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Thursday, September 06, 2007

Joust? JOUST?

--Guest rant by Brian Linnen

I went to this website called GameDaily BIZ and I learned that Hollywood is preparing to make a movie based on Joust. JOUST!!

If you aren't old like me, you may not realize how dumb that is. Joust is a video game that we used to like back in the 1980s. It came along after Pac-Man but before Double Dragon II. Let me show you what Joust looked like:

That's all there is to it. How do you make a movie out of that??

On another site, Newsarama, I learned that in order to "launch the new Joust franchise" even before the movie's release, they are making a Joust comic book.

Has the world gone mad??

In Joust, you are a warrior who... well... JOUSTS.. .on the back of some sort of oversized winged bird against other warriors who are also riding oversized winged birds. When you defeat an opponent in combat, their bird lays an egg and flies away. You have to fly over that egg then to crush it before it hatches into another oversized bird that will try to fight you. Meanwhile, you have to watch out for the fiery hand that reaches up out of the lava at the bottom of the screen because if it catches you, it pulls you into a horrible death in the molten rock.

Oh, and every now and again a pterodactyl flies across the screen and you just have to avoid him because there is no way to kill him.

What a movie that all is going to make!!!

And do you know what the REALLY sad thing is? I'll probably be there opening day!!

(Thanks, Brian! That was very enjoyable!)



At 9/07/2007 9:25 PM, Blogger Bill at Comix Connection said...

I wonder who will star in this incredible epic?

At 9/12/2007 9:03 PM, Blogger Linnen said...

A better question would be - why did I feel the need to modify the word "bird" with the adjective "winged" twice in that entry?? Don't all birds have wings?? I may be dumber than I think I am (but probably I'm still not as dumb as YOU think I am!)


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