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6th Jun '16 10:37:58 PM Saurubiker
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* ''[[VideoGame/{{Gradius}} Salamander]]'', a spinoff of the original ''Gradius'', has one player piloting a blue ship and the other player a red ship. These ships were later identified as the Vic Viper from the original ''Gradius'' and the newly-introduced [[ShoutOutNaming Lord British]] (or [[SpellMyNameWithAnS Road British]], as it was called in the localization of the NES port) and they actually have different sprite designs in the arcade version. The Lord British would later appear as a selectable ship in ''Gradius Gaiden'' for the [=PlayStation=].

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* ''[[VideoGame/{{Gradius}} Salamander]]'', a spinoff of the original ''Gradius'', has one player piloting a blue ship and the other player a red ship. These ships were later identified as the Vic Viper from the original ''Gradius'' and the newly-introduced [[ShoutOutNaming [[ShoutOut Lord British]] (or [[SpellMyNameWithAnS Road British]], as it was called in the localization of the NES port) and they actually have different sprite designs in the arcade version. The Lord British would later appear as a selectable ship in ''Gradius Gaiden'' for the [=PlayStation=].



* In ''VideoGame/IkariWarriors'', both players are shirtless men with black hair and pants. Player 1 (Paul) wears a red headband reminiscent of [[Franchise/{{Rambo}} John Rambo]] while player 2 (Vince) wears a blue headband.

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* In ''VideoGame/IkariWarriors'', both players are shirtless men with black hair and pants. Player 1 (Paul) (Ralf Jones, or Paul as he was called in the [[DubNameChange NES localization]]) wears a red headband reminiscent of [[Franchise/{{Rambo}} John Rambo]] while player Player 2 (Vince) (Clark Still, a.k.a. [[DubNameChange Vince]]) wears a blue headband.
6th Jun '16 2:52:08 PM Saurubiker
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* ''VideoGame/{{Gradius}} V''[='=]s player 2 ship is a red-colored Vic Viper, much to the disappointment of those expecting player 2 to be the (red-colored) Lord British (like in ''Life Force''/''Salamander'').

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* ''VideoGame/{{Gradius}} V''[='=]s ''[[VideoGame/{{Gradius}} Salamander]]'', a spinoff of the original ''Gradius'', has one player 2 piloting a blue ship and the other player a red ship. These ships were later identified as the Vic Viper from the original ''Gradius'' and the newly-introduced [[ShoutOutNaming Lord British]] (or [[SpellMyNameWithAnS Road British]], as it was called in the localization of the NES port) and they actually have different sprite designs in the arcade version. The Lord British would later appear as a selectable ship in ''Gradius Gaiden'' for the [=PlayStation=].
** The MSX version of ''Salamander'' replaces the Vic Viper and Lord British with the Sabel Tiger and the Thrasher.
** ''Gradius V'' would be the first game in the mainline series to have 2P co-op. However, the second player's
ship is a red-colored Vic Viper, much to the disappointment of those expecting player 2 Viper (the Model T-301 to be the (red-colored) precise) rather than a Lord British (like in ''Life Force''/''Salamander'').British.
31st May '16 2:02:36 AM Galacton
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22nd Apr '16 1:10:30 AM FurryKef
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* Every ''Franchise/StreetFighter'' installment since ''Champion Edition'' allowed both players to use the same character by distinguishing one player with an alternate color scheme. ''Super Street Fighter II'', the fourth ''VideoGame/StreetFighterII'' game, actually has eight palettes for each character, allowing all eight players in the Tournament Battle mode to use the same character. ''VideoGame/StreetFighterIV'' retained the tradition of palette swapped costumes, despite the switch from pixel art to polygonal models and the introduction of alternate costmes.

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* Every ''Franchise/StreetFighter'' installment since ''Champion Edition'' allowed both players to use the same character by distinguishing one player with an alternate color scheme. ''Super Street Fighter II'', the fourth ''VideoGame/StreetFighterII'' game, actually has eight palettes for each character, allowing all eight players in the Tournament Battle mode to use the same character. ''VideoGame/StreetFighterIV'' retained the tradition of palette swapped costumes, despite the switch from pixel art to polygonal models and the introduction of alternate costmes.costumes.
12th Apr '16 2:23:44 PM Prfnoff
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* In ''Super Sprint'', the first player controls a blue car, the second player controls a red car, and the third player controls a yellow car. The AI-controlled drone cars are always gray.
12th Apr '16 11:40:45 AM Prfnoff
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* ''{{VideoGame/Gauntlet}} Legends'' at first appears to have standard Color Coded Multiplayer, but upon closer inspection, all of the art and in-game models for each color of each character class are radically different, with each color even having something of a theme (e.g. all of the blue characters have black frizzy hair, all of the red characters have straight blond hair?).

