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#1 Ze_ro OFFLINE  

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Posted Wed Feb 25, 2009 10:16 PM

Important Note: This week's competition is over and no further scores will be accepted.

How on earth did you fall into this bizarre world? Look around you -- the sky is filled with knights astride enormous armored buzzards. These characters look mean, and the buzzards they ride don't look very friendly either.

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Game Information
  • Game Name: Joust
  • Released By: Atari, 1982
  • Left Difficulty: N/A
  • Right Difficulty: N/A
  • Game Mode: Skilled (no teddy bear)
  • Chosen By: Mister VCS
Post your scores right here in this thread, and I will add them to the list. Remember to play the game with the recommended game mode and difficulty settings as shown above so that your scores will be consistent with everyone elses. The deadline for posting scores is Wednesday March 4th at 1:00 AM (CST).

Current High Scores
  • 223,800 (Mister VCS) [+11]
  • 193,700 (mcge0053) [+10]
  • 133,300 (aftermac) [+9]
  • 124,550 (toymailman) [+8]
  • 119,000 (Deteacher) [+7]
  • 118,750 (Impaler_26) [+6]
  • 111,000 (Kurt_Woloch) [+5]
  • 109,000 (doctorclu) [+4]
  • 102,250 (darthkur) [+3]
  • 54,600 (joeypsp) [+2]
  • 53,600 (LarcenTyler) [+1]
  • 42,100 (IHATETHEBEARS) [+1]
  • 36,800 (theKLT) [+1]
Best Tips
None yet
Challenges
None yet
TwinGalaxies Top 3
(Game 1, Difficulty B)
  • 112,750 (Marc Cohen)
Current Standings





  • toymailman [252]
  • Deteacher [237]
  • darthkur [174]
  • aftermac [169]
  • DarthCalvin [117]
  • Kurt_Woloch [116]
  • Impaler_26 [106]
  • jjd [87]
  • Mister VCS [68]
  • shadow460 [56]
  • Hornpipe2 [55]
  • SpiceWare [52]
  • the 5th ghost [47]
  • LarcenTyler [44]
  • Nathan Strum [33]
  • Jess Ragan [26]
  • homerwannabee [22]
  • Zoyx [22]
  • Jred [20]
  • Spector [20]
  • Omegamatrix [19]
  • ClassicGMR [18]
  • MrBeefy [14]
  • iangamer [14]
  • Shannon [12]
  • LoneWolfSeth [12]
  • midnight magicman [11]
  • ed1475 [10]
  • Random Terrain [10]
  • IHATETHEBEARS [9]
  • maf [9]
  • vdub_bobby [9]
  • DtY [8]
  • godzillajoe [8]
  • missioncontrol [8]
  • SeaGtGruff [8]
  • chuckwalla [7]
  • LS_Dracon [7]
  • LaserHawk3000 [7]
  • lucifershalo [5]
  • phaxda [5]
  • doctorclu [4]
  • vintagegamecrazy [4]
  • rheffera [2]
  • ratfink [2]
  • Lendorien [1]
  • roadrunner [1]
  • theKLT [1]
  • Yar76 [1]
  • Artlover [1]





Scoring Points in Joust
  • Unseat a Bounder - 500 points
  • Unseat a Hunter - 750 points
  • Unseat a Shadow Lord - 1500 points
  • Collecting Eggs - 250, 500, 750, and 1000 points for ever egg after the third
  • Lose a life - 50 points
  • Survive a Survival Wave - 3000 points
  • Destroying a Pterodactyl - 1000 points

Hints and Tips
The Manual
As always, you really should read the manual. AtariAge has a typed copy available online. Here are the hints it provides:
  • Play the EASY version first to learn how to control your bird. Try keeping your flight steady and even, rather than bouncing off ledges.
  • Learn the flight patterns of the Buzzard Riders. Try to predict when an area should be avoided, or where to expect the next Rider.
  • Clear the screen of opponents as soon as you can. If too much time passes, the pterodactyl will appear.
  • Collect eggs quickly. If you wait too long, they'll hatch into new Buzzard Riders.
  • Stay away from the sides of the jousting arena since a Buzzard Rider or pterodactyl could appear unexpectedly.

--Zero

#2 Kurt_Woloch OFFLINE  

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Posted Fri Feb 27, 2009 12:15 PM

OK... this is the first repetition of a game since I'm on board (we played this last in April 2008). Thus I didn't invest too much time into this one... my highest score this time is 11000 Joust__1982___Atari__12.png .

#3 aftermac OFFLINE  

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Posted Fri Feb 27, 2009 6:50 PM

115,250

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#4 LarcenTyler OFFLINE  

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Posted Fri Feb 27, 2009 8:32 PM

53,600

Ah, the countless days I spent playing this game.

#5 IHATETHEBEARS OFFLINE  

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Posted Sat Feb 28, 2009 11:32 AM

42,100

Other than putting the game to test it to make sure it's working, I have never played this game until this morning.

And I'm enjoying it! How is it that I never played this game? It's fun!

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#6 joeypsp OFFLINE  

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Posted Sat Feb 28, 2009 2:09 PM

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EDIT: 54,600 is now my new highscore


43,600 is my top score, so far. But I'm trying my hardest to break 100,000, i cant believe i never played the Atari version before, its actually a very faithful adaptation of the arcade joust, but expect me to edit this post later as i intend on coming in the top three ;) good luck everyone! :D

P.S if you wouldn't mind me asking, the manual states you can earn points for hitting the pterodactyls beak, but i just cant seem to do it, can anyone tell me what im doing wrong :?

