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Topic: Q.bert
Posted By: Body pop
Subject: Q.bert
Date Posted: 11 Jun 2019 at 7:13pm
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Let’s talk about qbert ,I don’t remember playing this in the day ,arcade version
Who all has one on here ?
Anyone got the cocktail or pinball
I’ve only had mine a few weeks and find it a fascinating game
I love the cab ,the gameplay the characters
Is there any good players of it on here ?
Was there many of these cabs in U.K. ,when you look at USA sites it’s owned by hundreds of members



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Posted By: chubsta
Date Posted: 11 Jun 2019 at 7:26pm
very popular and common back in the day near me, used to love playing it, very easy to play but very difficult to master.

would love one myself, beautiful cab

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Posted By: big10p
Date Posted: 11 Jun 2019 at 8:36pm
Not sure if I ever saw one BITD. I remember there being a few versions of it in the 'home micro' type mags, where you had to spend hours typing in a BASIC code listing, only to find it didn't work due to a typo or bug! Tongue

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Posted By: Bensonrad
Date Posted: 11 Jun 2019 at 8:53pm
My first experience with it was on a home computer, think it was the Amiga, first arcade time was at Arcade Club, Bury.  Really enjoyed playing it for real, would love a cab, but they are crazy money.  So have been playing on my Xbox Coin Ops.  Really addictive game, just want to better scores all the time.

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Posted By: Body pop
Date Posted: 11 Jun 2019 at 9:09pm
Originally posted by chubsta chubsta wrote:

very popular and common back in the day near me, used to love playing it, very easy to play but very difficult to master.

would love one myself, beautiful cab


It is so easy to get into ,I thought I was doing ok with 30k
Checked the record and it’s 37 million or something lol
These people are superhuman


Posted By: Body pop
Date Posted: 11 Jun 2019 at 9:10pm
Originally posted by big10p big10p wrote:

Not sure if I ever saw one BITD. I remember there being a few versions of it in the 'home micro' type mags, where you had to spend hours typing in a BASIC code listing, only to find it didn't work due to a typo or bug! Tongue


Or if it was a spectrum the lead got pulled out of the back .


Posted By: Body pop
Date Posted: 11 Jun 2019 at 9:11pm
Originally posted by Bensonrad Bensonrad wrote:

My first experience with it was on a home computer, think it was the Amiga, first arcade time was at Arcade Club, Bury.  Really enjoyed playing it for real, would love a cab, but they are crazy money.  So have been playing on my Xbox Coin Ops.  Really addictive game, just want to better scores all the time.


Amiga version must be pretty good .i must check that out


Posted By: big10p
Date Posted: 11 Jun 2019 at 9:36pm
Seem to remember the world record holder was an old woman.

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Posted By: aeroflott
Date Posted: 11 Jun 2019 at 9:49pm
Warren Davis wrote the game - he's a great guy and his talk last year about Q*Bert's development at Free Play Florida is well worth a watch:

part 1:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fzp5t2Otnvw" rel="nofollow - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fzp5t2Otnvw

part 2:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nralO4wp51c" rel="nofollow - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nralO4wp51c


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Posted By: Bensonrad
Date Posted: 11 Jun 2019 at 10:54pm
Originally posted by Body pop Body pop wrote:

Originally posted by Bensonrad Bensonrad wrote:

My first experience with it was on a home computer, think it was the Amiga, first arcade time was at Arcade Club, Bury.  Really enjoyed playing it for real, would love a cab, but they are crazy money.  So have been playing on my Xbox Coin Ops.  Really addictive game, just want to better scores all the time.


Amiga version must be pretty good .i must check that out
 

Doing some digging, it turns out it was not the original! it was a clone called Q'Bic https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ClkS2aHv0vA" rel="nofollow - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ClkS2aHv0vA  

I did play it on the Gameboy at some point too and bought Q-Bert 3 on the Snes in recent years. 


