Co-Op Classics Video Edition: Rip Off and Desert Assault
From sweet vector graphics to many, many explosions
We've got two new Co-Op Classics videos for your perusal today. The first is an innovative title from the dawn of co-op video gaming, Rip Off. The second is Desert Assault, a run and gun experience for up to four players from the heyday of the co-op arcade scene of the early 1990s.
Rip Off was covered last month, and is an intriguing game from the early history of co-op. Published in the Golden Age of the arcades, this game is among first to team two human players against AI opponents. The object is to protect the triangular fuel cells in the center of the screen from being stolen by enemy tanks. Survival modes in modern co-op games are very similar to the gameplay of this Co-Op Classic from 30 years ago.