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!
User reviews: Very Positive (628 reviews)
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
    • Hard Drive: 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
    • Hard Drive: 3 GB available space
    • Additional Notes: Internet connection required for online play
Helpful customer reviews
84 of 93 people (90%) found this review helpful
4 people found this review funny
9.7 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 ♥♥♥♥♥♥ 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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42 of 49 people (86%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
15.6 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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18 of 21 people (86%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
6.6 hrs on record
Posted: December 28, 2014
Having grown up with the NES and SNES / Sega Genesis Double Dragon series, I was coming into this game with high expectations.

At first I was disappointed as the core game play mechanics have changed, however after giving it a second chance I can see the merit of the changes.

Overall the game doesn't live up to the originals, that might be because I'm older now or for any number of reasons. But none the less its still a great game, and I would recommend it to any one who is a fan of the genre.

One thing that threw me off and is one of my favorite aspects of the game is the amazing sound track. The music is top notch, and I would love to know where to get the sound track.
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17 of 25 people (68%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
4.8 hrs on record
Posted: November 10, 2014
You will not believe the quality of this game for just $10. Support the developers and publishers, because this is likely the best arcade reboot I have ever played.
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11 of 15 people (73%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
6.7 hrs on record
Posted: November 23, 2014
This game is too much fun when you have a buddy playing with you. I wish they would bring back more games like this. Games like TMNT, CONTRA, BATTLE TOADS, SUNSET RIDERS, THE SIMPSONS ARCADE, XMEN, ALIEN VS PREDITOR THE ARCADE and so on.... Def recomend if you grew up loving these games and didn't mind spending your entire allowence dying.
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7 of 8 people (88%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
8.1 hrs on record
Posted: January 17
Double Dragon: Neon is an odd case. This isn't really like the arcade games, it's more of an action-rpg with beatemup elements. Yeah I know, it's confusing isn't it? Just hear(read) me out. Technos Japan, the original developer of Double Dragon, also created the Kunio-Kun franchise. Remember NES classics like Super Dodgeball and River City Ransom? That's Kunio-Kun. Neon is a combination of RCR and DD. You collect or purchase and upgrade mix-tapes to improve your stats as well as use special abilities. This game is made up of 10 missions, all of them linear, with a structure that mostly adheres to the arcade games.

Now if you just want a straight-up Double Dragon beatemup without all of that RPG nonsense, I'd suggest Double Dragon Advance (GBA). It is in my opinion the best entry in the classic series. In any case, we're strictly talking about Neon for the rest of this review.

Some days it just doesn't pay to hang out in front of your boyfriend's garage, as Marian gets kidnapped AGAIN. This time around the villain is a lovely chap by the name of Skullmageddon. A silly name deserves a silly character, and he's all that and more. This is the goofiest and most 80s entry in the series. Along with a ton of familiar names (with not so familiar faces), there are a handful of new enemies and bosses to contend with. Aesthetically this game is very well-done, with a truly excellent soundtrack that elevates it to another level.

Since these days it apparently isn't enough to make a game about beating hundreds of people up, Neon features RPG elements. Trying to ignore them in search of a "legitimate" challenge will just frustrate and anger you. There are 20 mix-tapes, 10 are special moves, 10 function as stat-boosting equipment. You can switch mix-tapes at any moment in the game. It's strategic in a sense. You can switch to a magic-boosting tape and fling a few fireballs, then switch to your absorb tape to replenish some health. You can even micro-manage like you're playing a JRPG with an ATB (active-time-beatemup) system.

The actual fighting is comparable to the previous games, although slightly stiffer. Some moves have been changed around or removed, but classics such as the flying knee and spin-kick are always handy. The most important move is the duck. When you duck an enemy's attack at the right moment, you get the glow and do 4x damage for a few seconds. Also while ducking you can do an evasive roll. This is an extremely useful move to master. Overall the fighting is standard, but it's enjoyable. It could be more satisfying I suppose, but juggling an enemy never gets old.

As you'd expect from a Double Dragon game, Billy and Jimmy can team up some brotastic bro-op fun. Just don't expect much if you attempt to play online. I've tried hosting a few times and the results were pitiful. Players would jump on, play for a minute or two, and then just leave. I'm not sure what the deal is here. I've read that the online doesn't function properly, or it has issues with certain machines, or it only works when it's raining in Georgia. Whatever the case, it's a darn shame that more people can't enjoy this game online, it's way more fun with a friend. There's always local-play at least.

There are other issues with the PC port, such as memory leakage, crashes, and so on. I didn't really experience anything firsthand, so I guess I lucked out. While there was a patch early last year, it apparently didn't go far enough in fixing the game. Abstraction Games, the team responsible for the Neon port, had ONE TESTER working on it.

What the Butt?
ONE TESTER!

I couldn't believe it. Let's figure this out.
While the PC can be considered an easy platform to develop for, you have to account for a multitude of variables. How do you expect to make a game that's compatible with every PC, when it was only tested with one?

Another problem with having ONE TESTER is that Double Dragon is an online co-operative game. You can't possibly expect ONE person to test a TWO player game...can you?

At the very least a beta-test should have been done. It's not like volunteers are that hard to come by. Hell, it seems like these days we're all beta-testers (especially whenever a new Assassin's Creed is released). It'd be nice to beta-test a game for free instead of paying for it. Wow...ONE TESTER...I just can't get over that.

