Joust from Atari is an on-the-ostrich egg banger that pits you and your bird buddy steed against an aerial aviary assault in up to 80 levels of high flying play. Here's a blast from the past that still holds its own among newer and sleeker games for the Lynx. Joust is a pc port of the classic arcade game. Enemy jousters range from Bounders, who generally just fly around the screen and wait for you to pounce on them, to Shad-owlords, who take the initiative and come looking for some beaked breakfast. 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.
If you choose to venture with a friend, your companion shall ride a proud stork. Joust What You Need Although Joust's graphics are almost identical to the arcade version which was no peacock to begin with , the game play is very addictive. The game plays quite well although you may need to adjust the speed to avoid it playing super-fast even though only the one-player mode is included in the shareware version. Hop on your ostrich and prepare for a tournament of danger in Joust! The enemy knights have three different speed and agility levels and are mounted on large, vulture-like creatures of their own. Watch for the pterodactyls that infest these caverns—if your quest takes too long, they will attack. Beyond that, the gameplay never gets too complex over the levels, there different levels with different types of conditions, like an egg level filled with eggs, you collect them before they hatch , a survival level, a prehistoric flying creatures level, and so on.
I'm not going to get started about how Ostriches can't fly and this game makes no sense. That being said this is the first retro game I have played by way of the Internet Arcade and I enjoyed it. But don't fret, that's a perfectly good score my dear Joust, what else do you expect I'd give to a game involving men on ostriches killing each other and murdering innocent prehistoric creatures? If the player hits an opponent from a lower level he looses a live. If left alone, they sprout into tougher, more aggressive riders. Once the enemy has been hit, an egg falls to one of the platforms below.
Together, defeat three types of enemy knights: red Bounders, silver Hunters and dark blue Shadow Lords. A second player, controlling a blue knight on a stork, can join the game. But don't fret, that's a perfectly good score my dear Joust, what else do you expect I'd give to a game involving men on ostriches killing each other and murdering innocent prehistoric creatures? And as the lava pit rises higher and higher, flap mightily to stay aloft… far from the grasp of the troll that would drag you down to the fiery depths. We are spending to much time and money to make you people happy. A collision of equal elevations results in the two knights bouncing off each other. A colourful but resource-efficient unauthorised fan remake of an arcade classic, all of the salient elements remain from the absurd original: the bird-mounted knights jockeying for aerial superiority literally: when two riders meet, the one in the lower position is dismounted , leaving eggs in their wake and avoiding additional threats from flying prehistoric reptiles and the red hand of an angry lava monster. At the same time, you must pick up the eggs before they hatch into more deadly enemies.
Joust is feathered fun, and definitely my peck for comeback classic of the month. This is extremely annoying disregarding the tea for now and makes the developers seem very, very, lazy. Of course, this isn't easy, and even less so in this iteration. Capture the resulting eggs before they hatch or even stronger foes will emerge. Lava Trolls occasionally reach up from the pit and try to grab a quick dinner-and they're very fond of bird! The best thing about this game is that two people can play together. It's your duty as anonymous Jouster to indiscriminately kill all these people on ostriches, and make sure that all innocent majestic prehistoric creatures are sent back to hell. The player uses a button and joystick to control a knight riding a flying ostrich.
The rate at which the player repeatedly presses the button causes the ostrich to fly upward, hover, or slowly descend. Second players were mounted on white, stork-like birds. Joust should provide hours of fun for those of us who loved the original arcade classic. The 10 progressive skill levels of action take place above a lava pit. Press the on-screen control panel to insert quarters and start a one or two-player game.
The objective is to defeat opponent knights riding buzzards. I'm not going to get started about how Ostriches can't fly and this game makes no sense. John Newcomer led the development team, which included Bill Pfutzenrueter, Jan Hendricks, Python Anghelo, Tim Murphy, and John Kotlarik. The best thing about this game is that two people can play together. It's your duty as anonymous Jouster to indiscriminately kill all these people on ostriches, and make sure that all innocent majestic prehistoric creatures are sent back to hell. Joust is one of my all-time favorites despite its repetitive nature. This is definitely a weird game.
Beyond that, the gameplay never gets too complex over the levels, there different levels with different types of conditions, like an egg level filled with eggs, you collect them before they hatch , a survival level, a prehistoric flying creatures level, and so on. The three strengths of enemy knights are Bounder red knight , Hunter white knight , and Shadow Lord blue knight. The game was novel for its time for being one of the few two-player simultaneous games in the arcade. This excellent portover from Atari packs the fun and frustration of the arcade original onto a considerably smaller Lynx screen. When you do dismount an enemy, they turn into eggs kind of like reverse evolution.
Astro Joust is an action multiplayer game about jousting with jetpacks! Joust is a rather beloved game, as far as classic arcade titles go, and ports of it are inevitable. Pretty much all the elements are here, including the almost unbeatable Pterodactyl. If you would prefer to use the keyboard or are in full-screen mode , press 5 to insert quarters, and press 1 or 2 to start a one or two-player game. What you don't know, is that a narcoleptic man programmed the sound in Joust, and therefore at random intervals the sound will randomly disappear only to come back later at inappropriate times disturbing my silent relaxation with a cup of tea. Remember, the rule is to decimate, not incubate! The other Jousters are, fortunately, much more well done. There are no refunds for this item.