8.4) What games support 4 or more simultaneous players?

Section started by Andreas Koch; See also this thread at AtariAge:
http://www.atariage.com/forums/topic/155696-4-player-simultaneous-games/

a) The following games support 4 joystick head-to-head play:
   (Only possible on the 400/800 since only these computer models have
    4 controller ports)

- Ali Baba and the Forty Thieves by Stuart Smith for Quality Software
- Aliens a public domain game by ??? using an altered Dandy program
  (the Dandy font and thus the graphics were changed, however,
   the levels remain the same and can be used in both games)
- Asteroids by Tod Frye for Atari
- Basketball by Alan Miller for Atari
- Battle Room (CIA vs. KGB) a public domain game by SNACC
- Dandy disk by John H. Palevich (Jack Palevich) for APX
- Depth Warrior by ??? for ROM magazine (Canada) v1n7 ***
- Floyd of the Jungle by MicroProse (1982 and 1983 releases)
- GEM by Joel Gluck
- Killa Cycle by Simon Goodwin & David Muncer
- Hockey by Gamma Software, (c)1981
- Major League Hockey by Thorn EMI
- Major League Soccer by Thorn EMI
- Maze War by ???
- Mouse Party by Bill Halsall for New Atari User #39 Aug/Sep 1989
- M.U.L.E. by Ozark Softscape for Electronic Arts
- The Return of Heracles by Stuart Smith for Quality Software
- Road Block / Roadblock by Brian Holness for Compute! v5n7 #38 July 1983
- Silicon Warrior, developed by The Connelley Group for Epyx
- Sky Warrior by Jack Chung for ROM magazine (Canada) v1n6
- Soccer by Gamma Software
- Survivor by Richard Carr for Synapse
- Tank Battle by Fred Pinho from Antic magazine:
  http://www.atarimagazines.com/v3n2/animate.html
- Volleyball by ??? (public domain game written in Atari BASIC)
- Yellow-Brick-Road by ??? for ROM magazine (Canada) v1n2 ***

*** these programs are reported to be 4-player programs, I'm
    not sure if they are meant to be 4-players simultaneously
    or 4-players - one after another (try to find out!);

b) The following games support 4 paddle head-to-head play:

- Castle Crisis by Bryan Edewaard, 2004
- IQ by David S. Maynard for CRL, 1987 (same game as "Worms?")
- JunkYard Racing (Tim Gearin, 1999)
- Space Arena by Fandal, 2009
- Warlords by ?, year? (public domain version, unlicensed)
- Worms? by David S. Maynard for Electronic Arts, 1983

c) The following game supports 4 players on all machines, using special
4-button keypad controllers linked together with RJ-11 jacks (standard
phone jacks) to a box with 2 joystick port connectors:

- PQ: The Party Quiz Game by Suncom

d) The following programs support multi-joystick games, using extra
   hardware called Quadrotron (from the German Atari magazin 2/1989):
 
- test program for 4 joysticks (and assembler source);
- Quadro-Tron by H.Schoenfeld (4-player Tron-clone);

