Michael Futter writes: There are a lot of ways to bring a classic franchise to contemporary gamers. Some choose to simply go the “pixel perfect” route, simply making the original experience compatible with current download services (the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, X-Men and The Simpsons arcade games). Others give their back library a shiny coat of HD paint, but otherwise leave the core game play untouched (Jet Set Radio HD).
Then there’s WayForward Games, the brilliantly twisted minds behind Double Dragon Neon. While many of our old favorites are best left behind the fog of nostalgia, this beat ‘em up classic looks our nostalgia in the face and says, “You want it how you remember it? Fine. We can do that and then some.”