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Posted By: Body pop
Date Posted: 11 Jun 2019 at 10:54pm
Originally posted by aeroflott aeroflott wrote:

Warren Davis wrote the game - he's a great guy and his talk last year about Q*Bert's development at Free Play Florida is well worth a watch:

part 1:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fzp5t2Otnvw" rel="nofollow - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fzp5t2Otnvw

part 2:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nralO4wp51c" rel="nofollow - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nralO4wp51c


Great stuff ,I’ll get a good look at that tomorrow .


Posted By: Bods
Date Posted: 12 Jun 2019 at 7:12am
Originally posted by big10p big10p wrote:

Seem to remember the world record holder was an old woman.
 
1st think I thought about when this game is mentionedSmile Doris just sprung to mind
 
Another game that needs controls sorting to play properly with joystick set for diagonal play, does it take getting used to playing it?
 
One of the old classics you played on 2600


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Posted By: stevebm1
Date Posted: 12 Jun 2019 at 7:22am
yep I remember playing it on the 2600 as well

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Posted By: TWB
Date Posted: 12 Jun 2019 at 7:23am
I only remember seeing one of these back in the day, In a pub, I don't remember seeing one in an arcade. Great game and as said above easy to get into difficult to master.

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Posted By: big10p
Date Posted: 12 Jun 2019 at 9:03am
Got to be the only game that has a knocker too, isn't it?

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Posted By: Body pop
Date Posted: 12 Jun 2019 at 9:42am
Originally posted by Bods Bods wrote:

Originally posted by big10p big10p wrote:

Seem to remember the world record holder was an old woman.


 

1st think I thought about when this game is mentionedSmile Doris just sprung to mind

 

Another game that needs controls sorting to play properly with joystick set for diagonal play, does it take getting used to playing it?

 

One of the old classics you played on 2600


Wasn’t it in chasing ghosts or king of kong about that lady ,I think she’s passed away now
You get used to the controls quite quickly ,it is really the only way to play it properly .i usually only buy dedicated cabs with unique controls .this is probably the first to have a joystick ,but still unique


Posted By: Body pop
Date Posted: 12 Jun 2019 at 9:45am
Originally posted by big10p big10p wrote:

Got to be the only game that has a knocker too, isn't it?


I certainly can’t think of any others .its a great touch and satisfying when you get that snake to jump off ,and get the knock .it must of been class in an arcade ,pub or wherever


Posted By: Bods
Date Posted: 12 Jun 2019 at 12:26pm
Knocker? you've lost me now
 
I'm the same, most of my cabs are special controls, only have a few joystick games
 
The Dino Mame cabs I'm going to have swappable control panels for games like this so they can be played as they should, is it just the Joystick used on this then?


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Posted By: big10p
Date Posted: 12 Jun 2019 at 12:28pm
Originally posted by Bods Bods wrote:

Knocker? you've lost me now
 
I'm the same, most of my cabs are special controls, only have a few joystick games
 
The Dino Mame cabs I'm going to have swappable control panels for games like this so they can be played as they should, is it just the Joystick used on this then?
A pinball knocker. A solenoid that physically thumps against the side of the cab.


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Posted By: Bods
Date Posted: 12 Jun 2019 at 12:41pm
Ah right, with you nowBig smile so it knocks when you get snake off, sounds cool
 
Artwork is nice on that cabThumbs Up


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Posted By: Body pop
Date Posted: 12 Jun 2019 at 12:52pm
It knocks when you fall to your death also
Yes just the joystick ,the only buttons are 1 and 2 player
1 player is used for putting your name in
The artwork is class ,I was even taken in by the coin door lol
It has the gottlieb ,pressed outwards and looks cool


Posted By: virtvic
Date Posted: 12 Jun 2019 at 1:07pm
I sort of have one - a Subelectro Isis running a Mylstar fgpa board with custom marquee, bezel and control panel overlay.

Mine also has the knocker.

I’m good for about 40k (rubbish) But still love the game!

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Posted By: robotech
Date Posted: 12 Jun 2019 at 1:26pm
Vics conversion was at the last revival event
Next to mr do and bombjack if i remember correctly                  its a loverly looking little cab that

Im crap at the game though :)


Posted By: DanP
Date Posted: 12 Jun 2019 at 1:55pm
I only ever played it on my Atari 800 bitd but really loved it.  The arcade version is much better but I didn't know it back then!

