Game:

The Spam Club

Not logged in Log in
» The Spam Club - Life, The Universe and Everything - Software Galore - Recommended Multiplayer Games
ReplyNew TopicNew Poll
» Multiple Pages: 12

Recommended Multiplayer Games

Posted at 11:16 on February 17th, 2005 | Quote | IP | Edit | Delete
Avatar
Admin
Reborn Gumby
Posts: 7222
Please post your experiences here.
-----
Now you see the violence inherent in the system!
Posted at 11:25 on February 17th, 2005 | Quote | IP | Edit | Delete
Avatar
Admin
Reborn Gumby
Posts: 7222
To start this up, here are a few highlights I can remember from the top of my head:

Micro Machines: Playable via ZSNES / UAE. Excellent head-to-head races with lots of action and easy to learn courses. It's especially thrilling, because both players are always on the same screen, so nobody can pull ahead so much that it's basically both players driving on their own.

Bomberman: Playable via ZSNES. Quick action with a little tactics. Can be played with additional two AI enemies.

Chaos Engine: Playable via UAE / Gens (?). Great cooperative gauntlet-style game.

Z: Playable via Kahn. Relatively easy-to-learn tactics game. The levels never take too long, making it a very good choice.

Lemmings: Playable via UAE. Excellent competetive puzzle game which unfortunately suffers from 'desync' (i.e. the players not getting the opponent's actions anymore) every few levels.

Jagged Alliance: Deadly Games: Playable via Kahn. Silly and boring played against each other, but great in cooperation mode.

Edited by Mr Creosote at 01:22 on July, 29th 2005
-----
Now you see the violence inherent in the system!
Posted at 14:04 on February 17th, 2005 | Quote | IP | Edit | Delete
Avatar
Member
Prof Gumby
Posts: 488
Laser Squad Nemesis. An extremely good squad strategy game.
http://www.lasersquadnemesis.com/Download.htm
-----
I am on a hot streak... Litterally.
Posted at 20:49 on February 17th, 2005 | Quote | IP | Edit | Delete
Avatar
Member
Retired Gumby
Posts: 936
Any info on 'Z'?
-----
Keep your stick on the ice
Posted at 21:09 on February 17th, 2005 | Quote | IP | Edit | Delete
Avatar
Member
Prof Gumby
Posts: 607
Wasn't Z that robot game by Bitmap Brothers or something? I remember reading some good reviews of that but never played it myself.
-----
"One Very Important Thought"
Posted at 02:27 on February 18th, 2005 | Quote | IP | Edit | Delete
Avatar
Admin
Reborn Gumby
Posts: 7222
Review of Z
-----
Now you see the violence inherent in the system!
Posted at 03:16 on February 18th, 2005 | Quote | IP | Edit | Delete
Avatar
Member
Prof Gumby
Posts: 488
Never managed to run Z under XP even with DOSBox.

But I never actually tryied to use an ISO or to mount the CD. I might try that sometime.
-----
I am on a hot streak... Litterally.
Posted at 04:39 on February 18th, 2005 | Quote | IP | Edit | Delete
Avatar
Admin
Reborn Gumby
Posts: 7222
There is also a Windows version of Z. Can't say whether that one's any better for Windows XP, but it might be worth a try.
-----
Now you see the violence inherent in the system!
Posted at 07:31 on February 18th, 2005 | Quote | IP | Edit | Delete
Avatar
Member
Retired Gumby
Posts: 940
Z used to run a little unstable as multiplayer when Mr Creosote and me played it. Definitely recommended though.
Posted at 07:41 on February 18th, 2005 | Quote | IP | Edit | Delete
Avatar
Member
Retired Gumby
Posts: 940
Alien Breed: UAE; similar to Chaos engine; cooperative, but very hard.

Goof Troop: ZSNES; childish cooperative game; action with some puzzle (sokoban) features.

WWF Raw: ZSNES; very funny wrestling game; practice necessary.

Rock'n'Roll Racing: ZSNES; good action racing game.

Super Street Fighter II: ZSNES; classic fighting game; practice necessary.

Return of Double Dragon: ZSNES; cooperative fighting game; slightly monotonous.

Super Off-Road: ZSNES; simple one-screen racing game; easy.

North & South: UAE; action with some tactics; training necessary.

Biker Mice From Mars: ZSNES; good action racing game.

Tetris & Dr. Mario: ZSNES; Tetris.

Super Tennis: ZSNES; tennis.

Family Feud: ZSNES; quiz game.

