Q*bert (1999 video game)

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Q*bert 1999 Cover.jpg
North American cover art
Developer(s)Artech Studios
Morning Star Multimedia (GBC)
Pipe Dream Interactive (Dreamcast)
Publisher(s)Hasbro Interactive
MacSoft (Mac OS)
Programmer(s)Antonio Santamaria
Platform(s)Windows, Mac OS, PlayStation, Game Boy Color, Dreamcast
ReleasePlayStation and PC
  • NA: November 30, 1999
  • EU: 1999
Game Boy Color
  • NA: September 25, 2000
  • NA: November 30, 2000
Mode(s)Single-player, multiplayer

Q*bert is a remake of the 1982 arcade game of the same name with 3D graphics. It was developed by Artech Studios and released by Hasbro Interactive (under the Atari brand name) on the PlayStation and Microsoft Windows in 1999 and on the Dreamcast in 2000.


Q*bert has three modes of play. Classic is like the original Q*bert, and the graphics can be changed from Retro to Modern. The Adventure mode takes Q*bert to 3D dimensions, and contains power ups and all new characters set in four worlds. Head to Head is a multiplayer mode.


Allgame's Brett Weiss praised all aspects of the game,[1] while Parish called it a poor adaptation.[2] Kevin Rice of Next Generation Magazine rated it two stars out of five, and praised the game's graphics, but criticized the new level designs. He further commented that adventure mode was not enjoyable.[3] The game was the winner of Electronic Gaming Monthly's "Puzzle Game of the Year" award.[4]


  1. ^ Weiss, Brett A. "Q*bert – Review". Allgame. Retrieved June 2, 2009.
  2. ^ Parish, Jeremy (February 26, 2007). "Retro Roundup 2/26: Ocarina of Time, Q*Bert, Chew Man Fu". 1UP.com. Archived from the original on June 22, 2011. Retrieved June 2, 2009.
  3. ^ Rice, Kevin (May 2001). "Q*bert Review". Next Generation Magazine. Imagine Media: 82.
  4. ^ "Archive 1995 - 1999". Artech Studios. Archived from the original on March 24, 2012. Retrieved July 15, 2014.