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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Alien Breed: Special Edition 92

Alien Breed: Special Edition 92

Alien Breed: Special Edition ‘92 is the enhanced remake of the original Alien Breed and was developed and published by Team 17 in 1992 for Amiga only. This remake of the origina...

Year: 1992 Genre: Shooter Updated: 2019-10-10Tags: 2 players aliens amiga original game co-op multiplayer science fiction shoot em up walkabout

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

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: 2019-07-17Tags: 2 players aga amiga original game co-op multiplayer science fiction shoot em up steampunk walkabout

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

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: 2019-09-19Tags: 2 players amiga original game arcade co-op multiplayer science fiction shoot em up vertical-scrolling

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: 2019-07-19Tags: 2 players basher co-op movies multiplayer platform side-scrolling

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: 2019-07-17Tags: 2 players arcade co-op cyberpunk platform run and gun shoot em up