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by Paul Acevedo 0
  • playstation 4
  • nintendo switch
  • couch
The Ninja Warriors is one of many arcade ports that will come on the mini console.

Sega Announces 11 More Games for Mega Drive 2 Mini, Plus a Flight Stick

Earlier this month, Sega announced the Mega Drive 2 Mini for the Japanese market. The new mini console will feature over 50 games, 20 of which will be Mega CD games. Excitement for this type of product largely depends on the included games, so Sega is announcing the Mega Drive 2 Mini's titles in batches. The latest batch of games includes the co-op classic The Ninja Warriors and several ports of arcade classics. Interestingly, an analog flight stick will be available for the Mega Drive 2 Mini as well.

by Paul Acevedo 0
  • wii
  • couch
New mini console will come with both cartridge and CD games.

Sega Announces Mega Drive Mini 2 for Japan, Will Include New Fantasy Zone

Today, Sega of Japan announced a new mini console, though it might not be the one that fans really wanted. The Mega Drive Mini 2 is a miniature version of the Mega Drive 2 (known as the Sega Genesis 2 in North America). It's not just a reskinned Mega Drive Mini, though: the new console will feature 50 games from both the Genesis and Sega CD lib...

by Marc Allie 1
  • pc
  • couch
  • online

Co-Op Classics: Asteroids

Asteroids is one of the best games of the Golden Age of the arcade. The original Asteroids was almost perfect; regretfully, it lacked co-op play. Thankfully, this oversight would be fixed many years and several iterations of the series later.

by Marc Allie 6
  • xbox live arcade
  • playstation network

Co-Op Classics: Joust

The never ending quest for the earliest co-op video game continues this week.  Coupled with the quest is a touching, heartbreaking story from my childhood.  What more could you ask for?  Grab an ostrich and a lance as we check out arcade golden oldie Joust, this week's Co-Op Classic.  You may recall a previous Co-Op Classic column featuring Mario Bros.  It seems the "true" co-op gameplay of that game was inspired by that of Joust.  Released in 1982, Joust was a real standout from other arcade games of the time.  For one thing, the cabinet had truly distinctive art.  The biggest appeal though was the simultaneous two player gameplay.  Taking turns in Pac-man is all well and good, but sometimes, you and a friend want to play at the same time.  Joust allowed you to do just that.

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