EDIT: HOLY FRICKIN' CRAP! You're right! Well I'm not buyin' that stinkin' game. No multiplayer? That was the best way to play. What a sham. Hell I'm going to start writing River City Ransom for the consoles.
I'm highly, highly pissed that there's no 2-player connectivity for this game. That was the best feature about the NES game, and it's absolutely digusting that there's no capability in this remake.
In addition, the teammate AI is pretty much pathethic. Make sure you turn off all teammate damage if you intend to play that way.
It's too bad that this game is so damn much fun to play...