Sluggish Dragon – Derek Hunter

This drawing might make you think that I, the artist, have negative feelings about Double Dragon for the Game Boy. ON THE CONTRARY, you quick-to-judge mother fuckers. I love this game. I had it as a kid. I also had Double Dragon on the NES. I craved brawlers, and I loved them, and this is no exception. But holy fuck, they shoulda called this The Double Dragon Adventure because this game is slow as shiiiiiiit. But as a kid who grew up in the ’80s and experienced the Game Boy as a 9-year-old when it first came out, I can tell you that any portable gaming experience was a godsend after years of suffering through 13-hour road trips to Grandma’s with nothing more than a few Tiger LED handhelds (Yes, one of them being Double Dragon) and my sister’s walkman and her Go-Go’s tapes. This game is slow as fuck and I love it. I still can’t beat the 3rd mission though…

Derek Hunter is an animation designer monkey living in Los Angeles. In addition to his animation work on shows like DuckTales and Adventure Time, he also writes and draws Pretty Violent for Image comics. His favorite things are Game Boy and Slurpees because he’s perpetually 9 years old. Check Derek out on Twitter or Instagram. 

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