A game that’s going to take you back to the past is the awesome Side-Scrolling/Beat ‘Em Up Double Dragon Neon by Majesco and Wayforward. The series has been around since 1987 and it was awesome then, but better now.
With mixtapes making the game interesting and the ability to play through 3 different difficulty levels this is a game that new and old fans will enjoy.
Double Dragon Neon looks and feels great, but what’s nice about it is that the game brings that nostalgia from back in the days of the NES and Master System, which were the dominating consoles when the series began.
As in the previous games twin brothers, Billy and Jimmy set out to find the bad guys that have kidnapped Miriam. On their way to rescue her the guys face some challenges with glass-jawed goons, deadly sexy teleporting geishas and scientific abominations that become more difficult to beat as the game progresses.
The ultimate goal is to hunt down the very evil Skullmageddon and rescue Miriam.
Now on a next-gen console, the series supports two players with a patch that will eventually let gamers play in a multiplayer environment, which is a different experience in itself.
The people that developed this game worked really hard at making sure that the game has that 80’s feel to it. This is emphasized in the music played in the background with sounds that will bring back that nostalgia that older gamers crave for.
Obviously the game does not feel like the classic ones, but it’s not supposed to. For me it felt a lot like a new Street Fighter game especially after the new skill and abilities are unlocked. Utilizing mixtape magic are the new skills and abilities that can be found throughout the game.
We recommend Double Dragon Neon to newer generation gamers as well as the older ones. It is a must have for the holiday season especially with family get togethers as you can re-live the good ol’ days with a relative or friend.
Double Dragon Neon gets a 8 out of 10. It’s available now on the XBOX 360 and PlayStation 3 via PSN and XBL