Dude! This is great - all these Linda's. Man takes me back to the days when I was a little boy, and learned what the word cleavage meant from some older friends playing the game. And as I look at the 80's Lindas, makes me think of another lovely redhead of the time, April Oneil. Seriously, change the jumpsuit to yellow, throw on some sleeves and its totally her! It would be funny if you threw her in therjust for $hits and giggles holding a channel 6 camera.
Nice work! I've always been a fan of Linda, especially the classic look.
If you want to get even more obscure, there are a couple oddities in the lesser-known releases. DD for the original GameBoy is pretty odd in that fact: the sprites looked ripped from the NES almost entirely, except for Linda, who has a black ponytail, a white skirt, and a black tank top. Huh?!
I believe Majesco owns the Double Dragon IP. Wander of the Dragons was a bad game, but before the iPhone game and Neon the series had essentially been dead for about 10 years. I don't think Neon did well enough to warrant a sequel regardless, but it's a series with a long history that people remember fondly (despite a lot of the games not being very good), so I'm sure we'll see more of it one way or another.
Actually, the franchise is owned by Million (aka the company formerly known as Technos) who also made quite a few Kunio titles (or, as we know them, River City Ransom and/or Crash & the Boys).
While I'll agree that there's been no shortage of bad games in the series, the original coin-ops (1 & 2) are true classics.
(Then again, I haven't played Return of Double Dragon or the GBA version...yet) ^^:
In fact, I believe that a fitting entry in either series could be made today, provided the team involved added a few techniques from their competitors (if not another of their own arcade classics, Combatribes).
Although the beat-em-up genre has evolved over the years (adding new character types, weapons/fighting styles and even vehicles), there is a reason that its initial entries (Renegade/Kunio-Kun AND Double Dragon) are its cornerstones and still enjoyable today.
Excellent, I allways prefered the DD2 famicom version with the mohawk She had an other different costume on the Double Dragon II box (www.gametronik.com/site/rubriq… with mohawk, no make-up and high boots. Congratullation for this serie
Thank you! I like the Famicom version of 1, I think she looks cool in the short hair, but I really don't know if I could pick a favourite. All of them have something I like!
I'm familiar with the DD2 artwork... I was considering drawing her in a leotard but decided to just base the designs on her in-game look. There were other illustrations I could have used, but some of them didn't give a very good look at the outfit, or I wasn't sure where the picture came from, etc etc... It was easier to just decide to go by in-game appearances across the board, heh.
I'm glad you like it! It was a lot of work, but if I could think of other suitable characters it would be fun to do something similar again in the future.