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Double Dragon II
  opened by paleface at 04:15:19 09/13/05  
  last modified by paleface at 04:37:22 09/14/05  
  paleface [sys=GB; cat=Beat_em_up; loc=NA]
A copy of Japan's "Nekketsu Kouha Kunio-Kun: Bangai Rantouhen," re-done with Double-Dragonesque sprites and re-released for the North American market. It's not a bad sprite edit, actually, except for a few wiggly heads and a torso or two that looks a little blockier than it should. They must've swiped most of the sprites from an actual DD game or something, though, because they fit pretty well.
The moves are still the moves of the Kunio game, though, so it doesn't feel quite Double Dragony, and those who played the first one on GB (see entry 855) will be left wondering why most of the moves got taken out, and why the music isn't quite along the same themes.
And yet, it's based on a pretty good game, and it comes through in surprisingly good shape considering the extreme visual makeover.
Multiplayer is here, too, but I haven't tried it. I did try linking this with Nekketsu Kouha Kunio-Kun, but it didn't seem to want to work. Now *that* would have been something!
· Double Dragon (GB)
· Kunio-kun: The World Classics Collection (PS4)
· Nekketsu Kouha Kunio-Kun: Bangai Rantouhen (GB)

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