Double Dragon Neon is 2D beat ‘em up the game, a part of the long-running Double Dragon series and the reboot of the franchise.
Double Dragon Neon shares many similarities with other games in the series, both storywise and gameplaywise. The game follows two brothers: Billy Lee and Jimmy Lee, on their quest to save Billy’s girlfriend from an evil lich named Skullmageddon. The game’s tone is considerably tongue-in-cheek and lighthearted. It frequently ironizes 80’s video games and action movies clichés.
The gameplay consists of going through different stages fighting waves of enemies and occasional bosses. There are several moves available to the player such as punches, kicks, grabs, dive kicks, throws. Additionally, you can use different weapons and objects scattered throughout the levels. New to the series power-ups, music tapes, give characters passive stat and boosts magical abilities and like fireballs, lightning, and bombs. Players can acquire upgrades in shops and upgrades tapes at TapeSmith.
The game has a strong emphasis on cooperative multiplayer for two players. Several moves can only be performed by two players such as high-five that lets characters share health. There are three difficulties: usual (the only one available from the start), dragon and double dragon.