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    Default Fav Old-School Multiplayer/Co-op Games

    Tetris Attack: I've never had so much fun playing a puzzle game against someone. On top of that, that garbage your opponent sends at you can actually help you crush them!

    Super Bomberman 2: My favorite Bomerman game that has multiplayer. 10 stages and tons of different powe-ups and single or team battle modes. There was a time when one of my friends didn't wanna play this game because I owned so hard at it. :P

    Contra/Super C/Contra III: Bill and Lance rock hard. Your friend will understasnd if you kill him buy jumping and scrolling the screen upward to get that Spread Gun. :P

    There are others but I'll post them later.

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    Co-op play:
    Mario Bros on VCS. Work together with Mario and Luigi is excellent fun

    Multi play:
    Party Mix on VCS. Used to play it with workfriends and it ended up that we're all stripping off. Great fun.

    Trivial Pursuit on XE or C-64. Obvious really, beats that stupid board game.

    M.U.L.E. on XE. That auction still cracks me up, talk about easy.

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    The old Mario Brothers game was fun co-op double teaming those creatures popping out the pipes. And a matter of fact all the Mario games that had multiplayer options were great. It's quite nice being turn-based and let each player attack the levels one at a time. In SMB3 it was nice that if a player got game over they'd lose the completion of all their levels.

    Aerofighters has a really great 2-player co-op mode. It also makes the game a bit easier due to all the freaking guys flying around and shooting junk every which way. That game's a coin eatter indeed.

    Two other great co-op arcade games are The Simpsons and Captain America and the Avengers. Those 2 games kicked major ass and the 4-player machines are the best, as of recent though I've only come across the 2-player machines at the arcades. The gameplays are awesome and having a second player actually enhances everything.

    Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles on the NES doesn't require co-op but is also a fun title to get with another player. It's great to kick Bebop and Rocksteedy's asses working together, and killing those little robotic critters.

    As for newer games, I'd go with the Time Splitters series. Although they lack a solid plot, or at least any really well developed ideas for levels instead of running around in some order, it's got some nice co-op. You have to work together real well or you'll fail a mission and gets saved to your profile. My god there's nothing worst than seeing your success in campaign mode being low.
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    I always loved beating the stuffing out of my buddies playing brutal Sports Football on the Amiga or Atari Jaguar.

    I would have to agree that Contra is one of my favorite co-ops. Others include Ikari Warriors, Twin Cobra, Altered beast, Golden Axe and Gauntlet.

    My favorite game that goes both ways would be Cyberball. Playing with a friend on the same team playing against 2 others in Tournament, or just going one vs one. Fun stuff.

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    On the genny its always best with 2 playing Forgotton Worlds & any Streets of Rage, lots of hours go by playing these

    and on the DC… Giga Wing which is just chaos on the screen when 2 are palying, and House of The Dead 2 which is the best for me as a co-cop

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    Bubble Bobble for the NES and Ninja Turtles IV: Turtles in Time for the SNES. The latter is a beat-em-up

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    Mario Kart for SNES, Super Smash Bros. Melee, and Mortal Kombat II for the arcade. The arcade we had in my neighborhood sucked up so much of the local kids' cash, I actually found a quarter from a proof set from the guy at the change counter. Actually, I still have that quarter. (If you're a collector, you collect everything.)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Frica89
    Ninja Turtles IV: Turtles in Time
    Hell yeah. That and Bomberman on any system.

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    Sort of off topic...but which version of Mario Bros. is the best? Ive always wanted to know.
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    Probably the 5200 version. That always seemed very authentic to me, though I haven't played the arcade version a whole lot actually. The NES version is very good, though.

    Another great multi-player game on the NES is Balloon Fight. A great evolution of Joust.


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    I was just thinking of Balloon Fight. Game is so much fun.

    The NES version of Mario Bros. is good. Never played the 5200 version.

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    mario kart battle mode

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    Tetris attack will forever be tainted with an ex girlfriend...
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    what comes to mind immediatley is Super Bomberman, NBA Jam, Metal Slug X, Garou MOTW, and any SFII game.

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    Joust
    Joust
    and Joust.


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    I think there's a lot of great co-op games that are kind of obvious if you think about this topic for a minute, so I'll just name a few that might not otherwise get mentioned.

    Atari - Wizard of Wor
    NES- Jackal
    SNES- Pocky and Rocky, Legend of the Mystical Ninja, Zombies Ate My Neighbors
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    Capture the Flag
    - I lost time over how many hours I've dumped into that one back in the day. Seriously, download and try it. It's STILL awesome.

