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Double Dragon (Game Gear)

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For the 1988/1993 Sega Master System/Sega Mega Drive game by Sega and Accolade, see Double Dragon.

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Double Dragon
Publisher: Virgin Games
Developer:
System(s): Sega Game Gear
Genre: Action































Number of players: 1
Release Date RRP Code
Sega Game Gear
US
$39[1]
Sega Game Gear
EU
(Classic)
€? 70038-00
Sega Game Gear
UK
£29.99[2] T-70038-50
Sega Game Gear
FR
?F T-70038-50
Sega Game Gear
DE
DM ? T-70038-50
Sega Game Gear
ES
?Ptas T-70038-50
Sega Game Gear
IT
T-70038-50




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Double Dragon (ダブルドラゴン), known in Europe as Double Dragon: The Revenge of Billy Lee is a game that was developed and published by Virgin Interactive for the Sega Game Gear in 1993. Despite being called simply Double Dragon in the US and using promotional artwork from the first arcade game for the box art it is not a port of that game.

Partially due to the choppy animation, this game is considered one of the worst games in the series.

This version of Double Dragon was originally known as Double Dragon Xtra, though the "Xtra" name was dropped late in development.

Gameplay

Despite the boxart showing both Lee brothers, only Billy is playable. Billy is out to avenge his brother whom has been killed by the Dragon Clan. In addition to standard attacks, weapons found can be used. This includes a gun, which is a unusual equippable weapon for the series and is the first time such a weapon was equippable.

Versions

Localised names

Also known as
Language Localised Name English Translation
English Double Dragon: The Revenge of Billy Lee Double Dragon: The Revenge of Billy Lee
English (US) Double Dragon Double Dragon

Production credits

  • Programming: Matthew From
  • Background Art: Michael Field
  • Animations: Tom Tanaka
  • Art Assistance: John Weir
  • Producer: Lyle Hall II
Source: In-game credits


Magazine articles

Main article: Double Dragon (Game Gear)/Magazine articles.

Physical scans

Sega Retro Average 
Publication Score Source
83 №142 (Go!), p10/11[2]
90 №44, p176[4]
86 №24, p135
20 №34, p143
50 №1, p34[5]
47 №46, p56/57
45 №23, p83
50 №1, p82[6]
Sega Game Gear
59
Based on
8 reviews

Game Gear, US
DoubleDragon GG US Box Back.jpgNospine.pngDoubleDragon GG US Box.jpg
Cover
DoubleDragon GG US Cart.jpg
Cart
Double Dragon GG US Manual.pdf
Manual
Game Gear, EU
DoubleDragon GG EU Box Back.jpgNospine.pngDoubleDragon EU Box1.jpg
Cover
Game Gear, EU (Classic)
DoubleDragon GG EU Box Back Classic.jpgNospine.pngDoubleDragon EU Box2.jpg
Cover

Technical information

ROM dump status

System Hash Size Build Date Source Comments
Sega Game Gear
 ?
CRC32 1307A290
MD5 B45D73E40CE8F6E76DCED24EE921871A
SHA-1 BAEBE28FC7549CBB06C94FCB36A3C40231933C01
256kB Cartridge (US/EU)

References


Double Dragon games for Sega systems
Sega Master System
Double Dragon (1988)
Sega Mega Drive
Double Dragon II: The Revenge (1991) | Double Dragon (1992) | Double Dragon 3: The Rosetta Stone (1992/1993) | Battletoads & Double Dragon: The Ultimate Team (1993) | Double Dragon V: The Shadow Falls (1994)
Sega Game Gear
Double Dragon (1993)