Classic Arcade Game Q*bert Reboot Headed to Steam

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

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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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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.

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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.

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Bring back RAMPAGE!

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

2nd choice Dig Dug!

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Need a Mr. Do! reboot.

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

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<< LINK REMOVED >> Pacman cartoon was bad, but Qbert was on another level of bad!

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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.

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

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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

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Develop ET Remake.

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

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

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This game needs a stick, not a mouse.

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<< LINK REMOVED >> plug in a controller or joystick? ..


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