Double Dragon [Master System]

Double Dragon is a beat 'em up from 1987 where two martial artists brothers Billy and Jimmy Lee fight a savage street gang which kidnapped Billy's girlfriend, Marian. Play the Master System version online here!



Double Dragon is a beat ’em up set in a a post-apocalyptic New York, where Billy and Jimmy Lee, twin brothers trained in the fighting style of Sou-Setsu-Ken, fight the “Black Warriors”, a savage street gang led by a man named Willy which kidnapped Billy’s girlfriend, Marian.

Developed by Technōs Japan and initially published by Taito to the arcades in 1987, Double Dragon pushed the already successful Renegade‘s formula even farther, and was a big hit. It eventually spawned a big gaming franchise with tens of titles, not to mention the crossovers and stuff. The game was ported to several other platforms, and the version we have here is the Sega Master System one, where it’s ready to be played online, in your browser, without the need of downloading or installing anything.

The Master System version became famous since it supports two friends playing it simultaneously, like in the arcades, something that the NES version didn’t provide, although the graphics are similar to this other port (and to the Game Boy’s one as well). It’s a great old game overall.

Have fun!


The Black Warriors kidnapped Billy’s girlfriend, Marian, and demand the Lee brothers disclose their martial arts secrets in exchange for Marian’s freedom. Out of the garage of the small training school where they teach self-defense, The Lee brothers set out on a rescue mission to crush the Black Warriors and save Marian.

Using whatever techniques they have at their disposal, from the basic punches and kicks to flying kicks and the elbow strike, as well any weapon that comes into their hands, the Lee brothers must pursue the gang through the city slum, industrial area and the forest before reaching their hideout to confront the big boss, Willy, or, as my brothers and I used to call him, the Machine Gun Guy.


  • Arrow Keys: Move
  • Button 1: Z (Punches)
  • Button 2: X (Kicks)
  • Kick + Punch: Vertical flying attack
  • Kick + Punch + Left or Right: Flying Kick
  • (2x) Left or Right: Headbutt
  • Opposite Direction + Punch: Elbow
  • Roundhouse Kick: By continuously kicking an enemy, you’ll eventually deliver a more powerful one. It has short range and weak power.
  • Elbow (short range and medium power): This move is used to attack punks who are behind the player. To execute it it, just hold Back the D-Pad and Button 2 simultaneously.
  • Hook (short range and weak power): by continuously punching an enemy, you will eventually deliver a more powerful punch.
  • Knee to the Face (short range and medium power): Sometimes, you can lock a knocked down enemy by standing on top of them. Every time you press the Punch button with the enemy locked, you’ll knee the sucker in the face.
  • Toss (short range and medium power): Sometimes, you can lock a knocked down enemy by standing on top of them. Every time you press the Kick button while the enemy is locked, it will throw him over your shoulder and he or she will knock the ground.
  • Attention: These controls are default for Player 1. Hover your mouse into the lower part of the screen and a control bar will show up. Click on the gamepad icon and set the Player 2 controls if you want to play Master System’s Double Dragon with a friend or just want to change the default key configurations.

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Added In: May 31st, 2022

Categories: Arcade, Classics, Fighting

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Developer and/or publisher: Technos

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