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.


  • thiagovscoelho

    1. I hope it's on the iPad 2. I hope it's actually good and not a cash-in title

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  • mothy

    I hope Q*Bert has finally licked that drinking problem.

  • MajorCheevo

    This old school arcade machine sucked up some allowances when I grew up. I'll be picking this up for my phone.

  • collider

    Qbert already exists on the iPhone as Qbert deluxe (Sony), but man do the controls on it suck. The visuals and the sound were spot on, so hopefully these guys keep that aspect and implement a better control scheme. I poured way too many hours and quarters into those machines in college.

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  • Donny K76

    My favorite arcade game of all time. Beginning at level 5-1, you actually need Sam to solve levels in some instances due to the 1st new color, 2nd new color, and back to the original color scheme. I agree with what collider said but I was 6 or 7 when this came out.

  • the_rebel14

    It might just be me, but I can see this having a payment model similar to Angry Birds. $1 to download with IAPs for powerups and other things that are expendable.

    • Stormourner

      you know we can beat a game without using IAPs. if the game has no IAPs that's fine but if it has IAPs just ignore them and enjoy the game ^^

      • the_rebel14

        Agreed. It's not going to keep me from playing it if there are IAPs but I can just kind of see that model being used in some way.

      • Stormourner

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  • putermcgee

    Wouldn't these be called hexagonal prisms?


  • Wolfcoyote

    Nice. While Q-Bert wasn't as high on my radar when I was six years old (I was a Pac-Man, Crystal Castles and Millipede kid through and through in the arcades), it was fun to play when I finally found a machine. I hated those enemies that undid my hard work (reversing the colors of the platforms that I changed).

  • DoctorFedora

    For 99 cents they'll do an IAP that puts a little hammer inside your phone to go "whack" on the inside wall whenever Q*bert falls off

  • JGSaxon

    When is the release date for iOS?