National Game Registry 1987: Double Dragon

original platform
Technos Japan
key personnel
Yoshihisa Kishimoto

The first of the great arcade beat-em-up/brawlers, launching a trend that would dominate arcades for the next five years. Unlike most later brawlers Double Dragon is full of platforming, vertical scrolling, and opportunities to trick enemies into falling into pits, killing each other, etc..

Double Dragon was inducted on August 23rd, 2009.

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One response to “National Game Registry 1987: Double Dragon

  1. any game that starts with a chick getting punched in the guts followed by an upskirt is automatically inducted.

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