User Reviews

Beautiful little game...though I don't remember was it on Atari or DOS? Indra is stressed (19921) 4.25 Stars4.25 Stars4.25 Stars4.25 Stars4.25 Stars

Our Users Say

Category Description User Score
Gameplay How well the game mechanics work (player controls, game action, interface, etc.) 3.7
Graphics The quality of the art, or the quality/speed of the drawing routines 3.3
Personal Slant How much you personally like the game, regardless of other attributes 3.3
Sound / Music The quality of the sound effects and/or music composition 2.9
Overall User Score (16 votes) 3.3

Critic Reviews

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TeleMatch (Nov, 1983)
Ich habe sowohl die Atari- als auch die Colecovision-Cassette von Q*Bert testen können. Es ist nicht verwunderlich, daß im direkten Vergleich die letztgenannte mir besser gefallen hat. Beim Spiel stellte mich jedoch die Bedienung des Joysticks vor nicht geringe Probleme. Plötzlich sprang Q*Bert in eine Richtung, in die er eigentlich nach meinem Willen nicht hätte springen sollen. Zunächst war mir das auch beim Atari-Spiel passiert, bis ich darauf kam, daß der Joystick erstmals bei einem Atari-Spiel schräg gehalten werden muß, mit dem roten Kopf nach oben. Ähnliche Besonderheiten gelten wohl auch für den Colecovision-Regler, nur bin ich noch nicht ganz hinter das Geheimnis gekommen. Für mich ist Q*Bert die Videospiel-Figur des Jahres.
The Video Game Critic (Jun 17, 1999)
One aspect that nearly spoils this Q*bert is the poor animation of the enemies, or should I say, lack of animation! Instead of jumping between squares, they simply disappear and then reappear on the next square. Not only does this make it harder to anticipate their movements, but it just doesn't look good. Other than that, the game is fine and features two levels of difficulty.
Game Freaks 365 (Jul 05, 2009)
Q-bert brings with it multiple different play modes, which can make a game which can seem to not have much depth have more than it seems. There are also many different levels to be played on. The result is a game with the potential to last a little while, although there are certainly other Atari 2600 games with more lasting appeal than this one. Still, if you have an Atari 2600 and are in the mood for a game that’s just a little bit on the quirky side, you would do well to consider trying this game, and it is fairly common so it shouldn’t be too hard to find.
Q*bert may not have the visual splendor of other Atari 2600 games, but the game play is quite good and the intent of this arcade classic is more than viable enough to make it a fun game and reminder of how awesome arcades were back in the 80s! The detail of the Q*bert character is quite good... not so much on other animated elements, but that's OK.
Allt om hemdatorer (Dec, 1983)
Det är väl med "Q-bert" och pyramiden som med den välsignade kuben vi våndades med för en tid sedan. Antingen älskar man det eller också tycker man bara att spelet blir enformigt i längden. Men visst är det på samma gång fiffigt, vilket förklarar min relativt höga stjärnbedömning totalt sett.