Q*Bert 3 was developed by Realtime Associates and released in 1992, and it was a bit of a missed opportunity in some respects.
The SNES could’ve done a great follow-on from Q*Bert, but instead we get an animated technicolor yawn… The first backdrop – the blue skies and clouds – is brilliant. Love it. After that it’s a procession of mind-bending colour schemes and patterns – it’s just too much! Every now and then you might get a less garish backdrop, but they’re rare.
Which is a pity because the underlying mechanics of Q*Bert 3 are fine. A bit dull maybe, but still fine. I just don’t think that the game is as imaginative – or as good – as it should have been. Especially graphically. Whoever designed (most of) the backgrounds was out of control… Jeff Lee – creator of Q*Bert himself – worked on the graphics for this game. Maybe it was him? 🙂
Never mind. Q*Bert 3 is what it is. An alright game. Certainly no classic, but fun for a short while (ie. until it leaves you blind…)
More: Q*Bert 3 on Wikipedia