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Battle your bidimensional foes by tackling them from above
You know you're in for a treat in terms of simplicity when the entire mechanic of the game can be summarized in the title. Yap, that's all you need to know about Joust: you need to hit your enemies from above. Like, if you were Mario, you know that hitting your enemies in the head by dropping on them is the way to go; it makes sense because we all know that having the higher ground in a strategy situation allows us to have more control of the situation. So that is what Joust proposes, that you learn to control your character so that you can land over your enemies and deal them blows. It is easy in theory but becoming good at it requires some preparation. It takes a lot of skill because the game is by no means easy to master, given that controlling your character needs fine tuned button mashing from your part. And that is the hard part, the reason why so many people lost entire coin collections during the time this game was an arcade kind. Now you won't be losing coins, instead you will be losing time, so make sure you know how much of it you've got! Joust can be very treacherous in this respect, hehe! Want a similar type deal to try? Hmm, maybe Sonic will treat you of your need for fast left to right wonderings about!