One of the most critically acclaimed and commercially successful arcade games of the 1980s is back in its Classic pixel perfect 2D form, and a re-imagined Reboot version with state of the art 3D game-play and graphics that remain faithful to the original concept.
User reviews: Mixed (90 reviews)
Release Date: Jul 1, 2014
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Recommended By Curators

"A great revival of an awesome arcade game I used to love playing as a kid. It also includes the new rebooted version but I still prefer the classic. :)"
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Reviews

“Pretty @!#?@!ing Good”
Gamezebo

“Rebooted mode is definitely fun - the difficulty curve is perfect”
IGN

“Q*Bert Rebooted For Today's Short Attention Span Gamers”
Kotaku

Update Notes

- Various bug fixes for Classic mode
- Various art touch ups in Classic and Rebooted modes
- Sound FX fixes in Classic and Rebooted modes
- Updated controller support with default mapping for XBOX 360 controller and D-pad support
- 1 new playable character (can you find him?)
- 5 new levels

Just Updated

Halloween Update is Alive!

Aaah, All Hallows' Eve is upon us again…

A time for pumpkins, scary costumes, mischief night, sugar highs and crazy resurrected Q*bert Halloween characters! Check out this haunting update and delve into your pagan lizard brain roots with Zom*bert, Jack*Q*Lantern, Franken*bert’s Monster, Q*tankhamen and Dra*Q*la.

- Zom*bert: Q*bert's out for brainssss... or he's been up late watching TV. Doesn't explain the axe on his head, though!

- Jack*Q*Lantern: Not sure if he’s purposefully wearing a pumpkin on his head or just lacks the arms to take it off

- Franken*bert’s Monster: Doctor Franken*bert’s dark creation, a combination of various body parts brought to life!

- Q*tankhamen: After wrapping up 4,000 thousand years in an underground tomb, he's ready to stretch his legs out

- Dra*Q*la: Straight outta' the coffin, he's a real pain in the neck

About This Game

Q*bert is Back @!#?@!

One of the most critically acclaimed and commercially successful arcade games of the 1980s is back in its Classic pixel perfect 2D form, and a re-imagined Reboot version with state of the art 3D game-play and graphics that remain faithful to the original concept. Both versions are exciting twitch games requiring keen puzzle solving skills and logic.

First introduced in 1982 by Gottlieb, Q*bert was critically-acclaimed and went on to become the third most successful arcade game of all time (behind Pac-Man and Donkey Kong). It inspired home versions, a variety of Q*bert merchandise, numerous copycat games and even an animated TV series.

Q*bert Classic stays true to the original in all its jagged 2D pixel art glory, now optimized for the modern PC with mouse and Steam gamepad controls. As the title character, players jump around an isometric cube pyramid and convert each block’s color while avoiding familiar adversaries Coily, Ugg, Slick, Sam, Wrong Way and Red Ball. Levels become progressively harder with more enemies blocking your path and the tiles requiring multiple jumps to change to the required color.

Q*bert Rebooted takes the arcade classic and catapults it into the 21st century 3D game play that takes full advantage of today’s technologies yet remains faithful to the original Q*bert. Featuring hexagonal blocks instead of squares, Q*bert Rebooted introduces new enemies, playable characters, power-ups, traps, gem collecting and characters, and new ways to play.

Q*bert Rebooted highlights:
  • Level Select – replay all previously unlocked levels and track progress against friends.
  • 7 New Playable Characters – introducing Q*zard, Q*bertha, Q*bot, Q*zilla, Q*tee, Q*knight and Q*nicorn, all based on the original Q*bert form.
  • 3 New Enemies – the classic cast of adversaries are joined by new enemies Homer, Uppercut and Treasure Chest
  • 9 Achievements – these include Classic Master, Newbert, Qbertorama, Snake Surprise, Green Machine, Ugg!, Down for the Count, Disc Rider and Coin-Op Collector.

