Charles – I remember having such a blast playing Double Dragon in the arcades, and having the music from the game play over and over in my head and almost begging me to go back to Aladdin’s Castle to play some more. While I loved the game, it wasn’t anywhere near one of my all time top favorites, but the music kept me coming back for more. I wasted so many quarters playing through the arcade cabinet at various places that the music almost felt like it had a spell on me.
Luckily, I could finally take the addiction home and picked up a used copy of the game on the NES, having found it by accident at a second hand store. Needless to say I was so excited by the fact that I could finally save my quarters and use them for games I really wanted to play, instead of feeding the need to hear the theme song from a game I thought was just ok. The NES port was very limited and could only have 2 or 3 enemies on the screen at the same time (though the arcade version had some terrible slowdown when lots of enemies were on-screen), and I didn’t have as much fun as in the arcades, but I didn’t care, the 8-bit theme was good enough and I could hear it whenever I wanted.