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Atari Gamer - XL-XE Game Review Edition
Controlling the game is pretty easy once you get used to it and the joystick is very responsive but like all the other versions I really do wish that you could use the diagonals to move around instead of pressing the standard directions, it would be far more natural. There is a nice 2-player mode included on the cart where you take it in turns to compete for the high score. If you are a fan of the original arcade game and own the Atari 8-bit computer then you probably already own this game, if you don’t then why not?
The Video Game Critic
The audio effects are faithful to the arcade, but the graphics are lacking. Q*bert is pixelated and has holes for eyes, making him look like a zombie! The "shaded" sides of the cubes are ugly pixilated patterns instead of solid colors - what's up with that? When Q*bert escapes from Coily via a flying disc, the animation is jerky, and worse yet there's an unnecessary pause before you resume play at the top of the pyramid. Clearly Parker Bros. didn't put a whole lot of effort into this project. Q*bert's timeless gameplay is hard to resist, but this home translation is a little weak.