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    Double Dragon 3: The Rosetta Stone

    Billy, Jimmy, and the whole Double Dragon gang fight for the Sacred Stones to save in the world in yet another beat-em-up.

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    Double Dragon 3: The Rosetta Stone is a side-scrolling beat ’em up produced by Technōs Japan that was originally released as an arcade game in 1990. It is the third arcade game in the Double Dragon series. Play Double Dragon 3: The Rosetta Stone online!

    Double Dragon 3: The Rosetta Stone game description

    The final game in the trilogy.

    Billy and Jimmy Lee are returning from martial arts training when their paths cross a fortune teller. She tells them of a great evil in Egypt, their strongest adversary yet, and how the Rosetta Stones can aid them.

    Double Dragon 3 can be set up to be played by up to two or three player simultaneously, similarly to The Combatribes. The first two players control returning heroes Billy and Jimmy Lee respectively, while the third player controls a new character named Sonny (a yellow-clad palette swap of the Lee brothers). The controls consists of an eight way joystick and three buttons once again, but the combat system has been greatly altered from previous games.

    The game discards the directional attack buttons from Double Dragon II: The Revenge, returning to the punch and kick format of the original Double Dragon. However, moves such as the elbow strike and the hair grab had been removed and new abilities were added in their place. The player can now run by pushing the joystick left or right twice and perform moves with a second player such as a back-to-back hurricane kick when standing near each other and a triangle jump kick when one player jumps towards the other. Other new moves include a running head-butt, a belly-to-back throw and a jumping knee drop.

    This game features weapon shops where Billy and Jimmy can buy power-ups, tricks, energy and extra lives to aid them in their quest.

    Power-ups make Billy and Jimmy twice their size, increasing their damage done and range of attack.

    The character graphics have changed, moving away from cartoon style graphics to more realistic looking characters.

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