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Developer: Atari

Publisher: Sony Interactive Entertainment, Ultra Games, Parker Brothers

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Q*bert Game

Q*bert is an arcade game developed and published by Gottlieb in 1982. It is a 2D action game with puzzle elements that uses isometric graphics to create a pseudo-3D effect. The objective is to change the color of every cube in a pyramid by making the on-screen character hop on top of the cube while avoiding obstacles and enemies. Players use a joystick to control the character.

The game was conceived by Warren Davis and Jeff Lee. Lee designed the title character and original concept, which was then further developed and implemented by Davis. Q*bert was developed under the project name Cubes.

Q*bert was well received in arcades and among critics. The game was Gottlieb's most successful video game and among the most recognized brands from the golden age of arcade video games. It has been ported to numerous platforms. The success resulted in sequels and the use of the character's likeness in merchandising, such as appearances on lunch boxes, toys, and an animated television show. The character Q*bert became known for his "swearing", an incoherent phrase of synthesized speech generated by the sound chip and a speech balloon of nonsensical characters that appear when he collides with an enemy.

Because the game was developed during the period when Columbia Pictures owned Gottlieb, the intellectual rights to Q*bert remained with Columbia even after they divested themselves of Gottlieb's assets in 1984. Therefore, the rights have been owned by Sony Pictures Entertainment since its parent Sony acquired Columbia in 1989. Q*bert appeared in Disney's computer-animated film Wreck-It Ralph under license from Sony, and later appeared in Columbia's live-action film Pixels in 2015.


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Games like Q*bert: Super Mario 3D Land,Crashlands,Megabyte Punch,Super Mario Bros.: The Lost Levels,Bubble Bobble (1986),Super Space Pug,Tetris (1986),Monolith,Top Gear 2,Fatal Fury Special (1993)

1. Super Mario 3D Land

Super Mario 3D Land game icon Super Mario 3D Land reinvents everything fans love about Mario™ gaming
with the first platforming environment in true 3D, without the need for
special glasses Players will experience an exhilarating new sense of
depth, distance and speed while running, jumping and stomping on enemies
throughout the levels.
Tanooki Mario returns! The fan-favorite Tanooki suit makes its first
appearance on the Nintendo 3DS. Use the Tanooki suit’s tail to attack
enemies or float gently down from great heights. These...

2. Crashlands

Crashlands game icon TIME Magazine Top 10 Games of 2016"Usually I can say what a game IS and be done, but it's hard to figure out what Crashlands ISN'T. It's a funny, crafty, fighty, jumpy, makey, adventurey, type... thing. I think they started making a cool game and just couldn't stop. " - Tycho, Penny ArcadeCraft, battle, and quest your way through Crashlands, a story-driven Crafting ARPG overflowing with sass!Become Flux Dabes, a galactic trucker whose latest shipment gets derailed by a chin-strapped alien menace...

3. Megabyte Punch

Megabyte Punch game icon In Megabyte Punch, the player controls a robot who fights fellow robots for spare parts. It combines elements from various genres, such as beat'em up and platformers.
The main protagonist is an unnamed robotic creature that lives in a colorful world of robots. The character tries to defend its village from enemies from such factions as Valk Empire and Khoteps. Its goal is to beat multiple robots to reach the enemy leaders and defeat them.
The game is a side-scroller, in which the...

4. Super Mario Bros.: The Lost Levels

Super Mario Bros.: The Lost Levels game icon Originally released in Japan as Super Mario Bros.® 2, this game has
previously made only brief cameo appearances in the Western Hemisphere.
Mario fans will appreciate the familiar look and feel of the game, while
finding that its updated game play creates an entirely new challenge. In
addition to the classic enemies already known to fans worldwide, there
are also Poison Mushrooms, backward Warp Zones, and the occasional wind
gust (which can help or hinder your progress). If that’s somehow not

5. Bubble Bobble (1986)

Bubble Bobble (1986) game icon Bubble Bobble (バブルボブル, Baburu Boburu) is an comical action platformer video game by Taito, first released in arcades in 1986 and later ported to home systems. The game, starring the twin Bubble Dragons Bub and Bob, tasks players with travelling through one hundred stages, blowing and bursting bubbles, jumping on and off blown bubbles to navigate level obstacles, dodging and eliminating enemies, and collecting a variety of items including some that carry power-ups and significant bonuses....

