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  • The best games like Double Dragon are:

  • arrow_rightStreets of Rage 2
  • arrow_rightTeenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (1989)
  • arrow_rightDouble Dragon Trilogy
  • arrow_rightRiver City Ransom: Underground
  • arrow_rightDouble Dragon III: The Sacred Stones (1991)
  • arrow_rightNinja Gaiden II: The Dark Sword of Chaos (1990)
  • arrow_rightTapper
  • arrow_rightNorth & South

10 Best Games Like Double Dragon:

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1. Streets of Rage 2

After Axel Stone, Blaze Fielding and Adam Hunter destroyed the evil Syndicate leader, Mr. X, the city became a peaceful place to live, and each one of them followed their own paths. One year later, after their reunion, Adam's brother Sammy returned from school to find their apartment in a mess, and Adam nowhere to be seen, and after calling his two friends, one of them notices a photo of Adam chained to a wall, next to someone they knew very well - Mr. X, who returned to turn the peaceful city once again into a war zone. Now, Axel, Blaze, Sammy, and Axel's good friend Max, a pro wrestler, must head out to stop Mr. X once again...hopefully for good...

Streets of Rage 2 differs from the previous title in several ways. There are changes in both graphics (characters now are bigger, more detailed and with more animation frames, and scenarios are less grainy) and gameplay (the rocket move was replaced by a special move that doubles in offense and defense along several new moves), along other new features such as life bars (and names) for all enemies and the radically different new characters.

Categories in common with Streets of Rage 2: Action | Arcade | Casual

Platform: PC | iOS | Android | Linux | Nintendo 3DS | Xbox 360 | PlayStation 3 | Wii | Classic Macintosh | Genesis | SEGA Master System | Game Gear

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2. Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (1989)

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles is a side-scrolling platform game for the Nintendo Entertainment System released by Konami (under the Ultra Games imprint in the USA and the equivalent PALCOM brand in Europe/Australia) in 1989. Alongside the arcade game (also developed by Konami), it was one of the first video games based on the 1987 Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles animated series, being released after the show's second season.

Categories in common with Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (1989): Action

Platform: PC | Xbox 360 | Xbox | PlayStation 2 | Wii | GameCube | NES | Commodore / Amiga | Atari ST

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3. Double Dragon Trilogy

A groundbreaking, uber-popular game upon its arcade debut in 1987, Double Dragon is the undisputed godfather of co-op beat ‘em all!
Enter Double Dragon Trilogy, a compilation including all three installments of the beloved arcade series: Double Dragon, Double Dragon 2: The Revenge, and Double Dragon 3: The Rosetta Stone. The first one begins with Billy and his brother Jimmy, two martial arts experts, in a mission to rescue Billy's girlfriend, Marian, who’s been kidnapped by the Black Shadows Gang. All your favorite moves are here: punches, kicks, elbows, knees, head-butts and an assortment of not-exactly-street-legal weapons.
Battle your way through all 3 titles and bask in the greatness of one of the ‘80s most popular arcade games!
FEATURES:
• Two game modes: “Arcade” (play the game from beginning to end and go for the high score) and “Story” (unlock new stages and achievements while playing through the game)
• Customizable controls (keyboard & controller)
• Three difficulty levels: “easy” (easier than the original), “original” (similar to the arcade version) and “expert” (a real challenge!)
• Choose between the original 8-bit soundtrack and a brand-new remastered one!
• Choose between the original graphics or video filter

Categories in common with Double Dragon Trilogy: Action | Arcade | Family | Fighting

Platform: PC | iOS | Android

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4. River City Ransom: Underground

One of the best beat'em ups of the NES era is back!
Many years after vanquishing Slick on the school rooftop, Alex and Ryan must take to the streets again. Help a new crop of fighters defeat the hordes of River City, and clear their name in a sinister kidnapping plot. You'll earn money, unlock moves, and upgrade your skills in a sprawling city on the brink of total chaos. This modern take on an old classic features over 500 unique street fighting moves, dozens of weapons, secrets galore, and a bonus arena fighting mode.
Features:

  • Online co-op and arena death match for up to 4 players
  • A new chapter in the River City universe
  • Unlock 10 playable heroes in the story campaign, each with their own fighting style
  • 140 levels to explore, complete with hazards and secrets
  • 22 shops to upgrade your characters
  • Arena multiplayer combat mode features team selection, modifier modes, and CPU partners
  • Play as hero or villain in intense arena combat: can you unlock all 44 fighters?