All in all Double Dragon Neon is a good game. It's quasi-beatemup/RPG elements give it it a rather unique spin, and I can't recommend the soundtrack enough. Just do some research, hold your breath, and hope for the best if you plan on getting this port. It just might crash and burn on you.





One tester...SMH
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13 of 20 people (65%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
35.0 hrs on record
Posted: October 11, 2014
This game is excellent. Buy it.

I played the NES version of this game from childhood into adulthood. All the classic moves are back helicoptor kick, knee leap, and whatnot. The controls are excellent (I use an xbox controller to play), music is ASTOUNDING, the colors are beautiful.

The game is extremely entertaining, from the voice acting, the elegant nods to it's 80's roots, to the elaborate boss fights (I wont give spoilers but the laboratory boss is my favorite for a million reasons.)

Double Dragon Neon is, in my opinion, the best game released this year.

The difficulty goes from being able to button mash your way through to needing two skilled players working together. The game scales difficulty very well, casuals and tryhards alike can love this game.
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5 of 5 people (100%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
4.4 hrs on record
Posted: February 1
I've been waiting for some beat'em up like this, and it hasn't disappointed me.

Old school but with actually graphics, great bso and nice gameplay too.

You must play this game, it's good.
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16 of 27 people (59%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
1.5 hrs on record
Posted: December 19, 2014
A great game to pick up and play with a bro. not some fake bro online but a bro, a bro's bro that bro you would bro for. you feel me bro?
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5 of 6 people (83%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
2.0 hrs on record
Posted: November 28, 2014
So 80's it Hurts
and boy it Hurts So Good.
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6 of 8 people (75%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
1.1 hrs on record
Posted: November 21, 2014
Beat Em Up with Rpg elements across 3 difficulty levels. Fantastic Soundtrack and simplistic gameplay. Leveling everything to max will take quite a while giving good replay value. Highly reccomended for beat em up fans.
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7 of 10 people (70%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
8.8 hrs on record
Posted: October 13, 2014
If you're a big fan of the original Double Dragon, you will not be disappointed with this remake. A very 80's feel to it and staying true to the original combat system, making this a great remake overall. It's awesome to play with friends.
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4 of 5 people (80%) found this review helpful
0.2 hrs on record
Posted: January 21
I felt cheated by this game. Granted i got this from the recent brawler humble bundle but the hype this game promised and did not deliever has left me feeling cheated. The graphics and music is awesome i loved them, but the controls are the stiffest controls i have ever had with a fighting game, trying to run and i have to wait half a second before i actually run, the dodge mechanic is flawed as you have to imput a direction immediatly after pressing duck ( which i also found to be stupid you only duck for less than half a second) everything about the controls and movement felt so sluggish which is the opposite of what you want for a brawling game, you want fast responsive controls with a lot of fluidity with them.

The difficulty, like with all games i am playing for the first time i play on the easiest difficulty to get used to the gameplay and controls before increasing the difficulty.... i was killed after being hit 3 times, the amount of damage you take was crazy it made the need for health bar pointless they should of just used a health counter instead it saddens me that even this remake to me feels like its living up to its history of bad games
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3 of 4 people (75%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
3.9 hrs on record
Posted: September 21, 2014
Hnnnng.... I just nostalgia'd everywhere.



This game takes an old mechanic and an old game and makes it... Just wow. I dont know how you'd react to this if you hadn't played the old Double Dragon games...and i don't care. I'm not one of those people.
50/10 Would play again.
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3 of 4 people (75%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
3.7 hrs on record
Posted: January 14
Buy this game just for the song: Mango Tango.
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3 of 4 people (75%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
2.3 hrs on record
Posted: January 16

Jimmy & Billy Lee obviously have brain damage from years of fighting in the streets. Yelling "TOUCHDOWN" after hitting an enemy with a baseball bat ! 11/10 would sport again.
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4 of 6 people (67%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
14.0 hrs on record
Posted: January 16
I am commited to 100% this game on its highest difficulty. I love it so much. The mechanics are solid and the fighting makes everything feel like you're knocking the wind out of people. There's so much personality oozing from this game too. I can't help but laugh at the stupid puns and ridiculous action elements that rise to the MAX degree.

My only problem is the online could be better (I'm looking at you Abstraction Games)
This game is amazing for bro-ops, so I would suggest trying local bro-op for this.

Actually, I dare ya to buy this.
I Double Dragon dare ya.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
32.3 hrs on record
Posted: February 15
Fantastic game, glorious soundtrack, but don't expect any kind of sequel or remake.
The nostalgia factor plays a role, but mostly in the small references, not really in the overall visuals or the gameplay.
DDN plays more like a fighting game than a beat them up, some good execution will be required and button mashing won't get you very far.
I think most players complaining about "clunky controls" just got wrong expectations, I find the controls very responsive, but the gameplay requires more anticipation, pattern recognition, timing and accuracy than reflexes or thumb speed.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
10.9 hrs on record
Posted: January 22
Truly the best way to make a Reboot. Its like Bill and Ted got bored of waiting on a 3rd movie, took kung fu training and decided to take on the world Scott Pilgrim style with Marians kdnapping adding on to the fun.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
2.6 hrs on record
Posted: February 1
So close! So close to capturing the true spirit of the original but mixing Final Fight elements into a Double Dragon game would have fanboys brawling in their mothers basements across the globe. I can't give it a thumbs down because of the tremendous effort made,, but there's still something missing from it.
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