The Nintendo Entertainment System, or NES, is an 8-bit video game console released by Nintendo in North America, Brazil, Europe, Asia and Australia. Its Japanese equivalent is known as the Nintendo Family Computer, or Famicom (ファミコン Famikon ). The most successful gaming console of its time in Asia and North America (Nintendo claims to have sold over 60 million NES units worldwide), it helped revitalize the video game industry following the video game crash of 1983, and set the standard for subsequent consoles in everything from game design (the first modern platform game, Super Mario Bros., was the system's first "killer game") to business practices. The NES was the first console for which the manufacturer openly courted third-party developers.
Double Dragon games released on the system
Three Double Dragon games were released for the Nintendo Entertainment System, as well as a big number of Kunio-kun (the predecessor of Double Dragon) titles on the Japanese Famicom and some of their localized versions on the NES:
A console port of the original Double Dragon which greatly expands from its arcade counterpart by introducing new levels and platforming sections. The basic themes for most following games in the series were established here, such as the battle of the Lee brothers using a combination of martial arts with street-fighting techniques against a major antagonist and their gang of minions, and the use of common day-to-day items such as baseball bats, drums and wooden boxes, as weapons.
The second game in the series which also greatly expands from its arcade counterpart and has as a more storyline-driven plot and much more diverse environments.
The third game for the system, which takes the heroes on a journey across the world in search of the so-called Sacred Stones of Power and implemented more mystical elements to the storyline. A remake of the original arcade game Double Dragon 3: The Rosetta Stone which changes some mechanics, playable characters and plot, while loosely keeping the same storyline.
The original version of this acclaimed crossover title which tags along the anthropomorphic mutant Battletoads with the Lee brothers. Developed by Rare, who got the rights for Double Dragon to use in this game. The mechanics more closely resemble those from previous Battletoads games rather than the beat 'em up style from Double Dragon.
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