Double Dragon (Atari 7800)

Score: 117,300
World Ranking: 1
Scored By: iamthefallen1 (F1)
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Double Dragon 117,300 points
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This version proved that looks weren't everything! Even with better graphics, the controls were still clunky, making it more difficult than need be!

My hat's off to you for this score!

-- Posted by LarcenTyler on 2016-08-08 21:18:12   Reply
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Thank you. I learned a trick or two other than that spin kick spam move to make the game just a little easier. It is a little hard for me to explain, but i'll try, for those who want to play this game later. 

If you move your character up and down the enemies will match you by moving up and down, but eventually, one of the enemy fighters will slowly move up slightly then walk around behind you. While they are walking slowly past you, you can walk up and kick the daylights out of them. It works on everyone, even Abobo and Willy. It even works in the narrow walkways. 

I was aware of the "knife trick" (hold the knife and your kicks become as powerful as the knife) and I did utilize that on the first part of Mission 3. 

i've seen others successfully pull off the spin kick spam trick on other videos but I'm not great with diagonals on the Genesis game pad (to preserve my controllers, I use a Genesis D-pad with an Edladdin Seagull 78 Controller Adapter, that thing is awesome) to play my Atari. 

I don't know if the difficulty switches impact gameplay any but I always keep both to the left. 

This was actually my first time beating it. I think it took me 20 tries to get the patterns down right. Last time, Willy shot me and I was barely 1000 points from beating the score. Ouch. 

-- Posted by iamthefallen1 on 2016-08-08 21:43:19   Reply
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PS: I can't prove it now, of course, because I'm almost 40, but I beat the Atari 2600 version as a kid. You have to spam the elbow move to beat that game. That game is actually harder than this one. 

The Atari 7800 was my first home system so it is still my favorite system. 

-- Posted by iamthefallen1 on 2016-08-08 21:48:07   Reply