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    Default Your favorite 3 - 4 player offline simultaenous or split screen games?

    Any console, it just has be a game where 3 or more players can play at once, offline.

    For me, the N64 is the undisputed king for these type of games. I probably dont even have to mention them but 007, Mario Kart, Mario Party, and Smash Bros.

    Outside of that, I liked Halo, Fuzion Frenzy 1 and Gauntlet Dark Legacy. I was never able to play 3+ multiplayer on Hunter the Reckoning but thats one of my favorites. Crash Team Racing was fun as well back in the day.
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    For me it's 'Fuzion Frenzy' and 'Bomberman Jetters'.

    I'm pretty sure I've played those more than any other 3+ player simultaneous offline game that wasn't a 'Mario Kart' or 'Golden Eye' (or course)

    Playing 'Fusion Frenzy' (with the DDR 4th Mix Soundtrack) was our freakin' life for like two years straight. It would have justified owning an XBOX if we never had another game for it.

    Man, I really miss bring able to use your own custom soundtracks to games.

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    My favorites are Mario Kart 64 and the Monkey Target mini-game in the first Super Monkey Ball.

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    Any of the AKI N64 wrestling games. WCW/NWO Revenge, WWE Wrestlemania 2000, or WWE No Mercy. Likely the Smackdown games too but I've never played more than two player on those.
    Everything in the above post is opinion unless stated otherwise.

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    Here are ones that I've had a lot of muilt-iplayer fun with in the past:
    Dungeons and Dragons Tower of Doom (3 player / arcade, PS3)
    Gauntlet (4-player / arcade, Genesis)
    Dungeon Explorer (5-player / TurboGrafx)
    Donkey Konga (4-player / Gamecube)
    Hansha de Spark 4-player / Saturn)
    Three Dirty Dwarves (3-player / Saturn)

    games I'd like to try multi-player but never had the chance:
    VATLVA (6-player / Saturn)
    Car Battler Joe (4-player / GBA)
    Shining Soul II (4-player / GBA)
    Gurulogi Champ (4-player / GBA)
    Kuru Kururin Paradise (4-player / GBA)
    Kururuin Squash (4-player / Gamecube)
    Billy Hatcher and the Giant Egg (4-player / Gamecube)
    Ghost Squad (4-player / Wii)
    Ivy the Kiwi (4-player / Wii)
    Let's Tap (4-player / Wii)
    Revival Chase (4-player / PCE-CD)
    Champion Wrestler (4-player / Playstation JPN)
    Micro Maniacs Racing (8-player / Playstation)
    Speed Punks (4-player / Playstation)
    Sega Ages 2500 Series Vol. 21: Quartet (3-player / PS2 JPN)
    Drive to Survive {The Gaidou! Genocide Grand Prix} (4-player / PS2)
    Giga Wing 2 (4-player / Dreamcast)
    Outrigger (4-player / Dreamcast)
    American Battle Dome (4-player / SFC) [janky but probably fun]
    Spark World (4-player / SFC)
    Ketsui: Death Label (has an 8-player mode?! / DS)
    Snoopy vs The Red Baron (6-player? / PSP)

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    Dungeon Explorer II (TG16)
    Dragons Crown (PS3/Vita/PS4)
    Gauntlet IV (Genesis)
    Saturn Bomberman (Saturn)
    Dungeons&Dragons Shadow Over Mystara (Arcade/PS3/PC/Wii-U)
    Battle Circuit (Arcade/Switch/Xbox-One/PC)
    Sonic and Sega All Stars racing (Wii/PS3/360)
    Gauntlet Legends (Dreamcast)
    Armored Warriors (Arcade/Switch/Xbox-One/PC)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tron 2.0 View Post
    Dungeon Explorer II (TG16)
    Dragons Crown (PS3/Vita/PS4)
    Gauntlet IV (Genesis)
    Saturn Bomberman (Saturn)
    Dungeons&Dragons Shadow Over Mystara (Arcade/PS3/PC/Wii-U)
    Battle Circuit (Arcade/Switch/Xbox-One/PC)
    Sonic and Sega All Stars racing (Wii/PS3/360)
    Gauntlet Legends (Dreamcast)
    Armored Warriors (Arcade/Switch/Xbox-One/PC)
    Have you played Gauntlet: Dark Legacy on the PS2? I am wondering how that compares to Gauntlet Legends
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    Quote Originally Posted by gbpxl View Post
    Have you played Gauntlet: Dark Legacy on the PS2? I am wondering how that compares to Gauntlet Legends
    They are pretty similar. I have it on Xbox. DL has more characters to unlock, player combo attacks and more things to collect.

