Free Web Browser Online Play of 1982’s Classic Video Game Joust
Joust was released in arcades in 1982. While not the first two-player cooperative video game, Joust‘s success and polished implementation popularized the concept. Player 1 rides an ostrich, player 2 a stork. Repeatedly pressing the flap button gains altitude, while a two-directional joystick controls direction. In a collision with enemy knights riding buzzards—or the other player—the higher rider dismounts the other.
Emulator instructions and keyboard controls towards bottom of page.
Click the Zoom buttons to make the gameplay larger.
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Video game will automatically load in your browser. Click on the game window and hit the ENTER key to start the game. You can click on Zoom to expand the game to a larger size. You can click on Enable Sound to turn on the game's sound. Arcade game's keyboard controls are listed in above table. If you grew up in the 80's you shouldn't need additional gameplay instructions. Enjoy! No tokens required to play this free online video game.
Joust Platform(s) and Game Systems:
Williams Electronics Arcade, Nintendo Entertainment System, Atari 2600, Atari 5200, Atari 7800
Single-player, multiplayer (simultaneously)