System Requirements

Windows
Mac OS X
SteamOS + Linux
    Minimum:
    • OS: Windows Vista / 7
    • Processor: 1.0 GHz Processor
    • Memory: 4 GB RAM
    • Graphics: DirectX compatible graphics
    • Hard Drive: 512 MB available space
    • Sound Card: DirectX compatible card or onboard sound
    Minimum:
    • OS: OS X Leopard 10.5
    • Processor: 1.0 GHz Processor
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • Graphics: 3D graphics card or onboard graphics compatible with OpenGL
    • Hard Drive: 512 MB available space
    • Sound Card: CoreAudio compatible card or onboard sound
    Minimum:
    • Processor: 1.0 GHz Processor
    • Memory: 512 MB RAM
    • Graphics: OpenGL accelerated card or onboard graphics
    • Hard Drive: 512 MB available space
    • Sound Card: Any ALSA supported card on onboard audio
Helpful customer reviews
3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
7.2 hrs on record
Posted: March 30
Q*Bert: Rebooted is a really nice take on a very old classic, a game I used to really enjoy playing as a child, the Rebooted version of the game brings a really refreshing touch for modern-day standards too, but the calssic version still shines as a great arcade classic today anyway.

For the most part, everything in this game is solid, I personally enjoy the gameplay of the new and classic versions of Q*Bert: Rebooted alike. The classic Q*Bert insallment of this game is essentially the same as it has always been, so there is no real need to comment on that further, even if you don't care for the rebooted installment, the classic is still worth buying, especially since it's really cheap in the first place.
The Rebooted version of the game is a mixed bag for a good number of players, but I don't have any issues with it myself. The difficulty curve is spot-on, the graphics have a great charm to them and there is a really nice variation of levels and challenges to play. It is ultimately nice and solid gameplay and I have no complaints for the price.

The main issue for this game appears to be the controller support, I personally prefer to play with the mouse controls by clicking (or holding left-click) on the cells instead, so this isn't something that effects me and thus can't comment on, but all in all, yes, I'd recommend this game, especially to retro gamers. It's a great addition to your casual game library that is a fun way to kill a couple of hours once in a while. Just like all those years ago: It's easy to play, difficult to master.
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
1.3 hrs on record
Posted: February 24
For one to write a review on Q*bert: Rebooted, one must have an understanding and a grasp on the orignal Q*bert. Which luckly comes packaged with this game. The Orignal plays much like the arcade version i played when i was a kid,quick and fluent. The Reboot then also trys to get a grip on the older version while maintaing a newer "feel" to this classic. At first glance this is already a rebooted classic,that's done well. The reboot offers different characters to play as,in which the orignal different. The reboot also offers not just Squares but using a hexagon form to it. Would recommend this to anyone who has played the orignal and loved it and also i recommend this to new players to this game, which will end up being a instant classic in anyones heart. 10/10
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
0.6 hrs on record
Posted: June 6
The classic arcade experience, with many twists! Traditional mode lets you party like it's 1982. The rebooted mode adds a story line, unlockable player-characters and brand new graphics & game mechanics. If you even somewhat liked the original, this version is for you.

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2 of 4 people (50%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
0.3 hrs on record
Posted: March 20
Just sitting here ♥♥♥♥♥♥ off because I can't find a funny ♥♥♥ story from some forum I read in like 2006. Some dumbass stories about some kid having a computer fetish and whipping out his ♥♥♥♥ and shoving it into the computer screen. I know it sounds ♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥, and it was, but it was beautiful. This was 2006, before I used any social media, before post boards were popular, before memes were big. This was around when the ♥♥♥♥ing dancing banana was popular. There was so much ♥♥♥♥ back then that was good. Now everything ♥♥♥♥ing sucks because people try too hard. Thanks for nothing, Google.
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69 of 80 people (86%) found this review helpful
1.8 hrs on record
Posted: July 8, 2014
A great classic revisited
I used to love playing the original in the Arcades way back.
I know that makes me old as hell. xD
Anyway, you get 2 games here. The original Arcade version with the cabinet design and the new remake Rebooted version.
Both are great and easy to get used to.
The game works fine with the Keyboard and mouse and also with a 360 controller.

So what's new here?
Pros:
The Rebooted version offers updated graphics with new level design and new challenges and Steam achievements.
You can unlock new characters, each cost a certain amount of gems that you can find throughout the game.

Cons:
The repetitive soundtrack in the Rebooted version, hearing it over and over in each level. It would have been nice for a variety of soundtracks. And as far as I see there are no audio options to raise and lower the in-game music volume so you can't play your own background music. :(

But still for $5 USD, you can't go wrong. It's a great game and an awesome classic. :D
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