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New Atari 2600 Homebrew - Improved Q*bert
« on: January 09, 2021, 20:54:21 PM »
AA member Silvio Mogno has released a new version of Q*bert for the VCS that makes quite a few improvements from the original version released by Parker Bros. This is not a hack of that version but a entirely new version.  This Improved Q*bert has better animation of the enemies, the score at the top, and more polished graphics.  Heck, even the pyramid is symmetrical this time around! The music and sound seem to be like on the Parker version, however.  Silvio has included Ugg and Wrong Way as well as various elements from Faster Harder More Challenging Q*Bert.  One of those elements is blue Sam who "ice" freezes cubes that make Q*bert slower when he jumps on them (he gets cool and slow for a short time).  The game is still a WIP, so more changes will be coming.  In the meantime, check out some pictures and a video of the game in action.







https://youtu.be/dk0JtDil09E

In case you don't remember what the Parker Bros. version looks like, here is a video for comparison.

https://youtu.be/vkZhWsiHCqM

Here is the thread from AA about this new version:
Improved Q*Bert for the VCS - with playable demo binary
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Re: New Atari 2600 Homebrew - Improved Q*bert
« Reply #1 on: January 11, 2021, 01:35:58 AM »
I am glad to see an update for Q*Bert.   

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Re: New Atari 2600 Homebrew - Improved Q*bert
« Reply #2 on: January 12, 2021, 22:32:26 PM »
This looks a great update I must say.
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Re: New Atari 2600 Homebrew - Improved Q*bert
« Reply #3 on: January 13, 2021, 04:26:33 AM »
The speed of it and the smoothness of the animation is really amazing.
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