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Q*bert Rebooted is a game developed by Sideline Amusements and Gonzo Games, released in 2014. It is one of the many reboots of the hit 1982 arcade game. While it has received some positive reviews, some critics have also given it mixed and even negative reviews.
The page does not only apply to the mobile versions, despite the mobile versions are quite decent.
Why It Sucks
- Like Ghostbusters 2 for the NES, there is no pause button in Q*bert Classic.
- The graphics in Q*bert Classic are horrendous. They often look too sharp or too blurry at the same time.
- Awful controls. You control Q*bert with a mouse, in a game that was clearly designed for an isometric joystick. This means you might have to really have to get used to the controls, or else you will jump off the pyramid and die 50% of the time you are playing.
- The graphics in Q*bert Rebooted are also bad, while not as bad as the ones in Classic, they look like they belong in a GameCube game. Remember this was released in 2014.
- Q*bert jumps on hexagons rather than cubes, which changes the feel of the game.
- There is no high score leaderboard. Even the original had this!
- There are only 2 tracks of music that loop over, and over.
- In the PS4 version, if you press the circle button in Classic, it takes you back to the menu, which can get really annoying.
- This is worse than the somewhat better 1999 remake from Hasbro Interactive. (It's far worse the amazing GBC version, which used sprites similar to the arcade version.)
- All of Q*bert's speech samples from the arcade original are replaced by just a single sample. Supposedly this was done because the developers thought some of Q*bert's arcade speech sounded too much like profanity, but they screwed it up by keeping in the speech samples for Ugg and Wrongway (which are the same as Q*bert's, just played back slower).
The Only Redeeming Quality
- The iOS/Android versions actually aren't too bad, especially considering that they're free and they make very little use of microtransactions.
The game received mixed to negative reviews from critics and fans, who criticize the graphics, controls and music, but praised the mobile version. which was currently at 56 on Metacritic. GameSpot gave this game a 3/10.