Springing from the same concept of the fight between two medieval knights, Joust is won by piercing other opponents not riding on horses but on birds. Joust is a video game created by Williams Electronics in 1982. It is also one of the first video games to feature a player 2 gameplay.
The main objective of the game is to eliminate the enemy knights flying on their ostriches. Each of the player must thrust each other to defeat them. If the player and enemy clash on the same altitude, they will just bounce back without any casualty. If the player thrust the enemy above them, the foe turns into an egg that gives the player additional points when obtained. However, the egg turns back into a knight if not retrieved immediately.
There are three types of knights in the game, Bounder, Hunter, and Shadow Lord. A pterodactyl shows periodically to hunt the heroes. Player two can cooperate with player one in winning the game or they can attack each other.
In Ready Player One, Joust was played with the Lich King in order to obtain the copper key.
4. Dungeons of Daggorath
Dungeons of Daggorath was produced by DynaMicro for the Tandy (RadioShack) TRS-80 Color Computer in 1982. It is one of the first real-time and first-person perspective video game. It is also one of the first games to portray a 3D environment.
Victory is achieved through battles against monsters and challenging quests. Powerful equipments are obtained along the process. The character moves through a series of commands like “get sword” and “throw stone.” Any complicated command, the system would not understand. The ultimate villains are wizards to be faced deeper in the dungeons.
Dungeons of Daggorath was played in Ready Player One as a test to complete the first gate.
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