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Favourite two player games.
« on: December 12, 2012, 20:04:58 PM »
What's your favourite 2 player gamers, any genre.

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Re: Favourite two player games.
« Reply #1 on: December 12, 2012, 20:56:13 PM »
Where do I start?

Most of mine would be beat 'em ups as me and brother have played pretty much every single one on MAME and I own all the 2-player ones for the Mega Drive.

Sports wise it would be wrestling and footy games - especially the modern WWE games and Fire Pro on the Saturn for wrestling. Sensible Soccer and the ISS/PES games for football.

Puzzle games then it would be stuff like Tetris, Baku Baku, Super Puzzle Fighter and Puzzle Bobble.

Thinking about it though most of my favourite 2-player experiences are on the Atari Lynx because ComLynx is just a whole new world of awesomeness that is almost impossible to describe. Xenophobe, Xybots, Rampage, Zarlor Mercenary, Rampart, Double Dragon, Checkered Flag and California Games (to name but a few) come into a world of their own in this environment!

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Re: Favourite two player games.
« Reply #2 on: December 12, 2012, 21:18:58 PM »
2 player specifically? or multiplayer? (4-player+)

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Re: Favourite two player games.
« Reply #3 on: December 12, 2012, 21:37:13 PM »
Fill your boots mate just separate them.
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Re: Favourite two player games.
« Reply #4 on: December 12, 2012, 22:48:42 PM »
I don't play well with others  :P
But when I must I have enjoyed playing 2 player puzzle games. Something about dumping blocks on the other persons screen really appeals to me lol

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Re: Favourite two player games.
« Reply #5 on: December 14, 2012, 09:36:56 AM »
Bubble Bobble.
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Re: Favourite two player games.
« Reply #6 on: December 15, 2012, 21:31:22 PM »
God, I could probably spend a week typing up all of my favourites! But I feel I should single out Toejam and Earl for being probably one of the most unique 2-player experiences that there was (and is).

There's nothing quite like the sheer terror-inducing moment of your buddy opening a random present to find out it's actually rocket skates and not the fudge sundae you were hoping for. Or the feeling garnered from turning someone down after they ask you to share a life when they're out and you have one to spare.

Actually, you can tie a feeling to that - a dull pain in the arm care of the person using the controller next to you!

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Re: Favourite two player games.
« Reply #7 on: December 15, 2012, 22:13:20 PM »
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God, I could probably spend a week typing up all of my favourites! But I feel I should single out Toejam and Earl for being probably one of the most unique 2-player experiences that there was (and is).

There's nothing quite like the sheer terror-inducing moment of your buddy opening a random present to find out it's actually rocket skates and not the fudge sundae you were hoping for. Or the feeling garnered from turning someone down after they ask you to share a life when they're out and you have one to spare.

Actually, you can tie a feeling to that - a dull pain in the arm care of the person using the controller next to you!

YES!!!!!!

I bloody love Toe Jam & Earl in 2-player mode!!

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Re: Favourite two player games.
« Reply #8 on: December 15, 2012, 23:21:37 PM »
Never played the 2-player mode of  Toe Jam and Earl. We did play a lot of 2-player Streets of Rage on the Mega Drive/Genesis and Final Fight on the Mega/SegaCD.

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Re: Favourite two player games.
« Reply #9 on: December 16, 2012, 07:57:53 AM »
Bloody hell these threads are getting harder to answer!  :P i won't include online games though!

A couple have already been mentioned

Bubble Bobble
Streets Of Rage 2

I'll chuck these in;
Supercars 2
Lemmings
Super Skidmarks
Doom (using 2 player link on ps1)
Speedball 2
Mario Kart DS local wifi
Bomberman
Golden Axe
Super Sprint
Indy Heat

There's just too many great multiplayer games!

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Re: Favourite two player games.
« Reply #10 on: December 16, 2012, 10:10:44 AM »
Some of my favourite C64 two player action.....

Bruce Lee
Ikari Warriors
TWOTEF
IK+
Spy vs Spy series
The Goonies
Gauntlet
BMX Simulator
Kick Start 2
Pitstop 2
International Soccer

More recently (this year!) I discovered Crack Down

Then there are these multiplayer games... more often than not it'd only be me and a mate playing though ....

Summer Games 1 & 2
Winter Games
World Games
Western Games

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Re: Favourite two player games.
« Reply #11 on: December 16, 2012, 14:01:09 PM »
Traz had a very good two player mode, with much mirth being caused by the random swapping of player paddles.

Wizball had an excellent two-player co-operative mode. As one player played Wizball and the other the Cat, the two roles were quite different, which kept things interesting.

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Re: Favourite two player games.
« Reply #12 on: December 17, 2012, 13:59:17 PM »
My wife and I have always enjoyed Streets of Rage 2 and Wiz n Liz together. Although there were less arguments with the latter as I am terrible for kicking the snot out of her on SoR2 lol

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Re: Favourite two player games.
« Reply #13 on: June 29, 2013, 21:53:19 PM »
Though simple, I have always found Outlaw on the Atari 2600 to be a fun 2-player game.

[align=center:vx1n0ytl]Outlaw for the Atari 2600[/align:vx1n0ytl]

There's also a hombrew title inspired by Outlaw, Gunfight.  I haven't played this version, though.

[align=center:vx1n0ytl]Gunfight - Atari 2600 Homebrew[/align:vx1n0ytl]

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Re: Favourite two player games.
« Reply #14 on: June 29, 2013, 22:01:05 PM »
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Bubble Bobble.

^Great shout!

And the sequels too Rainbow Islands, Parasol Stars and Bubble Symphony.

Also along the same lines:

Rodland
Snow Bros.
Tumble Pop
Mario Bros.
Ice Climber