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Re: The Greatest Multiplayer games of all time

Post by The Laird » Thu Feb 12, 2015 1:44 pm

aztecca wrote:
stvd wrote:Just a thought, I always think of multi-player as "more than 2".
Yeah i know what you mean.I know its wrong( so no need for a smart arse answer rodimusprime) but multiplayer in my head is 4 player bomberman or something like that.
Yep, same. Exactly why all the games I listed support more than 2 players. If it had been what are the best 2-player games then my list would have been completely different.

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Re: The Greatest Multiplayer games of all time

Post by Sephiroth81 » Thu Feb 12, 2015 1:53 pm

The Laird wrote:
Yep, same. Exactly why all the games I listed support more than 2 players. If it had been what are the best 2-player games then my list would have been completely different.
For all you pedants wanting a discussion about nothing : "A multiplayer video game is a video game in which more than one person can play in the same game environment at the same time."

Its from WIKIPEDIA, so it MUST be true :wink: 8) :?

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Re: The Greatest Multiplayer games of all time

Post by aztecca » Thu Feb 12, 2015 2:33 pm

Sephiroth81 wrote: Its from WIKIPEDIA, so it MUST be true :wink: 8) :?
I was at the head office of wikipedia today.Popped in there to use the loo on the back of the door someone had wrote sephiroth81 buggered rodimusprime and has a tiny penis.It was from wikpedia so it MUST be true :? :wink:
SH1T HAPPENS :wink:

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Re: The Greatest Multiplayer games of all time

Post by stvd » Thu Feb 12, 2015 2:37 pm

Never seen two people play wii bowling "at the same time".
The players alternate. Just like Pacman........ :?
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Re: The Greatest Multiplayer games of all time

Post by RodimusPrime » Thu Feb 12, 2015 2:40 pm

aztecca wrote:
Sephiroth81 wrote: Its from WIKIPEDIA, so it MUST be true :wink: 8) :?
I was at the head office of wikipedia today.Popped in there to use the loo on the back of the door someone had wrote sephiroth81 buggered rodimusprime and has a tiny penis.It was from wikpedia so it MUST be true :? :wink:
Complete bull, as he is hung like a horse.

other than that, you seem to be upset about something.

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Re: The Greatest Multiplayer games of all time

Post by RodimusPrime » Thu Feb 12, 2015 2:42 pm

aztecca wrote:
stvd wrote:Just a thought, I always think of multi-player as "more than 2".
Yeah i know what you mean.I know its wrong( so no need for a smart arse answer rodimusprime) but multiplayer in my head is 4 player bomberman or something like that.
Was my answer really a smart arse answer though. I dont really think so.

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Re: The Greatest Multiplayer games of all time

Post by PostieDoc » Thu Feb 12, 2015 3:00 pm

One of the definitions of "Multi" is "more than one" so two player games are fine.

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Re: The Greatest Multiplayer games of all time

Post by resident paul » Thu Feb 12, 2015 3:13 pm

Couple of games I forgot to mention!
Smash TV (arcade)
4 player Pong (arcade cocktail)
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Re: The Greatest Multiplayer games of all time

Post by PAC » Thu Feb 12, 2015 4:03 pm

"Remember.. Don't Shoot Food'

Greatest Multiplayer any/every day of the year !

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Re: The Greatest Multiplayer games of all time

Post by joefish » Fri Feb 13, 2015 12:21 pm

What with all that food and cider, I think, just once, the Gauntlet II machine could have come out with "BLUE WIZARD NEEDS THE TOILET".
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Re: The Greatest Multiplayer games of all time

Post by PAC » Fri Feb 13, 2015 2:12 pm

"Wizard needs… Valkyrie, badly"

Ahem.

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Re: The Greatest Multiplayer games of all time

Post by STranger81 » Fri Feb 13, 2015 4:00 pm

Quake 3 Arena. My first ever online game thanks to Dreamcast online. This introduced me to the beauty of online FPS games.

Call Of Duty. For some reason I was just amazing at this game. Played this on my PC and at the gaming cafe in town and for some reason I just "got it" right from the start and spent countless hours on this.
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Re: The Greatest Multiplayer games of all time

Post by SonicTheHedgehog » Fri Feb 13, 2015 4:30 pm

3 games immediately spring to mind when it comes to amazing multiplayer experiences:

Saturn Bomberman (Sega Saturn)
Powerstone 2 (Dreamcast)
Daytona USA (Arcade)

Honorable mentions must go to Goldeneye, Pro Evo & the Mario Kart Games.
The square is a great shape, and one that is criminally underused in modern game design. In the push to ever more granular, chaotic environments, games have lost sight of the simple pleasures of right angles and straight lines.

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Re: The Greatest Multiplayer games of all time

Post by outdated_gamer » Sat Feb 14, 2015 2:38 pm

Some that weren't mentioned yet:

- Sonic 3's "competition mode". Super fun with another player but setting records on it's own is fun too. Gives idea for a fan-made hack with more tracks.

- Outlaw. Classic retro MP fun, enough said.

- Battle Tank. This famicom classic is a blast with two players. The level generator is a nice touch too.

- Tennis. Game Boy's ultimate tennis game. With a GB link cable it's a blast. The NES version is nice too, as is Super Tennis for SNES.

- Baseball for NES. It's actually a bit crappy, but it was still fun with another player.

- M.U.S.C.L.E. This was really fun with two or more players. Simplistic fantasy wrestling fun.

- River City Ransom. Can't get much better than this for NES/FC scrolling beat em ups. Only issue is the notable slowdowns.

- Battletoads. The NES version is just a blast. The Arcade version is fun too.

- Lost Vikings. Great puzzle-style platformer. Shines with more players.

I'm sure I could come up with more but let that be enough for now.

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Re: The Greatest Multiplayer games of all time

Post by TwoHeadedBoy » Sat Feb 14, 2015 5:41 pm

outdated_gamer wrote: - M.U.S.C.L.E. This was really fun with two or more players. Simplistic fantasy wrestling fun.
Good one :D
Pro Wrestling on the Master System is essentially the same game, lots of fun there.
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