"Way back in 1987, the arcade version of Double Dragon was the first beat ‘em up to feature co-op. All these years later, it’s still a big deal when the series gets a new entry, despite the uneven quality of games like Double Dragon IV. Thankfully, Double Dragon Gaiden: Rise of the Dragons from Secret Base and Modus Games stands among the best games in the series. Borrowing elements from the four main games in the series and injecting its own fresh style, Gaiden ends up being a very fun and unique beat ‘em up," says Co-Optimus.
Ron from NoobFeed writes - Double Dragon Gaiden: Rise of the Dragons is one of the best games in the series, combining elements of a beat 'em up with those of a roguelike while maintaining the challenge for which Double Dragon is known. The sprite animation is superb. It's a decent buy for the price of $25. You can get a fantastic time on the standard difficulty. This game will put your understanding of beat 'em ups to the test on the more challenging modes.
Review - This is not a game of the year contender, but it’s a good starting point for the new direction and rejuvenation of Double Dragon
Double Dragon Gaiden: Rise of the Dragons can be a fun cooperative brawler, but it falls short of delivering the ultimate blow.