Ostron (ZX Spectrum)

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Riding an Ostrich, you must do battle with buzzard-mounted knights. Rather than shooting at them or fighting hand-to-hand, the combat is resolved simply - you must be above the buzzard to defeat it, otherwise you lose one of your five lives. There are ledges in the landscape, to increase the strategic nature of finding a winning position. Each scene contains a set number of knights to be vanquished - lose a life and you must restart the screen. Four types of opposition are faced, increasing in speed and skill - Blue Bearers, Green Chasers, Red Knaves and Dark Knights.


Ostron ZX Spectrum Level 03 - 2 greens, 2 cyans, 1 red (just between us, but I think every time a scenario is loaded the generation of its elements is randomized).
Ostron ZX Spectrum If the player opts to see the instructions they get a couple of screens of scrolling text and back-story
Ostron ZX Spectrum There is a high score table but entering a name proved a bit of a challenge.
Ostron ZX Spectrum Sometimes the blue baddies get stuck on the platforms

Alternate Titles

  • "Joust" -- Original release

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Martin Smith (62978) added Ostron (ZX Spectrum) on Sep 25, 2004