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joust game

Ride on top of a gliding and flying ostrich and attack all your enemies with your lance in this old school arcade game! Become a knight unlike any other in Joust! Defeat the group of enemy knights riding their buzzards to proceed to the next level!

Joust is a classic arcade game released back in 1982 for the Nintendo Entertainment System (NES). The game features a knight with a lance while riding on top of an ostrich!
Joust is an arcade game that was released in 1982 by Williams Electronics. It features a knight using a lance while riding on an ostrich. Gameplay is pretty simple, but extremely challenging at times. The objective of the game is to make the yellow knight survive while taking down all the enemy knights riding buzzards. Upon completing a wave/ level, a subsequent, more challenging wave begins. Good luck!

Click inside the screen to activate controls

Arrow Keys – Directional Buttons / Movement
Press “Z” Key – A button
Press “X” Key – B button
Space – Select
Enter – Start

To save your game:hover over the emulator screen and use the icons to save your progress.
Down arrow icon (save), Up arrow icon (load).

There have been 4 likes from 4 votes on this game.

Game Controls

Click screen to activate.
    = Directions
Z = A   X = B
 enter ↵  = Start
  space   = Select

Game Reviews


Play Joust game online in your browser free of charge on Arcade Spot. Joust is a high quality game that works in all major modern web browsers. This online game is part of the Arcade, Retro, Emulator, and NES gaming categories. Joust has 4 likes from 4 user ratings. If you enjoy this game then also play games Joust & Defender and Jump Jousts. Arcade Spot brings you the best games without downloading and a fun gaming experience on your computers, mobile phones, and tablets. New arcade games and the most popular free online games are added every day to the site.