Sunday, December 30, 2007

Joust (Atari 1983)

I REALLY can't find anything wrong with this translation. I've always held this opinion, and after playing it again this morning, I'm sticking with it. I don't understand why it gets trashed in some quarters; you mean that graphics aren't on the same level with it's Williams arcade namesake? Oh gee, what a surprise the vcs doesn't have the graphic resolution power of coin-ops!!! The eggs float???? So what!! I think it diminishes nothing in the game play. No lava troll? The pterodactyl doesn't swoop? This is still quite challenging without those elements. Focusing on what this translation doesn't have obscures what you do get. Nice title screen as well!!

Rating: A

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