History VideoGame / DoubleDragon

24th Sep '16 9:40:43 AM nombretomado
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** The second boss in the arcade version of ''Double Dragon 3'' is named Li Chenglong, a combination of BruceLee's surname and Jackie Chan's Chinese stage name (Cheng Long)

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** The second boss in the arcade version of ''Double Dragon 3'' is named Li Chenglong, a combination of BruceLee's Creator/BruceLee's surname and Jackie Chan's Chinese stage name (Cheng Long)
20th Sep '16 8:10:06 AM Willbyr
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** [[http://www.gamengai.com/bn_inf.php?id=512 The character illustrations]] drawn for the first Famicom/NES game makes Billy and Jimmy Lee look like clones of [[FistOfTheNorthStar Kenshiro and Raoh]]. While Billy was depicted more or less the same way in subsequent games, Jimmy's resemblance to Raoh was toned down considerably [[http://www.gamengai.com/bn_inf.php?id=513 after the first game]].

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** [[http://www.gamengai.com/bn_inf.php?id=512 The character illustrations]] drawn for the first Famicom/NES game makes Billy and Jimmy Lee look like clones of [[FistOfTheNorthStar [[Manga/FistOfTheNorthStar Kenshiro and Raoh]]. While Billy was depicted more or less the same way in subsequent games, Jimmy's resemblance to Raoh was toned down considerably [[http://www.gamengai.com/bn_inf.php?id=513 after the first game]].



* TheGreatPoliticsMessUp: The back-story for the earlier games establishes that the reason why gangs have taken over New York is because of a nuclear war that occurred in [[ExtyYearsFromNow 199X]], just like ''FistOfTheNorthStar''.

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* TheGreatPoliticsMessUp: The back-story for the earlier games establishes that the reason why gangs have taken over New York is because of a nuclear war that occurred in [[ExtyYearsFromNow 199X]], just like ''FistOfTheNorthStar''.''Manga/FistOfTheNorthStar''.
24th Aug '16 8:26:17 AM Willbyr
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** The series as the whole is inspired by ''FistOfTheNorthStar'', starting from the [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Co4eGY8kb4w post-nuclear setting]] to the [[http://doubledragon.kontek.net/games/dd/images/ddfambox.gif character]] [[http://doubledragon.kontek.net/games/dd3/images/dd3fam.gif designs]].
** The masked wrestler [[http://www.gamengai.com/bn_inf.php?id=513&type=0 Burnov]] from the second game seems to be an {{expy}} of ''{{Kinnikuman}}'' wrestler [[http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/thumb/6/6d/King_Neptune_kinnikuman.jpg/180px-King_Neptune_kinnikuman.jpg Neptuneman]].

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** The series as the whole is inspired by ''FistOfTheNorthStar'', ''Manga/FistOfTheNorthStar'', starting from the [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Co4eGY8kb4w post-nuclear setting]] to the [[http://doubledragon.kontek.net/games/dd/images/ddfambox.gif character]] [[http://doubledragon.kontek.net/games/dd3/images/dd3fam.gif designs]].
** The masked wrestler [[http://www.gamengai.com/bn_inf.php?id=513&type=0 Burnov]] from the second game seems to be an {{expy}} of ''{{Kinnikuman}}'' ''Manga/{{Kinnikuman}}'' wrestler [[http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/thumb/6/6d/King_Neptune_kinnikuman.jpg/180px-King_Neptune_kinnikuman.jpg Neptuneman]].
4th Aug '16 1:18:41 AM JudiciousDipterous
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* BottomlessMagazines: Machine Gun Willy.

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* BottomlessMagazines: Machine Gun Willy.



* DemotedToDragon: In the first NES game , Machine Gun Willy goes from being the main bad guy to being the last enemy Billy fights before the final battle with his brother Jimmy. He doesn't even appear at all in the second NES game. Likewise, he's just a lackey to the Shadow Boss (who is not Jimmy like in the NES version, but a completely made-up character who vaguely resembles Burnov) in ''Battletoads & Double Dragon'', where they didn't even get his name right (he is called "Roper" instead).
** ''The Mysterious Warrior'', an [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin enigmatic]] figure introduced in the second NES game as the BigBad, appears in Double Dragon Advance as right-hand man to Machine Gun Willy. He is still BadAss, though.

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* DemotedToDragon: In the first NES game , Machine Gun game, Willy goes from being the main bad guy to being the last enemy Billy fights before the final battle with his brother Jimmy. He doesn't even appear at all in the second NES game. Likewise, he's just a lackey to the Shadow Boss (who is not Jimmy like in the NES version, but a completely made-up character who vaguely resembles Burnov) in ''Battletoads & Double Dragon'', where they didn't even get his name right (he is called "Roper" instead).
** ''The Mysterious Warrior'', an [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin enigmatic]] figure introduced in the second NES game as the BigBad, appears in Double Dragon Advance as right-hand man to Machine Gun Willy. He is still BadAss, though.



