Android Retro Game Of The Week-Double Dragon Trilogy


Thanks to DotEmu we can relive all the awesome moments that helped define the side scrolling brawler genre. Double Dragon was probably one of the most influential side scrolling action beat em up games of the early console generation and now we can enjoy the entire trilogy right from the palm of our hands. dd
Double Dragon Trilogy puts Double Dragon, Double Dragon 2:The Revenge, and Double Dragon 3:The Rosetta Stone all at your fingertips and all specially designed and optimized for mobile devices. For those of you who enjoyed the original arcade hit, you will love replaying this game on the go. Beginning with Double Dragon, iconic brothers Billy and Jimmy must stop the evil Black Shadows gang and rescue Billy's girlfriend who has been kidnapped. The game is every bit as good as you remember it but better. dd2
Double Dragon Trilogy has two different game modes for you to enjoy. Arcade mode will allow you to play the game exactly as it was intended, from beginning to end and your only main goal is to go for the high score just like at the arcades in days past. Story mode allows you to enjoy the game in a different light. As you play through the game you will be able to unlock new stages and achievements. Not only will you find the different game modes charming, but you'll also have three different difficulty modes tailored each specifically to the type of player that you are.dd1
Play the trilogy in mobile difficulty which was designed to have a more balanced gameplay style for touchscreen mobile devices, or play through it in original difficulty which is pretty similar to the arcade version of the game. Lastly, you can try your hand at expert difficulty which should give you quite the challenge. Only the most bad ass double dragon players need attempt this difficulty level, but if you think you have what it takes, give it a shot. dd3
Double Dragon Trilogy has google play games services support so you can expect leaderboards and achievements. If you get tired of playing by yourself you can even play co-op via bluetooth with a friend. If you aren't too keen on the control scheme, you can play it like you remember it, with gamepad support for most HID bluetooth controllers. DotEmu even remastered the soundtrack, so you can choose to listen to it in all its original glory or enjoy the games music in a whole new way. DDtrilogy will set you back $2.99, which effectively puts each game at about $1. You can grab it from the play store now.