Billy and Jimmy Lee are tough. The Black Warriors know they're tough because they were foolish enough to mess with them a couple of years ago in the classic coin-op Double Dragon.
The black warriors had kidnapped Marian, a friend of theirs, and the lads decided to get her back and put the gang out of operation for good. Sadly, they didn't quite finish off the female leader, who then spent a few years recovering before seeking her revenge. And what better way to get back at the brothers than to kidnap Marian again? So that's what she did, killing Marian as soon as she got her hands on her. So the brothers Lee are mad as hell and are going after her.
It's a one or two-player horizontally-
As well as the standard aggressive moves such as punching, kicking and high kicking, the bruvvers can also pick up extra weapons like maces and daggers that come of the baddies will drop once you manage to kill them. Be careful, though, because you can drop the weapons if the baddies manage to crack you on and you don't carry the weapons from one stage to the next. If you don't have any extra weapons you can always resort to picking up bits of the scenery, like oil barrels and crates, that can then be lobbed at the enemies.
The regular baddies are nasty enough - especially when you have several of them to handle at once - but extra large baddies and ones wielding swords and such like make several appearances throughout the games and generally these need to be hit more often to cause them to disappear. Bash your way through the levels without losing all your lives and continue credits and then go back and do it all again.
GRAPHICS AND SOUND
Large sprites and a full PAL screen; things look good. The perspective is a little odd but very coin-op like. Tunes play throughout that are jaunty and very listenable.
A fun beat-em-up that's a vast improvement on the computer versions of the first game. It's too easy to keep you playing for months, though, and it's likely you'll complete it sooner rather than later. Lots of fun in two player mode.