One of the most endearing video game franchises out there is Technos' Double Dragon. The beat-'em-up series helped completely reshape the way gamers thought about brawlers, especially on home consoles where there was a dearth of side-scrolling brawlers back during the late 1980s. It seems like it's about as good as time as any to celebrate the series that debuted on the NES some 30 years ago. So here at CinemaBlend we have a list for every major console game release of Double Dragon ranked by awesomeness.

10. Double Dragon V: The Shadow Falls

Tradewest's foray into transitioning the popularity of the Double Dragon morning cartoon into a video game wasn't quite what traditional Double Dragon fans were hoping for. Instead of being a classic side-scrolling beat-'em-up, Double Dragon V: The Shadow Falls for the SNES was a one-on-one fighting game based on the characters as they were depicted in the Saturday morning cartoon series. The quality of the fighting wasn't so hot, and while the characters did resemble their counterparts from the television show, the animations were sub-par compared to other games like Street Fighter and Mortal Kombat that were also out at the time.

9. Double Dragon IV

Arc System Works attempted to revive Dragon Double with a sequel, retconning Super Double Dragon IV and Double Dragon V: The Shadow Falls. This wasn't the wisest decision (although I doubt anyone would complain about Double Dragon V being retconned) because the 2017 outing of Double Dragon IV wasn't all that great. It's basically an 8-bit NES game made for today's generation of consoles. It's a rather simplified game that would have been popular back during the NES days, but just felt more dated than nostalgic when it was released for the PS4, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch and PC.

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