Joust Hands-On Preview

Joust on mobile is just as good as it was a couple decades ago, as we discovered at E3.


The arcade classic Joust is coming along nicely, although the alpha version we tested went buggy shortly after playing it. However, even at this developmental stage, Joust is probably the closest port of all of the upcoming Midway games coming this fall, rivaled only by Spy Hunter.

The "flap" button used to fly in the original game is duplicated in mobile by pressing up on the D pad, making one-handed gaming an option for an already minimalist game. The visuals are as crisp as those in the arcade version, and the game speed seems accurate. It's definitely one to look out for when the kinks get worked out.

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