Game Double Dragon
Author/Vendor Tecnos Japan / Accolade
Released 1989
Game Type Beat 'em up
Language English
Gens (0.95)
The platform brawler that started it all, this legendary series focuses on the lives of the Lee twins - two skilled street fighters who use their martial arts talent to further the cause of justice.

A well-known series that was good in its day, but for some reason just couldn't find a way to adapt well to new plots and formats. By the time that the final installment rolled around, it bore little resemblance to its intense and at times daring ancestors.

In Double Dragon the Lee twins' favorite girl is kidnapped by a street gang - this was the first brawler with this premise, and it spawned oh-too-many imitators - dare I mention Art of Fighting, Final Fury, and Streets of Rage?