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.
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Mixed (129 reviews) - 66% of the 129 user reviews for this game are positive.
Release Date: Jul 1, 2014

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“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

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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
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Mixed (129 reviews)
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FFSamurai
( 3.0 hrs on record )
Posted: April 10
The controller I was using for this review was an Atari Retrolink. I used the program joy2key in order to make it work. More on how I did it in the CON section.

PRO: It's a decent update of the classic game. The progression system is good and it includes both the classic arcade game and a modern update. I can see why other people could be turned off from this game's presentation since it is basically the same as you'd see on an iPhone or Android device, 3 star ratings included. But for something like Q*Bert you don't really want anything too complex and the system they have in place does a good job of giving you reason to improve your skill. On the graphical front it has been optimized for PCs so pixelated mess you may get from similar mobile game ports (looking at you Final Fantasy IV) isn't here.

CON: The real annoyance comes from getting your controller to work. Whenever I tried running the game from my Steam library joy2key just wouldn't work to emulate the controls. The same also goes for if I tried starting it up in Big Picture mode. After much trial I found that if I launched the game from its .exe file rather than from STEAM's menu joy2key worked just fine. It's an annoyance that I hope they fix in the future. Another annoyance is needing a mouse in order to select menu options and start the game. I would've like to just use my controller for this stuff but, as it is right now that's just not possible.

CONCLUSION: With all the cons taken into consideration I'd still reccomend this game, particularly if you use an Atari-style joystick like I did. It'll please both people who likes the arcade original and newcomers alike.
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QbertGuyGo
( 4.1 hrs on record )
Posted: March 28
This game is so good. I love Q*bert so much. I cri evritiem when the poor little pixelated Q*bert gets brutally murdred by anything in his way. JUST LET HIM JUMP ON A FLIPPING CUBE YOU STUPID SNAKE!! WHY THE HECK IS THAT SO BAD!!?
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Phantom
( 2.0 hrs on record )
Posted: March 14
This game made me a better person, I don't get angry anymore.
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|Becky|
( 0.5 hrs on record )
Posted: March 1
my childhood
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gamerman oscar
( 1.3 hrs on record )
Posted: February 28
this game is ok, this version of the game controls a bit better than all of the other versions on: xbox one,ps4,psvita and ps3.
But the music is still bland and you still need to complete the missions one by one instead of completing them all at once
(like in the xbox one version) the load times are fast though in the ps4,ps3 and psvita versions they are FAR too long
xbox one: 2 seconds
ps4,ps3,psvita: 1 minute
pc: 1.5 seconds
well, if you're a qbert fan or a classic arcade games fan then you should get this game but i highly reccomend playing the superior xbox one version as that version has better graphics,better music, better gameplay and you can now accomplish all the missions at once
the pc version isnt bad but its ok
i don't reccomend the ps4,ps3 and psvita versions though as those versions have all the flaws present in the pc version,
have long loading times and very bad controls
qbert rebooted pc version: 6/10
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JunkHead
( 0.6 hrs on record )
Posted: January 28
&$%#@!!
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*Logan*
( 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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adamk3001346 | kickback.com
( 0.4 hrs on record )
Posted: January 9
Great Game. Made from the 8's classic. Although it does feel a little wierd at the start.
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Edgeless S. Cube
( 3.8 hrs on record )
Posted: January 1
Nice try, but the control is simply unusable. A pity :(
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Gilly
( 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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Iggy 81206
( 5.4 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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Scottjr123
( 4.2 hrs on record )
Posted: December 23, 2015
One of my favorite classic arcade games Q*bert, and it's a Reboot the new gameplay is very fun. I recommend it if you like old arcade games with a new spin oh and it has classic Q*bert too so you get two games for the price of one.
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Esquilo
( 3.6 hrs on record )
Posted: December 14, 2015
Thumbs up just for the classic QBert bundled here!
The rebooted version has weird controls and blinks weirdly at the beginning wich made me feel uneasy. And I'm not an epilepsy sufferer.