Categories in common with River City Ransom: Underground: Action | Role Playing | Indie

Platform: PC | macOS | Linux

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5. Double Dragon III: The Sacred Stones (1991)

Double Dragon III: The Sacred Stones, released in Japan as Double Dragon III: The Rosetta Stone (ダブルドラゴンⅢ ザ・ロゼッタストーン), is a side-scrolling beat-'em-up produced for the Nintendo Entertainment System in 1991. It was the third Double Dragon game for the NES, developed by Technos Japan Corp. and published in North America and Europe by Acclaim Entertainment. Although loosely based on the similarly titled arcade game Double Dragon 3: The Rosetta Stone, it is not a port, but rather a parallel project that was developed at the same time.

Categories in common with Double Dragon III: The Sacred Stones (1991):

Platform: Wii U | NES

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6. Ninja Gaiden II: The Dark Sword of Chaos (1990)

A year after the events of the original Ninja Gaiden, a new villain named Ashtar receives word of Jaquio's defeat. Ashtar uses this opportunity to hatch a new plan to plunge the world into darkness. The ninja, Ryu Hayabusa, hits the trail to destroy all manner of vile creatures entering the world while fighting his way to destroy Ashtar, his Dark Sword of Chaos, and whatever else is behind the evil.

Ninja Gaiden II: The Dark Sword of Chaos is a fast paced, side scrolling action game in the tradition of the original Ninja Gaiden game. Ryu is a ninja who can run, jump, and slash with his ninja sword. He can also attach to vertical walls and climb up and down, which is an ability missing in the previous game. Powerups are hidden everywhere throughout the levels. These powerups include fireballs and ninja stars as before; a unique new powerup is the ninja shadow. Ryu can collect up to 2 ninja shadows that follow his every movement and use the same weapons at the same time that Ryu strikes.

Ninja Gaiden II tells its story through liberal use of cinematic scenes interspersed between the action levels. Different levels feature a variety of environmental interaction; e.g., one level has Ryu on a high mountain where snow is falling fast and the wind is blowing hard. The shifting direction of the snowfall indicates how the wind is blowing and Ryu has to fight against the breeze. In a night level, much of the environment is dark and is illuminated only sporadically by flashes of lightning.

Categories in common with Ninja Gaiden II: The Dark Sword of Chaos (1990): Action | Arcade | Fighting | Platformer

Platform: Nintendo 3DS | Wii U | Wii | NES | Commodore / Amiga

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7. Tapper

Tapper is an action-arcade game developed by Sierra On-Line and Marvin Glass and Associates. It was originally released in 1983. Bally Midway published the game. Most rawgers rated the game as "Recommended".
Tapper is available on PC, Xbox 360, Apple II and Atari 8-bit.

Categories in common with Tapper: Action | Arcade

Platform: PC | iOS | Xbox 360 | Apple II | Commodore / Amiga | Atari 2600 | Atari 8-bit

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8. North & South

North & South is an action, strategy and arcade game developed by Infogrames and Infogrames Entertainment. It came out on 01-01-1989. KEMCO published the game. The game is rated as "Recommended" on RAWG.
North & South is available on Atari ST, Commodore / Amiga, NES and PC.
It was scored by '''NES''' and Yasuhiro Kawakami.

Categories in common with North & South: Action | Arcade | Strategy

Platform: PC | NES | Commodore / Amiga | Atari ST

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9. Double Dragon IV

The next entry in the side-scrolling action game series Double Dragon is finally here!
The story picks up after the elimination of the Black Warriors in Double Dragon II!

Experience all-new exhilarating action with the original old-school graphics!
Use the art of Sou-Setsu-Ken to rescue the kidnapped Marian!

Plus, new enemy characters including ninjas, karate masters, and sumo wrestlers,
none of which have been seen in Double Dragon before!

There are lots of extra modes, too! Cool new features fans have been waiting for!
Playable enemy characters, VS Mode, Tower Mode, and even more!

Categories in common with Double Dragon IV: Action

Platform: PC | PlayStation 4 | iOS | Nintendo Switch

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10. Sengoku (1991)

Sengoku, fully titled Sengoku Denshō (戦国伝承, lit. "Legacy of the Warring States") in Japan, is a beat 'em up arcade game. It is the first game of the Sengoku series by SNK. It was ported to numerous home consoles including the Neo Geo, Neo Geo CD, Mega-CD and Super Famicom. The arcade version was part of SNK Arcade Classics Vol. 1, released in 2008. The Neo Geo version was re-released on the Japanese Virtual Console in 2011, with the sequels for the North American Virtual Console on November 8, 2012 (Sengoku 2) and June 6, 2013 (Sengoku 3) and for the PAL region on February 7, 2013 (Sengoku 2) and September 5, 2013 (Sengoku 3). In 2009 the series was compiled on a CD titled Sengoku Anthology for PlayStation 2 and Windows.

Categories in common with Sengoku (1991): Fighting

Platform: Xbox One | PlayStation 4 | Nintendo Switch | Wii | SNES | SEGA CD | Neo Geo

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