Q*Bert returns and jumps his way into a whole new generation of gaming!
On February 2015 Loot Entertainment in collaboration with GonzoQ*Bert returns and jumps his way into a whole new generation of gaming!
On February 2015 Loot Entertainment in collaboration with Gonzo Games & Sony Online Entertainment (Daybreak Game Company) released a remake to a timeless arcade classic "Q*Bert: Rebooted", seen in its own animated series as well as a movie cameo in "Wreck it Ralph", fan response was so positive that the bigwigs at Sony Pictures could not ignore the renewed interest in the old-school arcade icon from the early 80s, who went went on to become one of the biggest games in history.
"Q*Bert: Rebooted" is a tale of two games: there is the old-school 2D pixelated classic version you may remember from arcade machines in the 80s,same Qbert, same enemies & controls, everything untouched, exactly how you remember it (except for the addition of trophies). And then there is the "Reboot" part, the revamped version of the game which takes all the good stuff and makes it better. Everything from the graphics, character and stage design to variety of enemies has been redone for this generation.
The graphics have been converted up from 2D to 3D, for both Qbert and the stages.
Three new enemy characters have been added to the originals: Homer, Uppercut, and Treasure Chest.
Seven new playable characters have been added that can be unlocked using bonus points earned during gameplay. Each character is based on the original Qbert, but has their own unique name, look, and "jumping" sound effect. Once you reach the point goal of each level, a bonus game is triggered where you have a short time limit to collie the as many "gems" as you can, these can be used to purchase the extra characters.
Adding to the already rich replay value, Level Select is available across all levels that have been unlocked through gameplay. Let's not forget, 9 trophies are waiting to be won , 2 of which can only be unlocked in the "classic" version.
The most obvious change in the "reboot"
Being the stages switch from squares to hexagons, which help transition the games appearance from flat 2D worlds, to a a more "dynamic" feeling experience, and as a "happy accident", it makes every stage quite easier if you are a "veteran" of QBert. As you progress through the game, you may have to change the color of the blocks twice rather than, once, all while dodging, enemies, and holes in the ground, all while staying on the "play area". Remember to utilize the discs to grant you safe passage to the top of the "pyramid" and evade certain fall-death due to enemy pursuit.
Controls can be accessed via the Left analog stick, or the D-pad, but for accuracy i suggest using the touchscreen to let Qbert know EXACTLY where you would you like him to jump next.
The games sounds are pleasing to the ear, most of the sound effects are the same as the arcade version, just higher quality.
Bucks worth: 9
Good: perfectly done reboot to a classic arcade game, everything from graphics,sound, and gameplay was improved
Bad: the extra Qberts could have been given special abilities (enhanced speed, far jumps,etc.) not just changes in appearance
Verdict: if you are an old-school gamer, or collector of Classic Arcade titles, Qbert: Rebooted needs to be on your roster.… Expand