Grab it with a deep discount just for the classic game!
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Zee Zaa Zo
( 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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The_Antwonette_Starqweisha
( 0.5 hrs on record )
Posted: November 27, 2015
This game is fun
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Brody
( 0.5 hrs on record )
Posted: November 27, 2015
An awful game, this is shovelware level bad. The controls remain to be crap just like the original and it feels so unpolished on the lines of a mobile game--Oh wait, it IS a mobile game!
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CreepKyurem
( 4.1 hrs on record )
Posted: November 24, 2015
This game is awesome. We got Rebooted mode for players new to the game and classic mode for hardcore qbert players. I for one have played q*bert before, and now I can relive those days. Also, I am beginning to wonder when they will add q*pixel to this version. I have this game for iOS and that just got me thinking about it.
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King Cory The Hedgehog™
( 0.2 hrs on record )
Posted: November 23, 2015
Q*bert! Who's not heard of Q*bert in some form? It's a fun game, and this is apparently a reboot!
Is it good? Kinda...
While the game contains the original Q*bert and the reboot, it feels kinda empty in it's content. Although you can buy reskins with gems and share your scores to facebook, it still feels like a freeware game.

It's worth a play if you're willing to spend 5 minutes playing it while waiting to go to work or taking a poop but I wouldn't really play it to 100%
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ivansword
( 0.5 hrs on record )
Posted: November 22, 2015
Q*bert as a character isn't broken, but this game is the biggest fart joke I have had the displeasure of purchasing since Hydlide on the NES. Gems. I hate to ruin the story **SPOILER** - There is no story. **End Spoiler*** Sorry if that wasn't spaced well enough. as fas as I can tell, in this Q*bert game you collect.... Wait for it... wait... Gems. Yup... Gems. Spectacular. You know whats better? 7 second bonus rounds in which you get 7 seconds to collect... Gems. OH OH can I play?!? PICK ME, PICK ME!! OVER HERE!!!! Its even better going for the stars.... Thats the real fun.

Its great cause you can hop around levels that were half the size of the arcade version (poorly emulated here, controls = crap as well), and if you are lucky enough to have even one enemy show up (in the first 4-5 levels) perhaps you may dodge them. You're reward? Fireworks!!!! Yes!!! Except they look only slightly better than the fireworks you get from Super Mario Bros (hitting the flagpole while the clock ends in 1, 3, or 6). They look like a skittle that got stomped on... but maybe not that good.

This game is real enthralling. Did i mention you collect gems? Unfortunately I would rather watch a season of Barbie and the Rockers; those are better gems. I have the original Qbert arcade in an upright cabinet (true story), and I can from experience tell you there are simple truths in the world; 1. There is no crying in baseball. 2. You don't have to believe in aliens or the devil, they believe in you. 3. and THERE ARE no *#$%^! gems in Q*bert! Oh, but I forgot, these gems buy you in game skins that wouldn't be fit for Hannibal from Silence of the Lambs. They are so bad that I recommend keeping the gems, perhaps if you collect enough, it wont feel like you got totally jacked on the price of the game. Its very clear now, I think I have discovered why Q*bert wants to throw himself into the black void of space, again and again. Hes knows he can't die, but he also knows that this isn't right. I am convinced that is why the controls are wonky, the collision detection is amazingly poor, and the same reason that Curly and Q*bert can share the same space, while other times be a space away before Q*bert assumes the most amazing death animation I have ever seen. Actually, nothing happens. He merges with Curly, and then resumes par usual. It should make anyone feel good though, you get firecrackers for every level; rewarding mediacracy has rarely looked this good. Q*bert leaps into the void, because he is trying to escape from this sorry excuse of a game he was forced to star in. Perhaps he is the one messing with the controls, that's why they are wonky. Thats gotta be it. Im sure the programing is completely solid. To be sure we know how much this game wants us the enjoy it, we are gifted with 5 unskippable seconds of a glorious countdown to ensure we are ready for some crazy mind blowing excitement, just enough time to think about how wonderful this level is, and to remember how lucky we are to be gifted this gem, er.. I mean marvel of gaming excellence. As you travel along the space map from each level, you wonder how long will it take before you reach and can leap into the black hole at the end. Golly, that's a hell of a prize! I couldn't hang in there long enough to find out... but it didn't want me to go just yet... It made sure to lock up when I exited the game, EVERY TIME I TRIED. Im sure it was a last ditch effort to allow me one more chance to reconsider staying in this paradise of gaming wonder. Nah, like a old beat up car, it shut down like a rumbling death purr... probably the best effort to hold onto the last time bit of life it will see. That's dedication!!!

