Classic Arcade Game Q*bert Reboot Headed to Steam

Check out a 1982’s Q*bert in Classic or Rebooted modes.

A piece of video game history is going to be easier to revisit when Q*bert, the classic arcade game, will release on Steam July 8.

The PC version of the game will include Q*bert Classic and Q*bert Rebooted. Q*bert Classic will look like the original, pixelated game, only optimized for mouse and gamepad controls, while Q*bert Rebooted will use 3D graphics and feature new levels, enemies, and playable characters.

First published in 1982 by Gottlieb, an arcade game and pinball company, Q*bert is an isometric puzzle platformer in which you’re asked to change every cube in a pyramid to the same color by jumping on them with the titular character.

“With renewed interest in Q*bert, in part due to the cameo in the recent Wreck It Ralph animated feature film, we are delighted to re-introduce the game and characters to current fans as well as a new generation of gamers who are experiencing Q*bert for the first time,” Vice President, Consumer Products, Worldwide Marketing & Distribution at Sony Pictures Entertainment Mark Caplan said in a statement.

The game is being co-developed by Gonzo Games and Sideline Amusements, a subsidiary of social and mobile game developer Galaxy Pest Control, in collaboration with Sony Pictures Entertainment, which owns the rights for Q*bert.

Q*bert will cost $5 on PC, with tablet and mobile versions to follow.

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14 comments
MHzBurglar
MHzBurglar

So is this an updated port of the reboot/re-imaging they did on the PS1, or a completely new reboot?  Either way I'm interested, as I used to love the original on my Atari 2600 and I enjoyed the PS1 reboot back in the day.

virtuasega
virtuasega

I have a Qbert game for my ps1, might have to break it out and play it now after reading this. I loved Qbert back in the mid 80's going over to my cousins house to play it on her 2600. More classics need simple reboots like this.

homey_d_clown
homey_d_clown

Bring back RAMPAGE!

I would love to demolish cities accross the globe in a next gen console or PC.

2nd choice Dig Dug!

pork7
pork7

Who remembers the Qbert cartoon? It was almost as bad as the PacMan one.

Vodoo
Vodoo

This was one of my favorite games when I was a kid, some 30yrs ago, on the Coleco system I believe. I was wondering when this game was getting a reboot. Next should be Bonk, from Bonks Adventure.

RedWave247
RedWave247

Sure, why not. We had a Pac-Man remake that was pretty awesome a few years back.

jharring
jharring

This was my favorite arcade game between ages 5 and 8 or so.  Of course, I couldn't go to arcades myself so I only got to play it when my mom took me to Chuck E. Cheese.  XD

deth420
deth420

I would like to see the cartoon brought back...though, it may have been terrible.

kingtrax
kingtrax

This game needs a stick, not a mouse.

Vodoo
Vodoo

A remake? That was one of the worst games in existence. It would have to be a whole new game.