BRO-TACULAR! Legendary martial artists, Billy and Jimmy Lee return in this creative re-imagining of the classic beat ‘em up, Double Dragon Neon. Fight your way through countless henchmen including Linda and Abobo on your way to rescue the love of your life, Marian!
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Release Date: Feb 6, 2014

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About This Game

BRO-TACULAR!

Legendary martial artists, Billy and Jimmy Lee return in this creative re-imagining of the classic beat ‘em up, Double Dragon Neon. Fight your way through countless henchmen including Linda and Abobo on your way to rescue the love of your life, Marian! Trained in the special form of martial arts called Sōsetsuken, hunt down and defeat the evil Skullmageddon!

Classic beat ‘em up feel with new powers, new attacks, and a sinister new foe!

Features
  • Mix tape system lets you mix and match unique abilities and powerful new attacks.
  • String together attacks for brutal combos to keep your foes down and out.
  • Brawl through a variety of levels including dangerous city streets, twisted science labs, an evil stronghold, outer space and more!
  • Use a variety of weapons including bats, knives, whips, and more to incapacitate unsuspecting enemies.
  • Original soundtrack by award winning composer and sound designer Jake Kaufman.
  • Developed by WayForward, the award winning team responsible for DuckTales: Remastered, BloodRayne: Betrayal, and A Boy and His Blob
  • Steam adaptation and online co-op developed by Abstraction Games.

System Requirements

    Minimum:
    • OS: Windows 7-32Bit or Windows 8-32Bit
    • Processor: AMD Athlon 64 X2 Dual Core Processor 4600+, 2.4GHz / Intel Pentium D 805 2.66GHz or higher
    • Memory: 1 GB RAM
    • Graphics: NVIDIA GeForce 9600 GT 512 MB / ATI Radeon HD 4650 1GB or higher | Shader Model 3+
    • Network: Broadband Internet connection
    • Storage: 3 GB available space
    • Additional Notes: Internet connection required for online play
    Recommended:
    • OS: Windows 7-64Bit or Windows 8-64Bit
    • Processor: AMD Athlon 7850 Dual Core Processor 2.8GHz / Intel Core 2 Duo E7500 2.93 GHz
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • Graphics: NVIDIA GeForce 9600 GT 1GB / ATI Radeon HD 4650 1GB | Shader Model 3+
    • Network: Broadband Internet connection
    • Storage: 3 GB available space
    • Additional Notes: Internet connection required for online play
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piratefender
1.4 hrs
Posted: August 28
The game has a lot of potential and was fun when it worked. However, I cannot recommend as the game crashes randomly after about 10 minutes every time (could be a problem with the game on Windows 10).
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{[F.H]} DARPA
8.1 hrs
Posted: August 27
Solid retro style beat'em up that pays homage to its 80's roots in every way possible. The soundtrack is awesome. The humor is delightful. The controls are tight. Good game. I'm playing through it for the third time and thats with nobody else to play it with!
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♕ Madskillz ♕
8.1 hrs
Posted: August 23
Nostalgia at its Best! 8/10
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robhey
5.4 hrs
Posted: August 20
The game crashes as everyone knows as I put a knew nvidia gt 610 in the computer much better than intigrated , that said this game is ok but I still am not going out and buying a windows controller so no support there only keyboard which is still pretty fun. Now to the game bashing the story line on DD Neon is just pure cornball stuff the guy starts dancing this grazy dude you have to listen to throughout I found annoying. You really have to be a hardcore DD fan to find simularities in this one.
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Goatse
25.1 hrs
Posted: August 16
A great 80s themed beat 'em up always fun with another friend plus the crashes after stage 2 are now gone!
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Flynn Lurai
9.7 hrs
Posted: August 16
Love this game and its music. I'm so glad they fixed the random game crash. Now to beat the hell out of my enemies and save my chick!!
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teh1archon
5.4 hrs
Posted: August 13
Game is gud. Now works again on Win 10.
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Buyung Kilat
3.7 hrs
Posted: August 9
I bought this game for the nostalgia as I still remember playing DD and Contra in the early nineties when I first discovered SNES. I was excited to play this game with the kids. The difficulty though is frustrating. I remember playing DD as a 7 year old and getting through to the final boss with a lot more ease than this. Could have been a great game to be played with the family, but, unfortunately it is not.

5/10.
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Lolaimon
23.1 hrs
Posted: August 9
They have solved the win 10 crash problem. Now I can say this game is GREAT without any doubt. As soon has they have released the patch I have played again for a while.

