Double Dragon re-introduces martial Arts masters, Billy and Jimmy Lee (AKA Hammer and Spike), who must defeat the savage street gang known as the Black Warriors to rescue Billy’s girlfriend, Marian. Fight your way through four levels from the street and factory to jungle/forest and castle, using every move available to you such as back-kicks, elbows, uppercuts and more. The Xbox Live Arcade version featurse a downloadable demo and original and graphical enhanced versions. Player action includes online co-op 2 player and one-on-one fighting for the final battle. The game also features the opportunity to score 12 achievement points for your online Xbox Live Arcade profile and an online leaderboard gives you the opportunity to show off your Double Dragon skills to your friends.
Double Dragon for the Xbox Live Arcade will provide some quick entertainment for nostalgia fiends, but the game doesn’t hold up as well as you might hope.
Immensely hard difficulty levels aside in single-player, the co-op mode is fun and much easier to tackle. Oddly it’s painfully slow in places with more than five enemies on screen at once. We didn’t expect this at all from our next-gen experience of Double Dragon.