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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 After the Hi-Score table there's another pixelated blizzard and the player is returned to the controller option screen
Ostron ZX Spectrum Level 13.
Ostron ZX Spectrum Level 05
Ostron ZX Spectrum The title screen disappears in a pixelated blizzard to be replaced with the controller options. The default controller is, of course, keyboard

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  • "Joust" -- Original release

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Martin Smith (74102) added Ostron (ZX Spectrum) on Sep 25, 2004