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Old 25 June 2007, 14:49   #1
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What game would improve by making it multiplayer!

Okay my fellow forum friends

time to put your tihnking caps on, as I sat here idling the other day (i do that a lot on here as all ) with all the old-skool remakes and new ideas ... well i was a pondering,

What single player games would make *simultaneous* or Turn Based multiplayer games?!


So with this thought i did a ponder, now to qualify a game: well some games are 2 player or even 4 player, but what i was thinking is making it multiplayer by machine so you would link up in say null-modem cable fashion to play... so something like 4 player dyna-blaster could become an 8 player explosive nightmare. however the limmitations are obvious, imagine UFO with more that 2 players would get a little narky having to wait for slow Tom after an agonizing spanking from Richard again!

so what games would benefit in you mind from mulitplayer or extra-muliplay-ocity!?

(and before you ask, yes i had to google the spelling of 'simultaneous')

anyway to get those brain juices flowing heres some thoughts, but i would love to read other peoples

Games Ripe for Multiplayer Gamming
  • K240
    so does need a 2 player null modem play! ( or more!!!) 4 players would be cool
  • Utopia
    pretty much the same as k240!
  • Theme Park
    this would be fun, if you could set the game time to 3 years game time and each park was on the oposite side of the road... so you could watch your punters pull up via bus, only to wander into you oponents park.. grrr... hilarious!
  • Megalomainia
    Ths sooooo need a multiplayer mode, upto 4 players would be fantastic!! imagine the adrenalin buzz as you build up to nuclear status... only to hear an opponent claim "We've Nuked them!" awsome
  • Superfrog
    now here i would like to see a mode similar to either wizball or even sonic and tales from the megadrive era!
  • Super cars 2
    imagine this bad boy on 8 players!!! it would be riotious!!!
  • Eye of the Beholder 2
    A lot of Dungeon crawlers could benifit from this type of interaction, I am just imagining right now if it would be possible to have an online server hosting all this in a MMO persistant package... it would either bring a resurgence to MUD'esq or some really cool forced effected voice coms
  • Elite
    this needs NO explination, but i would love to see an elite space arena! medals and chamionships awsome! me thinks..
anyway theres some food for thought... now its over to you.... what game would you see improved by a multiplayer or extra multiplayer-ness?
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Old 25 June 2007, 14:55   #2
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Vixen and Brattacas

Ok, just kidding. They shouldn't have even been 1 player.

Chaos Engine
Yeah I know it's 2 player already but it would be great with a third or fourth player. The characters may need to be reduced in size a bit though.

Cannon Fodder
2 player mouse action would make this sublime! You could send off two seperate parties and ambush the enemy! Awesome!

Syndicate
Same as cannon fodder really, some awesome destructive action, be it Vs or co-op mode! The amiga struggled to play it one player though, so 2 player split screen with Gauss guns aplenty would make it s-l-o-w....

Rainbow Islands
This is a definite candidate for "why the feck didn't they...". This could have been awesome in 2 player. Instead it's merely superb
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Old 25 June 2007, 14:58   #3
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awsome ideas there... I really am loving the Cannon fodder and rainbow islands!!!
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Old 25 June 2007, 15:00   #4
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sod Elite.... Frontier!!

MegaLoMania - definately a great choice. (though shame you didnt google -that- spelling Zetr0!

as for the dungeon crawlers... well this is one of many reasons why Bloodwych is king of RPGs!

Rainbow Islands - the other two in the trilogy managed it, shame this one wasnt simultaneous. [edit - damn you KG - i thought it first!]

IK+ should be 3 player too, and Indy Heat 4 player.


Sim Ant - linkup black vs red ant play!
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Old 25 June 2007, 15:22   #5
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KG stole all of my ideas, so none from me...
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Old 25 June 2007, 15:54   #6
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I reckon there are quite a few flight sims that would work well multiplayer....Gunship 2000 with four of your mates in your squadron with you? Or against you for that matter.
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Captive... Imagine 2,3 or 4 players, all on the planets, all in diff area's and then someone blows the generators

Also ambushes and maybe turning on each other

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I think you need treatment bip.

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Old 25 June 2007, 16:48   #10
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It's a shame that Super Skidmarks cant be played via Broadband - you could set up an 8 player race with everyone connected in - I think that would be great...

Also, Alien Breed would be fun to have a link with mutli players exploring different parts of levels with some sort of communication going on..
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Old 25 June 2007, 16:59   #11
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I think settlers multiplayer will be nice !
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stag multi-players would be a nice suit for fred and his maniacs cohort
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Old 25 June 2007, 19:16   #13
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What about Paradroid 90?
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Old 25 June 2007, 21:07   #14
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I think settlers multiplayer will be nice !
Isn't Settlers already multiplayer? I definitely remember playing it split screen and I thought there was a null-modem option too, but not so sure about that.

You're right though, that is one nice multiplayer game
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Old 26 June 2007, 01:21   #15
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.. Always wished for a multiplayer game on Dune 2....

then I got C+C Red Alert X)
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Old 26 June 2007, 01:53   #16
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Mercenary series of course! Think all the NPCs played by EAB members, then I the mighty explorer could defeat each and every one of you Mwaaa haaaa haaaa!!

Seriously though it would be feckin fantastic!

Of course this great thing couldnt happen in a universe where such Shite as Craptive was multiplayer!!!
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Old 26 June 2007, 02:14   #17
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Going a bit weirder, A two player version of Flashback with both having to cooperate to complete the game. That would have been cool!

Others er, Turrican! Although I think the new PC Hurrican tribute/remake has that now!
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Klondike III AGA

Player 1 would move the cards while player 2 masturbated over all the anime porn on the cards - then you change places, after washing your hands and mopping up.
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Player 1 would move the cards while player 2 masturbated over all the anime porn on the cards - then you change places, after washing your hands and mopping up.

Bwahahhaa
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SWOS of course, 2 vs the comp, best game just got better!!!!
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