In 1987, kids waited hours in arcade lines to become Hammer and Spike to fight to their deaths. The game, inspired by Bruce Lee’s “Enter The Dragon” (1973) and the character Billy Lo in his final film, 1978’s “Game Of Death”, became an instant smash hit. Billy Lo …I mean Lee and brother Jimmy Lee were renamed in the 1988 NES port and shipped to toy stores everywhere. Toys-R-Us reported that Double Dragon (NES) sold out nationwide in just two weeks! Classmates ditched their textbooks for baseball bats and throwing knives, karate kicking off a perfect summer. The screaming success of the Double Dragon trilogy has brought back original director Yoshihisa Kishimoto and his original team (character designer Koji Ogata, composer Kazunaka Yamane, and programmer Kei Oyama) for a fourth installment in the series.
Home video entertainment is about to enter a whole new dimension.
Introducing the Nintendo Entertainment System – fully equipped with the most progressive video components ever developed. True-to-life graphics, and a vast library of games that never stops growing.
It’s not just kids’ stuff, it’s family stuff too!
The NES is video entertainment the whole family can enjoy. It’s a system that’s both simple and sophisticated enough to challenge the abilities of everyone in your family. What’s more, many Nintendo Game Paks allow two members of the family to play simultaneously, and at many different levels.
Inside the Nintendo Control Deck are two microchips. Not just chips off the old block, mind you. Everyone promises arcade graphics, and the NES delivers. Instead of seeing 16 colors on the screen, the Nintendo Entertainment System offer an astounding 52 colors. Enhancements that result in brilliant tone refinements, realistic 3-D images, convincing depth of field, and actual shadows!
Choose from Nintendo’s authentic Sports Series, high flying Action Series, eye popping Arcade Series, and many more! There’s even the revolutionary Programmable Series that lets you program games yourself by varying obstacles and changing the sequence of events. So, a game is never played the same way twice. You control the level of challenge!
Nintendo spent a lot of time and research developing a system that would last for years. They will be constantly creating new components and new games like Super Mario Bros., The Legend Of Zelda, Donkey Kong, Metroid, Ghosts’n Goblins, and many more to keep the thrill of the Nintendo Entertainment System growing. Visit http://UltimateNintendo.com for a guide covering Nintendo’s entire library of games. As years go by, you’ll be as wide-eyed about the system as you were the day you bought it.
Available today, Nov. 11 for just $59.99 MSRP. Save on Nintendo Game Paks with action-packed, color graphics from Amazon, Best Buy, GameStop, and Target.
Need help with your new games? Nintendo’s always coming up with ways to help you play a winning game. Nintendo’s “Power Line” to the game counselors is one of their best ideas yet. The Power Line, which will return and run from Nov. 11 to Nov. 13, between the hours of 6 a.m. to 7 p.m. PT each day. Dial (425) 885-7529 to hear recorded tips for several games, plus behind-the-scenes stories from original Nintendo Game Play Counselors. You never know what you might learn. Your telephone connection to the hottest gaming hints, tips, and secrets of your favorite Nintendo games!