Patreon button  Steam curated reviews  Discord button  Facebook button  Twitter button 
3DS | PC | PS4 | PS5 | SWITCH | VITA | XB1 | XSX | All

Super Double Dragon (SNES) artwork

Super Double Dragon (SNES) review


"One of the best beatíem ups up to date "

One of the best beatíem ups up to date

Super Double Dragon was the first Double Dragon game on the SNES, as well as the next one in the series. Unlike the first 3, which have some supernatural enemies and moves, Super Double Dragon is more realistic all having plausible moves and enemies. Itís my personnel favorite of all of them.

Graphics: 9/10
The graphics for an early SNES game are really good. The sprites are well done, although they could've been bigger. They look very detailed and the backgrounds are huge. The enemies are look great too, gradually getting bigger and bigger until they resemble those of Final fight's proportions.

Gameplay: 9/10
The gameplay is in some ways better than the original, and some ways not. For one thing which is obvious, you can now play with two players at once, which makes the game alot easier. Another thing which some people argue about which is better is that you no longer learn new moves, instead you already know all of them and its just a matter of mastering how to do them. The combat has evolved quite a bit from the original. Now, you can still punch and kick, as well as do some of the moves you learned in the original. However, you can also block when an enemy attacks, and do a small combo to knock them away. You also have an anger/power meter at the top. If you let it charge up you can either do small kicks, let it rise halfway and then do a giant spin-kick across the screen, or, if you let it charge to full, go into rage mode and suddenly become very strong for a short period of time. The only real problem with the game is that it gets tedious going through all the long levels.

Sound/Music: 9/10
The sound and music is all the classic music you remember from the original Double Dragon remixed, and sounds better than ever. All of the original themes are there, except that in this version it plays the original stage 1 theme at stage 4 and the music is screwed up, but no matter what the order, it's still a good sound-track and I'd pay to have it on cd.

Replay Value: 8/10
The only real problem with the game resides in the Replay Value. The game, like most other fighters, becomes tedious when you play through it. Although the game is very fun on two players, it's so hard after going through wave after wave of enemies it become difficult and sort of tedious.

Overall: 8.8/10
This isn't the best of the double dragon score wise, I just like it the best, and I have good reason to. It has good graphics, good sound, and great gameplay. It was the best one I think that had 2-player combat, and one of the best overall ones. A story would've been nice, but itís still a good game.

Pros:
Good gameplay

Cons:
No story
Tedious near the end


aganar's avatar
Community review by aganar (Date unavailable)

A bio for this contributor is currently unavailable, but check back soon to see if that changes. If you are the author of this review, you can update your bio from the Settings page.

More Reviews by aganar [+]
Arkanoid (NES) artwork
Arkanoid (NES)

Arkanoid is the remake of the classic break-out. It's pretty much the same thing only with enhanced graphics.
Blades of Steel (NES) artwork
Blades of Steel (NES)

Konami made another sports game. Whattya know, it was good! It appears Konami made more quality titles on the NES than any other system. This was one of the first hockey games. It was the first to have fist fighting, and what a nice add-on it was. I enjoyed beating the crap out of other players who happened to b...
Burger Time (NES) artwork
Burger Time (NES)

Did somebody say McDonald's?

Feedback

If you enjoyed this Super Double Dragon review, you're encouraged to discuss it with the author and with other members of the site's community. If you don't already have an HonestGamers account, you can sign up for one in a snap. Thank you for reading!

You must be signed into an HonestGamers user account to leave feedback on this review.

User Help | Contact | Ethics | Sponsor Guide | Links

eXTReMe Tracker
© 1998 - 2022 HonestGamers
None of the material contained within this site may be reproduced in any conceivable fashion without permission from the author(s) of said material. This site is not sponsored or endorsed by Nintendo, Sega, Sony, Microsoft, or any other such party. Super Double Dragon is a registered trademark of its copyright holder. This site makes no claim to Super Double Dragon, its characters, screenshots, artwork, music, or any intellectual property contained within. Opinions expressed on this site do not necessarily represent the opinion of site staff or sponsors. Staff and freelance reviews are typically written based on time spent with a retail review copy or review key for the game that is provided by its publisher.