Q*bert: Rebooted is available today in a free-to-play version on the iOS store for  iPhone and iPad. It’ll come out for Android phones in a few weeks.

Remember Q*bert? You may have to think back to the golden age of arcade games. Q*bert was first published in 1982. It was a 2D action puzzler that was popular in arcades, and the critics loved it.

Now, following on his role in the film “Pixels,” Q*bert is making a reappearance in the video game world, this time on mobile platforms. The new game is “fully optimized for touch controls.”


Q*bert arcade game

“Q*bert Rebooted takes the arcade classic and catapults it into the 21st century 3D game play that takes full advantage of today’s technologies yet remains faithful to the original Q*bert,” says the developer. “Levels become progressively harder with more enemies blocking your path and the tiles requiring multiple jumps to change to the required color. Featuring hexagonal blocks instead of squares, Q*bert Rebooted introduces new enemies, playable characters, power-ups, traps, gem collecting, and characters, and new ways to play.”

Several companies collaborated on Q*bert: Rebooted, including the Galaxy Pest Control and Gonzo Games development studios, as well as LOOT Interactive and Sony Pictures Consumer Products.

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