DOUBLE DRAGON 2 : THE REVENGE

Published by
Virgin Mastertronic Ltd.
Developed by
Technos Japan Corp.
Released
1989
Also For
Amiga, Amstrad CPC, Arcade, Atari ST, Commodore 64, DOS, Game Boy, Genesis, MSX, NES, Nintendo 3DS, PlayStation 4, TurboGrafx CD, Wii, Wii U


2016-06-10_1027WEAPONS - HANDY OPPORTUNITIES TO FIGHT HARDER

Fighting through the hostile terrain, Billy and Jimmy will encounter
thugs and villains (see the Cast List for details). Some of them will
be armed, and it may be possible to force them to drop their
weapons to the floor. Every now and again you'll find that a careless
hoodlum has left a useful weapon lying on the ground. Whenever
you get the chance, pick up a weapon and put it to use.

Spades, daggers, powerballs, boxes, chains, grenades, logs and
whips can all be wielded to good effect against the marauding
hordes. Be sure to take advantage of every opportunity to even the
odds. As skilled fighters, Billy and Lee immediately become
masters of any weaponry you can get into their hands.



THE STORY CONTINUES ...

Things didn't go too well after all. When the Black Warriors gang
kidnapped Marian and sparked off the previous expedition onto the
city streets, her sweetheart Billy Lee saved the day. With the help
of his brother Jimmy, Billy managed to rescue Marian and dispose
of the evil leader of the Black Warriors - a gun-toting villain by the
name of Willy.2016-06-09_1647_001 - Copy

At the end of Double Dragon I, the city streets had been rendered
a much safer place with the Black Warriors put permanently out of
action. Or so everyone thought.

Billy and Jimmy didn't kill ALL the Warriors. The solitary surviving
member of the gang nursed herself back to health, and spent
several years studying ancient oriental arts of healing. At the far
fringes of the ancient medical science she studied, there is an area
of what can only be called magic - magic powerful enough to
reincarnate the dead. Linda, for it was she, perfected her powers
of Undhai, or magic medicine, to the point where she had the ability
to raise the mortal remains of the dead. She learnt how to breathe
life back into the human remains left behind by souls long departed
from this planet.2016-06-09_1647

No prizes for guessing what Linda's main aim was. But first, she
practised her powers on the remains of a few dead yobboes, lowly
members of the Black Warriors gang, to make sure she had full
mastery of the magic before concentrating on raising Willy himself.
Before the Brothers Lee realised what was happening, the Black
Warriors were up to full strength once more and back in action. And
it seems Linda's early experiments produced one or two mutated
gang members ...2016-06-09_1647_002 - Copy

Driven by a powerful urge for revenge (sharpened by five years
being dead) Willy ordered his minions to kidnap Marian once more.
Within days of his command being issued, the hapless girl found
herself transported to Willy's secret base. Never a thug to make
the same mistake twice, Willy immediately murdered Marian and
locked her remains in a magic field conjured up by Linda. (Who
achieved remarkably rapid promotion within the hierarchy of the
Black Warriors as a result of her success in getting Willy up and
about.)2016-06-09_1647_001

Once again, the twins set out on a quest to rescue Marian - but this
time their mission is likely to be even more complicated. Starting
out in the city's heliport, Billy and Jimmy have to battle their way
down a lift shaft, into and through a warehouse and out into the
open countryside. Fighting their way up a cliff, they reach a hilltop
where a door to Willy's secret base is hidden. Marian's body lies
entombed in the centre of this hideout, and to stand any chance
of rescuing her and returning her soul to this world, the heroes
have to kill Willy and then do battle with their own tortured souls ...2016-06-09_1648 - Copy

Only when the Warriors and Willy have been defeated can the magic
field that shields Marian's remains be penetrated. The Lees are
twins, but they are also the seventh sons of a seventh son, so have
magical powers bestowed on them as their Shinto birthright. When
they have defeated their own souls in combat, they will draw
sufficient power from the ether to enact a Shinto resurrection
ceremony and restore Marian to life.2016-06-09_1648_002

With the Warriors finally eradicated and Marian restored to the
peak of health, Billy, Jimmy and Marian will pass through a portal
into another space-time continuum and - hopefully - live a long and
peaceful life together.

2016-06-09_1649 - CopyPLAYING THE GAME

Fight, fight and fight some more is the only way to rescue Marian.
Billy can stage a one-brother rescue mission, but the chances of
success are much higher if he can enter the fray with Jimmy by his
side. (If two players embark on the quest to raise Marian, then they
should work as a team and remember to keep an eye on their
respective partners.)

Each of the five game sections has to be completed before the
timer above the main screen reaches zero - or the heroes lose one
of their precious Shinto lives. Hits from members of the Black
Warrior wrecking crew also reduce the Lees' life force, taking
power from the brothers' two life-status displays shown below the
screen. The total number of lives Billy and Jimmy have at their
disposal is shown by a digital readout immediately above their
life-force meters.

The route to Marian's location takes the battling boys relentlessly
to the right of the screen. The only way to move from one section
of the play area to the next is to kill off all the Warriors lurking there
- once the zone is empty the Guiding Hand will appear in the skies,
urging Billy and Jimmy to move to the exit point.

As Jimmy and Billy have led such clean, honest lives, the Shinto
Powers that rule the universe have granted them a limited level of
immortality to be going on with. (Should they succeed in the
mission, full Shinto Deity status is accorded to them before they
move on to another space-time continuum.) If one of the brothers
Lee should meet an untimely end, it is possible to activate one of
the five immortality credits the Shinto Powers have granted - the
quest can continue with a freshly rejuvenated hero.

Review:

I have been fond of side scrolling beat em ups and Double Dragon was one of my first I only played the first Double Dragon in the arcade.
And the other game like this which was like this was Shinobi.
The Story line is Marion has been kidnapped by a gang called the Black Warriors and Jimmy and Billy will fight there way through many levels to save her.
The visuals of this game are good and the game is very playable with 1 player but much more fun on 2 player.
I would put this game in my top 5 scrolling beat em ups and this is certainly worth a go.

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