PlayStation Link Cable Games

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In the modern world of gaming, ‘couch co-op’ has long since been left to the wayside for strictly online multiplayer. Why allow people to all play together in a room and have some laughs when you can charge each of them a yearly membership fee? While the Nintendo 64 will always be remembered as the “4 Player Machine” thanks to its large collection of family targeted games, the PlayStation was no slouch either. The PlayStation did have an amazing feature that Sony sadly never required as mandatory when it came to multi-player – Link Up mode.

Link Up mode was essentially a 2 System Lan: You connected two PlayStations to two TVs, each having a copy of the game, and then you linked them together with the Link Cable. That meant rather than split screen, you now had a screen for yourself and likewise for your rival.

Sadly, Sony removed the Link Cable port to save money on system manufacturing, and the option faded into gaming obscurity. The following games all support the option.

Andretti Racing
Armored Core
Armored Core: Master of Arena
Armored Core: Project Phantasma
Assault Rigs
Blast Radius
Bogey Dead 6
Burning Road
Bushido Blade
Bushido Blade 2
Car and Driver Presents: Grand Tour Racing
CART World
Command & Conquer: Red Alert
Command & Conquer: Red Alert – Retaliation
Cool Boarders 2
Dead in the Water
Descent
Descent Maximum
Destruction Derby
Doom
Duke Nukem: Total Meltdown
Dune 2000
Final Doom
Formula 1
Formula ’98
Grid Runner (Files Allude to its Inclusion – Hidden though?)
Independence Day
Krazy Ivan
Monaco Grand Prix
Motor Toon Grand Prix
Need for Speed, Road & Track Presents The
Pro Pinball: Big Race USA
Red Asphalt
Ridge Racer Revolution
Ridge Racer Type 4
Robo Pit 2 (Not Listed on Box, but Confirmed)
Rogue Trip: Vacation 2012
San Francisco Rush (Not Listed on Box, but Confirmed in Manual)
Streak Hoverboard Racing
Test Drive 4
Test Drive: Off-Road
Touring Car Challenge: TOCA 2
Trick’n Snowboarder
Twisted Metal 3 (Not Listed on Box, but Confirmed)
Wipeout
Wipeout 3 (Hidden – Make your name “Link”, then go to options)
Wipeout XL

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