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If you can't wait for the Q*Bert cartoon show, you can still see the old hose nose on the home screen with this excellent cartridge from Parker Brothers. Q*Bert afficionados will not be disappointed. The spirit of the game has made the transition intact, as have Q*Bert's expletives.
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.
Q*Bert on the ColecoVision is probably my favorite version aside from the NES. The game is as close to arcade quality as it gets on the console.
This edition is impressive, with all the elements of the arcade game including those squiggly green things that move across the pyramid sideways. There are even short "intros" to each level. I'm glad to see that the "escape disks" sport that cool swirl pattern, but I must say I'm disappointed Q*bert doesn't have any eyes. He's just not the same loveable freak without those big, white eyes. Also, when he "curses", it doesn't look like he really means it. I had difficulty with with the control, until I realized you need to turn the controller forty-five degrees and play it like that. It feels strange at first, but it's not bad once you get the hang of it. The characters are animated smoothly, and the sound effects are faithful to the arcade. Q*bert has three skill levels, and provides plenty of old-school fun.
Q*bert is a solid entry in the ColecoVision library. So many of the Coleco-produced games are based on Arcade oddities that it's nice to see an overly familiar face for a change.
Q*bert is a quirky game, perhaps because of its odd band of characters. However, the gameplay is excellent, reasonably complex and has that "just one more try" feel of all great games. Highly recommended.