| paleface [sys=PS3; cat=Platformer; loc=NA] |
|Q*bert was a weird-ass game. A dude with no arms and a big snout jumps around on floating stair-step pyramids, changing the color of the steps he lands on, while a coiled purple snake and other weird creatures hop after him. If he gets caught, he curses wildly before falling to his doom.|
The downloadable PS3 version, available from the PlayStation Store, seems fairly faithful to the original--not that I'm an expert. But it's 2D, and the screens look relatively similar. There's some odd aliasing, perhaps because of aspect ratio differences? There's a "Soften" option to blur the aliasing out, but it's a little too blurry, and doesn't blur the moving sprites, so it looks kind of odd.
There's an online leaderboard, which is a little weird (maybe all PS3 leaderboards are like this for all I know) in that it lists 200 positions, but only keeps the first 100, as far as I can tell.
Anyhoo, this is a surprisingly faithful rendition of the arcade "classic," sporting the addition of old arcade-cab style character artwork around the colorful screen border. It isn't quite pixel-perfect, but pretty close.