6. Super Space Pug

Super Space Pug game icon Super Space Pug is a classic arcade shmup. Take control of 'Demetrius the Third'(Space Pug) to defend your personal space from the evil, fish flinging cats and random rocks because its a space shmup, and without rocks it would be rather non-space-y.

- Difficult, speedy, bullet hell gameplay.
- Evil Cats, monsters and more!
- Go up against your friends on the competitive leaderboards.
- Take advantage of power ups like Poop cannon, Triple fire and Ninja stars!
- Community voted monthly or...

7. Tetris (1986)

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8. Monolith

Monolith game icon Descending in the darkness of a long-abandoned facility, a lone ship searches for wealth, power and the scattered pieces of the past.______________________________________________________________________________Monolith is a top down action shooter with procedurally generated elements. Explore a progression of floors as you make your way into the depths of the facility, encountering increasingly deadly enemies, fantastic weapons, upgrades, choices and revelations as you venture deeper towards a great...

9. Top Gear 2

Top Gear 2 game icon Top Gear 2 (released as Top Racer 2 in Japan) is the sequel to the 1992 racer Top Gear. First released in August 1993 for the SNES, May 24, 1994 for the Sega Genesis and in 1994 for Amiga. It was developed by Gremlin Interactive and published by Kemco for the SNES and by Vic Tokai for the Genesis. While more realistic than its predecessor, Top Gear 2 maintained the arcade-style gameplay the series is known for. The game was well received by critics and fans alike....

10. Fatal Fury Special (1993)

Fatal Fury Special (1993) game icon Fatal Fury Special (餓狼伝説SPECIAL, Garou Densetsu Special, "Legend of the Hungry Wolf Special") is a 1993 fighting game developed and published by SNK and originally released for the Neo Geo arcade and home platforms. It is an updated version of 1992's Fatal Fury 2, introducing several changes to the gameplay system while expanding the available character roster....

11. After Burner II

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12. Mother

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13. Point Blank (1997)

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14. Shadowrun (1996)

Shadowrun (1996) game icon Shadowrun (シャドウラン) is a cyberpunk interactive fiction role-playing video game for the Sega Mega-CD adapted from the Japanese version of the pen and paper RPG Shadowrun by FASA (which was created by Group SNE). It was developed by Japanese company Compile and released on February 23, 1996 in Japan only as both the last Mega-CD game released in Japan and the last game released anywhere on the Mega-CD/Sega CD.
The game has a 1990s manga-based visual style loosely based on a contemporary...

15. The Amazing Spider-Man: Web of Fire

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The player controls Spider-Man through six stages of side-scrolling levels as he goes up against the Neo-Nazi organization H.Y.D.R.A. and their hired hands the New Enforcers. Hydra has taken all of New York hostage as they have set up generators throughout the city which has caused a giant electrical...

16. Sid Meier's Pirates! (1987)

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17. J-Bird

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18. Atomas

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Your little universe starts with hydrogen atoms only but with the help of the energy rich plus atoms you are able to fusion two hydrogen atoms into one helium atom, 2 helium atoms into one lithium atom and so on. Your primary goal is to create the valuable elements like Gold, Platinum and Silver.
But watch out, if your universe is overfilled with too many atoms...

19. Bad Street Brawler

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20. Dragon's Lair II: Time Warp

Dragon's Lair II: Time Warp game icon Dragon's Lair II: Time Warp is a 1991 laserdisc video game by the Leland Corporation. It is regarded as the first "true" sequel to Dragon's Lair. As with the original, Dragon's Lair II: Time Warp consists of an animated short film that requires the player to move the joystick or press a fire button at certain times in order to continue. It takes place years after the original Dragon's Lair. Dirk has married Daphne, and the marriage has produced many children. When Daphne is kidnapped by the evil...