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* ''{{VideoGame/Gauntlet}} ''{{VideoGame/Gauntlet}}''
** ''Gauntlet
Legends'' at first appears to have standard Color Coded Multiplayer, but upon closer inspection, all of the art and in-game models for each color of each character class are radically different, with each color even having something of a theme (e.g. all of the blue characters have black frizzy hair, all of the red characters have straight blond hair?).




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** ''Gauntlet'' and ''Gauntlet II'' differentiated the party members by coloring them red, blue, yellow and green, and made it clear on the arcade cabinet control panels which of the four players was which color.
18th Mar '16 9:33:37 AM Captain_Barbarossa
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* In ''VideoGame/PiratesVikingsAndKnights'', the Pirates are colored red, the Vikings green, and the Knights blue.
3rd Feb '16 2:41:30 PM GrammarNavi
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* The ''Franchise/{{Superman}}'' ArcadeGame by Creator/{{Taito}} allowed a second player to play a Superman colored red and gray instead of blue and red.

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* The ''Franchise/{{Superman}}'' ArcadeGame UsefulNotes/ArcadeGame by Creator/{{Taito}} allowed a second player to play a Superman colored red and gray instead of blue and red.



* In ''VideoGame/MichaelJacksonsMoonwalker'', the first player controls Michael Jackson in a white suit, the second controls Michael in a red suit, and the third player (available in the ArcadeGame only) controls Michael in a black suit.

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* In ''VideoGame/MichaelJacksonsMoonwalker'', the first player controls Michael Jackson in a white suit, the second controls Michael in a red suit, and the third player (available in the ArcadeGame UsefulNotes/ArcadeGame only) controls Michael in a black suit.
3rd Jan '16 9:27:52 AM Prfnoff
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* In ''VideoGame/GliderPro'', the second paper airplane is folded from a yellow sheet instead of a white one.

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* In ''VideoGame/GliderPro'', the second paper airplane is folded from a yellow sheet instead of a white one. However, these use completely different sprites, because all the game's graphical resources have to share the same 256-color palette.
22nd Dec '15 7:32:06 PM CoCage
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* ''VideoGame/CastleCrashers'', though, going by the [=FAQs=], there is some debate over whether one of them is the Yellow Knight or Orange Knight.

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* ''VideoGame/CastleCrashers'', though, going by the [=FAQs=], there is some debate over whether one of them is the Yellow Knight or Orange Knight. In addition, there are several unlockable enemy characters.



** In addition, there are several unlockable enemy characters.



* ''VideoGame/GoldenAxe'' had [[FragileSpeedster Tyris Flare]] (red; the best magic, best speed, but weak), [[JackOfAllStats Ax-Battler]] (blue; average magic, attack, and speed), and [[MightyGlacier Gilius Thunderhead]] (green; the worst magic, worst speed, but has the best range with his axe).
* The arcade version of ''VideoGame/NinjaGaiden'' has Player 1 as a blue ninja and Player 2 as a red ninja. While neither character are actually identified in the game, Ryu Hayabusa (the main character in the NES version) wears a blue ninja outfit, while his father Ken wears a similar red outfit, matching the colors of the two player characters (leading some fans to [[FanWank speculate]] that the events depicted in the arcade version is a mission that Ryu and Ken Hayabusa went through before the events of the NES series).

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* ''VideoGame/GoldenAxe'' had featured [[FragileSpeedster Tyris Flare]] (red; the best magic, the best speed, but weak), [[JackOfAllStats Ax-Battler]] (blue; average magic, average attack, and average speed), and [[MightyGlacier Gilius Thunderhead]] (green; the worst magic, the worst speed, but has the best range with his axe).
* The arcade version of ''VideoGame/NinjaGaiden'' (arcade version) has Player 1 as a blue ninja and Player 2 as a red ninja. While neither character are actually identified in the game, Ryu Hayabusa (the main character in the NES version) wears a blue ninja outfit, while his father Ken wears a similar red outfit, matching the colors of the two player characters (leading some fans to [[FanWank speculate]] that the events depicted in the arcade version is a mission that Ryu and Ken Hayabusa went through before the events of the NES series).
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