View Full Version : Q*Bert anyone??


Dude111
02-19-2013, 06:58 PM
I wasnt ever any good at this.....

http://web.archive.org/web/20130510232638/http://www.game-oldies.com/sites/default/files/flash/qbert.swf

I just got 2975,i guess that isnt bad!

ChrisW6ATV
02-23-2013, 03:13 AM
Thank you for the link! I have loved that game since I first saw it in Minneapolis airport in 1982. I forgot how many home versions I have here.

ChrisW6ATV
02-23-2013, 03:31 AM
23,395 in my first try, in "easy" mode because I have not played it in 15+ years. A "correct" controller would make all the difference, but the on-screen arrows in this version do help.

Dude111
02-26-2013, 09:25 PM
Yes i agree its quite hard using the keys!!! (I keep jumping off by mistake :D)

kramden66
03-20-2013, 01:45 AM
that is the only coin op game i mastered , could stand for hours with it , only went as high as level 9 and all you were doing was raking up points and lives.

i doubt i could play any other version and stay alive , that joystick was just right.

mike

AiboPet
03-20-2013, 11:11 AM
That coinop was unusual. The joystick is one of the only ones I have seen mounted diagonally.

Even more unusual, the cabinet had a solenoid placed inside so when Q*Bert fell...the solenoid would smack the cabinet inside making a little >bang!< after disappearing offscreen. Very creative idea, and an unusual task to ask of the PC board.

Dude111
03-22-2013, 07:13 PM
Its incredibly hard to play w/o the joystick on the arcade game!

ChrisW6ATV
03-24-2013, 04:12 AM
The Nintendo version of Q-bert had you hold the controller diagonally so its joystick moved in four "correct" directions.

I think the Colecovision version was the one I had the best performance with, getting to level 9. At that level, the whole game just about doubled in speed, seriously fast.

josephdaniel
03-30-2013, 01:04 AM
There was a radio show to day hare in Austin talking about q bert.

Dude111
04-01-2013, 01:25 AM
Excellent :)

Dude111
01-21-2014, 12:38 PM
I just got 5100!! (Level 3)