Q*bert’s Qubes (Atari 2600) review by Mike

Mike Matei / February 24th, 2015

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Mike Matei reviews Q*bert’s Qubes for the Atari 2600.


  • Mark

    February 24, 2015 at 12:15 am

    Great review Mike!

    • February 24, 2015 at 12:19 am

      Thanks! Let me know what Atari 2600 games you guys would like to see me review! 😉

      • February 24, 2015 at 7:27 am

        The Atari Porn games maybe.

        Or if not Atari, Ed Hunter, the Iron Maiden viddeo game, would be great for a review

      • February 24, 2015 at 10:32 am

        Mike, have you ever played H.E.R.O ? It was my favorite game when I was a kid. It seems to be a common game in US, but here in Brazil I was the only one in the neighbourhood to have it 🙂 Also, Demon Attack and Megalomania for the 2600 are awesome 😀

      • Cheesebone

        February 24, 2015 at 10:53 am

        I always thought Pitfall II and Solaris were pretty interesting.:D

      • MrPlow3

        February 24, 2015 at 11:57 am

        Haunted House, its an underrated gem. I think the nerd briefly pooped all over it years back but its a legitimately fun game.

      • Weldin Dunn

        February 24, 2015 at 12:25 pm

        It think Adventure or Tempest.

      • KeeperX

        February 24, 2015 at 3:50 pm

        Another vote for H.E.R.O here, also Star Master is one of my favourite games (just make sure you use the color/b&w switch to change to your map)

      • diegowar

        February 24, 2015 at 8:28 pm

        Montezuma’s Revenge is one of my favorite Atari 2600 games and deserves to be known more 🙂

      • Hanglyman

        February 25, 2015 at 1:13 am

        Solaris or Masters of the Universe. Or the A-Team game that was never released but was completed enough to be playable.

      • lobster_rj

        February 25, 2015 at 4:44 pm

        Im from Brazil too (Rio) and i played H.E.R.O. a lot im my childhood also.
        My cosin had it on AMIGA Console, and it was awesome, specially because like Galaga, Keystonekeeper, and many other games, they were exactily the same as in the Atari2600 Console but with more advanced grafics.
        As kid, when i saw it improoved for the frist time, i almost shit my pants!
        plz MIKE do H.E.R.O.!!! Amazon people comand u!

      • blendo75

        February 25, 2015 at 10:08 pm

        I also put in a vote for Star Master. I’m also interested in seeing your reaction to M(attel)-Network’s Burgertime port.

      • greedo

        February 26, 2015 at 1:07 pm

        Wizard of Wor! Definitely! Also, Joust, GI Joe, Berzerk, River Raid, and Missile Command. (The list goes on, and on and on)…

      • February 26, 2015 at 2:39 pm

        Haunted House

      • JohnnyV234

        February 27, 2015 at 2:49 am

        Hey Mike…dying to see you give Star Master a fair shake. It’s a great Atari 2600 game you and James glossed over when you thought it was just flying around in space. You have to play with one of the switches to get to the menu where you select the area to warp to.

      • February 27, 2015 at 11:05 pm

        Pole Position

  • February 24, 2015 at 12:22 am

    Wow this version looks like a log of gorilla shit

  • Logan Bianchi

    February 24, 2015 at 12:29 am

    You should do pitfall or jungle hunt or dig dug

  • relapse808

    February 24, 2015 at 12:52 am

    How about keystone capers?

  • Anthony Volk

    February 24, 2015 at 1:08 am

    Hey mike are you gonna do like a bunch of these Atari 2600 videos cause I think they’re great

    • February 24, 2015 at 1:39 am

      I would like to. I’ve always been more interested in Atari 2600 then probably any other system. Probably because it was my first console. It’s just a matter of having the time to make them.

      • greedo

        February 26, 2015 at 1:08 pm

        Aside from the S-Nes, the Atari 2600 was my personal favorite. I cut my teeth on that system. I didn’t “beat” too many of the games, but I had a lot of fun trying! 🙂

  • February 24, 2015 at 2:15 am

    I’ve really enjoyed your recent reviews Mike. You’re definitely coming into your own. I’m going to recommend reviewing Taz. I know you excel at those “Catch the falling…” type of games.

  • Tross

    February 24, 2015 at 2:16 am

    Atari 2600 was before my time, so I don’t know the system’s games that well. I do enjoy these vids though.

  • frostare

    February 24, 2015 at 8:41 am

    Q*bert is my kind of puzzle game, it seems that it combines monster action and thinking. I just wish there was a more satisfactory way of finishing the monsters, you know what I mean? Eating them and hitting them with a hammer worked just fine.

  • RichterBelmont

    February 24, 2015 at 10:24 am

    I recommend reviewing Stampede. Thanks for the excellent reviews, Mike. This is a great idea for a series. I also really enjoyed Hidden Gems.

  • February 24, 2015 at 11:05 am

    if you like cubie puzzlers check out inteligent qube for the PSX one day. I remember the demo was crazy fun but the real release never made it overseas (i beleive) I ended up getting the full version on my emulator for my OUYA and its jsut as challenging and fun as ever.

  • Joker83

    February 24, 2015 at 12:28 pm

    Kablooey for Super Nintendo! Was really into that game when it came out, and I had the poster hanging in my room. Definitely a game that Mike would be into, it’s kind of like Q*Bert but with bombs. Would love to see a video of it on Cinemassacre sometime

  • Messy Fart

    February 24, 2015 at 1:21 pm

    Great Review! River Raid for the 2600 used to be one of my favorites as a kid. It would be cool to see you do a review on that.

  • Slamraptor

    February 24, 2015 at 1:54 pm

    Wow the version on ColecoVision looks kinda cool gotta get me that one (: I also think that the SNES version is the best Qbert out there.

  • Kieran St James

    February 24, 2015 at 2:55 pm

    Good job man. This is definitely one of your better independent videos.

  • Ben_from_G-town

    February 24, 2015 at 3:58 pm

    Interesting review. I didn’t know Q*Bert had sequels.

  • February 24, 2015 at 4:22 pm

    I would like to see your take on Beaney Bopper. That, or one of the Imagic games I rarely hear mentioned like No Escape or Riddle of the Sphinx.

  • February 24, 2015 at 9:19 pm

    How bout reviewing Snoopy vs the Red Baron or Megamania, or…

  • Satnav

    February 25, 2015 at 1:09 am

    Personally I’d like to see you check out some more SNES stuff. Or from more obscure consoles perhaps.

  • teenagewildlife

    February 25, 2015 at 9:01 am

    mike ur reviews are really good. thanks i love watchin them!

  • February 25, 2015 at 1:59 pm

    Great video Mike..Here in the UK most of my friends had ZXspectrums but i did have one who had the ATARI, We used to play PACMAN, Combat and space invaders (we thought they were all awesome !).I seem to remember the games on the ATARI2600 in the UK cost a small fortune( around £30 ) wheras the spectrum games cost about £5 ( i only had ONE rich friend)

    Anyway ..great vid Mike, keep em coming !

  • gluserty

    March 3, 2015 at 10:10 pm

    Never knew this game existed, but I will keep Mike’s recommendations in mind.

  • Joe Smith

    January 18, 2016 at 2:47 pm

    I really like going around on older videos and commenting on them when it’s been a long time since anyone has. How long will it take for someone to comment after me? It’s a little game I play.

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