Original System: Atari 5200

Programmed by GCC, the Atari 5200 version of Joust really stands out on the system and plays very close to the arcade version.  The Atari 400/800 and 5200 ports are almost exactly the same with two small differences.  First the player's life icons face to the left in the 5200 while they face to the right in the 400/800 port.  Also, in the Atari 5200 version the player cannot move until they have finished re-materializing after being killed, but they can in the Atari 400/800 version.  Both of these changes were made to make the game closer to the arcade version.


Atari 400/800

Atari 5200


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