21. Pooyan

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22. Mega Man V (1994)

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23. Microprose Soccer

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24. The Karate Kid

The Karate Kid game icon The Karate Kid is a video game published by LJN and developed by the Japanese company Atlus Co., Ltd for the NES. The gameplay loosely follows plot elements from the first and second Karate Kid films. Also on the same year, There was a fighting game(like International Karate) that was released on the Amiga and Atari ST by Microdeal.(The Karate Kid Part 2)...

25. Art of Fighting (1992)

Art of Fighting (1992) game icon Art of Fighting (Japanese: 龍虎の拳, Hepburn: Ryūko no Ken, lit. "Fist of Dragon and Tiger") is a fighting video game trilogy that were released for the Neo Geo platform in the early 1990s. It was the second fighting game franchise created by SNK, following the Fatal Fury series and is set in the same fictional universe as a prequel to the Fatal Fury series. The original Art of Fighting was released in 1992, followed by two sequels: Art of Fighting 2 (龍虎の拳2, Ryūko no Ken 2) in 1994...

26. Bonk's Adventure (1989)

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27. Sky Kid (1986)

Sky Kid (1986) game icon Sky Kid (スカイキッド, Sukai Kiddo) is a horizontal scrolling shooter arcade game that was released by Namco in 1985. It runs on Namco Pac-Land hardware but with a video system like that used in Dragon Buster. It is also the first game from Namco to allow two players to play simultaneously. The game was later released on the Famicom (brought to the American NES by Sunsoft), and both this version for the Wii, Nintendo 3DS and Wii U and the original arcade version for the Wii were later released...

28. U.F.O - Unfortunately Fortunate Organisms

U.F.O - Unfortunately Fortunate Organisms game icon U.F.O - Unfortunately Fortunate Organisms is an alien resource management action game where you beam up humans using your spaceship and churn them into resources to upgrade your spaceship. In 30 days, the evil galactic warlord will complete his master weapon and wipe your race from the face of the galaxy. Can you upgrade your ship and defeat him or will he bring extinction to your race?Features Upgrade Your Spaceship – Choose how you upgrade your spaceship with the humans you collect. Increase...

29. X-Perts

X-Perts game icon X-Perts is a side-scrolling fighting action video game produced by Sega of America and released only in North America for the Sega Genesis in 1996. It is a spin-off of Eternal Champions starring the assassin Shadow Yamoto, who is depicted in her design from Eternal Champions: Challenge from the Dark Side. One of the most high profile of the last wave of Genesis games, it was heavily panned by critics as having dull gameplay and poor control....

30. Osteya

Osteya game icon Osteya - the city which once was home to many people over the centuries.
According to historians, there is a legend that Osteya stuck in time between worlds.
Here is a story of Seed, a traveler and adventurer,
who was one of the heroes involved in the fate of the dream city - Osteya.

Osteya - 2D Indie Pixel Art Platformer.

- 40 Levels
- Game for All Family
- Amazing Music and Sounds
- Incredible Graphics
- Spellbinding and Challenging Gameplay
- Innovational teleport thought walls...

31. Puzznic

Puzznic game icon Puzznic is a puzzle game developed by Taito, TAITO Corporation, Banana Development and FM Towns. It came out on 01-01-1989. It was published by Taito. Most rawgers rated the game as "Skip". Puzznic is available on Atari ST, Game Boy, PlayStation and NES.


32. Valis: The Fantasm Soldier

Valis: The Fantasm Soldier game icon Valis: The Fantasm Soldier (夢幻戦士 ヴァリス, Mugen Senshi: Varisu, lit."Dream Soldier: Valis"), also known as either just Valis or The Fantasm Soldier, is a video game developed by Wolf Team and published by Telenet Japan in 1986 originally for the MSX and PC-88 home computers and then ported to, remade or re-released for several over systems over the years. It is the first video game in the Valis series which stars a Japanese teenager named Yuko who uses a mystical sword called Valis to...

