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Comic book ad:


    If you've been wanting to play Q*bert, but haven't been able to find it available for your home system, your time has come. Because now you can keep things hopping with any of these popular home video and computer formats. Get going to your nearest video store and get Q*bert today. And while you're there, check out Parker Brothers' POPEYE, FROGGER, TUTANKHAM, and SUPER COBRA. All the great Arcade Action games, now in all the great home formats.

    Contributed by Pseudo_Intellectual (61332) on Jun 04, 2013.

magazine advertisement - Atari 2600 (US):

    No one ever said it was going to be easy hopping the irresistible Q*bert(tm) from cube to cube and staying out of harm's way. Especially when he's trying to avoid creeps like Coily and Ugg.

    But, there are times Q*bert can't escape. And just like in the popular arcade game, he doesn't take it quietly. Q*bert mutters a few choice words, puts his nose to the grindstone and comes back for more.

    You'll grow so attached to Q*bert, you won't want to stop playing. He's one little character who's good to the last hop.

    Now you can have the new Q*bert video game cartridge in your home, too.

    For your Atari 2600 Video Computer System(tm) and the Sears Video Arcade(tm). Coming soon for Intellivision(r).

    (Source: back cover of "Star Wars" Vol. 1, No. 78, Dec. 1983)

    Contributed by Pseudo_Intellectual (61332) on Mar 03, 2008.

Back of Box - 2600 (US), 1983:
    For use with: Atari 2600™ and Sears Video Arcade™

    Q*bert springs to life with all the adventure of the popular arcade game!

    Colorful graphics and arcade-like sounds accompany the game's lively action. Hop Q*bert up and down the steps of a "three-dimensional" pyramid, changing each step's color as he lands. Complete the entire pyramid, and Q*bert moves to a more challenging pyramid.

    But look out! The crafty arcade creatures are here, too, and they're after Q*bert. Hop out of danger fast--or soar to safety on a Flying Disc. But watch where you move Q*bert. One hop off the pyramid, and he'll be lost in space!

    Q*bert--the lovable arcade character in his lively action and adventure game.

    Contributed by Joshua J. Slone (4672) on Jun 22, 2007.

Back of Box - 2600 (US), 1988:

    Lively and Lovable,
    Q*bert™ Hops to It!

    Q*bert's pyramids and whimsical characters guarantee hours of fun! It is complete entertainment with all the color graphics and sounds of a true arcade game.

    It's up to you to guide Q*bert as he leaps from cube to cube to escape his enemies and reach an even more difficult pyramid.

    You must make Q*bert touch every cube. When he does, the cube changes its color. Hop Q*bert up and down steps, and help him avoid those troublemakers, sly Sam and the poisonous Coily snake. Q*bert can jump out of danger, or soar to safety on a flying disc. But be careful! Q*bert won't survive if he falls off.

    The screen's colors change and evolve as you reach more difficult levels. Q*bert's colorful characters, sound and beautiful graphics make this arcade winner the perfect adventure game for youngsters and oldsters alike.
    • For one player.
    • 5 skill levels.
    • For use with the ATARI 2600 and 7800™ Series Systems.
    • Fore use with joystick controller.

    Contributed by Joshua J. Slone (4672) on Jun 22, 2007.

Description from Intellivision catalog:
    All the action and excitement of the popular arcade game are here! Hop Q*bert up and down a pyramid of cubes, changing colors on each of the cube tops. When they're all the same color, Q*bert moves to a new - and more difficult - pyramid. But strange characters want to stop Q*bert from his fanciful mission. You'll have to do some fast hopping in this quick and "quasy" game! 1 or 2 players.

    Contributed by RKL (5736) on Sep 19, 2003.