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    Just a few:

    1. Armada (but it is not everyone's cup of tea)
    2. Bomberman Online
    3. Chu Chu Rocket!
    4. Cool Herders (a favorite at my convention)
    5. Gauntlet
    6. Gauntlet II
    7. Gauntlet Legends
    8. Inhabitants
    9. Marvel vs Capcom
    10. Pac-Man Vs.
    11. Phantasy Star Online Episodes I & II
    12. Power Stone 2
    13. Project Justice
    14. Propeller Arena
    15. Quake III Arena
    16. Sonic & All-Stars Racing Transformed
    17. Sonic & SEGA All-Stars Racing
    18. Sonic Shuffle
    19. Street Fighter Alpha 3
    20. Super Smash Bros.
    21. Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS
    22. Team Sonic Racing
    23. The New Tetris

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    Quote Originally Posted by gbpxl View Post
    Have you played Gauntlet: Dark Legacy on the PS2? I am wondering how that compares to Gauntlet Legends
    I've played dark legacy on gamcube really the same game but dark legacy does has more content.I was trying to think of a dc game that has multi-co-op and legends came to mind,it is a good port of the arcade original.
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    N64, DC and Xbox original were perfect for these games with their 4-controller ports

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    Quote Originally Posted by Smashed Brother View Post
    N64, DC and Xbox original were perfect for these games with their 4-controller ports
    Dont forget GameCube.

    Yeah it seems like the systems that only had two controller ports didnt get much on them for 3+ player games despite having multitaps. Im guessing developers figured people wouldnt want to buy their game if they had to buy a $15-25 accessory with it just to play it.

    For 6th gen, Xbox was the best system for split screen gaming IMO
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    So nobody mentioned Secret of Mana or some of the Bomberman games? I don't really play games with other people but I've been curious to play these multiplayer.

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    I've rarely been able to gather 2+ people to play Bomberman with me. I've mostly played the games single-player, sometimes 2-player. Same sort of deal with Secret of Mana. I've played through the game multiple times over, but it's been exclusively single-player outside of a tiny bit of 2-player. Secret of Mana seems like the kind of game that's best played multiplayer when you're a kid and have got siblings to play with you every time you start the game. I don't think it would be very engaging for someone who's just picking it up midway through, without having any idea what's happening in the game.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tron 2.0 View Post
    I've played dark legacy on gamcube really the same game but dark legacy does has more content.I was trying to think of a dc game that has multi-co-op and legends came to mind,it is a good port of the arcade original.
    Gauntlet Legends is definitely the better game, IMHO. I beat Gauntlet: Dark Legacy with my wife recently, and we found it OK but not as good as GL. Many of the levels go on way too long, the stage ordering makes no sense, and there are a bunch of crippling bugs in most versions.

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    Quote Originally Posted by goldenband View Post
    Gauntlet Legends is definitely the better game, IMHO. I beat Gauntlet: Dark Legacy with my wife recently, and we found it OK but not as good as GL. Many of the levels go on way too long, the stage ordering makes no sense, and there are a bunch of crippling bugs in most versions.
    I guess,gauntlet dark legacy over stays it's welcome with the additional levels but i was never bother by it.Though,only bug i encounter on the gc port was the game freezing but i often save and i still completed the game.Still when that freezing bug happen it was annoying.
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