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Double Dragon

Double Dragon



                              DOUBLE DRAGON


 




                                          *#1 ARCADE HIT!*

                Activision      FOR THE ATARI(r) 7800(tm)




Double Dragon

Developed by Imagineering, Inc.
Directed by Alex DeMeo.
Programmed by Tommy Han.
Artwork by Jesse Kapili.
Audio by Alex DeMeo.
Produced by Perry Rodgers.
Product testing by Steve Imes, Garry Barth, and Mike Norton.
Product management by John Crompton.
Player's Guide by Hunter Cone.

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This software product is copyrighted and all rights are reserved
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marks of ATARI CORPORATION.




Table of Contents

 The Ultimate Challenge..............................5
 
 Loading Instructions................................5

 The Battle Begins...................................5

 Fighting Controls...................................6

 Fighting It Out.....................................7

    Watch Your Strength..............................7

    Scoring..........................................8
 
    Scenes of Battle.................................8

 Battle Strategy.....................................9







The Ultimate Challenge

Twin brothers Billy and Jimmy Lee learned to fight the
hard way -- for survival in the unforgiving city streets.
Their brand of combat -- classic martial arts maneuvers
mixed with anything-goes street brawling -- has turned
them into walking lethal weapons.

Now, the Lees must summon all their fighting abilities and
cunning into meeting the greatest challenge of their lives
-- rescuing Billy's girlfriend, Marion.  She's been kidnap-
ped by the Black Warriors, the savage street gang led by
the mysterious Shadow Boss.

The twins pursue the Black Warriors through the city
streets and its outskirts.  Finally they fight their way into
the Secret Enemy Base.  There, Billy and Jimmy meet the
Shadow Boss.  It's a battle to the finish, with Marion as the
prize!


Loading Instructions

  1.  With your TV off, hook up your video game system
      to your TV.

  2.  Plug in your joystick.  If you're playing a one-
      player game, use the jack on the left.

  3.  Turn on your TV, and insert the Double Dragon car-
      tridge with the label facing away from you.

  4.  Turn on the video game system.


The Battle Begins

Either one or two players can battle it out against the
Shadow Boss's henchmen.




Press the Select button on the console or move the joystick
to choose which game you want to play.

Press the Reset button or the joystick button to start the 
game.

Press the Reset button during the game to stop playing
and start a new game.


Fighting Controls

There are several fighting moves.  Use the joystick and joys-
tick button as described below to activate these blows.

    => Punch:  Press the left button.

    => Elbow Punch:  Move the joystick diagonally up
       and to the right and press the left button to throw a
       left elbow punch, and diagonally up and to the left
       and press the left button to throw a right elbow 
       punch.  You'll throw the elbow punch in the oppo-
       site direction from the one you're facing.

    => Jump:  Move the joystick up and press the right
       button.

    => Kick:  Press the right button.

    => Jump Kick:  Move the joystick up and press the 
       right button once to jump and again to kick.

    => Reverse Jump Kick:  Move the joystick down 
       diagonally toward the direction you are facing and
       press the right button.

    => Head Butt:  Tap the joystick twice toward the
       direction you are facing

You can also maneuver around the fighting area by mov-
ing the joystick around.




Weapons

In some battles, the Black Warriors have weapons:  bats,
whips, and knives.

To knock weapons out of an enemy's hands, punch or
kick him.

To pick up a weapon, stand over it and punch.  (Press the
left button.)


Fighting It Out

   => Each player's score, remaining lives, and strength
      bar are displayed above the fighting screen.  Re-
      maining units of time and the current high score are
      also shown.

   => You get 70 units of time to make it through each of
      the first and second missions.  You get 90 units of
      time to make it through each of the third and fourth
      missions.  In the middle of the third mission, the
      timer is reset to 90 units of time.  


Watch your Strength

When you begin the fight, your strength bar is full.  As
you fight and receive blows, your strength is reduced.
When the strength bar is empty, that life is over.  When the
number of lives remaining is 0 and the strength bar has 
been drained, the game is over.

After each mission you complete (and halfway through
the third mission), your strength bar is refreshed, but you
don't earn more lives.  You must get to the Shadow Boss's
Enemy Base on your original 3 lives.




Scoring

The score is based on the kicks and punches you land and
the types of weapons you use:

            Action                   Points
            Punch                    50
            Kick                     100
            Elbow                    180
            Jump Kick                200
            Head Butt                200
            Bat                      200
            Whip                     200
            Knife                    500


Scenes of Battle

Billy and Jimmy Lee clash with the Black Warriors in four
different areas.  The going gets tougher as the tough get
going.

      Mission 1:  City Slums

      Mission 2:  Industrial Areas
  
      Mission 3:  Outskirts of the City
 
      Mission 4:  The Enemy Base of the Shadow Boss




Battle Strategy

   => You can't drop your weapon, but it can be taken
      away from you during the heat of battle.  Keep your
      distance while slugging it out.

   => Don't squander your lives early on!  You'll defi-
      nitely need all your strength once you're locked in     
      battle with the Shadow Boss.

   => Keep an eye on the timer.  If your time runs out
      before you polish off your opponent, you lose a life.
      If it's your last life, the game is over.




                    ACTIVISION LIMITED 90-DAY WARRANTY
B

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software product that the recording medium on which the software
programs are recorded will be free from defects in material and work-
manship for 90 days from the date of purchase.  If the recording medium
is found defective within 90 days of original purchase, Activision agrees
to replace, free of charge, any product discovered to be defective within
such period upon receipt at its Factory Service Center of the product,
postage paid, with proof of date of purchase.

This warranty is limited to the recording medium containing the software
program originally provided by Activision and is not applicable to
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void if the defect has arisen through abuse, mistreatment, or neglect.  Any
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          with the product, and stating your return address,
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Send to:
    
       WARRANTY REPLACEMENTS
       Activision
       P.O. Box 3047
       Menlo Park, CA  94025















                                   ACTIVISION
                                   AM-050-03




********END OF MANUAL**********************************



                        ATTENTION!
           CORRECTIONS TO DOUBLE DRAGON (7800)
                  INSTRUCTION MANUAL

Credits
  Product Testing by Steve Imes and Gary Barth.

Fighting Controls (Page 6)
  Head Butt:  Move the joystick down and press the left button.

Watch Your Strength (Page 7)
  You will earn an extra life every 50,000 points.  Therefore, it
  is not imperative that you reach the Enemy Base of the
  Shadow Boss on your original three lives.

Scoring (Page 8)
  Jump Kick:  100 points
  Reverse Jump Kick:  200 points                   AM-050-09





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