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Re: Games Beaten 2016

by Sarge Fri Dec 30, 2016 7:56 pm

I loved Neon, even if it wasn't really "Double Dragon". I even went through on all three difficulty levels. It really comes into its own a second run, and the last one really forces you to learn the mechanics.

On the other hand, Double Dragon 4... kinda looks terrible. I'm not expecting much at all out of this one.
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by BoneSnapDeez Fri Dec 30, 2016 9:55 pm

noiseredux wrote:I want to find the Amiga CD Battletoads.


Some on craigslist locally had that for sale, but was asking way too much.

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by marurun Fri Dec 30, 2016 10:08 pm

Maybe this makes me a horrible human being, but it seems to me that the arcade Double Dragon games do not seem to deserve the reputation they have. Between the slowdown and the decline in overall quality, I'm just glad they got the attention they did on home consoles.
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by ElkinFencer10 Fri Dec 30, 2016 10:29 pm

noiseredux wrote:I want to find the Amiga CD Battletoads.

Not as expensive as I expected tbh
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Re: Games Beaten 2016

by Sarge Fri Dec 30, 2016 10:48 pm

marurun wrote:Maybe this makes me a horrible human being, but it seems to me that the arcade Double Dragon games do not seem to deserve the reputation they have. Between the slowdown and the decline in overall quality, I'm just glad they got the attention they did on home consoles.

It's really the first game that really made its reputation, and it was an absolute pioneer of the genre. That's why it has its reputation. There really wasn't anything close to that caliber at the time. And I still think it's a great game, slowdown and all.

The NES and SNES ended up with the best entries, though. I thought the NES port of the original was good, even if it didn't have co-op. The SMS version did have co-op, but played like garbage. Double Dragon II on NES might be the best in the series, and the NES version of the third game is, to my knowledge, the only version of that game developed in-house at Technos.
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by BoneSnapDeez Fri Dec 30, 2016 10:55 pm

ElkinFencer10 wrote:
noiseredux wrote:I want to find the Amiga CD Battletoads.

Not as expensive as I expected tbh


Now look up a NTSC system mwahahahahahahahahahaha.
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by Xeogred Fri Dec 30, 2016 11:55 pm

Whenever Battletoads is thrown out like that again I always want to remind everyone of how badass and violent the arcade game is. It's the easiest one too for the most part, but yeah. It's the true form of M rated Ninja Turtles.
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by noiseredux Sat Dec 31, 2016 1:31 am

Battletoads Amiga is still up there though.

DD Neon is pretty meh in my book.
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by Exhuminator Sat Dec 31, 2016 1:55 am

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Re: Games Beaten 2016

by TSTR Sat Dec 31, 2016 1:59 am

DD Neon felt clunky to me, and I tried with both a pad and stick. Just couldn't click with it. Great soundtrack and art though.

In my experience, Double Dragon (and its various incarnations) is best experienced in the home ports. The arcade ones don't compare very favorably.

And DD2 NES is some of the best co-op fun you can have. The control scheme sounds weird at first, but it takes no time at all to adapt.
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