Players once again take control of the round, big-footed creature known as Q*bert as he navigates challenging new puzzles. Q*bert is on a quest to save his girlfriend Q*dina as he is constantly confronted by Ugg, Wrong-way and Coily the Snake. He’ll be able to snag some secrets and powerups along the way to help him oh his mission. Q*bert features adjustable difficulty settings, four unique worlds with six levels each and three modes of play — Classic, Adventure and Head-to-Head.
Developed originally by Artech Studios, the game was ported to the Macintosh by alt.software in conjunction with MacSoft. It’s the latest classic arcade game with a twist to emerge from MacSoft’s long-term arrangement with fellow Infogrames subsidiary Hasbro Interactive. The companies agreed more than a year ago to let MacSoft bring a variety of family-friendly Hasbro Interactive titles to the Macintosh. Other similar games to be brought to the Macintosh by this arrangement include Break Out, Pong and Centipede.
Q*bert carries a suggested retail price of US$19.99. System requirements call for a PowerPC G3 233MHz or faster; Mac OS 8.6 – 9.x; 32MB RAM; 216MB hard drive space; RAGE Pro or better video card; and OpenGL and GameSprockets (included). MacSoft indicated that Q*bert will run on any iMac Rev B or higher.