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Joust (Atari 7800)

100 point score based on reviews from various critics.
5 point score based on user ratings.

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Our Users Say

Category Description MobyScore
Gameplay How well the game mechanics work (player controls, game action, interface, etc.) 4.2
Graphics The quality of the art, or the quality/speed of the drawing routines 4.1
Personal Slant How much you personally like the game, regardless of other attributes 4.0
Sound / Music The quality of the sound effects and/or music composition 4.1
Overall MobyScore (9 votes) 4.1

The Press Says

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Le Geek
Joust on the 7800 combines near arcade quality graphics and sound with the pitch perfect difficulty of the 2600 port. I was pleasantly surprised to find that I prefer it to the arcade perfect versions you can get on more modern systems. The fact that the cart is very common makes it even more of a "must have" for the system. Just be sure to play with a traditional joystick.
The Video Game Critic
Any video game historian will tell you that Joust is one of the greatest all-time video games. It's also one of the most imaginative, featuring ostrich-riding knights attempting to knock each other off of their mounts. And I'm happy to say that this version is nearly identical to the arcade, and there are four difficulty levels. My only complaint is that the Atari 7800 standard joysticks are not well suited to this type of game. The buttons on the side of the controllers aren't conducive to constant tapping required to flap the wings. Still, you can always just hook up an Atari 2600 joystick instead. Go for it.