JoustPong (Atari 2600)

JoustPong Atari 2600 Title screen


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This is a variation on the classic game Pong that adds flapping wings to your paddles. You must press your flap button repeatedly to go up and stop pressing to come down.

In the Atari 2600 version, there is also a pterodactyl on the screen that interferes with the ball or your paddle. The Atari 2600 version also includes a variation referred to as 'Poorlords' that adds a wall of bricks behind the players that must be busted through to score points.


JoustPong Atari 2600 Some bricks have been knocked from the wall.
JoustPong Atari 2600 Title screen
JoustPong Atari 2600 'Poorlords' variation
JoustPong Atari 2600 Game started

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  • "Flap-Ping" -- Atari 2600 reissue title

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In February 2005, Kirk Israel was warned by Atari that the name Pong, in reference to the video ping-pong game, is their intellectual property so he changed the name of the game and it was re-released as Flap-Ping.

Related Web Sites

  • Download Page (Alien Bill's product page where you can download JoustPong and other Windows games)
  • JoustPong (Play JoustPong in your browser (Java))
LepricahnsGold (128247) added JoustPong (Atari 2600) on Aug 02, 2007
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