If you love Double Dragon you must try this game :)
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Chiken_Sammich
2.2 hrs
Posted: August 8
Movement seems super sluggish. Hit boxes are odd(I'm close enough to punch an enemy, but not grab?? Grabs OFTEN miss). Game crashed out to desktop upon joining 2nd level.
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Most Helpful Reviews  In the past 30 days
1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
5.4 hrs on record
Posted: August 13
Game is gud. Now works again on Win 10.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
31.6 hrs on record
Posted: August 1
Its classy but enjoyable modern beat 'em up game
Played it on PS3 and I couldnt resist to play it again on PC
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
9.7 hrs on record
Posted: August 16
Love this game and its music. I'm so glad they fixed the random game crash. Now to beat the hell out of my enemies and save my chick!!
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157 of 176 people (89%) found this review helpful
51 people found this review funny
Recommended
10.1 hrs on record
Posted: November 22, 2014
The game that does absolutely everything right.

The soundtrack, moves, style, and simplistic, but yet awesome gameplay, all combine into a Tour de Force of pure and sinfully addictive pleasure. As a monumental testament to why you fell in love with computer games in the first place, it epitomizes gaming as a whole.

And like that unattainable and often-dreamed-about Time Machine which we all want so badly, it irrevocably and fondly reminds you of the best part of your life (before you had to handle unreasonable bills, incomprehensible taxes, dishonest politicians, heavy mortgages, sour spouses, moronic bosses, and r£t4rd3d neighbors, all doing their best to dull your senses, beat you into submission, rip your heart out with a wooden spoon, spit on your dreams, and generally make you suffer as much as possible) - as a kid playing games in the arcade, without a sorrow or a care in the world.

I'm here to say to you: It's gonna be okay, everything will be alright.

Because Double Dragon Neon is here to save you from it all. You might not believe me now, but you have to trust me, you just have to take that leap of faith, for this gem is everything - it's the best Time Machine, the greatest Pillow Fort and the sturdiest Tree House of gaming, all rolled into one. Not buying it is a crime, not to the developers and not to Steam - but to yourself.

This game deserves all your money tossed at it, and I do mean all of it. Forget rent this month, and remember that ramen can still be a great meal. Because, let's face it; you want another title from these people more than you need food or a roof over your head.
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141 of 165 people (85%) found this review helpful
Recommended
8.7 hrs on record
Posted: February 6, 2014
As an old-school twitch gamer, one of my better memories was consistently beating the original Double Dragon in arcades on a single quarter. It was one of the first arcade beat-em-ups and arguably one of the best of its time. Now WayForward has finally brought their reimagining of the franchise to PC after a console release in late 2012.

Pros:
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- Neon introduces a few new concepts to the genre such as Gleam, which doubles your attack power for a short time after successfully dodging an attack and an upgrade system for magic attacks and passive bonuses in the form of mixtapes. The more of a mixtape you have, the more powerful that attack or bonus is. Enemies drop them, but you can also buy them from shops. Tapesmiths allow you to pick up more tapes in exchange for mythril, which you get from defeating bosses.
- (Note: I played with an XBox 360 controller) While there are more button commands to get used to than the original, the controls feel very solid. Nothing seems janky or off. I suggest a quick glance at the Help screen to see all your available standard moves.
- There is a good variety of enemies, some requiring a specific way to finish them off quicker than just mashing your punch button. Abobos are freakin' huge now!
- Effects and voice acting are passable, but what really stands out is the soundtrack. Virt has done an amazing job making original songs for the game that have that definite 80's vibe and the remixing of the original game's tracks are very well done.
- ONLINE CO-OP. It took the PC port of this game to get what console owners were promised over a year ago and never received, online co-op. Beat-em-ups are always 10x more fun with a friend, and with team powerups like sharing health that you can activate almost anytime by high-fiving your partner, it makes traversing the game easier as well.
- Unlike the dark, gritty visuals of the original, this game goes for a brighter, cartoony aesthetic. This game knows its audience and opted for a campy, offbeat feel, almost making fun of the era it wants to copy, and it mostly works.

Cons:
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- All these attacks at my command and NO BACK ELBOW? Anyone who played the original Double Dragon knows that move is your bread and butter for making progress in the game.
- Graphics are alright and the game has a cartoony vibe, but nothing really stands out. Also, apart from resolutions and windowed/full screen mode, there's no graphical tweaking. I'm not saying a game like this really needs those options, but when you see them in nearly every PC game, it's noticeable when they're missing.

