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    Default what was the first game to offer 4 player split screen?

    Ok, I'm talking about the first game on a home console that allowed you to play a multiplayer game with the screen divided up into four little boxes, so that four people could play at one time.


    The first one that I remember is Goldeneye for the N64, but I'm sure that there must have been other games that did this prior to that.

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    mario kart 64 and Star Fox 64 do this, Star Fox was pretty old.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Chronodriftersx
    mario kart 64 and Star Fox 64 do this, Star Fox was pretty old.

    So the Nintendo 64 was the first system to have a 4 player game that split the screen into 4's ?


    I guess it makes sense, because it has 4 controller ports.

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    I think there's a racing game on the Saturn that has 4-player split-screen, but I can't remember the name or when it was released... it may have predated the above mentioned games, though.

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    I could've sworn there was a SNES or Genesis racing game that allowed four players, with the screen split up into horizontal stripes, but I can't remember the name...

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    Wasn't Sonic R for Saturn 4-screen multiplayer?

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    Quote Originally Posted by fennec fox
    I could've sworn there was a SNES or Genesis racing game that allowed four players, with the screen split up into horizontal stripes, but I can't remember the name...

    http://www.gamersgraveyard.com/repos...rmultitap.html


    That is a good list of all the games that use the multitap for the snes. I think Top Gear 3000 for the SNES was the first to allow 4 players to play by splitting the screen for everyone. I could be wrong and would love to know which was the first to do this.
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    Warlords is pretty close to being split-screen, right?

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    Quote Originally Posted by kai123
    Quote Originally Posted by fennec fox
    I could've sworn there was a SNES or Genesis racing game that allowed four players, with the screen split up into horizontal stripes, but I can't remember the name...

    http://www.gamersgraveyard.com/repos...rmultitap.html


    That is a good list of all the games that use the multitap for the snes. I think Top Gear 3000 for the SNES was the first to allow 4 players to play by splitting the screen for everyone. I could be wrong and would love to know which was the first to do this.
    you are right
    and second one was "Street Racer"(a bad mario.kart clone) which also offered 4 player split screen(snes/i don't know if the genesis ver also offered 4 player mode)
    there was also a saturn/playstation version with 8(!!)player split-screen
    unplayable though... x_x

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    You guys aren't going back far enough. Steeplechase for the Atari 2600. ;-)

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    Quote Originally Posted by davidbrit2
    You guys aren't going back far enough. Steeplechase for the Atari 2600. ;-)
    Are you serious? My first one was also Goldeneye for N64
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