The output of PlayStation in 1994 was a smash hit and revolutionized the gaming market, and is still fondly remembered today. The PlayStation One has introduced a whole new catalog of games, introducing gamers to the likes of Resident Evil, Solid metal gear, and many other beloved classics. Over 3,000 games have been released on the PlayStation One, so it’s understandable that not all of them achieved peak commercial success. Many of them have been forgotten; however, they are still great games with superb entertainment value.
The PlayStation One was arguably the best console for local multiplayer; perfect for drunken nights out with friends or a cozy co-op night out with a partner. Ranging from dance rhythm games to good old fighting arena games, PlayStation had it all covered, often the most obscure titles being the most fun.
9 Parappa the rapper
PaRappa the rapper is a rhythm game in which the playable character, PaRappa the rapping dog wearing a beanie, must rap his way through six stages. The goal of the game is to impress and win Sunny Funny’s heart, but he faces some competition along the way.
To get his attention and prove himself worthy, PaRappa goes on many goofy adventures like trying to get his driver’s license, baking a cake, and even learning karate in a dojo.
8 Dinomaster party
While parents are away, babies play! With a four-player mode, Dinomaster party lets players control one of eight playable baby dinosaurs, ranging from a T-Rex to a speedy Velociraptor. The object of the game is to compete in a series of games, with one player triumphing over the others.
There are 12 mini-games to choose from, including a hilarious free-for-all arena battle and a sprint racing game. You have the choice between four maps: the jungle, the mountains, the volcanoes and even the center of the Earth!
seven dance dance revolution
dance dance revolution is considered the pioneer of the dance video game genre, paving the way for games just dance on Wii. Players must stand on a dance mat with colored arrows at their feet and respond to musical and visual cues on screen. Great for a quick workout!
Players are judged on the accuracy of each note they hit, ranging from “Wonderful” to “Miss”. So players should put on those dancing shoes!
6 world worm festival
The Towards is a classic of the multiplayer genre. world worm festival is a fun turn-based artillery tactics game. Players take turns controlling their teams, using all projectiles and weapons and their layout, ranging from bazookas to hand grenades.
The goal is to destroy opposing teams on this highly destructible landscape. Players must adapt to their ever-changing environments, using tools like a ninja rope to reach otherwise impossible places to change their position and gain an advantage.
Bomberman Party Edition develops the original game, having both a single player mode and a battle mode, which is multiplayer; perfect for the holidays! Players can control bomber characters in an arena full of destructible blocks and enemies.
These blocks can be destroyed using bombs. Sometimes the blocks contain a bonus that grants the Bomberman a buff, such as increasing his walking speed and the number of bombs that can be placed. Some of these bonuses are temporary, allowing Bomberman to be immune to monsters or bomb explosions. In Battle mode, up to 4 players can compete to knock out their opponents and win!
4 Poy-Poy 2
Poy-Poy 2 is a multiplayer action game where players compete using different props including rocks, logs and ice blocks, choosing from six different arenas. Each selectable character has different strengths and weaknesses, such as different movement speed and their varying ability to quickly pick up heavier accessories.
Players should also be wary of their natural surroundings, as natural hazards can be detrimental to players. With mortal combatIn style gameplay, players can use these dangers against their opponents to gain the upper hand.
3 South Park: Chief’s Luv Shack
South Park: Chief’s Luv Shack was the second South Park throwing game. Based on the television series of the same name, South Park: Chief’s Luv Shack is a 2D game show style board game. He switches between answering trivial questions, sometimes South Park related, and a mini-game every three questions.
There can be four players, choosing from the iconic South Park main characters: Eric Cartman, Stan Marsh, Kyle Broflovski or Kenny McCormick. Players can “cross over” or pass a question to another player, with points being deducted for wrong answers.
2 crash shot
crash shot is the fifth title of the Crash Bandicoot series and includes a collection of 28 mini-games and, of course, eight well-known faces of the Crash Bandicoot series. Players can choose to play as Crash, Coco, Tiny, Dingodile, Cortex, Brio, Koala Kong, or Rilla Roo. There are three different game modes: Adventure, Battle and Tournament.
Battle mode consists of quick matches in any mini-game won during the story-heavy adventure mode and can be played free-for-all or as a team. The skill level of computer-controlled opponents can be adjusted between easy, medium, and hard.
1 Special Bishi Bashi
Bishi Bashi SpeciaIt is an iconic board game released on the PlayStation, where players compete in absurd and outrageous mini-games. This includes knocking down bowling pins using cars, expanding the player characters’ afro until it encapsulates the screen, and even trying to evade a security guard disguised as a trash can!
There are over 40 different mini-games to play, and it supports 2-8 players. Each mini-game is explained in detail, with instructions before each round. With Special Bishi Bashi, players will find that boredom is not an option as they compete against their friends! The mini-game nature of this game paved the way for other similar games in the genre, like WarioWare and mario party!
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