The best classic and old school Co-op games

Bubble Bobble

Bubble Bobble

Bubble Bobble is not only one of the most popular arcade ever created, but also a personal favourite 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: 2019-07-20Tags: 2 players arcade clear screen co-op coin-up conversion 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 re...

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

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 run and gun science fiction side-scrolling

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: 2019-08-04Tags: 2 players arcade brawler co-op coin-up conversion fantasy fighting hack and slash sword and sorcery

Llamatron: 2112

Llamatron: 2112

Llamatron: 2112 (or simply LLamatron) is a shoot 'em-up created by Jeff Minter and released as shareware in 1991 for Amiga and Atari ST. Later it was also ported to MS-DOS. It is,...

Year: 1991 Genre: Shooter Updated: 2019-12-06Tags: 2 players amiga original game clone co-op humour shareware shoot em up single screen

Pang

Pang

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

Year: 1990 Genre: Arcade Updated: 2019-07-17Tags: 2 players arcade co-op coin-up conversion multiplayer platform

The Lost Vikings

The Lost Vikings

The Lost Vikings is a puzzle platformer created by Silicon & Synapse (former name of Blizzard Entertainment) and published by Interplay in 1993 for SNES, Genesis, DOS, and Amiga. ...

Year: 1993 Genre: Puzzler Updated: 2019-08-01Tags: co-op comedy fantasy mythology norse platform science fiction

Silkworm

Silkworm

Silkworm is a side scrolling shooter arcade, developed by Tecmo and released initially in 1988. In 1989 the game was ported to Amiga, Atari ST, Commodore 64 and ZX Spectrum by Random Access.

Year: 1989 Genre: Shooter Updated: 2019-07-07Tags: 2 players arcade co-op helicopter multiplayer science fiction shoot em up side-scrolling

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

Banshee

Banshee

Banshee is an Amiga original shoot-em-up, inspired to classic vertical scrolling shooters such as 1942. It was developed by Core Design and released for AGA only machines (Amiga 1200 and CD32) in 1994.

Year: 1994 Genre: Shooter Updated: 2019-07-16Tags: 2 players aga amiga original game aviation co-op flight multiplayer science fiction shoot em up steampunk vertical-scrolling

Ikari Warriors

Ikari Warriors

Ikari Warriors is a vertical scrolling shooter coin-up created by SNK and published initially in 1986. It was ported to many home platforms, including Commodore 64, Apple II, NES, Amstrad CPC.

Year: 1988 Genre: Shooter Updated: 2019-11-05Tags: 2 players arcade co-op coin-up conversion tank vertical-scrolling walkabout war

Ugh!

Ugh!

Ugh! is an arcade game, clone of Space Taxi, published in 1992 by PlayByte for the Amiga, Commodore 64 and DOS..

Year: 1992 Genre: Arcade Updated: 2019-10-22Tags: 2 players amiga original game arcade aviation co-op flight history platform prehistoric

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 platf...

Year: 1991 Genre: Platformer Updated: 2019-07-17Tags: 2 players anime arcade clear screen co-op coin-up conversion fantasy multiplayer platform

Parasol Stars: Rainbow Islands 2

Parasol Stars: Rainbow Islands 2

Parasol Stars, also known as Parasol Stars: The Story of Rainbow Islands II - or if you prefer, The Story of Bubble Bobble III (not sure why, since there was no "Story of Bubble Bobble I").

Year: 1992 Genre: Platformer Updated: 2019-09-25Tags: 2 players arcade co-op pc engine single screen