Double Dragon - next weeks game

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  1. Caveman49

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    Is it updated visuals, or just the old school graphics?

    Answered my own question. Looks a bit pants to me, this is an awesome game and could have been fantastic with updated visuals in my book. Bit disappointed that they've opted for a straight port...

    [​IMG]
     
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    There's an enhanced graphics option which cleans things up a bit (see the arcade video posted a day or two ago) but it's not a massive overhaul.
     
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    Confirmed for this Wednesday now - for 400 points!!!

    - Two-player co-op multiplayer locally or over Xbox LIVE

    - Special extras such as a look at the original Japanese and U.S. "Double Dragon" sales fliers

    - Gameplay with either the original graphics or with new high-definition graphics

    - All new music

    - Hints and tips for newcomers

    - Three leaderboards

    Original
    [​IMG]

    Enhanced
    [​IMG]
     
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    That is what I like, enhanced visuals, similar to worms hd, retro gameplay with nice sharp graphics, :thumbsup: I'll be buying this tommorow
     
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    Hmm: there's something about this screenshot, not too sure it's suitable to be posted here ;)

    Like the updated graphics, nothing over the top but certainly adds polish. If the dashboard update hasn't happened by tomorrow leaving me locked out of marketplace, I could be tempted by this one again.
     
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    The original arcade game used to slow down to a crawl if too many things
    were happining on screen! so i hope that problem has been sorted in this port!
     
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    I loved this in the arcade, but never completed it, so will be purchasing, 400pts is cheap.

    The achievements


    Good Score
    5
    Get 20,000 points.

    Demolition Man
    15
    Kill two enemies with a single stick of dynamite in a single player game.


    All Tools
    5
    Pick up a whip, a bat, a knife, a drum, a carton, a stick of dynamite, and a rock.


    Third Base
    20
    Finish mission 3 holding a baseball bat.


    No Swimming
    10
    Pass the bridge in mission 3 without falling in the water.


    Untouchable
    20
    Complete mission 1 in a single player game without being hit.


    Invade the Base
    15
    Reach mission 4 in a co-op game without continues.


    No Mercy
    15
    Take out all the enemies before the final boss in a single player game.


    Sneaky
    20
    Avoid the wall traps in mission 4.


    Bare Hands
    20
    Complete a single player game without using any object.


    Get the Girl
    20
    Beat the other player at the end of a co-op game.


    Hero
    35
    Complete a single player game without continues.
     
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    hehe, that looks quality actually - the new graphics look really polished :cool:

    Nice one! :) Who needs Target Renegade now eh!?
     
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    Like it!!!
     
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    Brilliant!!:rotfl:

    spent many a 10p in the old arcade on this! Ready for some elbow:D
     
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    Certainly seems arcade perfect from the demo I played this morning, might even purchase this retro classic as it was one of my faves.

    Either seems tougher than I remember or I just got rusty over the years, used to play it so much at my local chippie that we used to be able to complete the game with 10p come the end.

    Wonder if the glitch is in place about half way through where we used to crash the game and leave it unplayable for everyone else until it was reset:devil:
     
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    Played through the game earlier (only takes around 20 minutes) though I've only managed to get 1 achievement so far. The updated graphics are fairly decent though there's still a bit of occasional slowdown. Overall, a good game for 400 points though I'm disappointed they didn't throw in the Whirlwind Kick from Double Dragon II.
     
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    Hmm, feel this one should probably have just stayed as a "fond memory" for me... this just drove me nuts within minutes. And there was actually slowdown in co-op mode. Oh dear.
     
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    I still like it alot like i used to years ago even though its not too difficult but it never was tbh imo :rolleyes:
     
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    i think the slowdown is there on purpose. It keeps it more like the original, there is no other reason for it!
     
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    It's emulated, so runs according to the hardware and timings of the original. That's why it slows down, it's effectively running on the original hardware. This happens with all emulated games, they aren't re-programmed.
     
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    I found it a bit disappointing to be honest. I'd hoped that they'd re-programmed the game a wee bit in regards to animations etc., they were still the same animations in the enhanced mode even though the actual frames looked different - why not add extra frames in between to make it smoother?

    I duno, I guess it suffers from that old addage of being a bit [email protected]! :D I think they could've done a lot better with this one if they had taken a bit more time and care.

    But like some people have said, maybe the aim of this release was purely nostalgic.
     
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    It's because it's emulated, the new graphics are just an overlay... Hence no extra frames. I still enjoy the game although the controls do not suit the pad, getting the timing right of the head butt move is what I found a bit tricky. Also the game pauses slightly whenever you unlock an achievement. Oh, and the sound seemed to click every now & then too.

    It's a shame it wasn't remade from the ground up. I guess we will have to look to Double Dragon Forever for that:

    [​IMG]
     
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    Absolutely - that looks a million times better in my view. Totally understand what you're saying about the graphical overlay but I still maintain they should've looked into a proper revision of the game - ie. more than just an overlay - though I fully understand that emulation was their sole aim with this release.

    Hopefully if enough people fork out for the full game it'll prompt further development.
     
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    Well that screen shot is from a fan made game that is still in development. I done most of the background graphics & level design on it so I kind of know Double Dragon inside out. This new game features all of the moves from DD1 & II plus a few more. It's also a 3 player game.

    It's certainly a shame that the Arcade Live version was emulated, because one thing I would have liked to have seen ironed out for this release is the slow down.

    Then again, I think I'm right in saying that all of the arcade versions that appear on Live are emulated?
     
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    Exactly my thoughts! I'm afraid i didn't enjoy this at all and should really have stayed in the past. Was more of a chore to play than enything! :(
     
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    Well, I've not enjoyed all the demos from XLA, but I enjoyed this. Really brought back fond memories for me and between this and Assault Heroes, I will be buying some points later to buy the full versions. :)
     
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    Its a great game but some of the achievements are very very difficult. I remember playing the game down the arcades with a pocket full of 10ps.
     
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    I hated the dd games as much as I loved them.

    i just used to hate getting killed in the same places all the time. It was just too hard
     
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    I used to love DD as a kid and even own the original arcade board for my Jamma cab. That said it was kind of ruined once I discovered that you just go straight through the game using the elbow. Infact the only places that I would ever lose lives were at the jumps. Target Regegade on the Speccy was a much better game. :)
     
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    Bought this on sat...brought back some fond memories:thumbsup:

    The slow down is still there when you got 4 sprites on screen tho.

    Got all the achievements already...200/200

    There are some tips in the extra to help on a few of them (mainly the finish level 3 with baseball bat.

    Lot easier than my 200 points on Doom..took me ages that one.
     
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    Since posting the screen shots of Double Dragon Forever, I've had a few requests about a playable demo. This http://rapidshare.com/files/31096848/ddf.zip.html is a beta build from about 5 months back, even though the date on the splash screen says otherwise.

    Please let me know what you think of it.
     
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    Same here mate! Was really excited about playing this but got frustrated and bored within about 5 minutes. With MAME out there, I'm finding there's really no need to be buying games like these from Marketplace...
     

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