Joust for Atari 2600

Atari 2600

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Click on play atari2600 game now button first to load the game, you can change the settings by clicking on the Settings icon / Help & Settings menu. Control keys:

~ Space Del = Player 1: LEFT / RIGHT / UP / DOWN ~ Fire / Turbo Fire
F H T G ~ A . = Player 2: LEFT / RIGHT / UP / DOWN ~ Fire / Turbo Fire

Joust

Online version of Joust for Atari 2600. Joust is an action game developed by Williams Electronics and released in arcades in 1982. While not the first two-player cooperative video game, Joust's success and polished implementation popularized the concept. Players assume the role of knights armed with lances and mounted on large birds (an ostrich for Player 1, a stork for Player 2), who must fly around the screen and defeat enemy knights riding buzzard. The game may be played by up to two players simultaneously. Controls for each player consist of a two-position joystick and a button. The screen contains several platforms, with the left and right edges wrapping around to each other. Each press of the button flaps the mount's wings; based on the rate at which it is pressed, the knight can ascend or descend at a desired rate or hover in midair...

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Released in
1982
Publisher
Williams Electronics, Inc., Midway, Atari
Developer
Williams Entertainment Inc.
Platforms
Arcade (1982), PC Booter, Atari 2600, 5200 (1983), Apple II, Atari 8-bit (1994), Atari ST, 7800 (1986), NES (1987), Lynx (1992), Macintosh (1994)

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Atari 2600 Console

Online emulated version of Joust was originally developed for the Atari 2600 branded as the Atari Video Computer System (Atari VCS) until November 1982 - home video game console developed and produced by Atari, Inc. Released on September 11, 1977, it is credited with popularizing the use of microprocessor-based hardware and games stored on ROM cartridges. The VCS was bundled with two joystick controllers, a conjoined pair of paddle controllers, and a game cartridge: initially Combat, and later Pac-Man.

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online game added: 2023-11-24, by dj