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Q*bert Arcade (2600) - old 2011 release


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Not sure how many of us have ever seen or played this, so I figured I'd post it. This hack was completed back in 2011 and is very, very good. Much improved over the original release from Parker Bros. to be more like the arcade version.

 

From "RevEng":

Here's my update on 2600 Q*bert. Changes from stock Q*bert rom include:

  • replaced the lives remaining graphic with a mini Q*bert
  • colored the lives same as the player
  • added a title screen. In attract mode the display alternates between the title screen and the pyramid.
  • added AtariVox support. Q*bert falling and Q*bert getting hit now have voice effects.
  • updated the font
  • converted to F8 bankswitching.

 

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http://atariage.com/forums/topic/179371-qbert-arcade-hack/

 

 

Recent article done on this hack: http://retrogamingmagazine.com/2015/08/30/atari-2600-qbert-improved-to-be-more-like-arcade-version/

qbert-arcade.20150115.zip

Brian Matherne - owner/curator of "The MOST comprehensive list of Atari VCS/2600 homebrews ever compiled." http://tiny.cc/Atari2600Homebrew

author of "The Atari 2600 Homebrew Companion" book series available on Amazon! www.amazon.com/author/brianmatherne

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