Double Dragon Arcade Fighter Out Today On PSN as PSOne Classic [VIDEO]

By Luke Caulfield , Updated Jan 14, 2014 03:21 PM EST

The Double Dragon series has had some great games over the years, but it's also had some serious clunkers, and one ungodly movie that somehow managed to make the T-1000 look like the quintessential douche nozzle. As fans of the classics know, most of the games in the series are of the side scrolling beat 'em up variety, but Double Dragon has at least three arcade fighters in its repertoire, all of which languished on home consoles. You had Double Dragon V: The Shadow Falls on the Sega Genesis and Super Nintendo, Rage of the Dragons in the early 2000's, and sandwiched between the two, was this title, known as Double Dragon Neo Geo, that's since been lost to time.

Back in early to mid-90's, or shall we say, "the day," the two kings of the genre were Capcom and SNK with their respective Street Fighter and King of Fighters series. But of course, each company experimented with other brands, and one such experiment for SNK was this long lost fighter. There's a chance you may have happened across this back when arcades were still a thing, and that was the only way you would've been able to give this game a try. While it was eventually ported to the original PlayStation, it was only in Japan.

But as of today, any of you with a connection to the PSN have a chance to give it a go.

MonkeyPaw Games is holding Retro Rush, bringing in a number of "classics" to the PlayStation Network, beginning with Double Dragon. More titles are incoming over the next six weeks, with a new game coming every Tuesday until mid-February.

Here's the release schedule according to a press release:

For the full schedule of Retro Rush events, check out the release list below:

* Jan. 14 - Double Dragon
* Jan. 21 - Lucifer Ring
* Jan. 28 - The Firemen 2: Pete and Danny
* Feb. 4 - Hyper Crazy Climber
* Feb 11 - Wolf Fang
* Feb 18 - Tomba! 2: The Evil Swine Return

All titles will retail for $5.99, except Tomba! 2: The Evil Swine Return, which will go for $9.99.

Check out the clip below for a Double Dragon demo and see if the game is worth trying.

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