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

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

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.

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We round-up the latest co-op releases and updates for iiRcade.

iiRcade Gets RetroMania Wrestling Update, Online Co-op for More Games, and Donut Dodo

Okay, so we've been neck-deep in TMNT: Shredder's Revenge for the past few weeks, causing us to miss a few of the latest iiRcade announcements. iiRcade, as all the cool kids know, is a home arcade platform for which users can buy individual games. Some of those games include RetroMania Wrestling, which just got a free update; the recently released Donut Dodo, a single-player game that plays just like a lost arcade classic; and several existing classics like Strikers 1945, The Ninja Kids, and FixEight that now support online co-op.

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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...

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Prepare to grab a collection of 6 Irem classics and play them on the go or at home.

Evercade Announces IREM Arcade Collection and Evercade EXP Handheld

Evercade is an interesting retro and indie-focused platform that started started as a cartridge-based handheld. Manufacturer Blaze Entertainment then released the Evercade VS, an HD console for televisions, which plays the same cartridge-based games - some in co-op. Now, Blaze has announced two exciting new products: the Irem Arcade Collection 1 for Evercade, which will include the co-op classics In The Hunt and Lightning Swords, as well as a premium portable console, the Evercade EXP.

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Spinner and trackball support to iiRcade coming in the near future.

iiRcade Announces Accessory Support for All Cabinets

iiRcade is a home arcade platform for which users can buy individual games. One thing it has not been until now, though, is an arcade platform with support for trackballs and other devices. That will soon change, though, because iiRcade has just announce that accessory support will be coming to both existing iiRcade cabinets and the upcoming iiRcade Gold Edition cabinets. This should allow for a greater variety of classic arcade games to be offered on the platform.

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Hop online with Warrior Blade and Cybattler or try the new Age of Heroes in local co-op.

Warrior Blade Gains Online Co-op and Silkroad 2 Launches on iiRcade

As home arcade fans surely know, iiRcade is a home arcade cabinet/console for which players can legally purchase classic and modern indie games. This week, the platform’s co-op options just improved thanks to the addition of online co-op to the excellent Warrior Blade: Rastan Saga Episode III as well as the launch of a new beat ‘em up with local co-op, The Age of Heroes: Silkroad 2.

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Play the run-and-gun classic in online co-op!

iiRcade Launches Online Multiplayer in 'Out Zone' and 4 More Games

Back in November of 2021, iiRcade announced that online multiplayer would come to all multiplayer retro games on the platform. iiRcade, of course, is a home arcade cabinet/console for which players can legally purchase classic and modern indie games. Online multiplayer finally debuted in five iiRcade games today, including the co-op classic Out Zone. Having played through the full game in online co-op, we're excited to see which games will get online multiplayer next.

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Upgraded home arcade cabinets available to preorder in several designs

iiRcade Announces Gold Edition Double Dragon and Space Invaders Home Arcade Cabinets

During this January's CES, iiRcade announced a line of upgraded home arcade cabinets. These new cabinets would run the game games but feature a height and form factor closer to classic arcade cabinets, genuine Sanwa parts, updated speaker grills and sound, and JBL audio. At last, iiRcade is ready to announce the specific name and models of the new home arcade cabinets. They will be called iiRcade Gold Edition cabinets, and four different designs are now available to preorder.

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Take a close look at Taito's impressive miniature arcade cabinet and controllers.

Taito Egret II Mini Arcade Cabinet Exclusive Photo Gallery

The Taito Egret II Mini arcade cabinet has just launched in Japan; preorders for the non-Japanese version are scheduled to ship in May. With the English version still available to preorder from Strictly Limited and Games Rocket, fans of classic Taito arcade games have some time left to pick up a cabinet and accessories. Prices for the Egret II Mini start at $230, though. They're not cheap! We've got a Japanese model, so we'll show you what you're getting when you buy Taito's mini arcade cabinet.

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Play with up to 4 players on consoles, one of whom gets to be a werewolf.

Mayhem Brawler Gets New Character, 4-Player Co-op, and Special Edition iiRcade Cabinet

Since launching last Fall, developer Hero Concept's beat 'em up, Mayhem Brawler, has already received several updates. The latest update adds a fourth playable character, the ability to replay cleared stages, and a revamped Arcade mode. Given that Mayhem Brawler is available on iiRcade in addition to consoles and PC, iiRcade is al...

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Don't clown on this lesser-known co-op beat 'em up.

Ninja Clowns, From the Makers of Time Killers, Comes to iiRcade

iiRcade is a home arcade cabinet for which users can legally buy and download a variety of classic arcade games and modern indie games. Some of these arcade classics are well-known, while others are more obscure. Today's release of Ninja Clowns definitely falls under the obscure category. Originally released to arcades by Strata (the Time ...

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