With the defection of Jimmy Lee, the Shadow Master must recruit a new Second in Command...
Jimmy: Good to be back on the Light Side, Bro! Let's Clean-Up this town!
--from the Sega Genesis Double Dragon 5: The Shadow Falls instruction manual
Double Dragon 5 is very different from its predecessors. This is the first Double Dragon that wasn't a side scroller. This game was actually a fighter. It's a lot like Street Fighter, or Mortal Kombat. There are three modes of gameplay, tournament, versus, and quest mode. In tournament mode, you will fight people at random, it's a good way to prepare for quest mode. In versus mode, you will need a friend to beat up. In quest mode, it will tell you a sort of cheesy story as to why you have to fight all these people. It's not a bad game except for the fact it's been done a million times, but I guess it's a decent change from the same old Double Dragon story. If you are a fan of fighting games or a fan of Double Dragon, this game is for you.
Fight your way through tournament mode, or battle head to head with a friend.
|A Button||Med. Kick|
|B Button||Fast Kick|
|X Button||Fast Punch|
|Y Button||Med. Punch|
|L Button||Strong Punch|
|R Button||Strong Kick|
|On the Mode Select screen press Right, Down, Down, Left, Up, Right, L, R, L, R, L, R for six attribute points.|
|On the Mode Select screen, press Left, Right, Left, Right, L, L, R, R, R. The next time you lose a match, you will notice that you now have nine continues.|
|On the mode Select Screen, press R, Right, L, L, Left, Left, R, R. You'll here a noise if entered correctly and the code will stay in effect until the game is turned off.|