The NES version of the game is a gut-wrenching game that has been giving me nothing but grief for years. The game is a lot harder than the first and second games, in which will test your skills, make you cry, punch the wall, and even break your controller.
This game had all the elements to be a great game, but unfortunately, many followers of the saga found this game too hard, that most of them ended up buying a replacement for their controller, or ended up throwing the game out of the window. Hahahaha!
Plot. Last time, Billy and Jimmy Lee defeated the Shadow Warriors, and everything seems to be at peace. Or is it? A year has passed, the Double Dragons continue to teach martial arts to their students at their dojo in New York. One day, a new threat begins to emerge, and Marian is missing once again. But this time, the Shadow Warriors are not the ones threatening the world. A young girl named Hiruko, appears to tell Billy and Jimmy a way to get Marian back, by delivering the three Rosetta Stones. They are scattered in different parts of the world, and heavily guarded. There will be many allies, and also many enemies to fight against. It's up to the Dragons to save the world.
Concept. You guide the Double Dragons and their allies in five different missions: from the streets of U.S.A, to China, Japan, Italy, and finally to Egypt. In the final stage, players confront the final boss who turns out to be Marian, who is possessed by an evil Egyptian princess.
Design. The characters were enhanced and modified since the last two games, the stages look very good as well. The cartoon sequences were cut off, which distances itself from the looks of Double Dragon 1 and 2.
Rantings. This game has really disappointed me with it's high difficulty because, I thought it was gonna be better than part 2, but in fact, I was wrong. All you get is one life, come on! That's just plain stupid, ten times more stupid than a Uwe Boll movie. Also, what I did not like were the conversational sequences, they were too long and I found that to be unnecessary. Talk about a horrible time with this game.
Good Aspects. Only thing I can find good about this game is the music, the design, and even playing as the Dragons once again. But still, this does not make any justice to it.
Overall. I find this game to be utterly stupid and disappointing. Double Dragon III: The Rosetta Stones, gets a 3 out of 10