    One Must Fall: 2097
    - Fantastic fighting game that holds up quite well over a decade later. Used to play that sucker against my friends over the modem all the time. I wish I could play at the same level I did back then, but sadly I suck hard now.

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    There is one co-op game that stands mighty above them all, and is the standard by which all other multiplayer cooperative games must be judged. No, it is not Gauntlet:

    It is System Shock 2.
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    My favorites Co-Op list.

    - Alien Storm ( Arcade and Mega Drive / Genesis )
    - Golden Axe ( Arcade and Mega Drive / Genesis )
    - Golden Axe II ( Mega Drive / Genesis )
    - Golden Axe III ( Mega Drive / Genesis )
    - Streets of Rage 1 / Bare Knuckle I ( Mega Drive / Genesis )
    - Streets of Rage 2 / Bare Knuckle II ( Mega Drive / Genesis )
    - Streets of Rage 3 / Bare Knuckle III ( Mega Drive / Genesis )
    - Vapor Trail ( Mega Drive / Genesis )
    - Two Crude Dudes / Crude Buster ( Mega Drive / Genesis )
    - E Swat ( Arcade )
    - Ikari Warriors ( Arcade and NES )
    - Double Dragon ( Arcade, Master System and Mega Drive / Genesis )
    - Double Dragon II: The Revenge ( Arcade, NES and Mega Drive / Genesis )
    - Double Dragon III: The Sacred Stones ( NES )
    - Dragon Ninja ( Arcade )
    - Aero Fighters / Sonic Wings ( Arcade and Super NES )
    - Aero Fighters 2 / Sonic Wings 2 ( Neo Geo )
    - Aero Fighters 3 / Sonic Wings 3 ( Neo Geo )
    - Burning Fight ( Neo Geo )
    - Robo Army ( Neo Geo )
    - Metal Slug 1 ( Neo Geo )
    - Metal Slug 2 ( Neo Geo )
    - Metal Slug 3 ( Neo Geo )
    - Metal Slug 4 ( Neo Geo )
    - Metal Slug 5 ( Neo Geo )
    - Metal Slug X ( Neo Geo )
    - Top Hunter ( Neo Geo )
    - Tennage Mutant Ninja Turtles ( Arcade )
    - Tennage Mutant Ninja Turtles II: The Arcade Game ( NES )
    - Tennage Mutant Ninja Turtles III: The Manhattan Project ( NES )
    - Tennage Mutant Ninja Turtles IV: Turtles in Time ( Arcade and Super NES )
    - Tennage Mutant Ninja Turtles: The Hyperstone Heist ( Mega Drive / Genesis )
    - Sunset Riders ( Arcade, Super NES and Mega Drive / Genesis )
    - Battletoads ( NES and Mega Drive / Genesis )
    - Battletoads Double Dragon ( NES, Super NES and Mega Drive / Genesis )
    - Battlemaniacs ( Super NES )
    - Final Fight ( Arcade and Sega CD / Mega CD )
    - Final Fight 2 ( Super NES )
    - Final Fight 3 ( Super NES )
    - Captain Commando ( Arcade )
    - The Punisher ( Arcade )
    - Pop em Twinbee ( Super NES )
    - Twinbee: Rainow Bell Adventures ( Super NES )
    - Rival Turf / Rushing Beat ( Super NES )
    - Brawl Brothers / Rushing Beat Ran ( Super NES )
    - The Combatribes ( Arcade and Super NES )
    - River City Ramson ( NES )
    - The Simpsons ( Arcade )
    - Contra ( NES )
    - Super Contra ( NES )
    - Contra III: The Alien Wars ( Super NES )
    - Contra Hard Corps ( Mega Drive / Genesis )
    - Fantasy Zone: The Maze ( Master System )
    - Forgotten Worlds ( Arcade and Mega Drive / Genesis )
    - Area 88 / UN Squadron ( Arcade and Super NES )
    - Alien vs Predator ( Arcade )
    - Smash TV ( Arcade, Super NES and Mega Drive / Genesis )
    - Super Double Dragon / Return of Double Dragon ( Super NES )
    - Cadillacs and Dinossaurs ( Arcade )

    In my opinion, the Beat em up games are the best co-op games for play with a friend.

    Two years ago, i lent my cd with roms for Mega Drive / Genesis for a friend.
    He searchs for co-ops games for playing with him sister.

    My cd contains several games this style likes Golden Axe and Streets of Rage.

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