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DOS - 1983

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Alt name Joust: A Game of Combat, Action and Skill
Year 1983
Platform DOS
Released in United States
Genre Action
Theme Arcade, Platform
Publisher Atarisoft
Developer Williams Electronics, Inc.
Perspectives Side view, Fixed / Flip-screen
Dosbox support Supported on 0.70
4.23 / 5 - 13 votes

Description of Joust

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.

Review By HOTUD

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The Boz 2022-10-12 1 point

Officially this was never released on the C64, but Kim and Michael McHerry did a port of this game called Jouste and a game I thoroughly loved. Simple, but fun and throw in a bit of absurdity, ie flying around on ostriches with a lance. A true classic.

kb 2016-12-08 1 point

Love this game

admin 2011-03-25 -1 point DOS version

You're right ! Now it is thx

niko 2011-03-24 0 point DOS version

This is "Joust VGA" from 1990, not "Joust" from1983.

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