the hour are Billy & Jimmy Lee, who must avenge the brutal murder of Marian at the hands of...
Wario, revenge, flipping and learning
The details for this week's Nintendo Download in Europe are out with 3DS, Wii and DSi all getting some love, as well as the long-awaited return of a favourite edutainment series. Let's get to it. 3DS Virtual Console: Wario Land II (Game Boy Color, Nintendo, £4.50/€5) — While Wario's first appearance on...
Billy and Jimmy Lee, the Double Dragons, are back to avenge the loss of Marian!
In their quest to defeat the evil Shadow Warriors, the duo face nine missions up against deadly street gangs, ninjas, and huge mutant fighters! Traverse through construction sites, alleyways, and underwater hideouts filled with traps. Can Billy and Jimmy contend with the enemies before them and ultimately save the world?!