Double Dragon

Arcade Video Game published 32 years ago by Taito America

Emulated in MAME !
Information for the following ROM(s): ddragonu ddragonua ddragonub


Double Dragon © 1987 Taito America Corp.

Export release for North America by Taito America, under license from Technos Japan. For more information about the game itself, please visit the original Technos Japan entry; "Double Dragon [Model TA-0021]".
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Behind a clear front glass, the dedicated cabinet has a decorative cardboard frame surrounding the monitor that includes instructions for game play. The cardboard frame is usually 2 sided. There is the TAITO design on one side and the Double Dragon design on the other. The marquee and control panel art features a drawing of a dragon and pictures of Billy and Jimmy Lee. The control panel includes their names. Most cabinets used blue buttons for player 1 and red buttons for player 2, but a middle release cabinet used yellow buttons for both players and used thicker bezel glass with white plastic protectors along its outer edges. The side art features the name TAITO at the top with a Y-shaped pattern of lines in red, white, gray, and black. The first cabinets of Double Dragon had a different color combination for the side art. The black part of the side art was orange and the gray part was yellow. The cabinet features a lockable pullout drawer at the bottom that contains the power supply and game-boards.


Double Dragon was manufactured and released in July 1987 in North America.

This Taito version has a different storyline than the one used in the Japanese version. The Japanese storyline is more developed and does not use the Spike and Hammer aliases.


NOTE: USA [US] ports only are listed here.

Atari 2600 (jul.23, 1989) "Double Dragon [Model AK-050]"
Atari 7800 (1989) "Double Dragon [Model AM-050]"
Nintendo NES (june.1988) "Double Dragon [Model NES-WD-USA]"
Sega Genesis (1993)
Microsoft XBOX 360 [XBLA] (may.9, 2007)
Sony PlayStation 4 [PSN] (may.12, 2015) "Arcade Archives - Double Dragon [Model CUSA-00984]"

Nintendo Game Boy (aug.1990) "Double Dragon [Model DMG-DD-USA]"
Atari Lynx (1993) "Double Dragon [Model L070]"
Sega Game Gear (1993)
Nintendo Game Boy Advance (nov.14, 2003) "Double Dragon Advance [Model AGB-BDDE-USA]"

Commodore Amiga (1988)
Commodore C64 (1988)
PC [MS-DOS, 5.25''] (1988)
Atari ST (1989)

Mobile Phones (jul.15, 2004)
Android (mar.5, 2012)
Apple iPhone (dec.5, 2013) "Double Dragon Trilogy [Model 730919094]"

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