Edited by joeypsp, Sat Feb 28, 2009 2:24 PM.


#7 aftermac OFFLINE  

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Posted Sat Feb 28, 2009 2:28 PM

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43,600 is my top score, so far. But im trying my hardest to break 100,000, i cant believe i never played the atari version before, its actually a very faithful adaptation of the arcade joust, but expect me to edit this post later as i intend on coming in the top three ;) good luck everyone! :D


Heh, last time we played Joust I had like 230,000 points and finished 8th! ;) So far, I think participation is down because we just played it last season.

The only real "issues" with the 2600 version are the lack of the arm that pulls you into the lava, and its concept of gravity when it comes to the eggs. Other than that, it's a really good port!

Welcome to the HSC and AA, BTW! :)

#8 aftermac OFFLINE  

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Posted Sat Feb 28, 2009 2:30 PM

P.S if you wouldn't mind me asking, the manual states you can earn points for hitting the pterodactyls beak, but i just cant seem to do it, can anyone tell me what im doing wrong :?


It's pretty difficult. I think I did it once by accident. IMO you're better off avoiding them.

#9 joeypsp OFFLINE  

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Posted Sat Feb 28, 2009 2:58 PM

P.S if you wouldn't mind me asking, the manual states you can earn points for hitting the pterodactyls beak, but i just cant seem to do it, can anyone tell me what im doing wrong :?


It's pretty difficult. I think I did it once by accident. IMO you're better off avoiding them.


thanks for your response, ill definently be avoiding them then, they are impossible, i tried relentlessly for a good ten minutes and about 3 games worth trying to take one down and i just cant do it :x

#10 IHATETHEBEARS OFFLINE  

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Posted Sat Feb 28, 2009 3:04 PM

P.S if you wouldn't mind me asking, the manual states you can earn points for hitting the pterodactyls beak, but i just cant seem to do it, can anyone tell me what im doing wrong :?


It's pretty difficult. I think I did it once by accident. IMO you're better off avoiding them.


Today was my first time playing it. The very first time I tried to kill it, I was successful. In several times since, I failed. I agree. It's best to simply avoid them. The fact that I got him that one time must have been a fluke.

#11 mcge0053 OFFLINE  

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Posted Sun Mar 1, 2009 1:44 AM

91,950

I can't kill the pterodactyl either, although I was able to do it all the time on my old 800XL as a kid. Anybody ever get through an egg wave without any hatching?

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#12 joeypsp OFFLINE  

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Posted Sun Mar 1, 2009 4:18 AM

91,950

I can't kill the pterodactyl either, although I was able to do it all the time on my old 800XL as a kid. Anybody ever get through an egg wave without any hatching?

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i have but i dont think you can earn as many points as letting them hatch, then catching the next egg, unless someone can say otherwise... i wasent paying much attention to how many points you get so i could be dead wrong.

i always let them hatch then hit them then let those ones hatch, and take on those blue jouster's because i believe you get more points for killing them, plus you get the eggs from them as a bonus :cool:

#13 aftermac OFFLINE  

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Posted Sun Mar 1, 2009 9:39 AM

91,950

I can't kill the pterodactyl either, although I was able to do it all the time on my old 800XL as a kid. Anybody ever get through an egg wave without any hatching?

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Usually, at least once a game I manage to do it.

#14 aftermac OFFLINE  

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Posted Sun Mar 1, 2009 10:54 AM

133,300

Small improvement.

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#15 darthkur OFFLINE  

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Posted Sun Mar 1, 2009 5:41 PM

102,250

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#16 Impaler_26 OFFLINE  

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Posted Sun Mar 1, 2009 6:40 PM

First Try:

118,750

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#17 Impaler_26 OFFLINE  

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Posted Sun Mar 1, 2009 6:44 PM

...
5. 11,000 (Kurt_Woloch)
...


I just took a look at his screenshot, Kurt_Woloch's score is 111,000 and not 11,000 as he wrote.

Edited by Impaler_26, Sun Mar 1, 2009 6:46 PM.


#18 doctorclu OFFLINE  

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Posted Sun Mar 1, 2009 11:27 PM

77,650

#19 doctorclu OFFLINE  

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Posted Sun Mar 1, 2009 11:41 PM

109,000

#20 mcge0053 OFFLINE  

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Posted Mon Mar 2, 2009 12:17 AM

193,700

I finally got all of the eggs in one round!

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#21 theKLT OFFLINE  

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Posted Tue Mar 3, 2009 5:42 AM

36800
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#22 Mister VCS OFFLINE  

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Posted Tue Mar 3, 2009 8:31 AM

223,800

BTW Ze_ro wrote: "deadline is Wednesday March 8th" - this should be corrected to avoid confusion...

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#23 Deteacher OFFLINE  

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Posted Tue Mar 3, 2009 10:16 PM

119,000.

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#24 toymailman OFFLINE  

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Posted Tue Mar 3, 2009 10:44 PM

BTW Ze_ro wrote: "deadline is Wednesday March 8th" - this should be corrected to avoid confusion


Agreed, I think the dealine is tonight.

Best I could do is...
124,550
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A bit better than when we played this in Season 5! :)

#25 aftermac OFFLINE  

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Posted Wed Mar 4, 2009 8:08 AM

BTW Ze_ro wrote: "deadline is Wednesday March 8th" - this should be corrected to avoid confusion


Agreed, I think the dealine is tonight.


Yeah, we should be getting a new game today... I can't see playing Joust for 2 weeks.




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