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Sunday, January 26, 2020

Joust - Atari ST [042] Short PlayThru

Joust, the Williams arcade classic, was originally released on July 16, 1982. This game was ported to the Atari ST and released by Atari Inc. themselves!

I would say that this port captures almost everything from the arcade version.  The sound, the graphics, and the gameplay itself are all there.  While this is a relatively simple game, I would still say that Joust is a great game.  And like many other titles of the time, I do not believe Joust has an ending.

My first ST exposure to Joust was on a PD (Public Domain) disk from Current Notes/WAACE, but I am pretty sure it should not have been there.  Before that, we played Joust from the cartridge made for the Atari 8-bit.  I, and my mom, spent many hours playing Joust on the Atari 800.

These days I have an unrestored Joust cocktail cabinet in my possession, and restoring it is on my very long to-do list.  Want to talk about somthing that is a difficult item to find, try finding a pair of Joust cocktail joysticks.  It took a LONG time, but I finally tracked down a pair.

Anyway, Joust for the Atari ST is definitely a title to check out for a quick enjoyable game to play.

Capture info -

This video was captured on December 24, 2019.

Game was played on an Atari 1040 STf, TOS 1.4, 1MB, equipped with a CosmosEX from Jookie.
A Best Electronics ST Monitor to VGA cable was used, connected to an OSSC 1.6 (processing the video in Line4x mode), with the output being captured by a Startech USB3HDCAP.

Video was edited with Shotcut.

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