First, here’s a video:
Second, here is one of the Top Comments on that video:
When I was a little kid, there was a Double Dragon Arcade machine in the hotel where i was on vacation. I spent hours watching older kids playing that game.
Finally two teenagers, who were really good at the game, beat the last boss. They had fought very, very good together, a really good team. They just looked at each other, and then synchronously jumped into the spike pit, killing both their characters.
That really impressed me, they would rather “lose” both, than fight each other.
Third: when wwhazz, GMX, and I played Double Dragon at the Brat Stop in Kenosha, and we defeated the Last Boss, it became a Brawl-for-All to determine who was more awesome. At no point did I ever consider jumping in the spikes (though it may have happened accidentally) to preserve some sort of Video Game Comrade Bond.