33. The Incident

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34. Hacker II: The Doomsday Papers

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35. Blue Snake Adventures

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36. TypeShift

TypeShift game icon From the creator of SpellTower, comes a new and completely original word game!Anagrams meets Word Search, with a sprinkle of Crosswords.Typeshift is the modern anagram puzzle; re-imagined from the ground up, combining wordplay, modern game design, and a mobile-first approach.In most anagram games, you search for new combinations within a single word, but in Typeshift, you search within three to five words stacked & scrambled up together. Shift columns of letters up and down as you try to spell...

37. Hoppenhelm

Hoppenhelm game icon Jump over pitfalls, razor-sharp spikes and crumbling blocks. Deflect flying fireballs, enemy attacks and axe swings. Bust open doors to secret rooms full of lava and gather shiny coins.Sir Hoppenhelm is lost down in the dungeon of his castle Dunkelburg and must jump, block and slash his way back to safety before the rising lava gets him. Collect coins to unlock allies with unique abilities or expand your armory with new neat weapons.Hoppenhelm is:• Arcade platform action• One handed controls•...

38. Hacker

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39. The Mystery Box (W0lfEnstein)

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Controls: Arrows←↑↓→ or Mouse Swipes
The game was made special for LD45. You can rate it here: https://ldjam.com/events/ludum-dare/45/the-mystery-box...

40. Totes the Goat

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Happily hop your little goat through this modernized vision of classic
and beloved arcade gameplay. Totes the Goat is a charming game with
vibrant voxel art and a cast of fun playable characters to unlock. It
will have you leaping like a kid in no time!

Jump from platform to platform – bringing each one back to life – while
avoiding hazardous Wily Wolves, Cranky Crows, and Bully Bears – oh my!
Once a level is fully rejuvenated, hop down to...

41. Championship Lode Runner

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42. Unlikely Stickman

Unlikely Stickman game icon You - Stickman, who needs to survive in a harsh and dying world. Avoid blows, hide from shots and attacks. Defeat all enemies and save the world.

Hardcore and realistic Stackman physics Ragdoll will not make you bored.

Simple controls allow you to perform stunning tricks and strikes to defeat your opponents.
The game is not as simple as it seems ...

- Realistic Ragdoll Physics
- 12 campaigns that force you to play
- Over 100 levels
- Excellent graphics and soundtrack
- Hardcore...

43. Stay Safe

Stay Safe game icon Platform meets racingTake control of a super fast ship and face challenges on short tracks. Master the controls to overcome deadly obstacles that will leave you no rest! We made more than 30 different types of vicious traps, just to be sure you can face a sweet new challenge on every level!Face the truth about your skillsBeat the 60 levels and then try again! Get the green caps and complete the hard challenges to unlock the 15 super insane ninja style hard levels. But you can still give up at any...

44. Kanshakudama Nage Kantarou no Toukaidou Gojuusan Tsugi

Kanshakudama Nage Kantarou no Toukaidou Gojuusan Tsugi game icon Kanshakudama Nage Kantarou no Toukaidou Gojuusan Tsugi is an action game. It came out on 03-07-1986. Most rawgers rated the game as "Recommended". Kanshakudama Nage Kantarou no Toukaidou Gojuusan Tsugi is available on NES.


45. Twin Cobra

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46. Kenka Bancho: Badass Rumble

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47. Ren & Stimpy: Stimpy's Invention

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One or two players have to guide Ren and Stimpy as they retrieve parts to rebuild their newest and latest invention. Most of the game play is of the side view platform type. However, the game can be played both one or two player through the same stages. This game was preceded by The Ren &...

48. Alter Ego (1986)

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49. Tangled Tales: The Misadventures of a Wizard's Apprentice

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50. Eco

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