Lost In Translation/Double Dragon (neogeo)

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Double Dragon
(Neo Geo)
Neo-Geo marquee.
No screen shot.
Neo-Geo control panel.
Manufacturer Technos
Released 1995
8-way Joystick
4 Button(s)
Main CPU Neo-Geo
68000 (@ 12.000 MHz)
Z80 (@ 4.000 MHz)
Sound CPU Stereo
YM2610 (@ 8.000 MHz)
Raster (Horizontal)
320 x 224 pixels
59.19 Hz
4,096 Palette colours
Screens 1
ROM Info 24 ROMs
22,609,920 bytes (21.56 MiB)
MAME ID doubledr

About The Game

Double Dragon is a one-on-one arcade video fighting game based on the 1994 Double Dragon movie, the game features a roster selectable which consists of "Double Dragon" alumni Billy, Jimmy, Marian, Abobo and Burnov, as well as 5 original characters as they enter a martial arts tournament to take out evil crime lord of Bloody Town, Koga Shuko. Unique features in the game includes destructible environments and a super move meter which fills out based on how much energy the player has left, giving weaker fighters a handicap. After defeating the default 10 fighters, the player faces Shuko's bodyguard, Duke, before fighting Shuko himself.

Additional Technical Information

Players : 2

Control : 8-way joystick

Buttons : 4

=> [A] Light Attack [B] Medium Attack [C] Hard Attack [D] Extra Attack


Released in February 1995. Double Dragon was Technos' first game for the Neo-Geo hardware. This game was based on the movie 'Double Dragon', which was, in turn, based on the 'Double Dragon series' of games.

The game features a combo counter like many fighting games, however this one is not always very accurate since it registers Cheng Fu's Super Dragon Kick technique (Forward Dragon Punch motion + 2 buttons with the charge meter filled) as a single hit! The original Double Dragon logo can be seen in the large white boat on Cheng Fu's stage!

Billy, Jimmy, Marian and Abobo are the only characters from the original 1987 "Double Dragon" game who were featured in both : the movie and this game. Billy and Jimmy have the ability to transform into more powerful counterparts like they did in the end of the movie, while Abobo turns into his mutated form for a brief moment when he does his 'Grow 'n Throw' super move. Marian is depicted as a female gang leader, much like her movie counterpart. Burnov was the first stage boss in "Double Dragon II - The Revenge", while Duke was the final boss in the Super NES game "Super Double Dragon", although neither character were in the movie. Koga Shuko, the game's final boss, was an original character from the film.


MVS (arcade) vs. Home (neo-geo) differences :

  • Arcade : If you beat the game without losing a round you'll see a drawing of each character posing while the credits roll. If you beat using a continue you just see the credits rolling on the screen in one of the monitors that fell on the last boss.
  • Home : Regardless if you use continues or not you will only get the credits that roll on the big monitor screen.

Tips and tricks

Play As Duke / As King Shuko

Go to the character selection screen and put the cursor on Billy, then Marian, then Chung Fu, then Jimmy for 3 seconds each. If done correctly you will hear the word 'Bingo!'.

Alternate Costume Colors

Press B, C or D when selecting a fighter.


Aoni Production
Yasuaki Sumi
Tadamichi Obinata
Naoki Kashiwabara
Shinji Hirao
Yasuhiro Matsumoto
Graphic Designers
Takumi Ishikawa
Seiichiro Ishiguro
Fujimi Oonishi
Kazutaka Oohashi
Satoshi Kazato
Takahide Koizumi
Chihiro Kushibe
Takeyoshi Suzuki
Katsuhiro Nakamura
Akiko Maruyama
Kazumi Minagawa
Koji Ogata
Koji Yamada
Hideki Hoshiya
Muneki Ebinuma
Minoru Yamaguchi
Sound Program & Tools
Robert C. Ashworth
Sound Effects
Kiyomi Kataoka
Chiaki Iizuka
Reiko Uehara
Fumiko Suzuki
Osamu Sakai
Akira Kitsuno
Keinosuke Akichi
Norihiko Yonesawa
Espo Corp.
Seiji Kawakatsu
Daisuke Hatakeyama
Kei Tamura
Yoji Takae
Tusguyuki Kubo
J.C. Staff
Tomoko Kawasaki
Eiichi Endou
Nobuko Ogino
Kazuyuki Kurata
Kunio Taki


Hikaru Midorikawa
Kaneto Shiozawa
Yuka Koyama
Daisuke Gouri
Kaneto Shiozawa
Yukimasa Kishino
Keiko Han
Yusaku Yura
Hisao Egawa
Daisuke Gouri
Hisao Egawa
Osamu Saka
Miyako Endou


  1. Double Dragon (1987)
  2. Double Dragon II - The Revenge (1988)
  3. Double Dragon 3 - The Rosetta Stone (1991)
  4. Super Double Dragon (1992, US/EU Nintendo Super NES) / Return of Double Dragon (1992, JP Nintendo Super Famicom)
  5. Battletoads & Double Dragon - The Ultimate Team (1993, Nintendo Super NES)
  6. Double Dragon V - The Shadow Falls (1994, Nintendo Super NES)
  7. Double Dragon (1995)

Cabinet and Artwork


SNK Neo-Geo CD (1995)
Sony PlayStation (1995)

The contents of this page are licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Unported License.
The sources used include MAME (version 0.113u2) and history.dat (revision 1.28 - 2008-10-18).
Please see http://www.arcade-history.com for credits.