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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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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Shapuhi
1.1 hrs
Posted: September 24
♥♥♥♥! This game doesn't work on my god damned computer and steam won't refund my money! ♥♥♥♥ them and ♥♥♥♥ this Game!
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hitt.william
5.0 hrs
Posted: September 23
This game really wasn't awful, but for one particular glitch that ruined my experience completely. As your characters progress through the levels, you build up a meter that you can use to unleash particularly powerful moves. With my character, I found a dragon move that seemed to be much more powerful than the other moves I saw. The screen would flash, a dragon would wind its way around the screen, and all enemies on screen would be hit and damaged. However, this screen flash would break the graphics of the game every time I used the move. This glitch only occurred when I used this move. It was very frustrating to be unable to play the game the way I'd like to, and to take advantage of the full arsenal given to your characters.
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-{PsO}- LacraU
24.1 hrs
Posted: September 15
totally
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remix
1.5 hrs
Posted: September 9
Good
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pt_kamen
1.8 hrs
Posted: September 3
It's Double Dragon! Name alone doesn't make a game good, it has to prove itself with gameplay and graphics; and so this one does it. And not only that, the nostalgia the name suggests in some is used as a basis to help make this Double Dragon stand apart from the others. Saturday Morning Cartoons, Mix Tapes, 80's and 90's music, NEONs, etc.

Unfortunately the game shines the brightest with two players and I don't have any friends to play with... but that's my issue, and not the game. In the age of internet and mmos and co-ops a good beat'em up is a plus.
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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
9.6 hrs on record
Posted: September 6
It's a huge difference with the classic game,
when playing the second or first time, the characters were wearing robot suits.
But i confess to say that the classic double dragon games, we didn't had no robot suits there, but we kicked ♥♥♥

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kHkDM2mGSTg&list=PLGsOL4SfL-mMuV8qJ6gtwXNvO3VVrciql&index=62
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
0.6 hrs on record
Posted: September 7
Electronic Gaming Monthly said it near-perfectly with "If you grew up with the genre or the franchise, then this’ll hit every sweet spot in your gaming core." But since they aren't as close to perfection as my reviews, I will gladly add my Double Cents.

Double Dragon: Neon really does hit every sweet spot and any other nostalgic spot you may have from this and other similar genres of its time in history. The level select screen looks like its from Super Mario Bros 3. The sprites look exactly like the ones from Double Dragon 1 on the NES.

The story is super simple: Rescue girlfriend from powerful "evil" person. Where this game ascends from "good" to "great" is the superb effort put into the writing, voice acting, and little tongue-in-cheek jokes sprinkled throughout the game. The only thing this game got wrong was Abobo's design. Abobo (mainly the arcade and NES versions) traditionally has a large torso, massive head, short legs, and a comically thick black mustache.

The main characters have a menu of special abilities in the form of cassette tape tracks (Side A for fighting, Side B for passive effects) they can have "playing" in the background. While some of these abilities were creative, I found that only one or two were useful. Primarily the "Dragon" ability and the life recovery. The other abilities either seemed too weak, or the risk was too high vs the reward I would get. I would've preferred seeing abilities that borrowed more inspiration from Golden Axe. Like, you could summon a barrage of Tornado Kicks all across the map or rain fire on all enemies. Or even a humiliation move that made everyone's pants accidentally fall down and embarrass them! (debuff for the win!)

Anyway, I had a BLAST playing this game. I highly recommend Double Dragon: Neon!

Sound FX : 8/10
Music : 9/10
Voice acting : [color=green]10/10[/color]
Writing : 9/10
Controls : 7/10
Fight Mechanics : 7/10
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
8.1 hrs on record
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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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
0.3 hrs on record
Posted: September 10
Full disclosure: I don't run Windows0/10, so the crash reports from those who do might be valid.

I'm actually old enough to remember playing the original DoubleDragon in 1987/88. Someone drew a potato on the cabinet at our local arcade, because they couldn't correctly pronouce Taito... This title, brings everything back but the sticky floors. It's almost the exact same game - albeit with updated resolution (4k ffs...srsly?) and vastly superior models and animation. I actually expected differences...and I'm sure those that do exist will be listed, autismo-style, in the replies...but ultimately the "sameness" was a pleasant surprise. I honestly can't complain here - this game is as fun as the original was, back when*.

Verdict: Buy. Also pick up some jolt cola and spree for the full nostalgia effect.

*YMMV if running on Win10, eating sweet-tarts or drinking any non-jolt beverage.


(EDIT: Robots...that's new. )
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Not Recommended
7.1 hrs on record
Posted: September 25
this game keeps crashing
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1 of 2 people (50%) found this review helpful
Recommended
7.4 hrs on record
Posted: September 8
would listen to K7 again.

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157 of 177 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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142 of 166 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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201 of 267 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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