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Jouster PORTS
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Cabinet Arcade Game 1982
   
Joust  
Atari 2600 1983
Atari 5200 1983
Atari 8-bit 1983
IBM PC 1983
Atari ST 1986
Atari 7800 1987
Lynx 1992
Macintosh 1994
NES 1988
Game Boy 1995
Game Boy Color 1999
 
Williams Arcade's Greatest Hits
Playstation 1995
SNES 1995
Sega Genesis 1995
 
Williams Arcade Classics
Windows/MS-DOS 1997
Game.com Handheld 1997
   
Midway's Greatest Arcade Hits
Dreamcast 2000
Nintendo 64 2000
Game Boy Advance 2001
   
Midway Arcade Treasures
Nintendo GameCube 2002
Playstation 2 2002
Xbox 2002
Windows 2002
PSP (as Extended Play) 2005
   
Joust
for Online Services for Consoles
Xbox Live Arcade 2005
Playstation Network 2007

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Joust CabinetAbout
Player 1In the 1982 Williams video game Joust, your goal is to "lance" the enemy knights before they "lance" you. In order to kill an enemy knight, your character must collide with the enemy when your character is vertically higher than the enemy (if you are lower, their attack suceeds). In addition, defeated knights drop eggs, which must be collected before they hatch into more enemies (making the game more difficult). There are three types of enemies: Bounder (red, 500 points), Hunter (white, 750 points), and Shadow Lord.

The simplicity of the controls made the game extremely popular for it's time. The user taps the "flap" button, which causes the steads wings to "flap" once and move vertically. Pressing "Flap" in rapid succession will cause a gain in altitude until simulated gravity drags the mount downward. The player also controls the horizontal movement with a joystick.

Legacy
1983 - Joust-branded, head-to-head pinball machine
1986 - Joust 2: Survival of the Fittest, an arcade sequel to joust (not as successful as the original)
1998 - Tiger Electronics marketed a handheld adaption of Joust as part of their "Extreme Chain Series"
2007 - The movie rights to Joust were optioned by Midway Games to CP Productions

Clones
1983 - DragonHawk (Commodore 64)
1983 - Ostron (ZX Spectrum)
1983 - Winged Warlords (ZX Spectrum)
1984 - Baloon Fight (NES)   [similar arcade game]
1995 - Glypha III (Macintosh)




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