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Joust (Lynx)

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Written by  :  Trixter (8736)
Written on  :  Feb 10, 2003
Platform  :  Lynx
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Summary

Another bullseye for the Lynx porting legacy.

The Good

It is a rare port that makes you go back and double-check the original to see what is different, and Joust is one of those ports. Shadowsoft so nailed the Lynx port of Joust that at the time (1992) I actually found myself finding a local Joust to compare them. The graphics are a perfect interpretation of the originals. The gameplay is spot-on. The sound is 100% faithful to the arcade coin-op (it is probably digitized from the arcade coin-op).

Everything just feels like the original.

The Bad

Nothing. A cliche, I know, but there really isn't anything to dislike about the game whatsoever.

The Bottom Line

A classic game for any oldskool gamer, Lynx owners have it especially lucky that one of the best ports is for their system.