High score achievement in Joust

High score

Get 1st place on in game score board using default settings

High score+0.3
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  • No 1 RichyNo 1 Richy309,599
    13 Jul 2009 13 Jul 2009
    14 2 5
    I got this on wave 12 which coincedentally was the same game I got the wave 10 achievement on. Of course, getting to wave 12 isn't exactly simple, all I can say is that I did manage to get into the 20s once on my Atari 800, many many moons ago.

    I've discovered that it is far easier to dismount the enemy when you are facing the same direction as them, not to mention that the egg goes in a much more gentle arc and you're far more likely to pick up points as you score more for collecting eggs before they hit any of the platforms. Facing off against the enemy just seems to make them flap higher than you rather quickly.

    Oh yes, dont hold the control as normal - you need to use your index finger on the A button and not your thumb - it's the only way to tap at warp factor 9 and Joust is an old fashione Daley Thompson's decathlon keyboard masher in this respect.
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    Cheese TouchIt helps to pick up one of the joysticks used in fighting games. There's about a half dozen of them on the market now. Then you can properly mash the A button.
    Posted by Cheese Touch on 28 Feb 10 at 17:46
    Dezzie K"it's the only way to tap at warp factor 9 and Joust is an old fashione Daley Thompson's decathlon keyboard masher in this respect."

    Love that comment.
    Posted by Dezzie K on 18 Dec 10 at 07:28
    RedoduaYou should add that the score needed to gain the achievement has to be higher than 109,102 points, and that points for dimounting each kind of knight is different, etc etc. Here's a list from http://www.2600online.com/joust.html.

    Unseating a Buzzard Rider Points
    Bounder 500
    Hunter 750
    Shadow Lord 1500

    Collecting Eggs
    1st egg 250
    2nd egg 500
    3rd egg 750
    4th egg and each 1000
    egg thereafter:

    Points
    Losing a life 50
    Unseating another 2000
    player (two-player game)
    Survivng a Survival Wave 3000
    Cooperating in a Team Wave 3000
    Unseating another player 3000
    in a Gladiator Wave
    Destroying a pterodactyl 1000
    Posted by Redodua on 21 Jun 11 at 17:20
    NeonCthulhuCultDear No 1 Richy
    You call this rhetoric a guide? Basically you are just saying "Good luck, button mash"
    Posted by NeonCthulhuCult on 16 Feb 13 at 04:05
    No 1 RichyBeing such a difficult achievement I think most people appreciate knowing around what kind of wave you need to survive to, plus a few hints on what not to do like facing off against the riders. I agree it isn' the best guide I've ever written, but it is far from rhetoric.

    Ultimately this achievement can have only 1 guide - "Be skilled enough to obtain 1st place" - it's an ancient arcade game. Real skills, real button mashing - there are few opportunities for strategic flapping, it's all about the skills.

    With patience and practice I'm sure you'll get good enough to knock this one out as well.
    Posted by No 1 Richy on 16 Feb 13 at 10:20
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