If Q*bert of old were to meet this Q*bert, he would use his Speak and Spell voice and tell this imposter to !*&@$%#! off.
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Cmdr Pickles
( 0.4 hrs on record )
Posted: November 4, 2015
I love classic QBert, but this version is just flat out broken. It will work with a keyboard with your standard WASD keys, but they don't make sense in this diagonal moving game, and not configurable. It only supports PS and XBOX controllers, or so it says. I actually cannot get my PS controller to work with it. And to top it off, I cannot even get the reboot game to start, only classic mode. This game needs major patches.

Note: This review was done trying to play on Linux.
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3 of 4 people (75%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
Recommended
2.0 hrs on record
Posted: March 14
This game made me a better person, I don't get angry anymore.
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5 of 6 people (83%) found this review helpful
Recommended
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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3 of 4 people (75%) found this review helpful
Recommended
5.4 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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1 of 2 people (50%) found this review helpful
Recommended
3.6 hrs on record
Posted: December 14, 2015
Thumbs up just for the classic QBert bundled here!
The rebooted version has weird controls and blinks weirdly at the beginning wich made me feel uneasy. And I'm not an epilepsy sufferer.

Grab it with a deep discount just for the classic game!
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2 of 4 people (50%) found this review helpful
Recommended
4.2 hrs on record
Posted: December 23, 2015
One of my favorite classic arcade games Q*bert, and it's a Reboot the new gameplay is very fun. I recommend it if you like old arcade games with a new spin oh and it has classic Q*bert too so you get two games for the price of one.
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73 of 84 people (87%) found this review helpful
Recommended
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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72 of 96 people (75%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
1.9 hrs on record
Posted: July 18, 2014
I want to like this game. It's not even bad as a Q*Bert game! It's got the whole original arcade Q*Bert in here! Here is why I don't:

It controls like crap and it makes you grind.

I'm not talking about the gems, even, which you collect here and there to unlock different skins for Q*Bert. Those are silly and a harmless bonus. It's the stars. See, when you begin a set of stages, you see three objectives. "Complete the stage", "Complete the stage under (time)", and "Complete the stage with (score)". Finish one of them and you get a star, it shows you on the stage select screen how many of the 3 you have on each stage, and how many you have overall.

You need to have X stars to continue on at various points. You will not have X stars if you just beat each world. This is not a problem if you're talented, EXCEPT... you only get one star per run at the world. You can hit all three goals, and it does not care - you're going to have to play it three times for three stars. So you're stuck re-running stages you've beaten already and it becomes a real chore. These gates are pretty regular! There are 5 out of a 36 stage map. I got to the second and went "I'm out".

The other problem: this game uses the mouse to control Q*Bert. Only the mouse. If there is any other single button or input option, I never found it/got it to respond. It ALMOST makes sense, because of the isometric perspective + hex-based structures in the game, except for the fact that it's just such a pain to have to trundle around with clickclickclickclickclick. You can't even hold the button to make him follow. This will also apply in the emulated "Classic" mode, too, so don't think you're free of that there. (edit: I have since discovered that somehow, the base installation came with the buttons unset for me. There is in fact a keyboard control scheme/way to make him follow a held mouse, even if you have to close the game and reset it to activate it - no in-game options screen at all. The latter is super-risky if he misinterprets which way you're pointing and flies into the void, but this gripe is something I was wrong about and I leave the proof of my idiocy here.)

