You might remember Billy and Jimmy Lee way back on the NES when they were delivering knees to the faces of countless Lindas and Abobos. Playing with a friend in the original Double Dragon and its sequels was many gamers’ first introduction to cooperative gameplay, but for as fun as those now retro games were there’s been very little of the Lee brothers for the past few generations of video games. WayForward is here to remedy that lack of ass-kicking with a brand new game for the series, Double Dragon: Neon. With enough new features and nostalgia to please any fan, Neon ignites a future for the series as bright as the title implies.
I’m going to be honest: I was way skeptical of this game when I first heard about it. The game’s art seemed strange, the idea of possibly ruining a cherished franchise ran through my head, and then I had thoughts of the horrible movie adaptation. But here the game is, and it’s one of my surprise hits of the summer (or the beginning of fall maybe). Anyway, if you’ve been looking for a co-op game to change up the pace of your other boring co-op games, Double Dragon: Neon is a great way to spend an evening!