* GiantSpaceFleaFromNowhere: At the end of the second arcade game, after defeating Machine Gun Willy in the end of Mission 4, creepy music starts playing and the player's purple EvilTwin rises out of his shadow and attacks him. The game has no other supernatural elements (except for Burnov, the Mission 1 boss who "teleports" after being defeated), nor does the end reference it in any way.

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* GiantSpaceFleaFromNowhere: At the end of the second arcade game, after defeating Machine Gun Willy in the end of Mission 4, creepy music starts playing and the player's purple EvilTwin rises out of his shadow and attacks him. The game has no other supernatural elements (except for Burnov, the Mission 1 boss who "teleports" after being defeated), nor does the end reference it in any way.



** Lopar and Roper were originally different [[SpellMyNameWithAnS transliterations]] of Rowper's name, but both names are used in ''Battletoads & Double Dragon'' for two different enemy characters -- one of them is a renamed Machine Gun Willy and the other resembles cartwheeling incarnation of Williams from ''Double Dragon II''. Ironically, the one enemy character in that game who actually resembles the original Rowper was given another name (Guido).

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** Lopar and Roper were originally different [[SpellMyNameWithAnS transliterations]] of Rowper's name, but both names are used in ''Battletoads & Double Dragon'' for two different enemy characters -- one of them is a renamed Machine Gun Willy and the other resembles cartwheeling incarnation of Williams from ''Double Dragon II''. Ironically, the one enemy character in that game who actually resembles the original Rowper was given another name (Guido).



** Rowper, one of the enemy {{mooks}}, had his name spelled as "Lopar" in the translated manual for the NES version. However, the character's name is actually meant to be a reference to John Saxon's character "Roper" from ''Film/EnterTheDragon''. The name "Roper" and "Lopar" are also used for two different enemies in ''Battletoads & Double Dragon'' and neither resemble the Rowper from the original game (one of them being a misnamed Machine Gun Willy).

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** Rowper, one of the enemy {{mooks}}, had his name spelled as "Lopar" in the translated manual for the NES version. However, the character's name is actually meant to be a reference to John Saxon's character "Roper" from ''Film/EnterTheDragon''. The name "Roper" and "Lopar" are also used for two different enemies in ''Battletoads & Double Dragon'' and neither resemble the Rowper from the original game (one of them being a misnamed Machine Gun Willy).



* VillainousWidowsPeak: Machine Gun Willy in the first two arcade games.

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* VillainousWidowsPeak: Machine Gun Willy in the first two arcade games.
19th Jun '16 2:12:23 PM Ramidel
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** There was also a handheld LCD ''Double Dragon'' based on ''The Revenge'', though (being a '90s LCD handheld) it was extremely stripped down.
27th May '16 12:46:32 AM Morgenthaler
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* BlondGuysAreEvil: Duke from ''Super Double Dragon'' and [[spoiler:Jimmy]] in the NES original.
16th Jan '16 4:36:19 PM nombretomado
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In addition to the games, there was also an [[WesternAnimation/DoubleDragon animated series]] and a [[Film/DoubleDragon live-action movie]], as well as a comic where their dad was StanLee. Yes, that one.

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In addition to the games, there was also an [[WesternAnimation/DoubleDragon animated series]] and a [[Film/DoubleDragon live-action movie]], as well as a comic where their dad was StanLee.Creator/StanLee. Yes, that one.
5th Jan '16 8:40:53 AM aye_amber
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17th Dec '15 6:58:15 PM nombretomado
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* TheCameo: In Amon's ending in the NeoGeo game, you can see [[VideoGame/VoltageFighterGowcaizer Shaia and Ballboy]] near him.

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* TheCameo: In Amon's ending in the NeoGeo UsefulNotes/NeoGeo game, you can see [[VideoGame/VoltageFighterGowcaizer Shaia and Ballboy]] near him.



* {{Ninja}}: The nameless ninjas from the NES ''Double Dragon II'', Yagyu Ranzou and his minions from ''Double Dragon III'' and Amon from the NeoGeo FightingGame.

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* {{Ninja}}: The nameless ninjas from the NES ''Double Dragon II'', Yagyu Ranzou and his minions from ''Double Dragon III'' and Amon from the NeoGeo UsefulNotes/NeoGeo FightingGame.
16th Nov '15 9:03:08 AM Saurubiker
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* ''[[VideoGame/DoubleDragonNeon Double Dragon Neon]]'' (2012/2014, [=PS3=]/Xbox 360/PC): Retro-style remake of the first game developed by WayForward.

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* ''[[VideoGame/DoubleDragonNeon Double Dragon Neon]]'' (2012/2014, [=PS3=]/Xbox 360/PC): Retro-style remake A self-satire of the first game series developed by WayForward.
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