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Classic Brawler 'The Combatribes' Gets Online Co-op on iiRcade
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Classic Brawler 'The Combatribes' Gets Online Co-op on iiRcade

Hop online and throw go-karts at evil clowns who totally deserve it.

Beat 'em ups have always been perfect games for co-op play. It all started with the 1987 arcade release of Double Dragon, a game that popularized co-op in a big way. Technos would go on to release The Combatribes, another quality beat 'em up that never made it quite as big as its forebear. Fast-forwarding to today, the iiRcade version of The Combatribes now supports 2-player online co-op! iiRcade is a home arcade platform for which users can buy individual games, a growing number of which feature online multiplayer.

Online Co-op Additions

Every Friday, iiRcade adds online multiplayer to some of the retro games in its library. Some of the previous beat 'em ups to get online co-op include: Night Slashers, The Ninja Kids, Shadow Force,  Warrior Blade, CybattlerKnuckle Bash, and Double Dragon.

Of the three games to receive online multiplayer this week, only The Combatribes is  is cooperative:

The Combatribes for iiRcade

The Combatribes (1990): A co-op beat 'em up from Technos in which players choose from three color-coded brawlers and then beat up thugs and clowns. Price: $9.99

Karnov's Revenge (1994): The second game in the Fighter's History series from Data East, this fighting game is well-regarded. Price: $9.99

Big Striker (1992): A soccer game from Jaleco that features 10 playable teams. Price: $9.99

New iiRcade Releases

Today saw the release of two new iiRcade games, neither of which features co-op:

Trigger Dungeon (2022): A challenging platformer from Refold Games.

Features:

  • Nearly 200 rooms across 3 worlds
  • Easy to understand gameplay
  • Colorful, chunky pixel art graphics
  • Spikes, spikes everywhere!
  • Don't trust anything
  • Play keepie-uppie or die
  • Conquer the wall of death!
  • Get fired out of a cannon

Trigger Dungeon sells for $3.99 on iiRcade and $2.99 on Steam.

War Room (1983): A strategy game that was originally released for Colecovision. Price: $3.99

All iiRcade cabinets include 64-128 GB of built-in storage, a 19-inch monitor, 100W stereo speakers, Wi-Fi 5, Bluetooth, HDMI output, and 11 pre-installed games, including the co-op classics Double Dragon and Gunbird. Additional classic arcade games and modern indie games are available to purchase as well. To browse cabinet designs, visit iiRcade.com.



 
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