Friday, October 24, 2014

NES GAMING: Q*BERT

Unfortunately a PC controller can't be used with the NES emulator I use, so for EACH jump made, you have to press down TWO arrow keys.  Once you get good at it, you give your fingers quite a workout.  One thing I don't like about the NES version if Q*Bert doesn't hop from cube to cube as smoothly as he did on the arcade or even the Atari 2600 versions. 

All of the early home platform (Atari, Colecovision, etc) versions of Q*Bert only included either Ugg or Wrong-Way hopping on the cubes' sides or didn't bother with them at all (Atari 2600).  NES includes both of them, adding to the challenge of what made the arcade game fun in the first place.  So basically Coily and the red ball were the only "bad guys" in most of the original home gaming versions.

My favorite thing about the NES version is Coily's fangs.  Look at his cute teef!

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