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Old 02-19-2004, 06:01 PM
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Best NES 2-Player Games?

Hmm? I would put Tecmo Bowl up there, but havent decided a top 3 or 5 or whatever. What do you all think?
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Old 02-19-2004, 06:07 PM
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I'll take it back to the day:

1. RBI Baseball
2. Ice Hockey
3. Ring King

Good times.
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Old 02-19-2004, 11:43 PM
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Battletoads - until Level 3, that is. It was usually more fun to just start beating on each other in the rope descent level, but the hoverbikes were just crazy. Coordinating two people was horrifying.
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Old 02-19-2004, 11:58 PM
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Chip 'n' Dale
Snake Rattle 'n' Roll
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Old 02-20-2004, 12:00 AM
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Battletoads
Double Dragon
Super Mario Bros 2 (not sure if this counts)
Tetris (not sure if this one counts either)
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Old 02-20-2004, 12:08 AM
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Blades of Steel

IMHO, the best hockey game produced, only because if you lost the fight then you got the penalty and there were no stoppages. Unless you got an icing, which is quite a challenge to do. I don't think we ever got more than 3 in a game. Oh, and the penalty shots that we're so easy to stop, you didn't have to worry about starting a fight in your own zone.

I almost forgot, placing bets on the number of sticks that'll be raised in the photograph at the end.

Good times.
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Old 02-20-2004, 12:08 AM
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Contra, we used to play that through for hours at a time (with the cheat code).
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Old 02-20-2004, 12:11 AM
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I'm partial to Bubble Bobble. It's a great cooperative game, and offered simultaneous play, which I really liked. I played the game a LOT with my sister.
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Old 02-20-2004, 12:37 AM
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River City Ransom all the way!
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Old 02-20-2004, 12:47 AM
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River City Ransom all the way!
Fun stuff, especially buying food.
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Old 02-20-2004, 01:02 AM
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Has anyone ever played "Trog"? That gem gave my family and I countless hours of co-op play in the early 90's
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Old 02-20-2004, 01:19 AM
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Dr. Mario
Rampart
Contra
TMNT
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Old 02-20-2004, 02:19 AM
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Tetris (not sure if this one counts either)
It doesn't. Tetris was single-player only on the NES.

Trog was absolutely hilarious, and my brother and I loved it to death. The "I finished the level!" dance your little dinosaur did became almost my trademark for awhile...
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Old 02-20-2004, 04:37 AM
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TMNT
Good God, this game was impossible to beat. I think it was the third level which just completely screwed you over.
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Old 02-20-2004, 04:43 AM
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It doesn't. Tetris was single-player only on the NES.

Tengen Tetris was 2 players. Much rarer than normal Tetris though.

Marble Madness and Gauntlet/Gauntlet 2 are good 2 player games. I remember alot of hype around Star Tropics, but I never played it myself.

Solstice could be two player if you go in 4 hour shifts...
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Old 02-20-2004, 07:21 AM
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too easy

Ice Hockey (can't believe nobody else mentioned it. The fat guy rocked)
Contra (obvious)
and RBI baseball
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Old 02-20-2004, 08:19 AM
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King of the Beach...
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Old 02-20-2004, 09:02 AM
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North and South!
I second the Ice Hockey.
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Old 02-20-2004, 12:31 PM
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Micro Machines, on any console, is the bestest multiplayer racing game EVAR. I can't stand split-screen. Micro Machines avoids split-screen with an innovative racing system.

Legendary Wings is a pretty good shooter, if you can find it.
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Old 02-20-2004, 02:26 PM
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Contra
Super Dodgeball
Tecmo Bowl
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Old 02-20-2004, 02:39 PM
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Double Dribble, all the way!

Oh yes and Ice Hockey rocked too.
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Old 02-20-2004, 03:40 PM
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Jackal was a fun 2 player game. My friend and I liked to split up the prisoners between us. Of course sometimes one of us would be a jerk and hog them all, then the other person would nab as many as they could when they died.

It was funny how POW's in games just stood there and waved. Oh no, heaven forbid they actually attempt to approach me...no they're just going to stand out there like an idiot waving their arms around. They got legs, they can move!
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Old 02-20-2004, 03:46 PM
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Contra, we used to play that through for hours at a time (with the cheat code).
Wow. That took me way back. That game was so fun. When we discovered the cheat code that got you 99 lives we were in hog heaven.

How hard is it to get a Nintendo and this game these days?
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Old 02-20-2004, 04:05 PM
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Wow. That took me way back. That game was so fun. When we discovered the cheat code that got you 99 lives we were in hog heaven.

How hard is it to get a Nintendo and this game these days?

There are lots of NES emulators for your computer. I use one called Jnes and it seems to work pretty good. Combine that with a cheapo game controller from Wal-Mart and you have yourself a nintendo that never breaks and all the games you could ever think of.
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Old 02-20-2004, 08:51 PM
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I prefer FCE Ultra, mainly because it has a button to speed up the game. However, it can be hard to find ROMs for certian games.

