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 multiplayer sword and sorcery

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

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

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

Rainbow Islands

Rainbow Islands

Rainbow Islands is the sequel to Bubble Bobble and was developed and published by Taito in 1987 for arcade only. It would remain arcade only until 1990 when it was ported to the Amiga, Commodore 64 and others.

Year: 1990 Genre: Platformer Updated: 2019-07-17Tags: 2 players arcade co-op fantasy jumper platform vertical-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

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

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

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

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: 2019-08-01Tags: 2 players 2d amiga original game co-op helicopter top-down

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 shoot em up

Z-Out

Z-Out

Z-Out is a 2D sci-fi shoot 'em up created by Advantec and published by Rainbow Arts in 1990 for Amiga and Atari ST. The game was released as the sequel of X-Out, another horizonta...

Year: 1990 Genre: Shooter Updated: 2019-08-13Tags: 2 players aliens co-op shoot em up side-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