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Posted By: Body pop
Date Posted: 12 Jun 2019 at 2:30pm
Originally posted by virtvic virtvic wrote:

I sort of have one - a Subelectro Isis running a Mylstar fgpa board with custom marquee, bezel and control panel overlay.

Mine also has the knocker.

I’m good for about 40k (rubbish) But still love the game!


Any pics vic?
What’s on the fpga ? The other variations?


Posted By: iamjimmi
Date Posted: 12 Jun 2019 at 2:37pm
Quality game and gorgeous cab.

I think it just squeezes into my top 10 that I would like to own.

All my memories of it are of playing the home versions. I don't have a strong memory of ever seeing it in the Arcade... But it must have been there, just not one that I gravitated towards bitd.


Posted By: Body pop
Date Posted: 12 Jun 2019 at 3:24pm
I’ve saw a few imported recently via ken on the forum ,so some members must have them ?
I imagine there’s quite a few hoarded away too
A few people have mentioned playing them here ,so there must of been a good few about
Not like the yellow Pacman cab ,that wasn’t around in the U.K.


Posted By: Purity
Date Posted: 12 Jun 2019 at 3:25pm
I have one.

I got mine from Archer Maclean in an unknown state.  Took me a while to fix it, as it had quite a lot wrong with it unfortunately

I have since replaced the control panel artwork and powder coated all the metal work

Not sure if I have a picture anywhere

EDIT - Only have a picture when I changed the control panel artwork






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Posted By: aeroflott
Date Posted: 12 Jun 2019 at 3:28pm
Oh I wrote this piece too recently about the prototype cabs that have turned up (sorry to spam the thread even more):

https://arcadeblogger.com/2019/04/13/qbert-prototype-arcade-cabinet/" rel="nofollow - https://arcadeblogger.com/2019/04/13/qbert-prototype-arcade-cabinet/


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Posted By: big10p
Date Posted: 12 Jun 2019 at 3:47pm
Originally posted by aeroflott aeroflott wrote:

Oh I wrote this piece too recently about the prototype cabs that have turned up (sorry to spam the thread even more):

https://arcadeblogger.com/2019/04/13/qbert-prototype-arcade-cabinet/" rel="nofollow - https://arcadeblogger.com/2019/04/13/qbert-prototype-arcade-cabinet/
Wow. That 001 proto was an awesome find!


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Posted By: Body pop
Date Posted: 12 Jun 2019 at 4:00pm
Originally posted by aeroflott aeroflott wrote:

Oh I wrote this piece too recently about the prototype cabs that have turned up (sorry to spam the thread even more):

https://arcadeblogger.com/2019/04/13/qbert-prototype-arcade-cabinet/" rel="nofollow - https://arcadeblogger.com/2019/04/13/qbert-prototype-arcade-cabinet/


Another brilliant article .i don’t know how I came to miss that one
Some great pics there too ,thanks for sharing


Posted By: John Bennett
Date Posted: 12 Jun 2019 at 4:08pm
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I remember it looking and sounding nightmarish.


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Posted By: frothmeister
Date Posted: 12 Jun 2019 at 5:40pm
I played one as a kid in one of my home town arcades, though I don't recall whether it was the cab with all the artwork on, perhaps it was just a generic woodgrain type cab.

I played a clone version called Pogo far more though on the Spectrum 48K. Fantastic game as I recall - though I haven't played it for well over 30 years now.


Posted By: Body pop
Date Posted: 12 Jun 2019 at 10:00pm
Pogo ,that rings a bell .
Now I have to look that up


Posted By: favouredson
Date Posted: 12 Jun 2019 at 10:23pm
We had a cab in the arcade I worked in back in '82.
I was one of only a small number of people who played more than the odd game or two and it was moved out fairly quickly due to lack of takings, Naughty Boy was the only game that went out quicker.
I did manage to get reasonably good at it but I found the missing extra lives bug/feature annoying.

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