Double Dragon 5
This is the best fighting game on the Jaguar. While that's not saying much, DD5 is very playable. The graphics are bright and cartoonlike--very different from the original Double Dragons. The audio wasn't anything special, and the sounds needed help. Having to use the lower keys on the control pad really detracted from the otherwise decent control. The Jag needs a different type of controller for fighting games. DD5 is worth getting if you own a Jaguar.
Playing this game and every other fighting game for the Jaguar. Double Dragon V is a much better game. Hey. at least you can play it. But that's not saying much. This game was nothing spectacular on the Super NES and Genesis, plus it's still nothing exciting on the Jaguar. The characters are goofy in appearance but were probably a hit with the younger crowd. Jaguar games are coming along after all this time, and DD5 will be a game for the younger Jaguar player.
Nothing is more frustrating in a fighting game when you can't execute the special attacks. It's so difficult, that it becomes a challenge in itself. Forget trying to finish the game, throwing projectiles and other special attacks is the main objective. To make matters worse, having to use the number pad on the Jaguar makes the game that much tougher to control. The game wouldn't be so bad if more work was done on game play. If you're just looking for a substandard game ...
Compared to the other Jag fighting games, it does play okay, but it's still below par for most other systems. The game actually plays better on the Super NES and doesn't look all that different. The biggest problem, once again, is lack of control. Sure it may be the most playable one so far, but it still isn't good enough for this fighting fanatic. I never cared for this game too much, and this version hasn't changed my mind. If you have a Jag, you might want to check it out.
Download Double Dragon 5
- PC compatible
- Operating systems: Windows 10/Windows 8/Windows 7/2000/Vista/WinXP