Joust Now Backwards Compatible

By Kelly Packard,
Joust, the XBLA version of a classic 80's arcade title, joined backwards compatibility today, Major Nelson announced via Twitter. As many of you may recall, Joust was removed from the Xbox Live Marketplace back in 2010 when it was pulled alongside several other Midway Arcade titles, including Robotron: 2084 and Paperboy.


For players looking to beef up their XBLA collections, this could be joust what they are looking for (I'm sorry, that was terrible). There hasn't been any word on whether or not the other Midway titles will rise up from the dead alongside Joust, but as this isn't the first backwards compatibility game to return after a de-listing, this could spell good news for other older titles with expired licenses. For those of you looking to get it while it's hot, here is the link to the Joust store page, where it is priced at US$4.99.
Kelly Packard
Written by Kelly Packard
In a few descriptors: college student, longtime gamer, writer and junk food enthusiast. I contribute to TrueAchievements as a news writer and reviewer. Usually, you can find me knee-deep in a multiplayer game while ignoring my growing backlog or on one forum or another discussing all things gaming.