Ostron (ZX Spectrum)

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Ostron is a clone of Joust.

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 If the player opts to see the instructions they get a couple of screens of scrolling text and back-story
Ostron ZX Spectrum The game's title screen - Ostron second re-release
Ostron ZX Spectrum Level 04 - entering.
Ostron ZX Spectrum Mid battle in an early wave. The object is to make sure that the players lance is higher than the opponents when they touch. Lower or equal and a life is lost.

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  • "Joust" -- Original release

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Martin Smith (66861) added Ostron (ZX Spectrum) on Sep 25, 2004