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An intense, arcade-style, 'bullet hell' SHMUP/STG in which you must master a vast array of ridiculous weaponry in order to defeat a race of evil aliens who are intent on abducting innocent civilians and turning them into mutants. Jetboard Joust blends the spirit and intensity of 1980s arcade coin-op SMHUPs with the replayability and tactical elements of hardcore modern roguelikes. Don't expect a story. Do expect frantic, fluid, fast-paced 60fps action, big guns, and explosions!

The Jetboard: Leap from your jetboard like a boss to gain temporary invincibility and smash your enemies to smithereens. Destroy pretty much everything in your path. You rock.

The Enemies: Over fifty different enemies to outwit. Be prepared for them to come at you with all the game's weapons plus their own special attacks. Watch out for a few tributes to classic arcade games of the past too...

The Weapons: From the conventional to the ridiculous! Jetboard Joust offers over thirty powerful weapons, each with its own distinct advantages and upgrade path, to aid you on your mission and leave a path of total destruction in your wake. Get up close and dis

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Jetboard Joust, the joyous fusion of classic arcade shoot-'em-ups and modern roguelikes from publisher Freedom! Games and developer BitBull is out now on Steam for Windows PC and Mac!

The game will be on sale through Oct. 30, 2020 for $7.99 USD, a 20% discount off its regular $9.99 USD price. It supports English, French, German, Spanish, and Portuguese language options. Japanese, Korean, and Chinese (Simplified and Traditional) localizations are currently in progress as well.

A Nintendo Switch version is also now in development and gearing up for deployment in 2021. Check out some gameplay for Jetboard Joust in our latest trailer below:

Defend the skies from alien raiders in the sequel to 1989’s Skateboard Joust for the ZX Spectrum, Commodore 64, and Amstrad CPC microcomputers. Take flight on a souped-up jetboard, darting through the skies and blasting invaders with an explosive arsenal of weapons to stop otherworldly foes from abducting helpless civilians. Overcome challenging trials to access powerful upgrades before charting a course through a procedural, branching campaign.


Balance maintaining altitude, dodging incoming fire, and pursuing intergalactic threats through action-packed dogfights inspired by old-school arcade classics. Harness the power of the jetboard by utilizing it as a ballistic missile and launching the deck into hostile squadrons to devastate the enemy armada and destroy everything caught in the crossfire.


Reap rewards from victories, collecting coins scattered throughout the environment to purchase new guns, level up armor, and modify the jetboard to transform the hero into a force to be reckoned with. Scour environments for temples filled with untold spoils and power up before returning to the fight. Surprises and unrelenting foes await, including massive, multi-stage boss guardians and superpowered mutants created from abductees.


“In the decades between the release of Skateboard Joust and Jetboard Joust, the landscape of games has evolved so much,” said James Closs, founder, BitBull. “Jetboard Joust builds upon the foundations of what made early video games so enjoyable with a lifetime of experience and contemporary innovations to create an arcade classic for the modern age out today on Steam.”


To learn more about Jetboard Joust, please visit the Steam Page, check out the development blog, and join the BitBull community on Twitter, Instagram, and Discord.



Jetboard Joust DevLog #110 – Making New Enemies pt 2

Jetboard Joust DevLog #110 – Making New Enemies pt 2


In the last devlog entry I talked about how I felt there wasn’t enough variety in the earlier levels of Jetboard Joust and that more enemies were needed...

Jetboard Joust DevLog #109 – Making New Enemies pt 1

Jetboard Joust DevLog #109 – Making New Enemies pt 1


During my recent intensive playtesting sessions I’ve become a bit concerned that there’s not enough variety in the earlier levels of Jetboard Joust...

Jetboard Joust Devlog #108: Spit 'n' Polish

Jetboard Joust Devlog #108: Spit 'n' Polish


It's been a couple of weeks of seemingly endless playtesting, tweaking and bugfixing. Numerous small improvements including a much improved game map!

Jetboard Joust: Release Date and Beta Signup Announced

Jetboard Joust: Release Date and Beta Signup Announced


BiBull Ltd are proud to announce 'Jetboard Joust' - an intense, old-school, arcade-style SHMUP in which you must master a vast array of ridiculous weaponry...

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