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 (123 reviews) - 65% of the 123 user reviews for this game are positive.
Release Date: Jul 1, 2014

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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
    • Storage: 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
    • Storage: 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
    • Storage: 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
0.5 hrs on record
Posted: December 28, 2015
Great Reboot as some of the negative reviews have pointed out the controls take some getting used to but as someone who has played the origianl and a past amiga port this was always and part of the challenge and there are some sfx missing though this did not effect the core gameplay or my enjoyment. Overall great reboot you'll enjoy if you liked the original I highly recommend and especially at the sale price I would say any newcomers give it a try .
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
5.3 hrs on record
Posted: December 25, 2015
Alright, I just bought it and had a go. Granted, I got it for ~$1 during the Holiday Sale. Still.... I'm enjoying the "Classic" version quite well.

I know the reviews are mixed, and I get everybody has different expectations and criteria for what counts as a "good game". I'm an arcade collector. I grew up in the age of games like this. The Classic mode is pretty much spot on.

The "Updated" version isn't bad, either. I'm not a huge fan of the "Hexagon", but it does seem to work with this format.

The one thing I find lacking, however.... is lack of support for an "Atari" style joystick(for the Classic mode, if nothing else). That said, I'm enjoying this more than the Pac-Man collection, simply because the controls(mouse based) are easy enough to work with.

Definitely worth the $1 I paid, and honestly, it's worth the $4.99 normal price tag.
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3 of 4 people (75%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
5.5 hrs on record
Posted: November 29, 2015
Nice idea and I do love the game Q*Bert but the controls are horrible and I really don't like the STARs thing. Nice try guys
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4 of 6 people (67%) found this review helpful
13.0 hrs on record
Posted: January 15
Q-bert is probably one of the least played old arcade games that everyone passed by on their way to the Pac-Man machine.
I never played Q-Bert before but I had heard of the game and figured I would buy this.
I paid $1.09 during the Holiday 2015 Sale so I'm not too upset about wasting my money.
I would never pay the full price for this.
This game is single player only, it has no online features at all. Not even leaderboards.

This game comes with two games, Q*Bert Classic and Q*Bert Rebooted.

Classis Mode offers you the same game from the arcade long ago, and after a while I found it to be a chore to play.
My biggest issue with Classic Mode is that there are NO Global Leaderboards, and for a score attack game and the modern age we live in, there is no reason to not offer such a feature.

Rebooted offers some nice new graphics and a more modern style, but the gameplay is repetetive, boring, and sometimes annoying and frustrating. You can unlock many different Q*Bert skins to add a bit of variety to an otherwise very bland experience, but most of them look just stupid.

I play games to have fun, and never once did I find myself having fun.

The maps do offer some variety, but it's not enough to keep me interested. I spent 13 hours here, but just could not stay focused on this game. It is a chore to play it. The same music plays over and over, which can be unpleasant as well.
Skip this one and buy Pac-Man Championship Edition DX+, Pac-Man Museum, or maybe take a look at Pix The Cat.

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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
2.3 hrs on record
Posted: January 1
Nice try, but the control is simply unusable. A pity :(
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