I feel this is one of WayForwards best games to date. Much like with DuckTales Remastered, they have honoured the source material while adding a modern flair. Join up with a friend and go save Marion!
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200 of 266 people (75%) found this review helpful
Recommended
0.3 hrs on record
Posted: February 6, 2014
Ahh, the 80's. The golden era of pop culture. It brought us many wonderful things such as the NES, Ray-Bans, Transformers, and bigass hair. It also brought us an arcade classic, a 2-player beat-em-up known as Double Dragon. It got everything right, from smashing gameplay to perfectly executed co-op mayhem. And now WayForward has stepped out of the DeLorean to hand us their throwback to the past: Double Dragon Neon. This magnificent tour-de-force blows the 80's head off with a rocket launcher, builds a cyborg out of it's corpse, and then puts said cyborg on a surfboard to the future to kick modern gaming convention in the cojones. All while listening to hair metal on a boombox. It has been a long time since I have seen a game that has this level of insanity taking itself with a gospel level of seriousness.

And what would Double Dragon be without the twin heroes, Billy and Jimmy Lee? WayForward has brought the original dudebros to life with amazingly detailed cel-shaded models. All the classic enemies are here, from the lowly street thug cannon fodder, leather-clad whip-cracking bondage babes, and the infamous Abobo. Add to that the main villian, Skullmageddon, who could easily be described as a skeletal version of The Shredder from TMNT. That is if The Shredder was batsh*t insane and on LSD. This guy is pure evil though, and he makes no bones about trying to pun you to death. On the music front, Jake Kaufman (AKA Virt) has brought the sound of the 80's back to life with a massively awesome mixture of vocal pop and hard rockin hits. The complete soundtrack is downloadable at his Bandcamp page for the low low price of NADA, so check it out!

The gameplay in Double Dragon Neon is largely unchanged from the original game, however there are a few new addons that change things up considerably. As you make your way through the game, defeated enemies will drop mixtapes. These audio treats come in two flavors, upgrade tapes that add to your stats, and Sōsetsuken tapes that add to your special attacks. Be sure to grab as many as you can, because you can stack each tape to further upgrade your stats and moves! The special attacks are quite varied, ranging from a classic cyclone kick to a hadouken-inspired fireball. Be sure to listen to each mixtape as well, the lyrics are quite funny.

I started out playing Double Dragon Neon expecting to play a decent remake of a beloved game. And what I got was an experience that far exceeded my expectations as WayForward has ripped the 80's a new one, and yanked this glorious beast out of the void. I honestly cannot find a single thing to complain about with this game. So if you are pining for the days of big music, bad puns, and beating the ever-loving crap out of big dudes named Abobo, Double Dragon Neon will NOT disappoint. And it's only gonna take up $10 of your hairspray budget!
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74 of 91 people (81%) found this review helpful
5 people found this review funny
Recommended
7.2 hrs on record
Posted: July 29, 2015
Double Dragon: Neon is a beat 'em up game which was released in 2012. It was released on PS3 and xBox360 before eventually coming to the PC in early 2014.

As with previous games in the Double Dragon series, you take control of a martial artist Billy if you are playing single player, whilst if you play two player, Jimmy Lee is also introduced. You are fighting to rescue a damsel in distress, Marian, from the Shadow Warrior gang. You start the game on the streets, and you progress to different locations which has a pretty wide variety, ranging from out of space, to grave yards.

All of the classic beat'em up controls are here; punch, kick and dodge mechanics all to be found. Sadly there isn't any sort of combos which I thought was a slight let down, but you do get the addition of being able to pick up different music tracks which gives you special bonus' and perks which can add some interesting ideas into the mix. Whilst you progress through the game; you'll also find multiple copies of the same music tracks which will then act as an increase to it instead meaning you will end up swapping to different tracks quite easily depending on the situation at hand. The gameplay is at times slow paced, the characters normal movement speed is slow, and the "run" function feels very clunky to use as it can take a second for your character run because of the animation.

Graphically Double Dragon Neon looks OK. Whilst it is nothing special, it does work well. All of the fighting animations are nicely done, as well as some of the special abilities, and the backgrounds to each zone are very well presented as well.

There is pretty much hardly any story elements to this game; the only real bit of story you get is at the start of the game and the end, everything else in between is sort of filler and has no real relevance to the plot, which I thought was a little bit of a shame.

This is another game which has a heavy focus on the sound track, each of the music tracks you pickup throughout the game will change the music being played, since the game is set in the 1980s era, you should expect that kind of music to be played. I have to say, the credits features probably one of the funniest songs I have heard; finishing the game is worth it just for that track alone.

