I know I’ve mentioned it before, but it bears repeating, video games made in the 1980s were weird. It’s probably what drew me to them in the first place. Joust rates pretty high on the Weird List.

Joust takes the Medieval sport of jousting and replaces Mighty Steeds(tm) with Flying Ostriches. You, the mounted ostrich rider, must fly around and defeat the other riders (which greatly outnumber you), not by jabbing them with your pointy jousting stick, but by skillfully flying and landing on their heads, causing them to be trapped within egg, and then collecting the eggs before they hatches.

See? Weird! Although it does make a certain amount of sense within the confines of the game’s universe.

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  1. [...] a real long time I never knew that Joust was an arcade game. I just figured that it was some game made specifically for the Atari 2600, [...]

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