Retro Gaming- Double Dragon III: The Sacred Stones: (1991)

Double Dragon III: The Rosetta Stone was  released for the Nintendo Entertainment System  in 1991.  This game is basically the second version of Double Dragon III only with different modes and altered gameplay.  While the arcade version of Double Dragon III had excellent graphics and nice gameplay many people would prefer the NES version of the game.  The NES version of Double Dragon III gives players options on how to play the game including whether or not they can accidently attack one another during battle.  The plot for the NES version of Double Dragon III is essentially the same because it includes both Billy and Jimmy flying around the world in order to complete their mission.  Similar to the arcade version players must travel to America, China, Japan, Italy, and Egypt in the same order.

It should be noted that some features from the arcade version of Double Dragon III did not make it into the NES port including the player’s ability to go to the store and buy items. While many people debate on which version of Double Dragon III is more difficult we all know that both were both enjoyable.  The arcade version required you to spend an endless amount of coins in order to beat the game alone or with another player.  The NES version might have been easier to complete since it was available for an at home game  console.  Overall, while both the arcade and NES versions of Double Dragon III were very similar they both included unique differences that made them both exciting and challenging for many who played both games.

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