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Q*Bert vignette

Postby Sir Nelson » Tue Aug 22, 2006 8:32 pm

Well, whaddya know? It's...

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Enjoy! 8)
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Postby SavaTheAggie » Tue Aug 22, 2006 8:50 pm

Creepy... from the thumbnail I thought it was a screen capture from the real game...

Great job! I've never actually played Q-Bert myself, but I recognized it immediately.

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Postby Maedhros » Tue Aug 22, 2006 8:57 pm

I must confess that I haven´t a clue as to what that is supposed to look like but I presume it´s some really old computer game or something.

Looks very sleek and nice though ;)
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Postby smcginnis » Tue Aug 22, 2006 9:33 pm

Maedhros wrote:I must confess that I haven´t a clue as to what that is supposed to look like but I presume it´s some really old computer game or something.

Same here. I assume the swirly paddle-thingies are teleporters? Very cool. I like the figs, but the really great part is the cube structure. Awesome vig.

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Postby porschecm2 » Tue Aug 22, 2006 9:54 pm

Haha, awesome Nelson. I love the cubes.

For those who don't know Q*Bert(like me): Who is Q*Bert?

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Postby Tristram » Tue Aug 22, 2006 11:16 pm

Wow! Now there's a blast from the past!

I played this way back when, and I remember being so frustrated with this game. Great job recreating this early video game, Sir Nelson. I would've never thought of doing something like this. Being that the old school video games were so blocky and lacking in detail, LEGO is perfect to MOC these.

Gee... I wonder where I put my Atari 2600? :shock:
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Postby ottoatm » Wed Aug 23, 2006 5:15 am

Grrr... a good year of childhood anger and frustration surfaced as soon as I saw this creation... this game huanted me for some time... it was way too hard for me to play!

>deep breaths<

That aside, I love the Atari 2600 days, and it was really cool to see Q-Bert in a LEGO creation! I like the way you made the cubes studless - really gave the feel of those glowing cubes I spent days falling off of while playing Q-Bert...

Nice Q-Bert too... I like how you made his nice 'lil nose most of all~
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Postby nazgul » Wed Aug 23, 2006 6:59 am

I have to be honest, I had never played, seen, or even heard of Q*Bert before you posted this. Although on the other hand the "cubes"(is that what they're meant to be called?) are really nice and the carrot is nice and inventive. :? So...

Besides having neither played the game or heard of it, it's a very nice moc.


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edit: I just found a version of Q*Bert online and I played a little bit. Now I have to be perfectly frank- I stink at that game. Oh well, first time for everything...
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Postby Sir Nelson » Wed Aug 23, 2006 5:22 pm

Boy, you kids know how to make a guy feel old!! :evil:
I grew up with 8-bit games, and they still rule! (Thanks Tristram and Ottoatm, for knowing who Q*Bert is!)

Nazgul's right... you can download or play Q*Bert online. Here is a link to a Flash Version of Q*bert if you'd like to try it.

It's a simple concept, but it can become rather frustrating. Truth be told, I stink at this game, too. :D
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Postby ottoatm » Wed Aug 23, 2006 6:05 pm

Know... how can I forget. heh heh heh...

Wow... that mouse capability makes the game a lot easier! Now I can just blame everything on Atari's controllers, and not my gaming skills!

Playing the game made me realize, that snake dude (I forgot his name) would look really cool as a brick-built monster on your vig... but otherwise, still lovin' that vig (but biased against the game :wink: )
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Postby CAI » Thu Aug 24, 2006 3:51 am

Ahhh. the old atari2600....dam you Qbert! :lol:

Joust was my game, Qbert angered me.

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Postby TheBohrok » Thu Aug 24, 2006 4:01 am

Even though I didn't know about this either before now, I think you did a good job with all those cubes arranged in that way. Nice/strange little vignette!

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I really liked that game too!
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Postby Eseme » Thu Aug 24, 2006 3:50 pm

I was a kid at the right time, but my parents were not ones to rush out and buy an Atari.

Instead, the pattern of the blocks reminds me of some of the quilting my mom did. Some of those patterns are very geometric. Hmmmmmmmmmm.
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