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Tuesday, March 3, 2015

Retro Gaming Nerds S01E10 - Joust on the Atari 7800

This weeks episode pits myself against Adrian in a competitive game of Joust for the Atari 7800.

Joust was developed by Williams Electronics in 1982.  It is a "platform" arcade game pitting the player against enemies mounted on the back of buzzards.  You, the player are mounted on an Ostrich...because that seems cool, or something.

The object of the game is to "joust" with the enemies.  The winner of the joust is the one that sits higher upon impact.  If the player loses the joust, he/she is killed, and their mount flies away.  If the player wins, the rider of the enemy mount turns into an egg (no, not the bird, but the rider...go with it here).  After that, the player swoops in and collects the egg for additional points.  If the egg goes uncollected, the enemy rider hatches free, and gains a new mount to continue the attack.  If the egg falls into the lava on later stages, it perishes with no points awarded.

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