Descent: Kahn; good spaceship shooter with cooperative and competitive multiplayer modes; possibly runs too fast on newer computers.

Z Steel Soldiers: Not quite as simple as part one, but a good game nevertheless; has built-in multiplayer network mode.

Edited by Tapuak at 16:15 on February, 18th 2005
Posted at 14:25 on February 18th, 2005 | Quote | IP | Edit | Delete
Avatar
Admin
Reborn Gumby
Posts: 7222
Family Feud: If you're not from the USA, don't ever play this against an American - you can only lose big time ;)

Descent: Ok via Internet, but much of it lives from being able to hear the other player. For example, it can be incredibly fussy to guide the other cooperative player to a certain spot using only typed text.
-----
Now you see the violence inherent in the system!
Posted at 05:24 on March 1st, 2005 | Quote | IP | Edit | Delete
Avatar
Member
Prof Gumby
Posts: 411
Some more SNES games:
Secret of Mana(everyone controls a character)
TNMT Tournament.(turtle-based street fighter clone. IMO, childish but funny.)
-----
If it ain't broken, you're not trying hard enough.
Posted at 02:10 on July 27th, 2005 | Quote | IP | Edit | Delete
Avatar
Member
Prof Gumby
Posts: 411
I've tried out the multiplayer of Wesnoth. It's great fun! Though it may take a few hours, especially on larger maps.
-----
If it ain't broken, you're not trying hard enough.
Posted at 06:36 on July 27th, 2005 | Quote | IP | Edit | Delete
Avatar
Admin
Reborn Gumby
Posts: 7222
How is it done? Do you just start with inexperienced units and then do several missions in one run or is it just one mission at a time and then start again fresh with a new army?
-----
Now you see the violence inherent in the system!
Posted at 03:33 on July 28th, 2005 | Quote | IP | Edit | Delete
Avatar
Member
Prof Gumby
Posts: 411
Well, there are four "eras" in which you can play.

Default

The standard era. You have six sides, choose one and you choose a level 2 unit as leader and can recruit level one units of that party.

Age of Heroes

As default, but you get a level 3 hero and can recruit level one and two units(which are more expensive, of course).

Classic

The sides as they were a long time ago.
Seven sides, I think, all with few units.
Level 2 hero, level 1 recruiting.

The Great War

Almost all units are split up in two parties-the forces of Light and Darkness. Level 2 hero, level 1 recruiting, but you can choose a whopping amount of units. Just the drakes get left out.

Once you've chosen the era, you can choose map size and configuration (or choose a pre-made map), how many players you want (ai possible) and also how much xp a unit needs to level. I usually play at 50%, which results in a fair amount of level 2 and some level 3 units in default and great war, at least.

So far, I haven't been able to bring units with me, but I haven't tried yet either.

There is a wesnoth wiki page with the sides in each era explained.
-----
If it ain't broken, you're not trying hard enough.
Posted at 14:10 on August 8th, 2005 | Quote | IP | Edit | Delete
Avatar
Admin
Reborn Gumby
Posts: 7222
Johann67 and I just played a game of Wesnoth, and it's indeed quite nice. Still a few bugs (like him getting kicked out of the game, enabling me to slaughter his defenseless troops without resistence ;)), but then again, that's online gaming...
-----
Now you see the violence inherent in the system!
Posted at 12:49 on August 9th, 2005 | Quote | IP | Edit | Delete
Avatar
Member
Prof Gumby
Posts: 411
And the strange thing as, I couldn't log in with my username because someone had taken it. Strangely, that someone was me!
-----
If it ain't broken, you're not trying hard enough.
Posted at 12:26 on October 12th, 2007 | Quote | IP | Edit | Delete
Guest
no one mentioned 'formula one grand prix' yet? we played it once via null-modem cable on our old 486's. still playable via dosbox on one machine by turns. :)
Posted at 14:07 on October 12th, 2007 | Quote | IP | Edit | Delete
Avatar
Admin
Reborn Gumby
Posts: 7222
Well, Dosbox allows virtual Modem and IPX connections through the IP protocol these days, so that opens up a lot more possibilities to use multiplayer options of classic games :)
-----
Now you see the violence inherent in the system!
Posted at 14:38 on October 12th, 2007 | Quote | IP | Edit | Delete
Guest
i didn't know that. guess i have to take a closer look at its functions. :)
» Multiple Pages: 12
ReplyNew TopicNew Poll
Powered by Spam Board 5.2.4 © 2007 - 2011 Spam Board Team