Bottom line is, the game as a whole is way over the line past "acceptably janky" into "it all works, but it works WRONG" territory. Please don't buy this.
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66 of 90 people (73%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
2.0 hrs on record
Posted: July 8, 2014
As a gamer who was around to play this game when it first hit arcades in the 80's, I was expecting Q*bert Rebooted to be a fun, modern take on the original. How wrong I was.

The problems begin with the classic version. Why they didn't just emulate the original ROMs when they hold the rights to the game is bewildering. Instead what we're given is a poorly programmed mess of a port that gets many things wrong. Two-thirds of the sound effects are missing. Ugg and Wrong Way are completely silent, as are Slick and Sam, who also don't revert the colours on the cubes (and sometimes change the cubes to the RIGHT colour instead). No ditty plays when you collect the green ball that freezes the board. The game sometimes continues to move enemies after you've cleared a stage. The unused discs don't score any bonus points when you clear a level, instead of the 50 bonus points x level you should get.

As for the Rebooted part, it is one huge cluster as well. The hexagon pattern removes the difficulty and strategy of trying to clear the bottom corners of the level. Other than the resolution, nothing graphically stands out. The level music and the map music often play at the same time. Q*bert only has the one voice sample and it seems to play randomly instead of when he gets hit. The music is MIDI quality at best and elevator quality at worst.

Steer well clear of this reboot. Not even nostalgia goggles can protect you from this crummy game.
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25 of 39 people (64%) found this review helpful
27 people found this review funny
Recommended
1.5 hrs on record
Posted: December 30, 2014
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22 of 34 people (65%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
0.4 hrs on record
Posted: November 18, 2014
This PC port it suffers from serious gameplay problems. Even the 8-bit Nintendo version had continues making it superior to the PC version, its another example of a PC port where oddly the free legal online versions using java emulating the arcade game are superior to actually buying the game. Such a core underlying principal of game design should be PLAYING the game, somehow if you buy this your limited to playtime, this happened one of the Metal SLug games only letting you have 20 credits where the legal online free versions offer unlimited continues.

Using a controller the controls feel delayed, this is a game of speed and precision like most games, but when moving somewhere it feels like the game takes a second to detect it then move the character, this results in death, which results in no fun since dying over and over due to the game being unplayable sucks.

The rebooted side is interesting with a map and all that but its classic qbert, a fun game but done wrong in this PC port. Why bother making a game if they dont want us to play it? Such an odd idea to just crank out code because people can to make a game then forgetting people may want to play that game. This game gives the feeling that people just knew how to put code together to make a game but had no clue how to make it playable, also visible in the sort of wonky controller support where you cant exit the game without using the mouse or keyboard, meaning it can require up to 3 peripherals to play Qbert, why not 4 or 5 maybe VR goggles. Keep in mind the original qbert just had a joystick, not one button, yet this game requires three peripherals, figure that math out...

Worth one quarter, the arcade equivalent since that is what a person would spend before walking away from this abomination.
Rating: 4/10 Value: $0.25
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10 of 12 people (83%) found this review helpful
Recommended
1.3 hrs on record
Posted: July 8, 2014
Feels a bit like a mobile port but then again, it's Qbert. If you are nostalgic about 80s arcade games, you'll like it. If you want something of substance, this probably isn't your game. The controller controls are wonky (XBox 360 / One controllers are the two I've tried) and I just ended up using the keyboard but there is a bit of lag sometimes between pressing the key and QBert moving which makes later levels frustrating. With both the classic mode and a new "rebooted" version, it's a good time waster.
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10 of 12 people (83%) found this review helpful
Recommended
3.7 hrs on record
Posted: September 30, 2014
Brings back the old Q*bert, and the new update adds even more levels and visuals. This comes with the classic, and of course the rebooted version. If you love the Q*bert series, this will be for you.
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25 of 41 people (61%) found this review helpful
Recommended
2.3 hrs on record
Posted: July 7, 2014
First impressions:

(optional let’s play footage)
http://youtu.be/p6C_tPbs4lQ
So far, I've played until the 6th level of the rebooted version which equates to about 18 rounds or so. But I only played one round of the classic version because I suck lol.