Double Dragon Neon can be hard, I died a lot in this game until I reached a point where I had found the perfect combination of tracks to use in order to make me be pretty much a walking killing machine, I was able to one shot most enemies and it became a walk in the park, up until that point though, there is a pretty high challenge on offer. I would say until level 7 or 8, you will die quite a bit, and maybe later in the game if you choose different tracks.

A full playthrough of Double Dragon Neon will take you roughly around three hours give or take a little. For what you are paying for here, I am happy with that amount of time, as what it does do, it does it very well. You unlock harder difficulties as you finish the main game once, so that can add some replay ability, as well as the feature of local co-op which is also immensely enjoyable.

I didn't have any technical issues whilst playing; a controller is highly recommended and works very well, fully supported. You'll find the game running at 60fps which is always nice to see on a console port too.

I can recommend Double Dragon: Neon; it's one of the better fighting/beat'em up games out there on PC, and for the price of £6,99, you can't really go wrong. The game has been known to go as low as around £1 on external sites, so keep your eye out for a mega bargain!

Tom's Score Card
1) Stay away
2) Only recommended when on sale
3) Recommended
4) Highly recommended
5) This is a must play

You can find a YouTube play list for my playthrough Double Dragon Neon here: (which videos will be added daily)

https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLPiYxRIDCDgbpGHr5ETG7MMDkJttG6RtX

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52 of 60 people (87%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
Recommended
17.4 hrs on record
Posted: September 26, 2014
I've read and heard many criticisms about this game and do not quite understand them. I will try and address them and give my opinion as to why this is probably one of the top three Double Dragon games.

**Graphics:
Solid art design, although some of the enemies are a bit more cartoony than previous DD designs, the colors, backgrounds, animations and effects are pretty solid. The game mixes 3D models with the occasional 2D background object, The alley level is particularly nice. Varied environments and enemies with vibrant colors.

**Sound:
Great remixes of classic double dragon tunes and some new additions. Music and sounds are near flawless in this game. Some may loathe the voice acting, but for the tone they're going for, it's appropriate.

**Controls:
The game controls solidly for me. A lot of "Double Dragon veteran" players have criticized how slow and heavy the Lee brothers move, but I think they haven't played DD for a while. DD was always a slower, more methodical game than other beat 'em ups. Neon is actually a little bit faster (go check youtube, watch Super Double Dragon, or DD II). The dodge button is responsive, although you're vulnerable if you execute some moves. The dash is not instant unlike DD Advance and DD3, and that can be a cause for some headaches.

**Gameplay:
The game has a lot of moves, and some combos . Clever players can find ways to juggle opponents multiple times and incorporate grabs and special moves while doing so. The Lee brothers have mixtapes that grant abilities and special moves like fireballs, hurricane kicks, etc. You can't steamroll through waves of enemies thoughtlessly though, as enemies have some moves with "armor", not many, but it does require some recognition on the player. Players who dodge attacks correctly get a temporary buff. It's a nice addition, though not as satisfying as Super Double Dragon's parry and grab mechanics from blocking.

**Verdict:
For Insider: 8/10
I've played every iteration of Double Dragon, even the three fighting games (if you count Rage). I knew exactly what to expect from this game. I give it an 8/10. I've beaten it in normal and Dragon difficulty, working on replaying it again to do so in Double Dragon difficulty (which is quite hard). Highly recommend it.

For Casual: 6/10
Don't even listen or Read IGN's super ignorant review of this game. It's a solid game if you like slower methodical beat' em ups. My wife is an RPG, Strategy game gamer and was able to beat this game a few times with me. She enjoyed the humor and although she doesn't always play beat 'em ups, she really enjoyed this one. 6/10

For newer fans to the genre: 3/10 to 5/10
These fans will probably hate this game the most. If you're used to the speed of Castle Crashers and want to blow through enemies with fast attacks and screen clearing moves this game is not like that. Watch some of the youtube videos for this game, but approach with caution.

** Extras Info
Game's tone is different from prior DD games, at first I was frustrated by this as I wanted a serious DD game, but the game did get more than a few laughs out of me. There are plenty of easter eggs and references to 80s-90s games and culture.
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91 of 126 people (72%) found this review helpful
Recommended
6.9 hrs on record
Posted: February 6, 2014
Classic Beat Em Up fun. Extremely hard if you're alone, Bro-Op makes it a lot easier obviously. This is a great game that rewards skill and creativity with a somewhat lenient engine. If you're a Double Dragon fan, give it a try, it should be worth your time.
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