One of the biggest video game stars of the '80s, Q*bert, is getting a modern reboot for mobile devices called Q*bert Rebooted, Polygon reports. You may recall the original game had you guiding an orange, spherical character down a mountainside of cubes in an effort to highlight each cube by stepping on it while avoiding enemies like a springy snake and gremlins that will reverse your cube highlighting. It's a classic, in its own way, so how do you reboot a classic like that for gamers in 2014? Hexagons of course. Yep, in Q*bert Rebooted the cubes are replaced with hexagons for even more sides of fun.
It's actually a pretty good idea as a way to inject some freshness into the Q*bert formula. The game is a product of Gonzo Games and Sideline Amusements, and if you check out its official page you can see there will be more to Q*bert Rebooted than just the iconic pyramid shape when it comes to levels, as there's at least one variation of level design using the hex shape steps. Also, there will be new protagonists this time around like Q*bot, Q*zilla and Q*nicorn as well as some new enemy types. And if rebooted versions of old games isn't your thing, there will be a Classic mode in Q*bert Rebooted that features the original game in all its pixelated glory.
According to the Polygon article, Q*bert Rebooted is launching July 8th on desktop for $4.99, with a mobile version to follow shortly. We'll let you know when it's available.
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