PlatformsArcade, Atari 2600, Atari 7800, DOS, Gameboy, Gameboy Color, Nintendo Entertainment System, Playstation, Saturn, Sega Genesis, Super Nintendo
PlayersSame Console Multiplayer, Singleplayer
The player controls a knight armed with a lance, mounted on either an ostrich (player 1) or a stork (player 2), who battles waves of computer-controlled enemy knights mounted on giant buzzards. These knights have three different speed and agility levels. The game screen is static; its only features are five platforms hanging in mid-air (some wrapping around the screen), the ground, and a pit of lava beneath.
The simplicity of its controls are a factor in the game's wide appeal. A joystick moves left and right, and a "Flap" button flaps the mount's wings once. Pressing "Flap" in rapid succession will produce a gain in altitude until simulated gravity drags the mount downward.