In the early 90’s I played a lot of 2D side scrolling beat’m up games. My most favorite games in this genre are: Turtles in time on the SNES and the Streets of Rage series on the Sega Master System and the Sega Megadrive/ Genesis.
But my most favorite game in this genre is Super Double Dragon on the SNES.
So what makes this game so great you might ask. First of all its Double Dragon! I’m not saying that every Double Dragon game is awesome but the Double Dragon Games on the NES and Sega Master System are pretty good. Second of all and probably the most important fact is the moves. You can perform lots of moves including Combo combinations, round house kicks and lots of grabbing.
For example you can block an atack with the block button, grab the opponents arm, twist it around and Kick him on his back. Meanwhile you can also choose to punch him or throw him but most spectacular is to keep kicking him and your character will twist the opponents arm again and gives him a spectacular hurricane kick right in the face. You can also charge your powers for a super round house kick or some super power up for your muscles for a short period of time. There are also lots of weapons and items in the game like sticks, nunchaku’s. barrels etc. This gives the game some extra action especially in the multiplayer mode. You can play with a friend as the Double Dragon brothers Billy and Jimmy. This is where the fun really starts!
The game has lots of missions in different area’s like the streets, the airport, in elevators and on top of a train. The graphics are really good for its time. There is lots of detail and the colors are nice and bright. The sound and music is superb, classic Double dragon themes are now in full stereo and remastered what gives the game a true nostalgic feeling.
The ememies are sometimes a little bit predictable and lack of difficulty. But the game is still very challenging. Like the other Double Dragon games there are some bosses you have to defeat. They’re certainly not easy but that gives the game some extra challenge.
In overall I think this is one of the best games in the SNES library. So if you like Streets of Rage, Turtles and retro games and you have a SNES, its a musthave!