Before online gaming became crazy popular, local multiplayer ruled the competitive gaming roost. Players competed against each other in a variety of genres: fighting, racing, sports, and even first-person shooters. We all had to be in the same room, but most of us didn’t see that as a downside. Local multiplayer games encouraged real, in-person socialization and friendship.
Local multiplayer has seemingly declined in popularity nowadays, thanks to the rise of online gaming as well as the aging population of core gamers. The older you get, the busier you become and the less likely your gaming friends are to live nearby. People still love playing in the same room, though. Even when games like Forza Horizon 2 and Battlefield 4 neglect to include local multiplayer options, plenty of indie games pick up the slack.
Slash Dash from Nevernaut Games epitomizes that indie local multiplayer support and takes it one step further – it can only be played with 2-4 local players. A group of gaming friends can crowd around a TV and compete in a colorful “ninja party playground.” But does SlashDash have enough meat on its bones to keep your gaming group entertained for long? Read on to find out!