Internet Arcade Q*Bert
This game got me interested because of the name and the little character with the goofy looking elephant trunk. At first, the game was incredibly frustrating to play because every time I made a move, he would fall off the cliff and I couldn’t understand the movement. At times seemed random, but turns out it was based on the direction he was looking. Another frustrating part about the game was the snakes chasing me and the balls falling down, but I quickly learned how to avoid them using the rainbow disks on the side.
Eventually towards the third level, there was way too much going on and I kept losing, but it’s definitely a fun little puzzle game that I enjoyed. Towards the other rounds, you have to jump on blocks more than once in order to get them to change color. The game also awarded you points when you killed a snake by jumping on the rainbow disk and making it fall off. I also played the two player option with my friend and we had fun seeing who could get further into the game.
I think that playing using the arrow keys made this game more frustrating than it should be because originally the game was meant to be played using a joystick and this game makes that very clear. The blocks are meant to be jumped on diagonally (for example using the up arrow and right arrow at the same time), otherwise it’s very frustrating to use.
Overall I enjoyed the gameplay and concept of this game. I also enjoyed the humor of the “bleeped” out cuss word he would say when he would die and thought the sound was very entertaining as well.