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Dearest Q*bert,
I had liked you for many years prior to the cold February home release to the NES in 1989 but once you came in that package it became love.
Arcade ports to the NES were always so great because you knew what you were getting and you could finally stop jingle janglin’ all day with quarters.

Q*bert is a popular arcade game. The goal is to change all of the tiles on a pyramid to the target color. To do this you guide Q*bert around the pyramid, and every tile he hops on will change color. On early levels, a single hop will change the tile to the desired color, but on later levels you may need to hop on a tile multiple times or even avoid hopping on a tile multiple times! Trying to stop Q*bert are many different creatures which wander around the board, including Coily the snake, Slick and Sam, and falling balls. On the edge of the board are floating discs; if Q*bert jumps on one of these discs when the snake is in pursuit, the snake will fall off the board while Q*bert is safely transported to the top.”

Pick up your own copy here and don’t forget to check “Sold Items” before hitting up an auction.

This one is the Atari commercial but it’s fantastic.

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