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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 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.