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Game #3771
Joust   Collection: WISE Games
Action   Arcade

Rating: 8.41 (12 votes)

Joust box cover

Joust screenshot
Joust is a faithful PC conversion of Williams' coin-op and Atari console classic done in-house by Atari as part of their "Atarisoft" brand. The objective should be familiar to everyone except those who started gaming after early 1980s: ride an ostrich around the screen as you joust-battle the enemy shadow-lords flying on their buzzards. At the same time, you must pick up the eggs before they hatch into more deadly enemies. Other dangers include a pterodactyl who periodically arrives to thin out the ranks of on-screen warriors if things are taking too long, and platforms that disappear under your feet, plunging you into a sea of molten lava. The game includes support for two players, and the 4-color CGA palette does a nice job of conveying all the frantic action and different enemies. This PC version of Joust does the game joust-ice, and brings the elegant fun of simple-to-learn-but-addictive-to-play arcade pioneers to the PC screen. Highly recommended.

Reviewed by: Underdogs
Designer: John Newcomer
Developer: Williams Electronics
Publisher: Atari Games
Year: 1983
Software Copyright: Williams Electronics
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System Requirements: DOS
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If you like this game, try: Conquest, Alley Cat, Dig Dug

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