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Combine that with a cheapo game controller from Wal-Mart and you have yourself a nintendo that never breaks and all the games you could ever think of.
Say, is there a way to hook up an actual NES controller to a computer?
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Old 02-20-2004, 09:01 PM
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There are commercially available adaptors for PS2 controllers. I seem to remember a site somewhere giving instructions for performing a nes-to-PC conversion. Can't remember where, though, and it likely involves solder.
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Old 02-20-2004, 09:09 PM
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Super Spike VBall/World Cup Soccer.

Two games in one. Hilarity.
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Old 02-21-2004, 01:59 AM
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It doesn't. Tetris was single-player only on the NES.
My mistake. I was thinking of later games on other platforms that allowed multiple players.
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Old 02-21-2004, 09:50 AM
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King of the Beach...
Hell Yeah!

That game rocked. My college roomate and I played it all the time. I like games where you can team up, and we kicked butt on this one.
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Old 02-21-2004, 10:59 AM
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http://www.dreamcliff.com/personal/d...ump/index.html

This site has something that will allow you to connect up to five NES or SNES controllers to your PC's parallel port. DIY instructions, kits, or the full thing available.

Now that you're using an emulator, this opens you up to something that's very difficult to play on a real NES: translations. The Whirlpool is a good place to find translation patches for NES games, as well as other consoles. Note: This site only handles patches, not the ROM images themselves. You're on your own, there. You'll need a tool (such as SNESTool or IPS, easily found at almost any emulation site) to apply the patches.

Technos Ice Hockey kicks all other hockey games in the teeth as far as I'm concerned. Lots of other unreleased Tecnhos games were translated, and they all rock.

This is bringing back memories... beating Final Fantasy for the first time, when I was 16, on a 386. Talk about sloooooooooooooowww...
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Old 02-21-2004, 11:24 AM
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My first thoughts were:

Blades of Steel
Dr. Mario
Jackal
Contra
Tecmo Bowl

As these have all been mentioned, I'll submit some two player non-simultanous play games.

Arkanoid
City Connection (stupid but MASSIVELY addictive)
Super Mario 3
Freedom Force (with the light gun)
Golf
PinBot (my dad got into Nintendo Power! for his high score)
Skate or Die (had both modes, simultaneous and not)

Also, Anticipation and Jeopardy in the board game arena.

I have and still play all of these games.
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Old 02-22-2004, 01:19 AM
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SNK made a really funny game called something like Ikakuru Warriors or something like that. It was an overhead shooter. Easy, but fun.
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Old 02-22-2004, 01:34 AM
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That would be Ikari Warriors. You actually liked that?

Of course, I have a cousin who likes Baby Boomer. That game is pure shite in a powder blue cartridge.
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Old 02-22-2004, 02:17 AM
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I was pretty young when I first played it, but yeah, I thought it was a pretty good game, and I think several other people loved it as well. I've seen it mentioned in various magazines and game forums as a classic. What did you dislike about it?
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Old 02-22-2004, 09:42 AM
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Jeopardy!

For a system with no keyboard, it's a decent implementation. Yesterday I beat a friend 22400 to -1000, so I may be biased.
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Old 02-22-2004, 02:45 PM
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Yeah, Contra's a good one... that's one where I end up talking and coordinating extensively with the second player, which adds to the fun.
Also TMNT 2: The Arcade Game. Lots of fun unless the other guy dies and you're stuck with a double helping of enemies...
Here's one nobody metioned: "Quattro Sports". The soccer game is great! And the BMX game is incredibly frustrating.

Other good ones:
Dr. Mario
Mario 3
Ice Hockey
Life Force
Duck Hunt where one guy shoots and the other controls the duck
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Old 02-22-2004, 03:04 PM
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North & South, Contra and Battle Toads! Also the Double Dragon game are cool with two people.
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Old 02-22-2004, 11:02 PM
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I was going to mention Tengen Tetris too! Tengen Tetris has a cooperative mode, where you play together on the same screen (ie it's not split into two separate screens, you have to place your pieces together). It's so hilarious to play this when you've been drinking just a little. :) "GET YOUR PIECE OUT OF THE WAY OF MY PIECE!!! AHH! NOOOOOOO!"

Ice Climber! The play control sucks in this game, but playing it with someone else is a treat.

Even though it's not simultaneous, I have to say Super Mario Bros. 3. Especially strip SMB3 where you remove an article of clothing if you die.

... Not that I've done that.
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Old 02-22-2004, 11:39 PM
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Even though it's not simultaneous, I have to say Super Mario Bros. 3. Especially strip SMB3 where you remove an article of clothing if you die.

... Not that I've done that.
If I met a woman who would do that with me, I'd propose with twenty-four hours.
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Old 02-23-2004, 12:47 AM
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Base wars -- for those of us who thought regular baseball was boring.
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