I played Double Dragon 2 for the first time yesterday on my mac. I can not believe how hard it was. I was literally stuck on one section, where I had to jump a string of disappearing platforms, for an hour. One hour. I don’t know how anyone could have done it on the classic NES. The attack buttons change with the orientation of your character! Punch is not always A and kick is not always B. Jumping is A and B..

I had the luxury of using the built-in game genie, which prevented me from losing lives from energy loss, water, and pits. I feel like I had a better gaming experience than I would have back in 198X, getting to play it a quiet booth in a coffeeshop.