QBert (ZFred)

QBert was an early release by New Horizons Software of Newport, Gwent. First advertised in April 1985, by July 1985, it was being sold under the name, Z-Fred.

QBert is a game whereby you have to jump across a series of blocks which are linked together to form a pyramid - the task is simply to visit every block (as you jump, you leave a painted trail behind you). At the same time, things are rolled down the pyramid at you and will kill you.

This appears to be the Zfred game which was eventually released on the Sinclair QL Games cartridge supplied by Sinclair free from 1986 onwards, which is credited to New Horizons.

However, the original game is missing in action and therefore we cannot be certain.

Title: QBert / ZFred
Language: Unknown
Author: Unknown
Publisher: New Horizons Software
Year of Publication: 1985
Platforms Suitable for: Sinclair QL
Commercial Status: Unknown
Price as at April 1985: £10
Reviews: Unknown
Sources Available from: n/a
Latest Version available from: Unknown

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