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  • Summary: [Xbox Live Arcade] Mount thy noble ostrich and ride forth into battle in the classic arcade game Joust! If you choose to venture with a friend, your companion shall ride a proud stork. Together, defeat three types of enemy knights: red Bounders, silver Hunters, and dark blue Shadow Lords.[Xbox Live Arcade] Mount thy noble ostrich and ride forth into battle in the classic arcade game Joust! If you choose to venture with a friend, your companion shall ride a proud stork. Together, defeat three types of enemy knights: red Bounders, silver Hunters, and dark blue Shadow Lords. As these villains fly through the caves atop swift-winged buzzards, strike them from above with your trusty lance. Capture the resulting eggs before they hatch or even stronger foes will emerge. Watch for the pterodactyls that infest these caverns - if your quest takes too long, they will attack. And as the lava pit rises higher and higher, flap mightily to stay aloft ... far from the grasp of the troll that would drag you down to the fiery depths. [Xbox.com] Collapse
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  1. Positive: 3 out of 11
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  1. 76
    A remake with its heart in the right place, but its mind in the gutter.
  2. You’re going to get a great deal of bang for your buck here, there’s no question about it. For a mere five dollars, you acquire a cult classic with online play and a flopping thirty achievements for your unlocking pleasure.
  3. 75
    As these Arcade games go, Joust hasn't lost a bit of its originality, challenge, and skill-based gameplay. It's way better with another player, especially in co-op.
  4. The game doesn’t offer up a lot of variety in terms of it’s challenges, but its simplicity is also part of its appeal.
  5. A lot of fun after all these years. [Issue #16, p.78]
  6. Joust is a pretty good game, but it is strictly only for those who were actually gaming when the game was still out in the arcades, and at 400 points or five bucks you can’t go wrong.
  7. Sadly, this flashback is best left in the tar pits of old-school. [Jun 2006, p.61]

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