Gamers of a certain age probably spent at least a few hours (or years) of their lives submerged in the original Double Dragon games. These side-scrolling beat-em-ups have stood the test of time, but emulators are so messy, right? DotEmu, a developer with plenty of experience porting classic games to mobile, has followed through on its promise to bring the Double Dragon Trilogy to Android as a single download.

For the low price of $2.99, you get Double Dragon, Double Dragon: The Revenge, and Double Dragon: The Rosetta Stone on your phone or tablet. The gameplay has been tweaked to be a little more forgiving for today's pampered mobile gamer. If you want a more authentic experience, the original and expert difficulties are still included. Like many other ports, the old arcade mode where you simply die when you run out of lives is also joined by a story mode so you can unlock stages as you go.

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Controls come in the form of on-screen buttons, but there's also controller support baked in. If you need backup, there is a co-op mode, but it's local Bluetooth only. As for that iconic soundtrack, it's still there in both classic and remastered forms. Put the bucket of quarters away – all you need to take on the Black Shadow Gang this time is three bucks.

Ryan Whitwam
Ryan is a tech/science writer, skeptic, lover of all things electronic, and Android fan. In his spare time he reads golden-age sci-fi and sleeps, but rarely at the same time. His wife tolerates him as few would.

He's the author of a sci-fi novel called The Crooked City, which is available on Amazon and Google Play. http://goo.gl/WQIXBM

  • Baleeted

    aaaaand that's a purchase. Waiting for battletoads next. That would be fun.

  • Stanley Chan

    Pretty, pretty nice. Lets see if this is original as emulator mame rom.

    Next step is: they need to port double dragon advance to android. Is the best update ever made of this classic!

  • Francois Roy

    Achievements that are not Google Play achievements? Tss..

    • Keno

      Really? That's important to you? Tss..

    • Primalxconvoy

      This is great news! Not everyone wants or can use Google Play services.

    • g

      And thats why we play video games. To rack up "Achievements".

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  • Jesse

    Crouch + L or R + A&B

  • http://www.emuparadise.me/roms-isos-games.php rarely online

    Playing this through an emulator is just as good.,

  • StriderWhite

    Does it work with PS3 bluetooth pad?

    • http://www.facebook.com/umang.ladia Umang Ladia

      how do you make that work?? I've a ps3 controller..

      • StriderWhite

        You should root your device, and then install the app "Sixaxis Controller". Then you can pair the ps3 controller with your device, and it works with all games/emulator that support joypads

  • Mike S.

    Doesn't work with ART.