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Category Description User Score
Gameplay How well the game mechanics work (player controls, game action, interface, etc.) 2.4
Graphics The quality of the art, or the quality/speed of the drawing routines 2.2
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Overall User Score (5 votes) 2.1

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GameZone (Jan 14, 2001)
I’d suggest that you make sure you have plenty of time to play this game, because it’s just as addictive as the original.
Q*bert is solidly targeted towards nostalgia buffs, and in the end, it falters. Weak gameplay, choppy graphics, and a short lifespan keep Q*bert from standing out in the crowd. Cube-hopping buffs may want to pick it up for completist’s sake, but everyone else should definitely rent first and see if it’s their cuppa.
IGN (Dec 18, 2000)
The game does incorporate a nice two-player mode where you go head-to-head against another player in who can change the square colors the fastest. Still, Q*bert runs straight on the road of averageness, neither sucking at the bargain bin pile nor offering anything worth a second look. If you've been waiting for the next Q*bert game or if you're a hardcore follower of the "Snorks", perhaps you might take the plunge.
Sadly, the game's only new feature, adventure mode, is flawed. Here, Q*Bert can access such exotic powerups as speed, a smart bomb, water balls, etc., and can interact, albeit in a limited manner, with certain members of his species. The environments, though, are so cleverly laid out as to be confusing. Instead of a pyramid-style layout, this mode opts for a more spectacular setup. Invariably, this leads to cubes being obscured by other ones and plenty of death for the good Q*Bert. Daily Radar had this to say about the PSOne version of the game, and it holds true here: " Q*Bert suffers from the same disease the remake of Frogger did -- most of the levels are so weirdly configured and confusingly laid out that the player has no sense of which direction to go."
Game Revolution (Feb 01, 2001)
Q*bert was a good game twenty years ago, and in some ways this version is even better. However, Q*bert's lack of complex play mechanics, lack of story, and lack of development make it pale in comparison to the contemporary games that are coming out now. A fun hour or two and worth renting if you've got the flow and a lot of food, but otherwise it's just another rehashed old game.
GameSpot (Jan 10, 2001)
It would have been nice to see a history section, complete with clips of the short-lived Q*Bert cartoon. Also, the Q*Bert sequel, Q*Bert's Qubes, and the never-released Faster, Harder, More Challenging Q*Bert would have made nice additions to the classic section of the game. As it stands, the game just doesn't have enough substance to last more than a day. If you absolutely, positively must know, do yourself a favor and just rent it.