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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Mixed (37 reviews) - 54% of the 37 user reviews in the last 30 days are positive.
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Mostly Positive (1,483 reviews) - 75% of the 1,483 user reviews for this game are positive.
Release Date: Feb 6, 2014

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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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Mixed (37 reviews)
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Alex_Valle
( 6.1 hrs on record )
Posted: June 27
Game crashes frequently and the devs have abandoned it.
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Darabka
( 1.9 hrs on record )
Posted: June 27
A fun new take on the classic original beat em up. Self aware and has a fun neo-80s look it to it.
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DeadCaL
( 3.3 hrs on record )
Posted: June 25
Great game until you get to the helicopter stage, then it consistently crashes in both single and co op mode. Such a shame, especially as Skeletor... I mean Skullmageddon was quite a funny villain.
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mevius. 1s672.12.25
( 1.1 hrs on record )
Posted: June 25
This is nice scroll action game. Can choice Critical skill and upgrade and character stat too.
BUT sometimes CRASH!! in win10!!!
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Dragon Asch
( 50.6 hrs on record )
Posted: June 24
good game
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ReturnOfAdonis
( 2.3 hrs on record )
Posted: June 24
Broken due to game-crashing bugs (One notoriously known in a certain level where arrows rain down on the terrain while you jump over gaps). The developers are no longer supporting the game, so you will be buying a game that, more than likely, you will not be able to beat. I have tried multiple ways to get around it, but there is no work-around. RIP to an otherwise fantastic game that I thoroughly enjoyed playing with friends.
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klutzybear
( 0.7 hrs on record )
Posted: June 21
Screw this game. I was having fun with it, but just as I finished the first boss fight. The game ended up crashing for a SECOND TIME!

I refuse to believe this is my computers fault on the account that I built this computer a few months ago and have only played video games on it. Mainly from steam.

DEVS need to fix this ♥♥♥♥. It's INFURIATING!
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a scintillating comment
( 1.4 hrs on record )
Posted: June 19
One of the franchises that I have the oldest and fondest memories for, but that will have to continue to exclude any new entries. It was off to a promising start, but it just doesn't seem to understand what made DD, DD.

Sticking with Super DD!!!!!

Super DD!!!
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thsouza2501
( 4.9 hrs on record )
Posted: June 19
80's: The Movie!
The Animated Series!
The Game!

[8/10]
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Fake Name
( 8.6 hrs on record )
Posted: June 17
I had to redact my recommendation of this game. It frequently crashes with Windows 10, and the developers have taken the money and ran far far away a long time ago. I loved this game, but too bad it is unplayable for so many.
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Most Helpful Reviews  In the past 30 days
9 of 13 people (69%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Not Recommended
0.3 hrs on record
Posted: June 14
Game crashes frequently and the devs have abandoned it.
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4 of 6 people (67%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
2.9 hrs on record
Posted: June 12
"We could all play Double Dragon and switch off every time it crashes!" - my friend, suggesting a game to play.

Getting it out of the way right away, DD: N has a catastrophic bug that users seem to have pinned down to anyone playing on Windows 10 with an Nvidia graphics card. Due to what seems to be a memory leak issue, after a short while the game will crash to desktop. 3rd party programs attempt to fix this problem by increasing the amount of memory available to the program; this increases the time you can play before it crashes but cannot truly fix the problem. The longest I could play this game before crashing with a patch was about 1 hour 15 minutes. Without the patch, maybe 15-20 minutes at a time.

Outside of that issue, the gameplay is fairly standard fare for a Beat 'em Up. It might be my overall lukewarm opinion on the genre in general, but I find it incredibly boring because of the same uninteresting combos you use for the entirety of the game. Variety is attempted through constantly introducing new enemies and environments as you play, but you don't really handle them any different, so I don't know if it really matters. Final thoughts on gameplay is that it feels like a chore you go through to see the rest of the game, after the game crashes (always at the end of a level, of course) neither I nor the handful of people I've played it with feel any desire to replay the level.

Gameplay out of the way, though, and the game has a really nice feel to it. That "mock 80's retro" feel played up to 11 gives you something to smile about throughout the game and the soundtrack -- by the wonderful Jake Kaufman -- is a treat. I'm also a fan of the antagonist: Skullmageddon, an over the top Skeletor-like villain. I hear that the ending credits are simply amazing, but as I can't get the game working long enough to beat it I haven't actually seen them.

Conclusion / tl;dr : While the aesthetic is charming, the incredibly repetitive gameplay and horrific bug(s) that nobody thinks they need to fix make this game something I can't recommend.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
1.9 hrs on record
Posted: June 27
A fun new take on the classic original beat em up. Self aware and has a fun neo-80s look it to it.
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2 of 3 people (67%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
4.9 hrs on record
Posted: June 19
80's: The Movie!
The Animated Series!
The Game!

[8/10]
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2 of 3 people (67%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Not Recommended
6.1 hrs on record
Posted: June 27
Game crashes frequently and the devs have abandoned it.
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3 of 5 people (60%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
8.6 hrs on record
Posted: June 17
I had to redact my recommendation of this game. It frequently crashes with Windows 10, and the developers have taken the money and ran far far away a long time ago. I loved this game, but too bad it is unplayable for so many.
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1 of 2 people (50%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
0.7 hrs on record
Posted: June 21
Screw this game. I was having fun with it, but just as I finished the first boss fight. The game ended up crashing for a SECOND TIME!

I refuse to believe this is my computers fault on the account that I built this computer a few months ago and have only played video games on it. Mainly from steam.

DEVS need to fix this ♥♥♥♥. It's INFURIATING!
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Most Helpful Reviews  Overall
152 of 169 people (90%) found this review helpful
49 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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140 of 162 people (86%) 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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197 of 262 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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