Double Dragon - Xbox Live Arcade review

Enter the dragons - the old-school, arcade classic dragons

GamesRadar+ Verdict


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    It's Double Dragon

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    Shiny new graphics

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    Online multiplayer


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    Game-halting bugs

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    plodding game play

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    That you're out 5 bucks

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The streak is officially over. The Xbox Live Arcade has enjoyed at least one awesome new game each week for the previous months, turning what had been a rather hit or miss service into something special; especially considering the relatively new competition from the likes of Nintendo’s Virtual Console and Sony’s PlayStation Network downloadable games services.

Enter the ultimate Live Arcade buzzkill – Double Dragon.

Taken on its own merits, an arcade-perfect version of Double Dragon really wouldn’t have stood the test of time, even without the issues present in the Live Arcade version. This ancient quarter-muncher is just too short, too slow, and far too tame to be exciting in today’s market. Even as a two-player game, it doesn’t offer the same level of excitement as another recent Live Arcade beat-em-up: Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles.

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DescriptionThis brawler just isn't main-event material anymore.
Platform"Xbox 360"
US censor rating"Everyone 10+"
UK censor rating""
Release date1 January 1970 (US), 1 January 1970 (UK)