Trivia: What animal do players ride in the arcade classic Joust?
The correct answer is Ostrich
So why is this answer correct? : Save a horse, ride an ostrich. Designer John Newcombe names the 1980 sci-fi flop “Flash Gordon,” a movie where birds are used as steeds, as an inspiration for his game of airborne lancing. While eagles would appear to be the flyer of choice for most heroes, the gameplay in Joust also requires running, so Newcombe turned to the noble ostrich (well, futuristic super-ostriches that can fly) for players to mount.