The best classic and old school Co-op games

Bubble Bobble

Bubble Bobble

Bubble Bobble is one of the most famous arcades ever created and a personal favorite of GamesNostalgia. This 2D cartoon action platformer designed by Fukio Mitsuji (aka MTJ) was released by Taito initially in 1986.

Year: 1987 Genre: Platformer Updated: 2021-02-18Tags: 2 players arcade clear screen co-op coin-up conversion multiplayer platform

Golden Axe

Golden Axe

Golden Axe is a side-scrolling hack and slash fantasy game created by Sega and released for arcade machines in 1989. The game was ported the same year to the SEGA Mega Drive/Genesi...

Year: 1990 Genre: Beat-'em-up Updated: 2021-02-17Tags: 2 players arcade brawler co-op coin-up conversion fantasy fighting hack and slash sword and sorcery

Pang

Pang

Pang, also known as Buster Bros in the US or Pomping World in Japan, is a 2d platformer arcade created by Mitchell Corporation in 1989. The goal is to destroy balloons that bounce ...

Year: 1990 Genre: Arcade Updated: 2021-02-22Tags: 2 players arcade co-op coin-up conversion multiplayer platform

Contra: Hard Corps

Contra: Hard Corps

Contra: Hard Corps, also known as Probotector, is a shoot 'em-up created by Konami and published in 1994 for the Sega Genesis / Mega Drive. The Contra series started as an arcade ...

Year: 1994 Genre: Shooter Updated: 2019-11-26Tags: 2 players co-op platform-shooter run and gun science fiction side-scrolling

Banshee

Banshee

Banshee is an Amiga original shoot-em-up, inspired by classic vertical scrolling shooters such as 1942: The Pacific Air War and Xevious. It was developed by Core Design and rel...

Year: 1994 Genre: Shooter Updated: 2021-02-18Tags: 2 players aga amiga original game aviation co-op flight shoot em up steampunk v-scrolling shoot-em up vertical-scrolling

The Chaos Engine

The Chaos Engine

The Chaos Engine is a two-player cooperative top-down shooter set in a steampunk Victorian-era England. The game was developed by The Bitmap Brothers and published by Renegade Software in 1993 for the Amiga, both ECS, and AGA.

Year: 1993 Genre: Shooter Updated: 2021-02-18Tags: 2 players aga amiga original game co-op multi-scrolling shooter science fiction shoot em up steampunk walkabout

Joust

Joust

Joust is a popular arcade game developed by Williams Electronics and released in 1982. It was one of the first and most successful two-player cooperative games. The players control...

Year: 1986 Genre: Arcade Updated: 2019-08-19Tags: 2 players arcade co-op platform

Rodland

Rodland

Rodland (aka Rod-Land or Rod Land) is a platformer developed and published by Jaleco in 1990 initially in arcades only. In the following years, it was ported to multiple other plat...

Year: 1991 Genre: Platformer Updated: 2021-02-21Tags: 2 players anime arcade clear screen co-op coin-up conversion fantasy multiplayer platform

Golden Axe II

Golden Axe II

Golden Axe II is a fantasy side-scrolling beat 'em up created by SEGA in 1991 as a sequel to one of the most famous arcades of all time. While the original Golden Axe was first r...

Year: 1991 Genre: Beat-'em-up Updated: 2019-12-10Tags: 2 players co-op fantasy genesis original game hack and slash sword and sorcery

The Blues Brothers

The Blues Brothers

The Blues Brothers is a platformer game based on the Blues Brothers band, created by Titus and released for PC, Amiga, Commodore 64, and Atari ST in 1991, later for NES, SNES, and Game Boy.

Year: 1991 Genre: Platformer Updated: 2021-02-18Tags: 2 players basher co-op movies multiplayer platform side-scrolling

S.W.I.V.

S.W.I.V.

S.W.I.V. is a top-down shooter for 1 or 2 players created by Random Access and published by The Sales Curve in 1991 for the Amiga, Atari ST, Commodore 64, ZX Spectrum and other platforms.

Year: 1991 Genre: Shooter Updated: 2021-02-18Tags: 2 players 2d amiga original game co-op helicopter top-down v-scrolling shoot-em up

Double Dragon 3: The Rosetta Stone

Double Dragon 3: The Rosetta Stone

Double Dragon 3: The Rosetta Stone, the third and final chapter of the popular series Double Dragon, is a side-scrolling beat 'em up created by Technos Japan originally as an arcade.

Year: 1991 Genre: Beat-'em-up Updated: 2021-02-18Tags: 2 players arcade brawler co-op coin-up conversion fighting

Yo! Joe! Beat the Ghosts

Yo! Joe! Beat the Ghosts

Yo! Joe! Beat the Ghosts is a two players platformer created initially for the Amiga by a small company called Scipio and published by Hudson Soft/Blue Byte in 1993. The game was also ported to DOS.

Year: 1993 Genre: Platformer Updated: 2021-02-21Tags: 2 players amiga original game arcade basher co-op multiplayer platform supernatural

Battle Squadron: The Destruction Of The Barrax Empire

Battle Squadron: The Destruction Of The Barrax Empire

Battle Squadron: The Destruction Of The Barrax Empire is the successor of one of the most popular vertical scrolling shooters for Amiga, Hybris. It was developed by Cope-com and pu...

Year: 1989 Genre: Shooter Updated: 2020-07-31Tags: 2 players amiga original game arcade co-op multiplayer shoot em up v-scrolling shoot-em up vertical-scrolling