When we think about old school beat em up games that were popular between the late 80’s and early 90’s the Double Dragon series instantly comes to mind. In fact, many people that the Double Dragon series reached its peak in popularity between the late 80’s and early 90’s on consoles such as the NES along with the SNES. The fact that we never got to see a Double Dragon game for the Nintendo 64 was actually a bit surprising. However, seeing that the beat em up genre of gaming was starting to decline going into the mid 90’s it was not much of a surprise to many people that Double Dragon did not appear on the Nintendo 64.
When it came down to the Nintendo 64 platformers along with action adventure titles such as Super Mario 64, Zelda: Ocarina of Time/Majora’s Mask and Banjo Kazooie were popular along with shooter games such as GoldenEye 007 along with Perfect Dark. Besides seeing a 3D Double Dragon game for the N64 would have felt completely different from what fans of the series were used to for the NES/SNES. On one hand having a 3D Double Dragon game for the N64 would have been somewhat of an attraction during the mid to late 90’s but in practice it could have feel below the expectations of many people.