The best classic and old school Co-op games

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

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: 2021-02-18Tags: 2 players arcade clear screen co-op coin-up conversion multiplayer platform

Escape from the Planet of the Robot Monsters

Escape from the Planet of the Robot Monsters

Escape from the Planet of the Robot Monsters is an Atari coin-up released in 1989, ported do Amiga, Amstrad CPC, Atari ST, Commodore 64, DOS, and other platforms. The game was desi...

Year: 1990 Genre: Shooter Updated: 2021-09-20Tags: 2 players arcade co-op coin-up conversion isometric multi-directional space

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: 2021-02-22Tags: 2 players arcade co-op coin-up conversion multiplayer 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: 2021-02-18Tags: 2 players aga amiga original game aviation co-op flight shoot em up steampunk v-scrolling shoot-em up vertical-scrolling

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

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

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: 2021-02-18Tags: 2 players arcade co-op h-scrolling shoot-em up helicopter multiplayer science fiction shoot em up 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

The Blues Brothers

The Blues Brothers

The Blues Brothers is a platformer game based on the band The Blues Brothers, 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

The Chaos Engine

The Chaos Engine

The Chaos Engine is a 2-players 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

Emerald Mine

Emerald Mine

Emerald Mine is a Boulder Dash clone created by Kingsoft in 1987 for the Amiga and later ported to Commodore 64. The mechanics are well known: you have to collect the emeralds di...

Year: 1987 Genre: Arcade Updated: 2020-08-08Tags: 2 players amiga original game boulder dash variants clone co-op maze

Midnight Resistance

Midnight Resistance

Midnight Resistance is a popular platformer/shooter created by Data East and originally released as an arcade in 1989. It was later ported to several home computer platforms, inclu...

Year: 1990 Genre: Platformer Updated: 2021-02-22Tags: 2 players arcade co-op cyberpunk platform-shooter run and gun shoot em up

Apidya

Apidya

Apidya is a side scrolling shoot-em-up with an Anime theme, developed by Kaiko and released by Play Byte in 1992 for the Amiga. The player controls a bee and he has to destroy all the enemies, completing 5 levels.

Year: 1992 Genre: Shooter Updated: 2021-02-19Tags: 2 players anime arcade co-op h-scrolling shoot-em up shoot em up