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Gamers: what games are like mario bros

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So, we are not avid gamers. My wife sort of would be if it wasn't for the kids, whereas I've worked with computers my entire life but am not a gamer. However there is common ground: we both used to play the odd game where we can play together in a campaign mode, I.e not some death match kind of affair but a real mission. Games like Portal 2 and Super Mario Bros would be typical fare.

Stepping out a few years to bring up the kids and a few weeks ago I decided to introduce them to the Nintendo Wii and show them bowling. They loved it, were predictably hopeless but happy.

As a closing act we also showed them mum and dad playing super mario bros and suddenly they were spellbound, and all we have had since is choruses of 'Mario! Mario!" ever since. The thing is we have almost finished it now. Precariously on world 8 knowing it all ends I need world 9, it raises the question 'what next ?'

We have a Wii and a (virtually unused) PS4. Are there any fairly cuddly platform co-op campaign mode games out there anyone could recommend ? Things like mario kart and mario world don't have quite the same appeal. What we really want us super mario bros 2, 3, 4 and 5, but I looked in Manor and I fear the Wii is a bit old hat now.

Any ideas ?
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Old 05.07.2017, 01:08
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Re: Gamers: what games are like mario bros

Not many games have co-op modes... you say Mario bros... there is also Super Mario galaxy for the Wii. Other than that comes "Rabbids go home" to my mind.
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Re: Gamers: what games are like mario bros

Have a look at Little Big Planet 3. Its a cute and cuddly puzzle-platformer that has multiplayer for up to four people. Its what my wife and I will try as soon as we finish Super Mario 3.
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Re: Gamers: what games are like mario bros

Giana Sisters: Twisted Dreams http://store.steampowered.com/app/22...eams/?l=german

Considering it started as a Mario Bros ripoff on the C64, it is perfectly what you want.


On steam look for Co-Op games:
http://store.steampowered.com/tag/de...tab=TopSellers

Worms? A classic:
http://store.steampowered.com/bundle...ms_Collection/
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Giana Sisters: Twisted Dreams http://store.steampowered.com/app/22...eams/?l=german

Considering it started as a Mario Bros ripoff on the C64, it is perfectly what you want.


On steam look for Co-Op games:
http://store.steampowered.com/tag/de...tab=TopSellers

Worms? A classic:
http://store.steampowered.com/bundle...ms_Collection/
He has a Wii and a PS4...
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He has a Wii and a PS4...

Only read Portal, which is Valve and means Steam Sorry.

Here the respective links to the PlaystationStore:

Giana Sisters:
https://www.playstation.com/de-ch/ga...ctors-cut-ps4/

Worms:
https://www.playstation.com/de-ch/se...sults/?q=worms

I just do not know how you can specifically search for Co-Op games in that store.

Maybe use Steam for that and then look if it is also available for the PS
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Re: Gamers: what games are like mario bros

Great thread, I'm also not a gamer but would love to introduce my 4 and 6 year old boys to some fairly gentle console games that don't involve fighting!!.
Since the little one is a copy cat that has to do and have everything his older brother has, Co-Op games sound ideal.

I have a PS4 previously used as a media player gathering dust, but would also be open to buying them a Nintendo console (especially if i can buy controllers small enough for the little one).
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Giana Sisters: Twisted Dreams http://store.steampowered.com/app/22...eams/?l=german

Considering it started as a Mario Bros ripoff on the C64, it is perfectly what you want.


On steam look for Co-Op games:
http://store.steampowered.com/tag/de...tab=TopSellers

Worms? A classic:
http://store.steampowered.com/bundle...ms_Collection/
Thanks!!! my god Giana Sisters! that was just the one game i did play at university and loved it, i cant believe thats still going!!
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Search for coop games here: https://www.co-optimus.com/system/4/pc.html

The Lego games are great for kids even though they're not platformers like Mario.
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Great thread, I'm also not a gamer but would love to introduce my 4 and 6 year old boys to some fairly gentle console games that don't involve fighting!!.
Jumping on turtles is O.K. ?
Although games such as Tetris or Dr. Mario do not involve fighting, they my lead to frustration and and actual fighting.
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Re: Gamers: what games are like mario bros

I used to play Crash Bandicoot multiplayer against my dad back in the day. Looks like it's on PS4 now. Maybe worth a look.
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Re: Gamers: what games are like mario bros

Yoshi's Island is my favourite game ever, whether on Wii or DS.

Donkey Kong is great as well.
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Jumping on turtles is O.K. ?
Although games such as Tetris or Dr. Mario do not involve fighting, they my lead to frustration and and actual fighting.
You know what leads to frustration and actual fighting? Mario Kart.
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Re: Gamers: what games are like mario bros

Finding coop is hard, but there's a few - ray man legends is fun, as are the lego series.

For non-coop but excellent gaming, try Ratchet & Clank.

I believe you can get all of them for the ps4.

(and seconding Rabbids go home for the wii. That's fun)
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Re: Gamers: what games are like mario bros

I think the OP is referring really to platform games, of which there are fewer & fewer of unfortunately

The Rayman series are excellent and quite original/innovative but not sure if all are available for PS4. I also fancied Sonic All Star Racing Transformed which might still be a bit ahead of the curve for your kids right now
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Re: Gamers: what games are like mario bros

I'd recommend Lego Star Wars, 1 or 2 player, great fun & you really need to work as a team on some puzzles
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