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On what console did you play your favorite Local Multiplayer Game?

Arcade 0 0%
Nintendo Console 21 75.00%
Sega Console 0 0%
PlayStation Console 3 10.71%
Xbox Console 2 7.14%
Atari 0 0%
PC 1 3.57%
Other 1 3.57%

It's definitely Nintendo console, starting from N64 through now Switch. I can't pick just one, they're all my favorite lol.

N64: Goldeneye 64, Mario Party 2 and Mario Kart 64

GCN: Metroid Prime 2, Mario Party 4, Mario Kart Double Dash, Super Smash Bros. Melee and Timesplitters 2

Wii: Super Smash Bros. Brawl, Mario Kart Wii, Wii Series and Guitar Hero III

Wii U: Super Smash Bros. Wii U, Super Mario 3D World, Mario Kart 8, Hyrule Warriors and Nintendo Land

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Wii Sports (and Sports Resort)
Mario Kart DS (I forget how many DS's we had linked up together at school, maybe six or eight of us?)
Call of Duty 4 splitscreen (Grenade launchers banned)
Fuzion Frenzy
Halo Reach Forge mode ("If you can't beat it, delete it")

Smash and Mario Party!

Nintendo World Cup on the NES, especially with the 4 player adapter

Vodacixi said:

Wii Sports and Wii Fit (and all their iterations) were also fantastic. I played them with my family for years and we had an awesome time with them. Bowling was legendary xD

Yeah I also had a lot of great times with family with Wii Sports Resort; my non-gamer Mum and Step Dad really got into the archery and bowling and flying the plane, it's one of the only games they've ever been able to really get into.

That was a big part of the magic of the Wii for me, the way it brought people together from all walks of life, young and old, gamer and non-gamer, and allowed us all to enjoy gaming together.

Bet with Liquidlaser: I say PS5 and Xbox Series will sell more than 56 million combined by the end of 2023. (And over 130 million lifetime)

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Man this is tough... I can't pick one... In terms of playing a campaign cooperatively, I have the most fond memories of Super Mario 3D World and Sonic Racing Transformed.
Vs would have to be Smash Bros or a party game (Mario Party, Wii Party, Raving Rabbids).


Halo 2 was maybe the best. The Co-op campaign was really fun. Getting 4 players for local multiplayer was an issue, but it was great fun too.

Warriors games are pretty fun too for a bit.

All fighting games are fun with my friend. As long as both of us have a competitive spirit and similar skill levels then the fights are always awesome. Playing online together as a team or in a lobby was also great. Street Fighter 4 and Tekken Tag Tournament 2 in particular.

Played mostly on Nintendo. The games I played the most with friends were Mario Party 2 and 4 specifically, Pokemon Stadium 1 and 2 minigames, Star Fox Assault, and Pikmin 2.

Goldeneye and to a lesser degree Perfect Dark were the kings for us. I picked Nintendo in the survey but Sony runs a close second for me with the Tekken series. I can't remember if 5 or 4 was the stinker but all other Tekken's besides 7 have enjoyed massive amounts of my in person gaming time with friends. 7 is still a solid game but after paying full price having to purchase individual characters left a very bad taste in the mouths of myself and the friends of mine that have been playing the series for years. As another person mentioned Tag 2 is probably the pinnacle of this series (I've argued with people on this forum that thought the game had too many characters - SMH).

By sheer volume of good local multi-player games Nintendo still gets the nod from me.

Thank you everyone for all your great recommendations, I have learned about a few games that I want to try out now, in particular I see many Coop games that sound like fun.

Here is a rough breakdown summary of what you have written in this thread:

Can't wait to see more recommendations and diamonds in the rough.