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Double Dragon PlayChoice Double Dragon PlayChoice - Japanese Logo - Katakana / Kanji

Double Dragon PlayChoice - Cabinet - Video Game Marquee


Sousetsuken master, Billy Lee, must defeat the savage street gang known as the Black Warriors to rescue his girlfriend, Marian, and eventually fight his twin brother, Jimmy.

Double Dragon PlayChoice was produced by Nintendo in 1988.

Nintendo released 107 machines in our database under this trade name, starting in 1970. Nintendo was based in Japan.

Other machines made by Nintendo during the time period Double Dragon PlayChoice was produced include: Vs. Castlevania, R-Type, Vs. Gumshoe, Mike Tyson's Punch-Out!!, Metroid, Vs. Platoon, Vs. Freedom Force, Super Mario Bros. 3, Pinbot, and Super Mario Bros. 2


Name Double Dragon PlayChoice
Developer Nintendo (Japan)
Year 1988
Type Videogame
KLOV/MOG # 7621
Class Wide Release
Genre Scrolling Fighter
Conversion Class Nintendo PlayChoice
# Simultaneous Players 2
# Maximum Players 2
Game Play Either
Control Panel Layout Multiple Player
Sound Unamplified Mono (requires one-channel amp)
Cabinet Styles
  • Upright/Standard

Game Introduction

An Arcade port of the NES version of Technos' Double Dragon arcade game. This game is a side-scrolling beat-em-up similar to the arcade version, only without the two-player co-operative feature in the original. There is a versus mode, however.

Game Play

In this version, there is a new Heart Point system added to the main game. For every 1000 Heart Points, Billy learns a new move such as Jump Kicks, Elbow Smash and a Renegade-style Pin Attack.

There is also a Versus Mode, which allows one or two players to compete against each other by choosing from one of six characters from the game: Billy/Jimmy Lee, Williams, Lopar, Lindas, Chintai or Abobo.


  • Williams: A generic punk. He uses the bat, knife, and dynamite.
  • Lopar: Similar to Williams, except he is a bit stronger. He uses an oil drum, crate, and rock.
  • Lindas: Female punk. Uses the bullwhip in teams.
  • Chintai: Kung-Fu master. Boss of Mission 2. He slaps you and can sometimes escape from your pin-attack. Throws knives in Mission 4.
  • Abobo: The big guy. He is very tough and uses brute force to fight.
  • Willy: The leader of the Shadow Warriors. He has the machine gun and is not afraid to use it.

Double Dragon PlayChoice KLOV/IAM 5 Point User Score: 3.63 (1 vote)

Fun Factor: 4.00

Overall Like 4.00
Fun (Social) 3.00
Fun (Solo) 5.00
Collector Desire 4.00

Technical Rating: 3.25

Gameplay 4.00
Graphics 3.00
Originality 3.00
Sound/Music 3.00

Personal Impressions and Technical Impressions each account for half of the total score. Within the Personal Impressions category, Like carries a little more weight than the other factors.

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ULLIIMario DragonI Play as Mario and fight the Shadow Warriors.LIIDouble Dragon MilleniumI Updates the stages and graphics to look like the arcade version of IDouble DragonI. Jimmy player two can now join anytime. Chintai has been replaced by Jeff the green side of your character. Hearts are no longer needed to earn new moves. MovesULLIHair Pull Kick When an enemy has squatted, tap Kick.LIThrow When enemy has squatted, push Punch.LIElbow Smash When an enemy is behind you, press Punch.LIJump Spin Kick When an enemy is behind you, press Kick.LILeft Jump Kick Push KickPunch, then Kick.LIRight Jump Kick Push KickPunch, then Punch.LIPin Attack No longer available.ULUL

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In this version of IDouble DragonI, the second boss Jeff was replaced by Chinese fighter Chin Taimei. Chin Taimei would later appear in the arcade versions of IDouble Dragon III as the Tonfa master in Mission 3 and IDouble Dragon 3 The Rosetta StoneI as a backup fighter for player 2.



VAPS Arcade/Coin-Op Double Dragon PlayChoice Census

There are 14,754 members of the Video Arcade Preservation Society / Vintage Arcade Preservation Society, 9,474 whom participate in our arcade census project of games owned, wanted, or for sale. Census data currently includes 164,463 machines (6,895 unique titles).

Common - There are 34 known instances of this machine owned by Double Dragon PlayChoice collectors who are active members. Of these, 2 of them are original dedicated machines. 32 of them are only circuit boards which a collector could put into a generic case if desired.

Wanted - No active members have added this machine to their wish list.

This game ranks a 13 on a scale out of 100 (100 = most often seen, 1=least common) in popularity based on census ownership records.

Rarity and Popularity independently are not necessarily indications of value. [More Information]

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