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Has anyone tried the Parker Bros. Q*Bert game?  I'm interested
in hearing any comments about it before sinking $40 for the cartidge
(the TI 99/4a computer only cost $50!).  If you've played a version
of this game, let me know how you like it.
	Thanks,
	Ed Frankenberry
	decvax!bbncca!ezf
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I bought a Q*BERT for my  Atari and was not particularly impressed.
But then I have long suspected that arcade games are not for me.

In any case!!

Before spending $40.00 for a Parker Bros. game, look for a discount
store somewhere. I paid $15.00 for my copy at either a local music
store or discount department store. Also, Parker Brothers has a rebate
for certain games. I wound up paying $5.00 apiece!.
Re: comments on home computer version of [message #77504 is a reply to message #75443] Thu, 30 May 2013 23:24 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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[color=blue]>  /***** cbnap:net.games.vide / bbncca!ezf /  1:27 pm  Nov 20, 1984 */[/color]
[color=blue]>  Has anyone tried the Parker Bros. Q*Bert game?  I'm interested[/color]
[color=blue]>  in hearing any comments about it before sinking $40 for the cartidge[/color]
[color=blue]>  (the TI 99/4a computer only cost $50!).  If you've played a version[/color]
[color=blue]>  of this game, let me know how you like it.[/color]
[color=blue]>  	Thanks,[/color]
[color=blue]>  	Ed Frankenberry[/color]
[color=blue]>  	decvax!bbncca!ezf[/color]
[color=blue]>  /* ---------- */[/color]


I have it on the TI 99/4a  (Cost me $30 several months ago - and I've 
seen it for $20).  The graphics are about as clean as the home computer/TV
can produce.  The action is much more subdued than something like Centipede,
but I think that is the nature of the game.  The joystick has to be held at
a 45 degree angle which feels awkward.  The TI joysticks (8 position) are
not as good as my mail ordered 4 position joysticks for this game.

Overall I rate it as one of the better games for the TI.  My four year
niece likes it too (she likes to ride the disks and then wait for the
snake to eat Qbert).

One extra point: The cartridge case is about the same size and shape as the
TI cartridges and so fits in my cartridge cabinet.  WARNING some other makers
(such as ATARI SOFT) aren't the same and end up being tossed in a desk drawer.
Re: comments on home computer version of [message #77505 is a reply to message #75443] Thu, 30 May 2013 23:24 Go to previous message
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[color=blue]>  /***** cbnap:net.games.vide / bbncca!ezf /  1:27 pm  Nov 20, 1984 */[/color]
[color=blue]>  Has anyone tried the Parker Bros. Q*Bert game?  I'm interested[/color]
[color=blue]>  in hearing any comments about it before sinking $40 for the cartidge[/color]
[color=blue]>  (the TI 99/4a computer only cost $50!).  If you've played a version[/color]
[color=blue]>  of this game, let me know how you like it.[/color]
[color=blue]>  	Thanks,[/color]
[color=blue]>  	Ed Frankenberry[/color]
[color=blue]>  	decvax!bbncca!ezf[/color]
[color=blue]>  /* ---------- */[/color]


I have it on the TI 99/4a  (Cost me $30 several months ago - and I've 
seen it for $20).  The graphics are about as clean as the home computer/TV
can produce.  The action is much more subdued than something like Centipede,
but I think that is the nature of the game.  The joystick has to be held at
a 45 degree angle which feels awkward.  The TI joysticks (8 position) are
not as good as my mail ordered 4 position joysticks for this game.

Overall I rate it as one of the better games for the TI.  My four year
niece likes it too (she likes to ride the disks and then wait for the
snake to eat Qbert).

One extra point: The cartridge case is about the same size and shape as the
TI cartridges and so fits in my cartridge cabinet.  WARNING some other makers
(such as ATARI SOFT) aren't the same and end up being tossed in a desk drawer.
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Date: Mon, 3-Dec-84 14:33:34 EST
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Nf-From: cbnap!tjl    Nov 28 09:51:00 1984

[color=blue]>  /***** cbnap:net.games.vide / bbncca!ezf /  1:27 pm  Nov 20, 1984 */[/color]
[color=blue]>  Has anyone tried the Parker Bros. Q*Bert game?  I'm interested[/color]
[color=blue]>  in hearing any comments about it before sinking $40 for the cartidge[/color]
[color=blue]>  (the TI 99/4a computer only cost $50!).  If you've played a version[/color]
[color=blue]>  of this game, let me know how you like it.[/color]
[color=blue]>  	Thanks,[/color]
[color=blue]>  	Ed Frankenberry[/color]
[color=blue]>  	decvax!bbncca!ezf[/color]
[color=blue]>  /* ---------- */[/color]


I have it on the TI 99/4a  (Cost me $30 several months ago - and I've 
seen it for $20).  The graphics are about as clean as the home computer/TV
can produce.  The action is much more subdued than something like Centipede,
but I think that is the nature of the game.  The joystick has to be held at
a 45 degree angle which feels awkward.  The TI joysticks (8 position) are
not as good as my mail ordered 4 position joysticks for this game.

Overall I rate it as one of the better games for the TI.  My four year
niece likes it too (she likes to ride the disks and then wait for the
snake to eat Qbert).

One extra point: The cartridge case is about the same size and shape as the
TI cartridges and so fits in my cartridge cabinet.  WARNING some other makers
(such as ATARI SOFT) aren't the same and end up being tossed in a desk drawer.
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