Faster, Harder, More Challenging Q*Bert
Is that a title or what? Something tells me they would have filled up that marquee! This is the unofficial sequel to Q*Bert. It was done after Q*Bert, but never officially released. But the programmer, generously gave the ROM to be included for MAME users. Another reason why MAME is awesome!

When you first play it, it will look and play like good old Q*Bert. Very little difference at first glance. But looks can be deceiving! Once you start playing this version of Q*Bert, you will see how it got its name. It really is a faster, harder and more challenging Q*Bert. If you thought you were a Q*Bert ace (myself included), then this game will humble you in a hurry.

The first change you will notice is that the platforms you jump on to avoid Coiley are now moving. No longer are they stationary targets. This alone changes the game and increases the challenge. But the good part is now you have an unlimited amount of platforms. After you use it, another one will take its place. Sorta addition by subtraction.

The next change you will notice is that there is no gradual learning curve here. Try a ninety degree turn of difficulty. The first screen is the same, but the second screen is like the first screen of round two in the old game. The third screen is like the first screen in round three and so on. As you can see, things get awfully tough in a hurry. No breezing through levels anymore, this is a serious challenge!

There are also other bonuses like a female Q*Bert and more! I would tell you about more of them, but I am having trouble getting there. This game has really taxed me and I am loving every minute of it!

This is just a review of the arcade machine.  If you are looking for the actual arcade machine, you may want to check out ebay.  Click below to see if you can find this game.

 

 

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