Anyway the rebooted version look's good especially in comparison to the original game. It's got some nice if repetitive happy music.

You have to change the colours of all the tiles by hopping Q*bert on to them. He's supposed to have OCD or something like that haha. Enemies are spawned to try and stop you such as the rolling red ball and the bouncing purple snake. The rebooted version has challenges you can complete each stage in order to earn more stars. The classic version is appears to simply be just that the original game from the 80's or whenever.

The reboot version is relatively easy. At least to get 1 star ratings on the first 6 levels which I’ve completed. Your progress to later levels appears to be blocked until you have earned a certain amount of stars. So it look's like you need to do better than bare minimum 1 star rating i.e. more than just finish the level. This would mean repeating levels which could be a little bit annoying but it's better than starting all over again from the first stage I guess. The classic version doesn't seem to be as user friendly e.g. there is no warning when enemies drop down so I found myself jumping onto squares and before I knew it an enemy spawned and squashed me.

Anyway the game is fun, so far lol. There are like 50-60 levels in the rebooted version each with challenges to complete. So I'd say you can probably get your moneys worth out of it.

Click here for more let’s play videos =)
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9 of 11 people (82%) found this review helpful
Recommended
6.1 hrs on record
Posted: September 14, 2014
The controls have been tweaked and the game is better. There may be lag with 360 controllers, but I managed to get to level 3-2 whereas with the broken controls I couldn't get past level 1-2.

It also seems to support Playstation controllers although I didn't try that option. Whether its Playstation 3 or 4 controllers I dunno.

I haven't tried the 'new' version, just the arcade / retro version and it seems faithfully emulated.

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21 of 34 people (62%) found this review helpful
Recommended
160.8 hrs on record
Posted: July 8, 2014
Mmmmmm.....love me some Q*Bert, just like the good ole' days. I was skeptical at first, but the new version is great too. PC controls are nice. Recommend!
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6 of 6 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
9.2 hrs on record
Posted: March 30, 2015
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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9 of 12 people (75%) found this review helpful
Recommended
2.6 hrs on record
Posted: October 10, 2014
The NES port of Q*Bert was my 2nd NES cartridge when I turned 3, and got my NES. I'm 29. Known Q*Bert my entire life, and wished that there were more games out with this character/gameplay model. A true classic. This port is good, the remake is fantastic for the modern age, but my only complaint is this: Fix the g****** controls! They're looser than Jenna Jameson in a threesome with a horse! lol
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14 of 22 people (64%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
1.6 hrs on record
Posted: July 10, 2014
The Controls are HORRIBLE and they couldn't even emulate the original q*bert well. :( I'd love to recommend this game but I can't :(
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5 of 5 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
5.5 hrs on record
Posted: September 2, 2014
I've had the Q*Bert game on the Sega Dreamcast when I was a kid, so I said "why not?" and purchased it for old times sake. The classic, and the reboot version is really good. I approve of it.
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6 of 7 people (86%) found this review helpful
Recommended
4.6 hrs on record
Posted: October 5, 2014
I was pretty happy to see this one in steam , It had been a while since the last time I played Qbert ,but I remember walking about a mile and a half to the arcade, there was a line and some quarters involved , yea that was a while back , anyway .

I recommend getting this Game if at any point you in time you enjoyed it , or even if you've never herd of it , get it , It's a good game , you get the original game and a rebooted (new) version , both are pristine and smooth .

I can speak for the PC/windows 7pro64/steam/mouse and key board/ control of Q*bert is handled flawlessly via mouse ( point and click) so no missed jumps .
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