e) The following programs support multi-joystick games, using extra
   hardware called Multijoy (multijoy4, multijoy8, or multijoy16 for up
   to 4, 8, or 16 players, respectively) which was developed by Radek Sterba /
   Raster & Atariklub Prostejov, see:
   http://raster.infos.cz/atari/hw/multijoy.htm or
   http://raster.infos.cz/atari/english.htm#MULTIJOY or
   https://www.return-magazin.de/ausgaben/return-ausgabe-16/
- Asteroids M4, original from Atari, patch by Matthias Luedtke
- Astro4 Road by Frantisek Houra, Radek Sterba
- Astrowarriors M4, original from Apogee Software, patch by Fandal
- Atari Tennis M4, original from Atari, patch by Matthias Luedtke
- Ate'em All by Frantisek Houra and Christian Krueger, 2016
- Basketball M4, original from Atari, patch by Matthias Luedtke
- Battleroom M4, original by Steven Martin, patch by Fandal
- Boulders and Bombs M4, original by Keith Dreyer for K-Byte, patch by Fandal
- Bounce Ball M4, Jerzy Kasenberg, patch by Fandal
- Bremspunkt by Thorsten Butschke, Rouven Gehm
- Card Grabber by Florian Dingler
- Cervi by Radek Sterba
- Cervi 2 by Radek Sterba
- Dandy Dungeon M4, original from APX, patch by Matthias Luedtke
- Drutt M4+, original by Wojciech Gorski, Jacek Grad, patch by Fandal
- Dynakillers Unchained, original by Marek Chorvat, Robert Pecnik, and
  Marian Vybostok, patch by MatoSimi
- Floyd of the Jungle M4, original from MicroProse, patch by Fandal
- Fujiama Run by Matthias Luedtke, Stefan Niestegge
- Gem M4, original by Joel Gluck, patch by Fandal
- Hardwaretester/Peripheral Test 2.0 by Florian Dingler (2008)
- Helicops by Nils Feske, Frantisek Houra, Radek Sterba, Adam Wachowski
- Hockey M4, original from Gamma Software, patch by Fandal
- Hockey M8, original from Gamma Software, patch by Fandal
- Ice-Hockey by Florian Dingler
- Impact M4, original from David Buehler, patch by Fandal
- Kde domov muj M4 by Michael Kalous and Petr Postava (2017)
- Killa Cycle M4, original by Simon Goodwin and David Muncer, patch by Fandal
- Killer 'Thello M4, original by Mark Price, patch by Fandal
- Major League Hockey M4, original from Thorn EMI, patch by Fandal
- Mashed Turtles by Zdenek Eisenhammer, Frantisek Houra
- Maze War M4, original from ANALOG, patch by Fandal
- Mouse Party M4, original by Bill Halsall, patch by Fandal
- M.U.L.E. M4, original for Electronic Arts, patch by Matthias Luedtke
- Multiloops by Antonin Holik and Rudolf Kudla (2017)
- Multris by Radek Sterba (2001)
- Multris 2k17 by Radek Sterba, patch by Fandal
- Muxeso by Frantisek Houra and Marek Pesout, 2016
- Proto Basketball M4+, Atari original for 5200, conversion & patch by Fandal
- Quadrotron M4, original by Oliver Redner, Stefan Wiegmann, patch by Radek
  Sterba
- Rozstrel M4 by Michael Kalous and Petr Postava (2017)
- Rubacka vo kopec, by Zdenek Eisenhammer, Frantisek Houra, Michal Szpilowski
- Sheep-Race by Florian Dingler
- Shot'em All by Radek Sterba
- Silicon Warrior M4, original from Epyx, patch by Fandal
- Snakes and Ladders M4, oiginal by C. Harper, Kevin Harper, patch by Fandal
- Soccer M4, original from Gamma Software, patch by Fandal
- Soccer M4, original from Thorn EMI, patch by Fandal
- Space Arena M4, by Frantisek Houra and Marek Pesout, 2014
- Survivor M4, original from Synapse, patch by Fandal
- Table Football M4+, original by Anthony Wilson, patch by Fandal
- Tag! M4, original by Richard Gore, patch by Fandal 2015
- Tank Battle M4, original by Dan Pinal for the book "Atari Graphics and
  Arcade Game Design" (1984), patch by Fandal
- Tank M4 Battle, original by Harald Siegmund (1983), patch by Fandal
- Up for Grabs M4, original by Ken Madell for Spinnaker, patch by Fandal
- Wingman M4, original from MicroProse, patch by Fandal
- Yahtzee M4, original by Gary L. Born, patch by Fandal
- Zeppelin M4, original by William Mataga for Synapse, patch by Fandal
- See also Fandal site search for games that use a Multijoy:
  http://a8.fandal.cz/search.php?search=multijoy&butt_details_x=x
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