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Adaptation of the arcade game.

Q*bertGraphics: 4
Sound: 4
Replay Value: 4
Notes: 1- or 2-player game
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Q*bert is actually pretty good, in my book. Best of the Parker Brothers lot, I think (though Tutankham and Super Cobra seem good, too). It seems to be a mostly faithful port of the arcade game, although with a smaller pyramid than the arcade version. Sound is good, and graphics look nice. Best Score: 18140 (L:2; R:3)




ROM No ROM variants have been identified.
Box So far, four variations have been found.
Manual Three variants have been identified.
Overlays Custom overlays have been designed and distributed by Psycho Stormtrooper.
Label No variations have been found.
Easter Eggs No Easter Eggs have been found.




A total of four Q*bert box variants have been documented.

Image Vendor Part Number Year Origin Description
Q*bert Box (Parker Brothers 6360) Parker Brothers 6360 1983 U.S.A. Sturdy box with separate lid; plain tagboard tray; © 1983; back is also gold-colored background rather than white
Q*bert Box (Parker Brothers 6360) Parker Brothers 6360 1983 U.S.A. Thin box which opens via top flap; © 1983; back is also gold-colored background rather than white; UPC barcode on back
Q*bert Box (Parker Brothers A6500) Parker Brothers A6500 1983 Canada French-Canadian Edition; sturdy box with separate lid; © 1983
Q*bert Box (Parker Brothers 941517) Parker Brothers 941517 1983 U.S.A./Hong Kong International Edition; languages on back include: English, German, French, Spanish and Dutch; sturdy box with separate lid; spiffy Q*bert logo on tagboard tray; © 1983




A total of three Q*bert manual variants have been documented.

Image Vendor Part Number Year Origin Description
Q*bert Manual (Parker Brothers) Parker Brothers N/A 1983 U.S.A. No part number; © 1983
Q*bert Manual (Parker Brothers) Parker Brothers N/A 1983 Canada French version shipped in French-Canadian release; black & white; no part number; © 1983
Q*bert Manual (Parker Brothers) Parker Brothers N/A 1983   International Edition; instructions in English, German, French, Italian, Spanish and Dutch; no part number; no origin; © 1983




Only one version of the overlay has been found for Q*bert.

Image Vendor Part Number Year Origin Description
Q*bert Overlay (Parker Brothers) Parker Brothers N/A None   Custom overlay designed by Psycho Stormtrooper




Only one version of the label has been found for Q*bert.

Image Vendor Part Number Year Origin Description
Q*bert Label (Parker Brothers) Parker Brothers N/A 1983   Standard Parker Brothers label; no origin listed; © 1983




Title Screen Title screen for Q*bert.
Pyramid Power! The Q*bert port was pulled off quite well.




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