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Thou shalt kill those buzzards Katakis | カタキス (42253) unrated

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Category Description User Score
Gameplay How well the game mechanics work and the game plays. 3.5
Graphics The visual quality of the game 3.1
Personal Slant A personal rating of the game, regardless of other attributes 3.3
Sound / Music The quality of the sound effects and/or music composition 3.0
Story / Presentation The main creative ideas in the game and how well they are executed. This rating is used for every game except compilations and special editions which don't have unique game content not available in a standalone game or DLC. -
Overall User Score (21 votes) 3.2

Critic Reviews

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NES Archives (Mar 03, 2009)
Joust is a fun and unique game. Nothing is more fun than showing it to someone who’s never played it before and watching their reaction as they try to figure out what is going on. Then, as soon as they get decent a pterodactyl comes out and munches them. Ahh, that is some sweet NESing.
67 (Jun, 2012)
Even as the game gets slightly harder with increasing enemies, the only real challenge comes from the game’s intentionally unwieldy controls and that’s never a good thing. Still, I can’t deny that I couldn’t stop playing the sucker today. Despite my critical issues, perhaps there’s still some of that kid in me that just likes to skewer dudes who have chosen ostrich riding as a point of pride.
Retro Archives (Nov 25, 2021)
Pas de fausse note pour Joust sur NES, qui propose une transcription solide de l’expérience de la borne d’arcade, en ajoutant au passage un niveau de difficulté. Si on aurait sans doute commencé à apprécier, en 1987, que le jeu se montre un peu plus ambitieux sur le plan du contenu – ou qu’il ait la bonne idée d’intégrer Joust 2 -, ce portage demeure une très bonne façon de découvrir le titre aujourd’hui.
The level of difficulty lies in the number of enemy riders facing you (it can be crowded), placement of platforms that may hinder you, and lava pits and stage hazards (giant birds and the giant hand!). Mileage may vary depending upon fondness of the original arcade title and not wearing out the simple but fun premise.
Die grafische Seite dieses Spiels ist, gemessen der Fähigkeiten des NES, relativ gut in Szene gesetzt worden. Soundmäßig tut sich zwar nicht viel, aber störend sind die Geräusche auch nicht. Die Steuerung ähnelt dem Automatenvorbild von ATARI, sie ist sehr präzise und die Trägheit kommt gut zur Geltung. Besonders ansprechend finde ich den animatorischen Bereich dieses Spiels, denn obwohl die Sprites recht klein geraten sind, bewegen sie sie sehr „lifehaftig“ JOUST reißt heutzutage zwar keinen mehr vom Hocker, doch da das NES mit neuer Software ziemlig knapp versorgt wird (in der BRD zunmindest), ist dieses Modul sicherlich nicht allzu uninteressant.