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Joust (Atari 5200)

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Advertising Blurbs

www.xbox.com/de-DE - Xbox 360:
    Schwingt euch auf den noblen Strauß und reitet im Klassiker Joust™ in den Kampf! Wenn ihr mit einem Freund auf die reise geht, nimmt er den stolzen Storch. Zusammen müsst ihr drei Arten feindlicher Ritter bezwingen: rote Grenzer, silberne Jäger und dunkelblaue Schattenherren. Diese Bösewichte fliegen auf schnellen Bussarden durch die Höhlen. Ihr könnt sie von oben mit eurer Lanze angreifen. Fangt die fallen gelassenen Eier, bevor noch stärkere Gegner daraus schlüpfen. Achtet auf die Pterodactyli, die diese Höhlen bevölkern. Dauert eure Quest zu lang, greifen sie an. Und die Lava in der Grube steig höher und höher – also nicht das Flügel schlagen vergessen, damit ihr oben bleibt. Damit seid ihr auch außer Reichweite der Trolle, die euch in die feurige Tiefe ziehen wollen.

    Contributed by Yearman (18363) on Nov 30, 2007.

Back of Box - 2600 (Europe):

    ENGLISH

    Knights on birdback! Fly through the air on an ostrich while you fight off bird-borne avengers and a speeding Pterodactyl. For one or two players.

    FRANÇAIS

    Des chevailiers montés sur des ouiseaux! Chevauchant votre fière autruche, combattez les attaquantes portés par des oiseaux menaçants et repoussez le rapide ptérodactyle. Pour un ou deux joueurs.

    DEUTSCH

    Vogelritt der Ritter! Vorn Vogelstrauß getragen fliegen Sie in den Kampf gegen geflügelte Rächer und einen flinken Pterodactylus! Für einen oder zwei Spieler.

    ITALIANO

    Cavalieri in groppa agli uccelli! Montate a cavallo di uno struzzo volante e sfidate i perfidi "vendicatori" e il velocissimo pterodattilo! Per uno due giocatori.

    (Chinese)

    ESPAÑOL

    ¡Caballeros montados sobre pájaros! ¡Vuele en un avestruz mientras pelea contra los vengadores alados y un pterodáctilo veloz! Para uno o dos jugadores.

    Contributed by Joshua J. Slone (4618) on Jun 21, 2007.

Back Cover - 2600 (US):
    "A bold move in arcade games... fast-paced and challenging..."
    -Electronic Games
    magazine

    Climb into a suit of armor and grab your lance--you're entering the medieval world of JOUST! Fly your faithful ostrich steed into battle against the fearless Buzzard Riders. But hold on tight--they'll knock you off your bird if they can!

    JOUST has all the features of the challenging arcade classic, including a two-player game that lets you and a friend work as a team or joust each other on the aerial battlefield.

    FOR USE WITH THE ATARI 2600 SERIES SYSTEMS, AND THE SEARS VIDEO ARCADE AND VIDEO ARCADE II SYSTEMS.

    • ONE OR TWO PLAYERS
    • FOUR DIFFICULTY LEVELS
    • Use your Joystick Controllers with this ATARI Game Program cartridge.
    • For use with North American and other NTSC television sets only.
    • MODEL 2691

    Contributed by Joshua J. Slone (4618) on Mar 05, 2004.

Back Cover - Lynx:
    You don a suit of armor, choose your weapon - a worn but sturdy lance. You climb onto a cyborg ostrich, grab the reins of your faithful mount and fly off to wage battle against the enemy.

    In the distance you see an enemy vulture appear on a creator pad. You ready your lance and prepare to do battle. as you draw close to the enemy Bounder, you rise above him and prepare to defeat him with a quick swooping attack. You sweep down from the sky and dismount the enemy rider with a powerful blow. You have defeated the enemy ... this time.

    Shadowsoft Inc presents the Lynx version of Joust, a classic Williams Electronics Game, Inc. coin-op. Beware of all original enemies as you progress from wave to wave. Play alone or ComLynx with a friend. New for the Lynx version of Joust is Gladiator Mode. You can Comlynx and fight to the death with a friend to see who is the best. Ten different skill levels make this a must game for your Lynx.

    Contributed by Jeanne (75616) on Aug 06, 2003.

Back Cover - Atari:

    Medieval Conflict with Authentic Arcade
    Graphics, Sound and Excitement.

    You’re a stranger in an alien world, assaulted by evil Buzzard Riders – fearsome pterodactyls spoiling to attack. And you’re the lone knight on birdback!

    Mount your ostrich, hoist your lance, and prepare for battle against the Buzzard Riders. This is a joust to the finish!

    This new version of Joust offers all the thrills of the popular arcade game in an enhanced version, specially designed for the speed and color graphics of the ST Computer.

    Jousting never looked so good.

    Contributed by Jeanne (75616) on Feb 09, 2003.