Joust

Williams Electronics - Friday, July 16, 1982

About

Joust is an arcade game developed by Williams Electronics and released in 1982. It is a platform game that features two-dimensional (2D) graphics. The player uses a button and joystick to control a knight riding a flying ostrich. The object is to progress through levels by defeating groups of enemy knights riding buzzards.

Joust

Game Details

Release date: 7/16/1982
Genres: Arcade Platform Pinball Fighting 
Themes: Action 
Modes: Multiplayer  Single player  

Platforms

Company

Developer: Williams Electronics
Publisher: Williams Electronics

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Keywords

  • robot
  • 1980s
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  • kid friendly
  • pixel art
  • high score
  • flowers
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  • sprite
  • flying enemies
  • platform exclusive
  • palette swap
  • non-humanoid protagonist
  • drop target
  • launch titles
  • lava
  • lava stage
  • robot protagonist
  • heads up display
  • cga graphics
  • lives
  • digital rights management
  • leaderboard
  • xbox one backwards compatibility
  • temporary invincibility
  • stomping
  • porting
  • watering can
  • interspecies duos
  • platform
  • onomatopoeia in title
  • ostrich
  • pterodactyl
  • removed from xbla
  • e3 1997